~Percy Bysshe Shelley
One of my fondest memories of growing up was choosing a banned book to read each Autumn during Banned Books Week. My mother encouraged my sister and I to read anything and everything. There were no limits with age regarding even the heftier sorts of books. The attitude in our home was: If a book looks interesting to you, try it out.
Some evenings we would have book readings at the dinner table. I remember listening to my mother's voice as she would get into the character she read. It tickled us to no end. We'd each take turns to read a few pages. Books were so irresistible and sharing was always welcomed. It was a clever way to lure us into a good story which worked every time.
This week is Banned Books Week. A fun aspect is reading over the Frequently Challenged Books List (the 30 Years Timeline is neat too!). It's crazy to see the books that end up on the list. The best part is that these lists are put into reverse use. People purposefully read the books on the list. I can't think of a better thing to celebrate this week. Happy Reading.
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