It was Banned Books Week, from September 27-October 4, 2008.
So I had this idea...which I suppose like all ideas at 11 PM...in the cold light of day will sound totally crazy. I want to create a book group...but a banned or controvorsial book group. So I wanted to write it out and put it out there. This would include any books that have been banned or have been controvorsial at some point at some place. Strangely this is not such a small group. It includes the Harry Potter books (banned for witchcraft), The Satanic Verses, the new Jewel of Medina, etc.
I am so into freedom of speech that I'm surprised I didn't think of this before.
Here's the banned books site at UPenn. The books range from Little Red Riding Hood to Ulysses.
Here is the banned books page from the ALA.
Here is the banned books page in wikipedia.
I think this would be a really interesting book group. So, I am going to work on it and put it out there. See how many others are interested. I'm thinking like 8 members or so. Will post it on glocals, I think.
What do you think?