Little in this world burns me up more than banned books. I know it is easy to cast stones when I don’t have kids of my own that I’m trying to watch, but my parents made financial sacrifices to ensure that we were supervised. Let me tell you — my mom definitely knew when I started to read Danielle Steele books and quickly put the kibosh on that. But guess what else she did? She explained to me why she thought those books weren’t age appropriate for me. And when I did start reading them, she was hardly surprised that I thought most of them were stupid and boring. Though that still doesn’t stop either of us from reading her stuff every few years when we need a beach read.