Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy (end of) Banned Books Week!

OK, so I probably should have posted something about this at the beginning of Banned Books Week, but I'm lazy and easily distracted and didn't remember to post anything until now. But just because I'm behind doesn't mean that you still can't read banned books. I'm doing you a favor... because banned books are out there and need to be read more than one week a year. I'm just reminding you.

You're welcome.

Banned Books Week is celebrating 30 years of reading books that people challenge because they're offended by them. Seems strange now that I think about it. "You want this book banned? Fine. Now we can promote it during a whole week devoted to books people don't want other people to read."

Do people think they're saving others by challenging a book? They don't like the book (for whatever reason) so they challenge it so other people won't read it. Those people are dicks. You can have your own opinion but you don't have to get a book banned from a school because you don't like it. You are not special. Nobody really cares about your opinion.

There, I said it. I mean, I'm offended by horrible writing but it doesn't mean I'm going to tell other people not to read it... *cough* Twilight *cough cough*

Oh, and read challenged books so you can come up with your own opinion on them. That is all.

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