Friday, January 13, 2012
Very important to keep this blog habit up. I always loved writing, and used to do a a diary as a kid, then a journal in my 20's, and used to write letters (remember those?), and I loved reading. Reading and writing go together, don't they?
However, I find many novels written past 1960 have some horrible graphic violent scene in them. I simply cannot handle things like that. The images stay with me for days and days. I accidentally read a book that was so good, and then this horrible thing happened to a woman that I won't even repeat here. I stopped reading novels and switched to nonfiction.
I find novels written pre-1960 are usually okay. There is so much violence in the daily paper, I simply do not need it in my entertainment, either in books or in movies. I shudder when I think of young men playing those internet games that show so much violence against women. Why do companies spend so much money on advertising? Because it really works. Well, those games are like advertisements on how to treat women. It is very scary now that I have a little granddaughter. What kind of habits do those movies, games, books create in people? I wonder, I really do. We all know how bad junk food habits can be. What about habits of mind? Habits of thinking?