|I'll be wearing the above t-shirt & socks for Banned Books Week 2016!!|
For me, Banned Books Week is a celebration against censorship and for standing up for my right (and the right of others) to read what I (others) want to read. I think it's wrong for other people to decide/define which books and other materials one should read or not read by banning them. Defending the first amendment is crucial!
During Banned Books Week this year, I plan to read Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. Plus, wear special banned book socks and a t-shirt to help promote Banned Books Week!
I admit defeat!! I am not going to finish reading The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger... This novel is a reread for me as I read it 30 years ago when I was in high school and I remember liking it at the time. I don't remember much about the novel, but was curious to see how I liked reading it again as an adult.
I've read 24% of The Catcher In The Rye so far. OMG, Holden Caulfield is soooo immature, sarcastic, and negative!! He says the same words/phrases incessantly (crumby/boy/kid/old + foul words and other slang) and his behavior and outlook are growing tiresome and annoying. I've lost interest in reading this novel any further. I am cutting bait and moving on to the next book.
So how are you celebrating Banned Books Week this year?