TheRealSharon's Blog

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading? Still reading “Welcome to the World, Baby Girl” by Fannie Flagg

What did you recently finish reading? Nothing recently, BUT I forgot to post a few weeks back when I finished a daily reading book called “The Women’s Book of Confidence: Meditations for Strength & Inspiration” by Sue Pattom Thoele. I had been reading it since about March, either daily or every other day, just a page or two. It had some really good little confidence boosters in there!

What do you think you’ll read next? Last week, I put down “Relentless” by Dean Koontz as my next read and I still plan on doing so BUT this weekend, I will be going to a Half Price Books a couple hours from where I live. Therefore, the next book I read could be subject to change depending on what books I find there! I am so excited! Going to the book store for me is like waving candy in a little kid’s face. 🙂

Coming up, starting the day of my birthday, Sept. 24th, is Banned Books Week. I have never known much about it before but I have read a little now. It seems that it’s more about books that have been challenged this year instead of actually banned. In fact, in the U.S., we are pretty lucky in that not many books are actually banned here anymore. Other countries still do so but here, they are just more challenged. Schools can refuse to carry books and stores can choose which ones to sell, but overall, you can go somewhere and find any American made book, even if you have to go online. I think, as long as we have people, books will ALWAYS be challenged. The books that people choose to challenge are sometimes strange, though. For instance, I was shocked to learn the top 10 challenged books of last year and the year before had the infamous “Twilight (Series)” by Stephenie Meyer. I have read those books and found nothing bad about them, personally, so this still seems odd to me.

What do you think of Banned Books Week? Do you have any strong opinions on any of the books that have been challenged over the years? Do you agree with some of the ones that were? And do you think a book anywhere should EVER be banned? I would love to hear your opinions! 🙂

If you would love to hear more about Banned Books Week, I really suggest checking out my friend Dayle’s blog during it, Sept. 24th-Oct. 1st. She is doing research on it and plans to do a blog daily discussing some of the books! I can’t wait to read them! 🙂

et cetera
Everything Mommyhood

Travel | Family | Deals | Beauty | Food | Life

Worldwide EndoMarch

The Global Endometriosis Uprising

Waiting for Baby Bird Ministries

infertility, miscarriage and pregnancy loss

Worth the trouble

“He couldn’t see why people made such a fuss about people eating their silly old fruit anyway, but life would be a lot less fun if they didn’t. And there was never an apple, in Adam’s opinion, that wasn’t worth the trouble you got into for eating it.” ~from Good Omens

Under Reconstruction

Hope isn't an emotion, but a daily choice.

Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog is a digital youth culture magazine dedicated to your stories and ideas.

The Ideal Me by 24

Smile! You’re at the best site ever

Becoming Cliche

My Journey to Becoming My Mother

My Trousers Rolled

"I grow old...I grow old...I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled..." -- T.S. Eliot, The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock


"writing is an adventure"

More Cabaret

Class, Sass, and a Lot of Ass

Book Lovers Buffet

Load Up - You Won't Gain a Pound!


Ideas about English, Drama and ICT in the classroom, as well as some broader musings

readful things blog

The search for meaning, one page at a time

101 Books

Reading my way through Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Novels since 1923 (plus Ulysses)