Thursday, June 21, 2012

Website Question: 50 Shades of Grey

The “Twilight” series and “The Hunger Games” lured many pre-teens and teens into the hobby of reading. Many adults followed the fad as well, even into the movie theatres.

The current hype is an adult series called “50 Shades of Grey”, and its content is “explicitly” adult. Today, there was a news report about movie rights concerning the book. Clearly this movie would not be able to earn even an R rating. This book has been removed from the shelves of (some) libraries, yet it is flying off the shelves of bookstores nationwide.

What is your opinion of this phenomenon? Is this book an acceptable read, or is it a disaster in disguise?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

This Deserves Attention "You're Not Special."

This is the greatest graduation speech I have ever heard given from a faculty member to the graduating students ... it almost repeats perfectly what I have told my graduating students over the years ... you should read this!