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Monday, October 06, 2008

Banned Books Week Roundup

Banned Books Week 2008 recently concluded, and I wanted to link some of the participating bloggers. Feel free to add any others in comments. (Here's my overview post and a post on Faherenheit 451.)

In "Banned Books Week," Tengrain passes on a great story about a Powell's Books promotion for the event years back.

Lance Mannion contributes "Read Huckleberry Finn and make Sarah Palin cry," (a fine sentiment indeed), and asks, "If you were mayor of Wasilla what books would you try to ban?"

Jesus' General helped promote the Banned Books Week events in Second Life.

Blogger Nothstine covered a different banned or challenged book for each day of the week: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Brave New World, Catch-22, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and Fahrenheit 451.

Meanwhile, Blue Gal and the Crooks and Liars crew really helped promote this event, with an overview post by Nonny Mouse, plus "Open Thread" posts on And Tango Makes Three, Fahrenheit 451, Catcher in the Rye, Daddy's Roommate and Brave New World.

Again, feel free to pass on any other posts celebrating Banned Books Week and the freedom to read and think.

Following are some posters I dashed off with the automotivator, using paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and film stills from Shakespeare in Love, The Lives of Others and Fahrenheit 451. Feel free to steal any of 'em or make your own. Click any picture for a larger view.









(Cross-posted at The Blue Herald)

1 comment:

Tengrain said...

Thanks for the mention - this is such a great and worthy cause, anything I can do to promote it is time well spent.

Regards,

Tengrain