Banned Books Beg to be Read!

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September 25−October 2, 2010 is Banned Books Week. No, my calendar isn’t broken, but I figure, what wait?

In my opinion, there’s no time like the present to thumb your nose at someone else’s supposed authority over your intellectual freedoms. Check out Amazon’s helpful compilation of banned books. You’ll be surprised what’s there! It’s actually a pretty decent list of must-reads.

Pretty amazing how easily some people can be led to self-righteous, passionate outrage over literary expression. I guess they don’t get out much.

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One response to “Banned Books Beg to be Read!

  1. And in a similar note, it’s currently Scholastic Journalism Week (Feb. 21-27). School journalism these days needs everyone’s support!

    It’s long seemed to me that the more a book gets attacked, the more I ought to read it.

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