Tag: September 2013

Banned Books Week
sat 28 sept 2013

Entry #1 of 1 on this page (tagged: september, )

I spent a couple hours this morning writing about banned books on a ton of postcards for my GoodReads group! Yay, I love it when I can combine my favorite things to do!!

My postcard writing work station

Postcards, writing, reading and talking about books... not to mention the photography I'm sharing on the front of the postcards.

Banned Book Week, Sept 22-28

Today is the last day of Banned Books Week and I'm celebrating by talking about the challenged books I've read.

From the Challenged Classics list:

5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
9. 1984, by George Orwell
16. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
17. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
33. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
40. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
45. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
57. Sophie's Choice, by William Styron

And from the 2000-2009 list:

4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
23. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
26. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
36. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
69. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
74. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
80. A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
88. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
90. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle

And Currently reading:
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky.
And will soon read:
28. Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

I really enjoyed this article in our local paper, the other day: Dangerous Books can lead to enlightenment. Haha, the comments made me laugh even tho the people seem to be completely serious!! I wonder if they actually read the article!

Banned Books Week is important to me because I love to expand my mind by reading books I wouldn't ordinarily pick. The books on the Challenged Books lists are so diverse and wonderful! And even when I read one that I don't like... I still love the fact that I am able to read that book!

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