Banned Books Week

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The American Library Association's annual "Banned Books Week" has begun; it lasts from 26 September to 3 October this year. The list of "Books Challenged & Banned 2008-2009" (8MB PDF) has all the details on the most recent books that have evoked censors' deepest fears--which seem to consistently revolve around issues of explicit language, drug use, and (especially) sexuality.

In defiance of the intellectually-stunted anti-readers that are forever banning and/or burning books, I try to read at least one book from the list every year. My selection this time around is Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass; I'll be back in a few days with some commentary.

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