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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My Boyfriend, the Book Snob

My boyfriend is a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to reading or as he likes to call it serious reading. He has always enjoyed reading, but only really read what was required reading for school. Understood. So, now he’s reading and reading the classics.

“Branch out,” I say.

“Nah. The stuff today is crap,” he says.

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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