Banned Books Week

I’m a huge opponent of banning and censoring literature, as a former Literature major and having pretty liberal parents that didn’t censor my reading.

If you’re rebellious enough and have a desire to defend your freedom to read join the banned/challenged books readathon over at Book Dragon’s Lair September 24-30.

I would greatly appreciate it if you vote for the banned book I read. I want to read them all, but unfortunately it’s not possible.

Bout of Books Read-a-thon

Oh my gosh! I can’t believe it’s time for Bout of Books 20. I participated for the first time in May and wasn’t as successful as I wanted to be, but that’s behind me now.

Bout of Books is a one-week read-a-thon beginning Monday, August 21st at 12:01 am (your time zone) and ending Sunday, August 27th. And the best part is it’s low-pressure. There are challenges (optional), giveaways, and a grand prize.

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Top 10 all Time Favorite Books

I really wasn’t feeling today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, so I went back into the archives and saw this topper. I had to really narrow it down. I probably could have tripled or even quadrupled the list.

Are any of these on your list of favorite reads?

Top 10 all time favorite books

  1. The Millennium Series by Stieg Larsson
  2. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  4. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  5. Native Son by Richard Wright
  6. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  7. The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
  8. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  9. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  10. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

I Read Banned Books Meetup Group

ETtnE9[1] I’m so excited my Meetup went live today, just in time to kick off Banned Books Week. It’s called the I Read Banned & Challenged Books Club. So, obviously if you live in the Washington, DC metro area, please join us or if know someone who lives in the area that loves to read and is so inclined to make a few new friends than by all means them our way. If you don’t live in the area you can still be a part of the group. I will post the upcoming month’s book under the I Read Banned Books Club tab and you can read right along with us. After we meet I will upload a post that will contain my critique, a group discussion summary, and a few group comments. Feel free to share your thoughts on the banned book of the month. I would definitely love to continue discussing the book. Our first meet up is October 18th and we’re reading Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. Enjoy! I hope you’ll stop by I Read Banned Books Club and give us your thoughts.