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do people irl know that i blog?

i see a lot of book bloggers (primarily teenagers) who are deathly terrified that their parents, relatives, friends, etc. will find out that they have a blog.

i don't understand that.

maybe it's because i'm incredibly comfortable in who i am and what i do, so i have no reason to be anxious or embarrassed. maybe it's because i realize that just because people i know irl know that i have a blog doesn't mean they'll care.

we have book blogs, seriously. why would you be embarrassed or ashamed of that? non-bloggers don't take blogging anywhere near as seriously as book bloggers (or bloggers of any category) do. i imagine that if i told a friend, "hey, i have a blog where i review books." they would say, "that's cool." and that's it. that's literally it.

there would be no judgment, or harsh criticism, or mocking and sneering.

so why do so many young book bloggers worry about this happening to them? what are you afraid of?

age appropriate books

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for as long as i can remember, my mother didn't limit me to what books i was allowed to read. i was never told that i was 'too young' for a book, or told not to read something because it was for 'big kids', or anything like that. the way my mom saw it, i was taking an interest in reading, and that was something she couldn't justify stifling.

now that i think about it, what is an 'age appropriate book'? what makes things inappropriate? what comes to mind is

explicit sexual contentheavy violence/abuse scenes i know a lot of parents get upset over books that have a lot of swearing in them, which makes sense in a way, but i don't understand when they say, well, this book talks about racism, or there's a gay main character, so that's not appropriate for my child.
it's like they think, if my child reads about the civil rights movement, they'll become more educate…