Good morning! Another yuck day here in Minnesota. The weather is cold and damp, the sky is deeply overcast. Horrible weather for bike riding (which I have canceled for the weekend) but a wonderful day for reading!
It is the day before Banned Book Week start and I have many of my contenders in house, and a few I am waiting on at the library. Earlier this week, I posted a list of the top 100 Banned Books of the last two decades. Many of you were shocked to see that titles that you know and love were on that list.
Banned Book Week starts on September 25 – October 2. My plan is to review a banned book a day as well as give as much information as I can as to why it was banned. I encourage you to join me by reading banned books over the next week. If you write-up a post about Banned Books Week,please let me know in a comment here. Tomorrow, I will set up a linky where you are welcome to link your reviews of Banned Books over the next week. I would love to stop in and see what you have reviewed.
Audio counts too, in fact I was on Audible.com last night and they too have a group of audio’s that are available for this week. I think I am going to try Fahrenheit 451 again as it is by a different reader than the one I found at the library.
I would also be very interested if there are any activities or displays in your book stores or libraries having to do with Banned Books Week. If so, please share that information here in a comment and if you are doing a banned books post, include that information in there as well.
Twas the night before banned book week and all over the table,
were books I planned to read this week, as much as I am able.
The books were chosen from the ALA list with care,
In hopes to encourage others to read these books if only they dare!
Now J K Rowling, what could you have been thinking?
Writing about a magical school – you must have really been drinking!
And Judy Blume, sure kids love to read your books,
but you are on that long list and getting dirty looks!
Irving, Bradbury, and oh yes you too Harper Lee,
some people think what a waste of a tree.
But I tell you I plan to read each with great care,
in hopes that during Banned Book Week you will join me there!
(Ok… I dabbled a wee bit in writing and poetry in school… and yeah, they were pretty much all silly like this.)
Have an awesome day! 😀