Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Banned Books Week!

I'm a couple days late on this, as Banned Books Week technically started on Sunday.  I've just been super busy and forgot to post about it.  I love Banned Books Week, though, and try to read one of the previous year's top 10 list every single year.

The top 10 banned books lists are starting to look eerily familiar every year, as there are certain books that some people just can't seem to let go of.

Here are the top 10 banned and challenged books of 2014:

Monday, September 21, 2015

Food for thought

This post recently went around on Facebook:

What's better than a vending machine full of snacks? One that's full of books. For free!

Yep.  Since so many of the kids don't have access to age-appropriate books, there are three vending machines full of books going into schools in Washington, D.C.  This sounds like a dream come true for my childhood self (even though I had access to all the books I wanted).  Heck, even my adult self would love to stumble across one of these vending machines!

"What?  I'm a child, I swear! ... I like kids' books, does that count?"

Seriously, though, what a great idea!  I'd be really interested in hearing about how it fares in D.C.