Sunday, October 02, 2011

Books Reading and to Be Read

This past week was Natioal Banned Book week. An annual week in which the librarians call attention to the numerous books that for one reason or another groups of people think we ( others) ought not read. The list of banned books has grown over the years and two things that stand out about that list is that it contains many very profound works and they often actually become very well read.

I've blogged in the past on the narrow sightedness of parents, community activists and individuals who take it upon themselves to get this book or that kept out of a library or school. I'm not goint to spend a lot of time focusing on those issues here today.  I just wanted to mention in passing that I chose to select one such book - Lois Lowry's The Giver to start reading.  This is on of my daughter Meghan's favorite books.

Couple of other books that I am adding to my To Real List

  • Meals to Die For by Brian Price
  • The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  • Patina by Tess Kincaid

1 comment:

Marion said...

I loved "The Giver". My favorite banned book is "Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain.

I just read "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. It was a magically delicious book.