Sunday, September 24

Quick Reminder: It's Banned Books Week



Official website (yes, librarians rock) is here. Hat tip for the reminder to Left End of the Dial.

8 comments:

  1. Most of the books I've read have been banned or have the potential of being banned at some point in the future.w

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  2. i'm glad you reminded me. i was going to post about it friday and then thigs got crazed here and so, i posted it just now. thanks,

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  3. Teaching one starting tomorrow: Of Mice & Men.

    One of my faves.

    BTW: I have moved -

    http://thequakeragitator.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh, THAT's why my son came back from school with a list of the 100 most-banned books at school libraries.

    He seemed delighted to be holding the list.

    HikerDude told him about The Index. I think I saw the sun rise in my baby's eyes... ...no shortage of reading material, there, and someone has organized a list for him, too!

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  5. always interested9:10 PM

    If "Lady Chatterly's Lover" and "Lolita" hadn't been on restricted lists (for underagers) when I was a teen, I probably wouldn't have read them. Talk about getting attention for books that I now think have nowhere near the substance of Tolkein's writings.

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  6. A university librarian told me that all librarians were anarchist. Their purpose in life was to get information out to everyone, so nobody could be in control of information.

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  7. Librarians dod rule! Thanks for the link!

    And orangicgeorge, I've usually found librarians surprisingly nonconformist in their ideology if not in their dress.

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  8. All those books and somehow Bill O'Reilly's isn't among them.

    Hmm? I wonder why THAT is?

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