What PG-13 Means in Books

When I was little, I used to interpret the movie rating systems as follows: G--Good PG--Pretty Good PG-13--Pretty good for Thirteen-Year-Olds R--Rotten And I still don't care for R-rated films. Most of what I watch falls under PG-13 criteria (or well under), and most of what I read follows suit. I just don't care for … Continue reading What PG-13 Means in Books

Violence, Vicariously Viewed: Reading Works with Graphic Content

To wrap up our series on violence in books, I wanted to look at the philosophical side of this problem. As recently featured author Aya Walksfar wrote, “Like it or not, accept it or not, authors impact the world by setting up limits for acceptable behavior, admirable behaviors and how greatly one can dream. We … Continue reading Violence, Vicariously Viewed: Reading Works with Graphic Content