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.


  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

  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,

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

    One of my faves.

    BTW: I have moved -

  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... shortage of reading material, there, and someone has organized a list for him, too!

  5. Anonymous9:10 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.

  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.

  7. Anonymous1:46 AM

    Librarians dod rule! Thanks for the link!

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

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

    Hmm? I wonder why THAT is?


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