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Banned Book Week

September 29, 2005

I saw a post about banned books on Thaleia’s Blog as I was browsing and decided it was definitely worth a mention.

Although Banned Book Week is almost over, Sept 24th – Oct 1st, many libraries, book stores and such do banned books during the whole month of Oct. I actually find the week/month very interesting because it always shocks me to find out what some people may consider offensive. We aren’t talking just one person getting offended, there have to be many, many that feel that this book is creating some sort of societal wrong.

I love how people (or groups of people) somehow feel responsible for the rest of the population. Personally I don’t want anyone to responsible for me and I would rather that I am left to make my own decisions accordingly. For whatever reason we cannot be happy with sharing ideas, but instead try to impose them on others.

If you would lie more info on Banned Books you can visit the American Library Association. You can read some banned books on the Books Online Library. Most local libraries do something for the week, including the Eugene Public Library and their First Friday night on banned books and censorship. Meanwhile, pull out one of those classics that was banned and enjoy the freedom of reading it!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 29, 2005 11:05 am

    Thanks for the library links…very interesting! Hard to believe in this day and age books are still being banned. How ridiculous!
    Michele sent me, glad I stopped by!

  2. September 29, 2005 10:54 pm

    I love the meet and great that Michele did. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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