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Posted on Monday 29 September 2008 at 8:53 pm

Banned Books Week


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I'm tired of watching my economy collapse and wondering how bad this is going to get and how long this is going to last. I need something new to talk about/think about. How do banned and challenged books sound? This week is the American Library Association's Banned Books Week. Anybody read any banned/challenged books lately (other than Harry Potter)? Anybody have any plans to read banned/challenged books this week? I'm still struggling through Tale of Two Cities, I didn't read any while at Disney World so that's my current excuse for lack of progress. I've no idea if that's ever been banned or challenged. I've got Fahrenheit 451 and To Kill a Mockingbird from the library right now. Either of those would be good Banned Books Week choices. Maybe I should set Tale of Two Cities aside for now and switch to one of those. Or I could read some of my comics since the entire industry was almost banned in the 1950s.

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train_lindz
train_lindz at 11:39 am on 30 September 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I, Lucifer is next on my to read list - not sure of it's banning status, but with a title like that I wouldn't be surprised ;)
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 2:19 pm on 30 September 2008 (UTC) (Link)
That is a good name for a potentially banned or challenged book, but I'm always amazed by what slips by the people trying to ban books. There is a gay couple in The Name of This Book Is Secret and I haven't heard any outcry about it. My guess is becuase the relationship is presented so casually and totally not a big deal that most kids don't notice it and comment on it to their parents so the parents are blissfully unaware. Which sounds good to me.


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