Sunday, September 25, 2016

Banned Books Week 2016 ~ September 25th - October 1st

I'll be wearing the above t-shirt & socks for Banned Books Week 2016!!
Each year, I try to read at least one banned or challenged book a year. I've read two banned/challenged books so far as follows: The Witches by Roald Dahl and Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume. I don't remember if I've read any other banned or challenged books earlier this year or not.

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?


  1. Love the socks and t-shirt!

    I'm going to try to listen to an audio of a banned book instead since that's the only way that I am getting any kind of reading in lately. Now, which book to listen to? Hmmm...

    1. I'm going to (hopefully it arrives in time), going to listen to Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. I was planning on doing a banned book read out each day, bu I've already missed the first day!! I'll have to play catch up.

    2. Vonnie, hope you enjoy listening to your audiobook!!

      Cataluna6, I haven't even heard of Two Boys Kissing before... Enjoy listening to it. I am behind on reading for Banned Books Week too!! Time to play catch up.