Thanks so much to Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and Jen of I Read Banned Books for hosting this blog hop.
My co-bloggers Thuy (RNSL Nite Lite) and Kimberly (The Windy Pages) and I all agree -- book banning is the pits! While we understand and respect parents' concerns about what their kids encounter in their lives, we believe in everyone's "freadom" to read and enjoy whatever they want.
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To celebrate Banned Books Week, we will be posting themed reviews and articles throughout the week at readnowsleeplater.com and giving away a banned adult book to a lucky reader (the Nite Lite contest is open Internationally)!
See the Rafflecopter widget below for the details. Please DO NOT leave personal info in the comments section--the Rafflecopter widget will collect your contact info so we can tell you if you have won. The winner gets to choose their book prize (within the guidelines stated below) and will be notified by email through Rafflecopter.
Here are some banned book reading suggestions from the RNSL team. Clicking on the book cover will take you to the Goodreads page for each book.
by John Irving
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood
by John Steinbeck
by Vladimir Nabokov
by Toni Morrison
Here are a couple more links to banned book resources and articles.
- The Banned Books Week website (bannedbooksweek.org)
- A list of Banned Book Stories from The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE)
- A very recent Manila Bulletin article on Book Banning, asking authors which book they would un-ban