01 September 2009

Banned Books Challenge: It begins..



September 1, 2009 has arrived and my first blogging challenge, hosted by Bibliobrat, starts today. The Banned Books Challenge (as previously stated) is pretty simple: read at least one banned/challenged book during the month of September. Banned Books Week officially occurs September 26 - October 3 this year so I would like to have my challenge books read by then.

I am officially reading The Satanic Verses and The Naked and the Dead (since I already own those) and I'm going to try and finish American Psycho by the end of the month as well.

Day 1: Will start The Naked and the Dead when I get home; due to two-hours' worth of panicking over recalled library book that I needed to return or incur UI Library wrath/recall fine of $4/day after 9/8 I forgot to put the Mailer in my bag this morning; the cats hid the library book under the desk (I found it - the fur babies really do love me...I think)

Current books-in-progress: Frankenstein, Foucault's Pendulum, The Moonflower Vine, and Hush, Hush (plus the aforementioned challenge titles)

Current knitted item: 16-button cardie - almost ready to bind off for fronts/backs and start the sleeves
Current movie obsession: Videodrome (Banned Books Week might put me in the mood for an odd movie or two)
Current iTunes loop: Wait, wait...don't tell me!

5 comments:

  1. No books have been banned in the USA for about a half a century. See "National Hogwash Week."

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  2. Obviously, you didn't actually read my post in full. Or the rest of my blog if you think that your blog with all it's links will make me change my mind.

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  3. I LOVE Banned Books Week! I may have to join this challenge.

    How are you liking Foucault's Pendulum? I read that last year for my Continental Lit class. It was a difficult read, IMO.

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  4. To SafeLibraries...Are you seriously calling the American Library Association a bunch of liars?

    http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm

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  5. To Blackenedphoenix...Not exactly.

    The following contains an accurate reflection of my views:

    "US Libraries Hit Back Over Challenges to Kids Books," by Sara Hussein, Agence France-Presse [AFP], 6 September 2009.

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