Banned Book Week

Banned Books Week: Part II

on September 29, 2011

On Saturday I posted my involvement in the Banned Books Week Hop. You can read it here, and check out the prizes I’m offering! Remember, one entry a day! Today, I wanted to talk about some of the most challenged books. It’s important to understand that when we talk about “banned books” these aren’t books banned across the country by the government. Banned books are often challenged books that are banned in limited schools and public libraries because a vocal minority spoke up. I believe in freedom of speech and these citizens deserve every right to stand up and denounce… Read More

Welcome to Banned Books Week!

on September 24, 2011

I’m thrilled to participate in Banned Books Week. Murder She Writes had joined more than 250 blogs in the effort to raise awareness that books should not be banned. Scroll to the bottom for a list of ALL participating blogs … many of whom are giving away prizes! I’m giving away prizes, too … click here for a list! From Ray Bradbury and FAHRENHEIT-451 (one of my all-time favorite books): “Somewhere the saving and putting away had to begin again and someone had to do the saving and the keeping, one way or another, in books, in records, in people’s… Read More