Sunday, September 22, 2013

Reading for Sanity's Fourth Annual Banned Books Week

"Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too." 
- Voltaire

It's no secret that we at Reading for Sanity love books, all kinds of books.  Our tastes differ from one reviewer to the next, and in the variety we find a wholeness to our reading that we hope to share with you.  Our own experiences, tastes, personalities, and qualms influence what we choose to read and shape who we are.
“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us."
 — Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
This week, we celebrate Banned Books Week and our right to choose what to read and when to read it.  Please join us as we review banned and challenged books, share 2012's list of most challenged books, and help us possibly find some new favorites.
"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it." 
- Mark Twain
Not sure where to start?  Join us on Facebook for an ongoing conversation.  Check out our previously reviewed banned books.  Visit the American Library Association and view their "Banned & Challenged Classics" and the complete list of all books banned or challenged from May 2012 - May 2013.  And don't forget to check back with us as we review and discuss our chosen challenged books this week!

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