Monday, October 1, 2012

It's Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week runs 9/30/12 to 10/6/12 and since this blog is all about the book it sure had to get a mention.

This is the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week. It seems with each passing year the awareness and celebration gets a little bigger, now if only it would end the banning of books altogether.

As an avid reader I am not in favor of banning any book. I view controversial books as an opportunity for open ended discussions, not outright banishment.

If you would like some ideas on how to celebrate the week...or see how others plan to, just click here.

What Banned Books have you read?

Here are just a few that I have read;

   The Hunger Games    To Kill a Mockingbird     Harry Potter    1984

               The Color Purple           As I Lay Dying        A Farewll to Arms

   Their Eyes were Watching God                 The Great Gatsby                      


  1. I never knew there was such a thing as Banned Books Week. Thanks for including a link to the New York Times article. I think I will include the banned books list to my reading list. I've read a few on the list (The Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird, Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter)

  2. Glad I could share something new with you!

  3. I've never heard of banned book week, either. I've read none of those books, but I guess I would read The Hunger Games as it seems to be very popular(the movie at least) at the moment but I know nothing about it :D
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  4. I was going to post that I didnt think I've read any banned books but it looks like I may have!!

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  5. I didn't know The Hunger Games was a banned book. I have read a few, ironically in school, but I love the Great Gatsby. I can't wait for the Leonardo DiCaprio movie to come out this winter.

  6. I shall have to pick up a book off a banned book list and make a point of starting it this weekend. I feel we should be allowed to make our own decisions about our reading material.
    JustIngrid Follow Me #6

  7. I've read 1984 and Gatsby. to be honest, I didn't like either! ha i'M ABOUT TO READ HUNGER GAMES SOON. (oops, caps) I didn't know it was banned. thebragal Swapbot follow me

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