Song of the Day: Parents Just Don't Understand by Will Smith
Hello all! Well, we've made it to another weekend! Amen! Any big plans? I intend to get some writing and reading done. Just a reminder, don't forget about my Banned Books Giveaway! I'm giving everyone until October 12, 2011 to enter. What are you waiting for?
It's that time again--Friday Fives! The blog Paper Hangover asks the question:
What Are Your FIVE favorite Banned Books?
1. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
2. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrisson
3. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
4. Push by Sapphire
5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Banned books shed light on real issues. These books are good because they invoke emotional response in the reader. I don't like reading books and not being "affected." Banned books tend to have an affect on me. I think that's why we love them so much. People shouldn't try to cover the truth, nor should they try to control what other people read. I've always said, if you think a book is too "racy," then it's simple: DON'T READ it. What are some of your favorite banned books?