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I’m often late to the party because my head is in the clouds (or in a book) but #bookadayuk is a hashtag that has been around since June.   91 more words


Fifty Shades of Censorship

Part of the Banned Books Week Blog Party over at Things Matter.

On May 25 2011 Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James was published.   582 more words


Banned Books: Shel Silverstein

My first exposure to the work of Shel Silverstein was through the songs of Dr Hook.  Each Sunday in our house was the day that my Dad got to take over the record player and in amongst the repetitious playing of Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan there would be thrown some Dr Hook.   613 more words

Children's Literature

Banned Books Week

RAY BRADBURY on the frequent attempts to censor or ban his books:

“.. it is a mad world and it will get madder if we allow the minorities, be they dwarf or giant, orangutan or dolphin, nuclear-head or water-conversationalist, pro-computerologist or Neo-Luddite, simpleton or sage, to interfere with aesthetics.

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Banned Books Week, September 21-27

In communities all across the country, challenges to published fiction and efforts to ban books that offend some readers have been mounted for decades.  The reasons vary.  211 more words

Banned Books

On Book Banning

When it appeared in 1977, my first novel was welcomed with considerable praise from The New York Times, Kirkus Reviews, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Newsday… 364 more words

Polly (2014)