Sunday, November 7, 2010

Clean Reads--coming soon

If you love to read books, but don't care for questionable content, you'd love this new blog that
Tristi Pinkston and a few of us are working on.

It's a list of all clean books under all genres with links to Amazon. Everyone welcome!

I'll keep you up-to-date on our "grand opening".

Till then!


  1. I'm guessing that Catcher in the Rye won't be in that list... :P I actually had to read that book for a 10th grade english class, and I have *no* idea why it's considered a useful book to read... :)

    Out of curiosity, what will the definition of "clean" be? A bunch of the women in my ward have a book club, and I've been surprised at the disparity of opinions on whether a book was "clean" enough or not. Some people think that there's too much sexual content in the Twilight books, and other people consider it clean. Some people think that Wuthering Heights was wonderful, and others feel there's too much talk of abuse in it.

    Personally, I've found that I read stuff that I'm afraid to mention to some of the other women in my ward, as I'm sure some of them would judge me as a bad person for reading those books. Some people won't read anything with any swear words. One woman in my ward won't read anything that's not by an LDS author. Others are willing to skip over swear words if they're reading on paper, but can't listen to audiobooks with swear words.

    I guess I'm just curious how you're planning to resolve these discrepancies between various views on what's clean. :)

    (Oh, and I'm also curious what database is going to be in the backend, but I guess that's utterly and completely unrelated. I'll vote for postgresql or mysql, though... :P)

  2. Oh, just in case this didn't come through in my questioning above... I think this is a great idea, and I'm excited for it. I just realized that my comments might be misinterpreted as a criticism, when they're intended more as a "ooh, cool... something that seems neat, but really hard... i wonder how they're going to do it"

  3. How exciting. Definitely keep us posted.

  4. Hi, Erin! I didn't take your comments as criticism, just that you had a lot on your mind and wanted to share with us. Thank you!

    I understand how you feel. "Clean" is subjective.

    Tristi defined clean as something without foul language, absolutely no scenes with any hint of sexuality, no violence (I'm guessing the kind that would make a young person gasp)--nothing questionable at all. I keep this in mind as I submit my list of books to this site: Would I feel comfortable with my daughter reading this? OR even my bishop?

    I definitely will keep everyone updated about this! Thanks for your thoughts! <3



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