Saturday, September 24, 2011

fREADom! Welcome To Banned Books Week

Well, I had planned to vlog.  But my voice?  It's raspy and coughy, and I can't get out a single sentence that you can understand.   So instead, until I get a clear voice again, I'll be highlighting a banned book Sunday through Thursday of Banned Books Week.   Vlogs are TBD.

Banned Books Week is a celebration of rebellion against censorship.  Why is censorship bad?  Because someone else decides what is okay for you and what is not okay for you to put into your brain.  It's the worst kind of control.  Thought control.  Thought Police.  And guess what?  1984?  Yeah, Orwell's classic is on most banned books lists.

Which is why it's the first book I'll highlight.  Tomorrow.  Today, just take a look at this video put together by Thomas University highlighting the most challenged books thusfar in 2011.  You'll probably be surprised by some of the bestselling titles on the list.

Banned Books Week runs from 9/24 to 10/1.