So I recently found out that it was once again Banned Books Week. I thought I would promote it on my blog as well. Telling everyone to try to read at least one banned book (if they want of course) and to tell everyone about this week.
I think banning books is just bad. I can imagine why it happens in countries that are more strict, but in general I don’t think we should ban books because a few curses, a bit of nudity or other reasons. Everyone should be free to make that choice for themselves.
There is an official site: http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/ and there are also posters, discussion group help and more. Be sure to check it out!
Here are two posters (you can click on them to get to the bigger sizes). Btw, my preferred and favourite poster would be the Defend Banned Books one where a huddle of people is trying to defend books. I guess because the second one doesn’t hit home to me (I am not American).
Thanks for reading, and if you want, let me know what you think of this week. What you think of Banned Books. And also, what are you going to read this week? Are you going to read a banned book?
Me? I will be checking out the various lists, and as soon as I am done with my review books I do plan to read at least one book that is banned in one country or another.
Thanks for reading!