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Postby Rei » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:24 am

That's right, folks. Next month we will be selecting a banned book. Here is a list of the 100 most frequently banned books, published by the American Library Association. Feel free to discuss, suggest which ones you may like to read, why you would like to read them, and all that jazz.
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Postby Young Val » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:30 am

Suggestions from everyone are welcome, but remember, you don't get a vote unless you participate in this month's discussion.

:::hint, hint:::
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby peterlocke123 » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:41 pm

I suggest The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. Although I read it in school last year. But I liked it, so I'm suggesting it.

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Postby Oliver Dale » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:58 am

Ha! I've never actually read Catcher in the Rye (it's a sad story of how the honors and then AP English programs at my school bounced me around so much that I ended up skipping most of those 'required' books that everyone else has read), and so would be amenable to that. However, I can't imagine I'm in the majority as having still not read it.

Others from the list that I'd be interested in reading, simply because I've heard of them:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (although this one kind of defeats the purpose of picking a "banned" book, I think, just as Harry Potter might... Harry Potter's been banned?! That's crazy.)
Beloved by Toni Morrison (I feel I should have read something by her by now)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (again, shouldn't I have read this by now?)
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Lord of the Flies by William Golding (I know,I'm so embarassed)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (I've read Huck Finn, and liked it)
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (ditto as for Beloved)

But again, I don't really feel strongly enough about any of them to make a strong nomination. So I'll just let others do that.

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Postby locke » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:51 pm

Looking at the list, it's Interesting, apparently Girls not having sex or any knowledge of the subject is the most important topic on list. Boys not having sex or any knowledge of the subject is NOT NEARLY as important. :p

I've always wanted to read the Chocolate War or Go Ask Alice or the Day no Pigs would Die. It's been ages since I read Great Gilly Hopkins, but I loved that book, our fourth grade teacher read it aloud to the class uncensored, it was the first time any of us had heard a teacher swear before.

Color Purple is a superb, liquid enveloping book I couldn't put down and will happily recommend to anyone. though you're ruined for the movie once you've experienced the book.
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Postby Hegemon » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:53 pm

Brave New World I would like to do...

I would consider Slaughterhouse 5 or Lord of the Flies and maybe Catcher in the Rye.

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Postby peterlocke123 » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:36 pm

Brave New World I would like to do...

I would consider Slaughterhouse 5 or Lord of the Flies and maybe Catcher in the Rye.
I read Lord of the Flies in 8th grade and really liked it. Was a tad gruesome, but oh well, I still liked it.

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Postby Hegemon » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:15 am

Now that I think of it, I would also like to read American Psycho.

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Postby Claire » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:39 pm

If we do Slaughterhouse 5, I'll participate because I brought the book with me. Other than that though its hard for me to get books for this :(.

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Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:24 pm

I no i dea why most of those are banned. I do own the whole series of the most-banned book. I feel like a delinquent.
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Postby Rei » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:52 pm

I have a certain fondness for owning certain banned books... primarily the ones worth owning.
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Postby irnstad » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:39 pm

Why is it that my school is the one that doesn't ban those books and yet they removed speaker for the dead from the reading list (broke my heart).

I would want to read:

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (movie on the way)
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers (I reccommend for anyone looking at the military)
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Postby toad » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:30 pm

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Were all books that I had to read back when I was still in school. How strange that the required reading of my youth is now on the banned list.

At least 1984 isn't on there...

As for suggested reading from the list, if you haven't already read it, Flowers for Algernon is a great story.

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Postby Ithilien » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:29 pm

Just curious but are we going to be doing another book discussion - it was really fun!
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Postby Rei » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:44 pm

Yes, we are, and I'm really sorry it's taking so long. I'm kind of hoping to take reading break (it starts next Friday) to gather myself and get something by the end of it. School ran away on me.
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Postby Ithilien » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:49 pm

Ooh, yay!

I think I would most like to read:

Catcher in the Rye
Wrinkle in Time
To Kill a Mockingbird
Of Mice and Men
Lord of the Flies
Slaughterhouse 5
Brace New World
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Postby Rei » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:53 pm

For the record, we'll also be picking a new theme, too. So if you have any general themes in mind, by all means suggest them.
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