Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Banned Books Week!

Banned Books WeekIt's here!  Today is the first day of Banned Books Week.  (I wonder why it starts on Saturday and running through Friday, instead of starting on Monday and running through the weekend?)

Most years I don't find out about Banned Books Week until midway through the week, but this year I found out a few days early.  I have another post with a list of the top 10 challenged books of 2010, and also a post with a short list of cheap and free ebook versions of the most frequently challenged books.  There aren't many listed in the latter post, I'm afraid — most frequently challenged books are not yet in the public domain, so there aren't very many that have free versions available.  Also, ebook prices seem to have gone up over the last year or so, so there aren't very many ebooks under $5, either, even among the older books.

To celebrate Banned Books Week, I'm planning to read The Hunger Games, one of the top challenged books of 2010.  What about you?  Are you going to try to read one of the books on the list, and if so, which one?

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