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!!
reading and talking about books... not to mention the photography
I'm sharing on the front of the postcards.
Today is the last day of
Banned Books Week
and I'm celebrating by talking about the challenged books I've
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
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:
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!