Monday, July 26, 2010

Pencil into your diary...

The American Library Associations Banned Books Week this year is from the 25th of September to the 2nd of October. A week of celebrations by those who read banned books and support freedom of choice. Check out their website for more information.

How are you going to celebrate Banned Books Week? Maybe pick up and read a banned book or make a blog post or get a badge or bracelet (see above)?


  1. Such a great idea to "draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society." And to celebrate "the freedom to read".

    I have read quite a few of those banned books already, but I may have to pick up a few of them again for a re-read.

  2. Ulysses was once banned in Australia. I always thought James Joyce was seditious and a menace to society.

    It is saddening to think that governments still believe that we are not capable of deciding what we should read. The Queensland government still has American Psycho on its banned publications list (you can still get the movie at any local DVD retailer).


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