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.


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 =)