Morning Meanderings…. Having Your Cake…

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Friday.  Holy wow.  What a week.

This morning at 5:00 am I was baking brownies for a funeral of a really good friends father.  I will be cutting out of the book sale for a while today to attend the visitation and I am bringing brownies for the funeral tomorrow.

It made me think of banned book week and how some feel that they can say what can and cannot be read by others… but don’t you dare judge what they read….

It’s like having your cake and eating it too….

It’s like saying I own a Honda vehicle so everyone else should too and all other cars should be obsolete.  Ford, Dodge, whatever your poison is…  you drive what you drive… it may not be for me – but it works fine for you.

Any hoo… here are today’s awesome banned book week selections.  I do apologize if I have missed anyone this week.  Banned Book Week had to hit on the busiest week I have had in a month and I am trying to write these posts whenever I have a moment (today that would be at 6 am before I go to the book sale) however it is that important to me that Banned books are discussed.

Worth Getting In Bed For discusses the banned book, Perks Of Being A Wallflower (loved this one!)

Author Nadine Feldman talks about her encounter with Author Sherman Alexie and his book, The Absolute True Diary Of A Part Time Indian.

Writers Flow offers up a smart Banned Book Cartoon.

Sue at Book by Book writes her thoughts on John Green’s banned book, Looking For Alaska

Julia from Diary Of A Book Nerd shares 5 Things You Should know about Banned Books with a giveaway!

Holly at Gun In Act Once shares a banned book by author Ted Dawe, an author who had won a New Zealand Post Childrens Book Award.  His book, Into The River currently can not be distributed or displayed anywhere in New Zealand.

Charli at Goth Girl Reads says WHO are You To Tell Me What I Can Read?

Fun fun fun posts!

Please look at my other posts this week as each day I have links to awesome bloggers sharing banned books – reviews, information, giveaways, and fun stuff!

I do hope you will check out their posts as someone this week will have a picture within their post and if you find that post (AND comment on the post) and email me (journeythroughbooks@gmail.com) to tell me who’s post you found it on you will go into a special drawing for…

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This mug will be shipped directly to one of our commenters on the Banned Book Post you find THIS picture on:

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Thats all…. brownies are done and I have a sale to get to!  Have a super day!  🙂

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Posted on October 2, 2015, in Banned Book Week and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Great post – Happy Friday, Sheila! Hope the book sale is its usual chaotic fun

  2. I wasn’t aware of banned books until a few years ago. When I perused the list, I was surprised to find a few favorites like Harry Potter. Why would anyone want to ban that? Coz of magic and what-not? Smh

    Happy weekend!

  3. I guess I’ve read a lot of banned books! 🙂

  4. Have a good day, and those brownies sound good!

  5. Thank you for a wonderful week and for all those links to such thought provoking pieces. I’ll be sure to check them out as and when I’m able.

    In the meantime could I be really cheeky and add a link to my little contribution?

    http://pettywitter.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/banned-book-week-labelling-books.html

  6. You are a busy woman!!! Thanks for all you do.

  7. Me again. Can I take this opportunity to thank Writers Flow for that cartoon. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to leave a comment on their blog.

  8. Happy Friday, and delighted that you made brownies though I am sorry to hear about the funeral. Here is my blog 🙂 : http://pseudonymousfictionwriter.blogspot.com/2015/10/banned-books-week-awkward-questions.html

  9. I’ve read over half of the banned books listed. My most favorite book is on the list: A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle. Parents can say what their children can read but they better not try to remove them from libraries. My button I wear this week says: I read Banned Books!
    Thanks for the contest.

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