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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Banned Books Challenge

The Pelham Public Library, in Fonthill, Canada, is issuing the third annual "Banned Book Challenge." Please see their blog, Fahrenheit 451: Freedom to Read for details and to sign up. The challenge is to read banned books between February 22 (Freedom to Read Week in Canada) and June 30. The blog has many links to lists!. The sign-up link asks you to say how many. If you want, just pick one.

The American Library Association also has information on banned &/or challenged books. The USA's Banned Book Week is at the end of September.

I feel it is very important to read what others want banned. You may not want to read it but don't tell me that I - or my children - can't! I'm sure there are many more titles out there that never got enough "official" complaints to make the lists. Keep reading!

I've already committed to read nine banned/challenged books during 2009 for another challenge so I chose to only read four during this challenge time period. I've read one so far, And Tango Makes Three, in January. See my sidebar for a review link.

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