Morning Meanderings… Digging Into The BANNED!

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Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you are enjoying our Banned Book week so far… the appetizer tot he true banned book week next week.  My wish this week is that one of these posts about a banned book will cause you to pick up a banned book next week that you have not read, and enjoy!  There are so many AWESOME books to choose from!

 

The incredible Tracy coming to us from Pen and Paper wrote a wonderful banned book post called Then and Now

 

Lisa at Lit and Life joins us this morning with her review of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, a wonderful read and a banned book as well.

 

Ryan from Reading in Taiwan wrote a review post on the banned book, For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemmingway.

 

I do hope you will take time to check out these posts and comment to these wonderful people who are participating in talking about banned books and censorship.  It is important to know that these books have been removed from shelves in some schools, libraries and townships.  While the written word survives and freedom of speech is still a real thing… we need to love and embrace these books and the right to choose to read what we want. 

Have a super day everyone.  Remember every comment here this week enters you in on a chance to win the super cool banned book mug I posted earlier this week – and some of the other posts on other blogs are offering giveaways as well. 

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Posted on September 17, 2013, in Banned Book Week, Meanderings and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I wish I had prepared for this week. Our librarian recently banned a book which I need to buy so I can read it.

  2. I did so enjoy the links! thanks.

  3. Oops – I forgot it was Banned Books Week. The last review I posted is of a book that I bet was banned way back when it was originally published. How do you find out if a book has been banned? I better peruse ALL your posts since you do a fab job on calling attention to this topic.

  4. I read In Cold Blood a couple of years ago…and For Whom the Bell Tolls was a favorite MANY years ago. I’ll be checking out the links.

    • Oh good Laurel – I read In Cold Blood last year for banned book week. This year I just did not have the time to read the books I usually do for this week so I may need to take a week this winter and make that happen… such great titles!

  5. The Pen and Paper article was great, but I was surprise at the Children’s list – it never occurred to me that so many books would be banned for having talking animals in them, that rules out 90% of kids’ fiction!

  6. Your early posts inspired me to pick out a couple of banned books to read for next week, Sheila – otherwise, I would have been too late! I usually choose one kids/YA and one grown-up book from the list of top banned books. This year I have chosen I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, which I started yesterday, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which I’ve been dying to read anyway!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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