Go hunting on the Banned Book Week website, and you might find an awful lot of your favourite books on there. I nearly fell out of my chair with ironic mirth when I realised that most of the books I've been set as school reading throughout the years were on this list . . . and that, when I tried to include the themes they are so frequently banned for, my teachers used to look at me as if I'd just declared myself Field Marshal of the Penguin Armies of Mars.
Some people were sharper off the mark than I was, though, and the lovely Notebook sisters - the frabjuous Cait and Mime, whom you have doubtless met in the comment section of my posts - invited me over to their blog to do a post on the subject of banned books.
You can hop on over and read "Another Banned Guest Post" here. Don't forget to leave comments - the sisters, as I know from experience, will love you forever, and leave you some seriously awesometastic replies. I'll be heading on over to check up too . . . so be there, or be goo-gunned for desertion!
In the meantime, what about you lot? Are you writing a post in honour of Banned Book Week? What are your views on banning books? Do you agree with what I said in my guest post? Am I talking rot? How many rotten corn-on-the-cobs are you going to throw at me for my foolishness?
And most importantly . . . what's your favourite banned book?
~ Charley R