These cloth-bound classics represent a lovely trend in book covers today; what is more important, however, is that which is on the inside of the covers. I have to admit that my head is too often turned by a book cover--that's how I discovered the MARVELOUS Mitford Series.
Today, too many of our young people are being lured into reading lurid and completely inappropriate novels. I was saddened to see at our favorite used book store in G'ville that the History and Biography sections had been eliminated and replaced by an "Erotica" section. How very sad. The major booksellers such as Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million have shelves full of outrageously obscene books aimed right at the teen-age and young adult buyer.
What can we do about this trend?
Pray, teach, actively and openly reject the values of the "Prince of the Air."
I know I am a broken record on this issue (and have certainly dated myself with that metaphor), but there really is something to the idea that what you put into your mind comes out in your life.