Banned Books have been a topic of a lot of discussion on many blogs:
- On the Bronte Blog, Cristina wrote about a woman's campaign to burn (yes, I said burn) children's books that don't have happy endings. Not only is it totally bizarre and wrong, it reminds me of Reverend Lovejoy on The Simpsons and his Book Burning Mobile. Disturbing!
- Dewey also writes about Banned Books and what the lengths people will go to keep you from reading things they don't approve. Kind of like, "I'm taking my ball home and not playing!"
- Speaking of Dewey, she has new cute buttons for the Read-a-thon. I will get mine up soon. And I'm still deciding how I'm going to participate.
- Is your throat a little scratchy? There must be something going around because Reading Challenges are spreading like Chicken Pox. 3M is organizing the Decades 2008 Challenge and John is hosting The Canadian Book Challenge. I'm trying to resist but I'm too patriotic not to involve myself in John's challenge somehow!
- Andi has Estella' Revenge up and running and it's a spooky one.
- Buy a Friend a Book Week is next week and I'm sure some of your favorite blogs will be in on the action.
- There's still time to join the Bookworm Carnival at This is the Life. This month's theme is Spooky Books that Keep You Up at Night. You have until Oct 12 for submissions.
- And Holy Smokes! Oprah's new Book Club Selection is Love in the Time of Cholera which is also what my book club is reading this month. Freeeeaaaky!
- And if you happen to have some spare change, Marie Antoinette's pearls are up for auction.