Monday, September 27, 2010

Don't be a robot! Read banned books!!!!!

This (Sept. 25 - Oct. 2, 2010) is Banned Books week! I think it's important to support BB week because it's supporting freedom, intellect, and above all reading! Last year, I posted a list of commonly banned or challenged classics. You can read said post here. This year, I would like to honor BB week by reading 2 books that have been recently challenged, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. I first found out about this challenge by posts that referenced an article from Mindful Musings and Book Crazy. Both posts are extremely powerful and I highly recommend that you read them both, if you haven't done so already. The article in question, can be found here. I remember the first time I read a "banned book." I was 16 years-old, and had just found out that books could, in fact, be banned and that The Catcher in the Rye had been previously challenged and banned several years back. My interest was immediately sparked and I picked up said book and read it with intense hunger. Now, while the book in question was not among my favorites, I felt that it was important to read banned books in order to support freedom and discourage censorship. This year, I carry on my tradition and invite you to do the same! Curious about Banned Books? Find out more here.


  1. I've been reading them all week! I finished Speak in pretty much one sitting, it was very intense and I could hardly put it down. I'll be interested to see what you think!

    I've got a list going on my book blog all week:

  2. I've been seeing lots of blogs participating in Banned Books Week. I don't have anything planned but I have read Speak and Twenty Boy Summer earlier this year. I look forward to reading your reviews of these two.

  3. @Richlayers
    I checked out your blog, friended you, and added you to my blog roll! Love your posts on BBW!!!

    As long as you keep reading, I feel you are supporting BBW! I should read your reviews!!!