Mindy's Movie Reviews

A blog that went from discussing about the writing life to reviews of movies

Banned Books

Can you believe that September is here? I swear the year is going by way too fast for me.

I was reading a blog post over on the Indie Debut 2010 blog (found here) about the challenge to read Banned Books during the month of September.

I wanted to let everyone know about this bit of a challenge, I suppose you can call it, as I know I am going to sign up for it for sure.

I found out after a bit of research, that books have been banned by various people/organizations because the books are controversial or have material in them that offend these people and organizations.

I don't know about you, but I am becoming quite sick of this political correctness in our world with always having to cover the things that offend people. All I will say is that if it offends you, instead of trying to ban books that other people will want to read, don't read it. Don't talk about it. Don't give that book that offended you so much the satisfaction of your anger or any sort of attention. I personally shouldn't have to be told I can't read something because you were offended by the content.

Anyways, near the end of September there is a Banned Book Week, which I will try to write a post about what's happening during that week, closer to that time.

Until then, After hearing a bit of my own opinion on the matter, I would like to hear what you have to say about Banned Books. Good thing or bad?

Until next time, have a good week everyone.

2 comments:

Miriam S. Forster September 1, 2010 at 4:28 PM  

Thanks for the link, Mindy! I look forward to reading your review. :)

gabi September 7, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

I couldn't agree with you more.

I once heard an author say that he wanted to see his book on a banned list because that meant that it was being talked about, getting noticed, inciting controversy. And I have to admit, I get where he's coming from. Sometimes banning books only calls more attention to the books so what's the point of banning them anyway?