Kick Off To Our Banned Book Week Celebration!
This week (yes, a week early :D ) myself and some fab book bloggers/ reviewers are going to write post and talk about Banned Books. I hope you will peek over here each morning where I will link the posts to banned books. Some of these posts throughout this week will be offering giveaways, and I will be offering the Banned Book Mug to one lucky commenter here throughout the week (each comment here this week will give you another entry) and another Banned Book Mug to one one of the participants who writes a post (not too late to sign up).
Here is what the mug looks like…. feel free to “ooooh and ahhhhhhh”
Matthew at The Absurb Word Nerd wrote a post called Getting The Banned Back Together.
I read Matthews post this morning and it is brilliant. Awesome really. It should be banned because I probably like it too much and probably smiled and nodded too much therefore causing me to spend too much time on it. :razz: But read it. Really it is brilliant!
There is supposed to be a second post up but I do not see it posted yet so I will link it later if it is posted. :D
This afternoon, I will be opening up a book that is not banned, but is about banning and censorship:
Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. Nollop was named after Nevin Nollop, author of the immortal pangram,* “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Now Ella finds herself acting to save her friends, family, and fellow citizens from the encroaching totalitarianism of the island’s Council, which has banned the use of certain letters of the alphabet as they fall from a memorial statue of Nevin Nollop. As the letters progressively drop from the statue they also disappear from the novel. The result is both a hilarious and moving story of one girl’s fight for freedom of expression, as well as a linguistic tour de force sure to delight word lovers everywhere.
*pangram: a sentence or phrase that includes all the letters of the alphabet
I heard about this book two years ago while in New York for BEA and found two copies of it last year at a book sale where I promptly snatched them both up. I have not read it yet, but think the idea behind it is brilliant.
What are you reading this week in preparation for banned book week OR what have you read that surprises you that is on the banned book list?