Good Morning! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I sure am. I had a great time yesterday with the kick off to banned books week, doing a little reading, and a lot of Twitter fun. I hope you are able to join in the big giveaway I am hosting… clues are being given out daily during banned book week and I am about to post another one! (If you have missed any – check out the sticky post at the top of his blog)
Our Clue today comes from Heather at Based On A True Story, you will find it with her review of The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. (Which also involves… a giveaway of chocolate!)
Looking for some bonus entries or just more great stuff on banned books? I have you covered!
Danielle at Mercurial Musings is going to give away the top ten most frequently challenged books of 2010!
Gina at Book Dragon’s Lair has a fantastic post up on Bookbanning In America
In my regular day to day so far not banned life, I had a wonderful dinner with hubby and my aunt and uncle last night. This was sweet as we never do this! We went out to eat and then came back to our house for coffee and chatting. In other random non banned things, College son cut his hand open at work last night and needed stitches. I will spare you all the picture he sent me on my phone. Uhhh…. GROSS. 😛 He was stitched up and back to work in no time and laughed at my desire to drive the three hours to Mankato to be with him 😀
And one more odd and interesting (and there may be a banning on this one)… I woke up this morning and had no less than seven (SEVEN!) young cats on my back deck…. in the tree, in the dog kennel, on the deck, on the grill. We dont own any cats. I think they were all wild. They were cute… cant ban them from the deck…
And this one is just for fun…. but…
Look at this beautiful 1984 version of Little Red Riding Hood. To me, it looks lovely, something I would love to have on my shelf….
sharp eyed School Board Members in Culver City, California are quick to question what “Red” is carrying in her basket. Certainly the bread is understandable, and perhaps there is some sort of homemade jam in there as well – but as big as the wolves eyes…. Culver City School Board decided that the bottle of wine apparently in plain sight in the basket was not a good image to set before the youngsters. Raising the alert that this book should not be allowed in the school as it sends a mixed message about alcohol.
“Little Red Riding Hood… we are going to need you to slowly step away from the basket….”
AND for purely FYI…. have you checked out Bonnie’s Banned Books blog? This amazing site is 100% geared towards banned books year around…. if you ever want to know more about a banned book or why it is challenged, this is a great source to check out!