Happy Banned Books Week!


Happy Banned Books Week!

So yeah, the books I ordered from Amazon came this past Tuesday. And you can’t believe how excited I was to see the tiny brown box with “Amazon Prime” tape all around it, on my porch.

Beautiful sight isn’t it?

amazon box at the door

Of course it was so beautiful that I just had to take a few more pictures:

Here’s a picture after I opened the box. Had to use my house key to rip through the taping.

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Here’s a picture of all three books of the Hunger Games trilogy in its box set!

  • Fact– The Hunger Games have been frequently banned/challenged for being anti-ethnic and anti-family. As well as insensitivity, having offensive language, occult/satanic and violent.


Here’s a picture of Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya!

  • Fact– Bless Me, Ultima have been banned/challenged for occult/satanism. And offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicitness and violence.

Bless Me Ultima3

And here’s the picture of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo…Hmm, I wasn’t able to find anything if the book had ever been banned/challenged. But I’d hazard a guess the reason(s) would be because it is sexually explicit and violent.

Dragon Tattoo4

Aww, look at my new books, looking all comfy together. 😀


Double awwww! And here they are, in their new home, on my bookshelf. And with their new BBBs (banned book buddies):

The Bluest Eye, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Giver and The Chocolate War.


This is not a happy moment. My two little ragamuffins tore the wrapping off the box set before I could. And I was really looking forward to it too. And do you see that tear on the bottom? How could they do this to me? How could they take away my joy like that? 😦

Well guess, I should be glad they get so excited over new books just like their mama, but still…sigh :-/

What are you doing to celebrate Banned Books Week? Read any good books lately? Banned or not, I’d love to add them to my TBR list. Just follow this link to a previous post about my reading preference. Or just surprise me.

Don’t forget, if you want to support Banned Books Week (September 27-October 3) on Facebook or Twitter, then follow the link. And add the “I Read Banned Books” twibbon to your picture profile!

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association


17 thoughts on “Happy Banned Books Week!

  1. Hi Lidy, just seen you on BHB and I didn’t even know there were banned books or that there was a Banned Books Week. I can only guess it’s a symptom of religious extremism but thanks for bringing it to our attention. I’ve read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and it’s definitely worth reading.

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    • Hi Pete and thanks for stopping by. I’m always glad to inform others about events like Banned Books Week. You know that saying ‘awareness is knowledge is power’ (tweaked the original). And you’re right, if you visit ala.org, most of the reasons/peopl of book banning is religion and conservatism.


    • Opening that box was like Christmas and birthdays in one. Even though it was a present to myself. And yeah, those reasons the books been banned always surprise me. Can’t wait to refute them.


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