Hello fellow readers and happy Tuesday! I am back again to share my thoughts on this week’s This or That? topic. This week’s topic is a great one!
For those who don’t know This or That is created by Rae over at bookmarkcronicles. Every week a bookish question is tossed out there and a choice must be made! On Fridays the topic choice winner is announced. Please head on over to her awesome blog and share some bookish love!
This Week’s Topic:
Do you think that some books should have trigger warnings?
Aside from yes or no I will allow a third option in which you can say that you are on the fence or unsure about it only if you provide a reasonable explanation.
I really do think that trigger warning should be provided for readers for certain books. Reading something that could traumatize someone should be warned!
I do not believe that putting a trigger warning spoils the book. I think that it forewarns what the book is going to be covering. If I knew that something was going to upset me greatly or cause me mental harm I would appreciate the warning before hand. A warning that doesn’t spoil the book but sheds just enough light on the topic/topics that are being covered is a must in my opinion.
As Rae said in her post, people read for enjoyment. No one should have to go through trauma while trying to read a book. Reading is a means of escape for some people and that escape and enjoyment should not be tampered with.
Adding a trigger warning isn’t ruining a novel, it isn’t taking away from the plot line, it is helping someone out. I think it’s pretty important to remember that.
What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below. I hope you all had a great Tuesday and are doing well!