Friday Fill-Ins: I never realized that . . .
Last night during a Twitter chat LizB (@lizb, blogger for School Library Journal) revealed that she was an adult when she realized that there was a scene in Deenie by Judy Blume where Deenie “takes care of her own needs”. True confession: I never realized this. Never. Then someone else was discussing how they didn’t realize that Lyra had sex in the Golden Compass trilogy. I only read book one so I get pass on that one. But I remember once a patron complaining that they cussed in the early HP books, which I had read and as they sat there and complained to me I was like – there was no cussing. The truth is, sometimes we just don’t realize things when we read, they go completely without notice. So today is our day to share those things that we learned about our favorite books later in life. You know the drill, fill in the blanks in the comments.
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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