Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. — Alfred Whitney Griswald
Banned Books Mugshots: Alaska Young (Looking for Alaska), Janie Crawford (Their Eyes Were Watching God), Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye), Harry Potter (Harry Potter), and Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter).
Banned Books Week is September 22 - 28! Visit Banned Books Week’s site or the American Library Association’s banned books page for more information!
Banned Books Week! September 22-28, 2013
I don’t think I can wait any longer to start recommending this book. You must have it when it comes out in November. You especially must if:
- you attend Hilary Mantel midnight release parties
- you still get upset that your eyes aren’t purple like Alanna’s
- you like Game of Thrones but wish GRRM could have kept his characters from describing someone as a whore every few pages
- you like your history fascinating and your lesbians powerful
- your eyes lit up when you first learned about the Great Vowel Shift
But you know, if none of that is true but you do like good books, you still need it. Go do whatever you have to do to make sure Hild by Nicola Griffith is in your life at the first moment it can be.
I keep seeing recs for this book and I can’t buy it yet, argh.