Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Charlotte's Nasty, Nasty Web...?

This week is Banned Books Week.

Yesterday, I was looking at a particular list of "banned" books, and I was surprised at the books that were on there. Charlotte's Web, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lyddie, James and the Giant Peach, and much more. Scrolling through the whole list, I realized that I've read around half of the books on there! Most of those books, I never even considered as possibly "banned." But I guess everyone has different opinions on these things.

So, my challenge for all of you this week - read something banned, whether it be rereading the Harry Potter series or trying something new! A lot of the books on the "banned" list are truly gems and shouldn't be missed out on.

P.S. I find it interesting that Twilight isn't listed as a banned book.

4 comments:

Kiki said...

wow!!! how could all those books be "banned"?? where are the banned in?

lol, if Charlie and the Chocolate Factory got banned, then Twilight should too!!! I LOVE hlaf these books!! who in their RIGHT MIND would ban them?
i'm MAD
and i'll participate, I'm going to break the rules and read a banned book! :)

Beth Kephart said...

There you are, reading banned books, and still turning out far more than okay!

:)

Milli said...

Seriously? Wow, thats sort of weird, I've never considered charlottes web as a banned book. :]

GardenofEdee said...

I've been trying to read for Banned Books Week But I've just been way to busy. But I'm glad that people are actually reading banned books. I hate the idea that books can even be banned... most books on those lists are fantastic =)