‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ pulled off some library shelves

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An Associated Press story came out Wednesday about how public libraries in several states have refused to order or have pulled E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” off its shelves. Some said it’s too steamy or too poorly written.

According to the AP article:

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” a novel about bondage, wild sex and yes, love, has been called “mommy porn” because of its popularity among middle-aged women. It has become so well-known that “Saturday Night Live” performed a skit about it, joking that a Kindle with “Fifty Shades” uploaded on it was the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

The article makes a point of saying that banning books still carries weight in a community, despite an era of e-books and the Internet.  To read the full article, go to this YDR page.

The idea of banned books has become such a popular movement, the American Library Association has a website and a week dedicated to it.

What is your favorite banned book?

More:
Find out what York County Libraries had to say about “50 Shades

About Bethany Fehlinger

Bethany Fehlinger is a journalist in the Design Center at the York Daily Record. She is a graduate of Penn State University, is a York City dweller and has been vegetarian and geek for more than five years. Twitter: @Wonder_veggie
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