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Banned Books Week is nearly here!

Every year, when this celebration (celebration? Protest?) rolls around, I remember that I wanted to make a concerted effort to get some of the books into my TBR pile. 320 more words

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"Celebrate your freedom to read."

Have you ever heard of Banned Books Week? No? Well then, sit down and have a listen, my friends.

Founded in 1982, Banned Books Week was created in response to the many attempts to ban books in schools, libraries, and bookstores. 523 more words

Banned Books

I read banned books, apparently.

As you may know, next week is Banned Books Week. I want to do a post about this, so I’ve been working through the various lists of banned and/or challenged books available on the internet. 381 more words

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Banned Books Today

The ACLU chapter active in my state is holding a celebration of banned books next week up in Charleston. If you’re in the area, I invite you to go and see what is happening today in the world of banned books. 536 more words

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Banned Books Week 2014!

Next week, September 21-27, is the annual Banned Books week, a celebration of the books and authors that have been repeatedly banned or censored throughout the US and the world. 135 more words

Reflections on Lolita

Confession: I read Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita for class.

Yes, I had read the more (in)famous segments of it before, even looked at the Sparknotes and read the transcripts of hearings about why it was banned, but I had never formally sat down, read and analyzed Nabokov’s notorious masterwork. 851 more words

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Banned Books Blog Party!

Banned Books Week is a yearly event celebrating the freedom to read and protesting censorship or attempts to ban books. I love holidays. The simple fact that they’re holidays are good enough for me, but I also love celebrating them. 318 more words

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