Shannon Stacey

Censoring the electrical way

Despite not being allowed to read my books, the Short Kid is mom’s biggest fan, so it took him about five seconds to snag a Kowalski bookmark for his very own.

It took me several days to realize he was using the bookmark in his current read, which also meant he was taking the bookmark to school.

I’m pretty sure Bitches isn’t on the fifth grade vocabulary list, so we broke out dad’s black electrical tape and did a little creative redacting.

I’m working on addressing envelopes for the (non-redacted) bookmarks, so as a reminder…

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4 comments to “Censoring the electrical way”

  1. Fiona Lowe
      · January 6th, 2012 at 5:53 pm · Link

    I had to smile :-) My 17 year-old said to me the other day, ‘you don’t have sex scenes in your books do you, Mum?’
    I said, ‘There are some.’
    He looked at me and said, ‘Mum, you don’t have sex scenes in your books.’
    ‘OK,’ I said.

    Ah, denial, nothing quite like it!

  2. Chrissy
      · January 7th, 2012 at 2:07 am · Link

    LOL I love it. And Fiona, that is hilarious, too! :)

  3. karen auxier
      · January 7th, 2012 at 9:21 pm · Link

    This book is good till I got to page 128 “still don’t get why it is tells me I was right about you.” this is chapter 8
    Then the book stuns to page 225. “easy ,and she found…..” this section lasts to page 256 then the pages turn to 161 chapter 10

    I want a new book.

    Nice reading your mail,

  4. Stevie Muni
      · March 18th, 2012 at 12:20 am · Link

    Senator, we are all aware of the growing promiscuity that faces today’s nation. As a college student I feel particularly aware of the philosophies of my peers and their rough upbrinnging. But to suggest that we will people into abstinence through ignorance is a falsity that challenges the purposes of education.

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