Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I Read Banned Books

Here we are again in the middle of Banned Books week! If you're interested, the American Library Association has a list of The Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2007. Have you read any of them?

As promised during Banned Books Week two years ago, I finally got around to reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest which, as you might remember, was taken off of the reading list during my junior year of high school by my best friend's mother. While it was admittedly disturbing at times, I really enjoyed it and am pretty sure I wouldn't have been scarred for life had I read it 17 years ago.

I also managed to read Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut in honor of his completed life. It didn't make this list, but several other Vonnegut novels did, so I'll give myself a pat on the back for that as well.

Any plans for Banned Books Week?

2 comments:

Anna said...

I'm way behind on catching up with all your blog posts but I figured I'd share that I am apparently a big banned book reader. I wouldn't have said that I was but after clicking the link and then going to the list for banned books 1991-2007...I've read alot of them!

Of Mice and Men
Adventures of Huckleberry Fin
Wrinkle in Time
Forever
The Catcher in The Rye
Captian Underpants (though not all of them)
Harry Potter Series
Blubber
The Bible! (1993 it was on the list)

Wow I'm a rebel!

So for my plans for the week...I think I might check out The Chocolate War..it was on alot of lists and it is about Chocolate (or it better be if it's in the Title). I'm off to hunt it down!

Thanks for sharing!

HP said...

So just for 2007, I've read:

# And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell

# The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman

# The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

# The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

# I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

# It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris

I actually spent the night at Robie Harris' house in Cambridge many moons ago. She is the aunt of one of my college friends. I encourage all parents to get that book for their kids.