Banned Books Week 2011

September 29, 2011

Hello all! Sorry for the mass of video posts this past week. I promise, I will be posting a written review later on! I am just getting the hang of this whole BookTubing thing and I am having a lot of fun.

So ANYWAY. Banned Books Week; 24 Septmber - 1 October, 2011.


For more information, check out the Banned Books Week and ALA websites.


This video is about my opinions on banned books, those I have read, and those that I hope to read in the future. Please show your support! This year, BannedBooksWeek.org is hosting a Virtual Read-out, so why not make your own video, where you read from one of your favourite banned or challenged books? I will be back later this week with my virtual read-out from one of the books mentioned in my video below.



Books read:

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - religious, violence, sexually explicit
Crank by Ellen Hopkins - drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit
Harry Potter by JK Rowling - occult/satanism, violence, religious viewpoint, antifamily
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - sexually explicit, violence, unsuited to age group
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - offensive language, racism, unsuited to age group
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson - occult/satanism, offensive language, violence
TTYL by Lauren Myracle - drugs, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group


To Read:

The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbowsky
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Shermen Alexie
Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


Share your thoughts on banned books and Banned Books Week. What do you think? Are you for or against the banning of books?

3 comments

  1. Check out my blog, I am giving away two copies of banned books this week! One of the books on your 'to read' list is there!

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  2. Just hopping by :D A new follower for you. I really enjoyed watching your video about banned books. Until a few weeks ago I had never heard of a banned book list :P I was surprised at some of the books on there!!

    Jenny x Chocolate Chunky Munkie x
    http://chocolatechunkymunkie.blogspot.com

    ps/ I'm holding an international book giveaway, chance to win one of three books :D

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  3. Just thought I'd let you know, I tried to grab your button but it didn't work :(

    Jenny x

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