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Banned Books Week: Virtual Read Out

for those of you new to Banned Books Week, the American Library Association describes the event as such:
Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States. [from www.ala.org/bbooks]

i'm kicking off Banned Books Week (September 21-October 1) by sharing this vlog with you explaining how i first learned about banned books, and reading a couple chapters from a banned classic. enjoy!

how are you celebrating Banned Books Week? 

are there any banned books on your tbr pile? please share!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I'm participating in the Banned Books Week Hop :-) I'll be giving away 2 books, Speak & The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- both of which I think are SUPERB books, and just so happened to be on the "banned" list.

  2. I like that cover! And you just said that in the vlog as I was typing! :)

  3. G - oooh, i'll have to stop by!
    Jac - great minds! <3

  4. I'm so glad to see that you agree that not all books are appropriate for all readers!

    Some are simply hate filled attackes for instance and shouldn't be allowed at all. One such anti-Christian book that's being talked aobut a lot right now is the book Keeley Thomson: Demon Girl By K.L. Byron.

    This book hasn't been released, so we have a real chance of stopping it from being a problem if we act now.

    Contact the publisher Orange Cat Publishing and ask them to not fill the world with hate.

    Thank you.

  5. Go Banned Books! I really love the bracelet...super cool.


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