Banned Books Readathing 2012??
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Not sure what you might read?
And PEN.org is honoring banned books all month:
I'll definitely be reading banned/challenged books that week . . . Just let me know if anyone wants to join in and make it an "event" :)
P.S. Not sure if/how countries other than the US do "Banned Books Week", but please post about how to make this open enough for all. There are certainly lists out there of books banned in countries around the world. And, if you are lucky enough to live somewhere where books are not banned, you are welcome to read some of ours and comment on how absurd it seems to the outside world.
P.P.S. If any of you are in other groups who regularly do Banned Books Challenges, please cross post and/or let me know if one is already planned.
(p.s.: I'm Dutch - can't speak for other countries but "Banned Books Week" as such is totally alien for me. But that doesn't mean I don't understand about banned books. And there are so many of them).
It's far from complete though.
I was planning to read "Lord of the Flies" this Fall so I'll read it that week.
There's an international list here:
(though there are issues with its credibility).
Here in the US the focus is on the ALA lists. The "classics" are listed here: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedclassics/reaso...
So, I'll be in. I'll read The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer but in German. Because it has got 860 pages and I have to work during this week, I'll give the reading a start and probably will finish it the proximate week, so my post about the book will be later than most of the others.
Today I read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
Next will be either Reading Lolita in Tehran, To Kill a Mockingbird, or I might reread The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. It seems very relevant right now.