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Banned Books Blog Party!

Banned Books Week is a yearly event celebrating the freedom to read and protesting censorship or attempts to ban books. I love holidays. The simple fact that they’re holidays are good enough for me, but I also love celebrating them. In honor of this esteemed and book-related holiday, and with some good feedback from y’all, I’ve decided to host a Banned Books Week Blog Party!

The “rules” are simple:

  • Choose a book from the ALA lists of banned books, or one that’s been banned/challenged in your area.
  • Share a little about the book and why it’s important to you at your online space.
  • Tag/ping/message other people to do posts of their own.
  • Link back to this post, and leave your link in the comments, so we can all read each others’ responses!

Do this for as many books as you want! Banned Books Week runs September 21-27. I’ll be posting five book profiles of my own throughout that week, and reblogging what y’all post during that week or the weekends before and after. I’ll create a Pinterest board for all the posts. (Feel free to keep the chain going and/or comment below after that. I can’t guarantee reblogs and whatnot, but I can guarantee I’ll visit!)

I’ll reblog this post as a reminder at the beginning of next week. Let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to hearing about your books!

Banned Books Week
Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.

I’m pinging a bunch of people I follow — book bloggers and people who blog about books on occasion — but everyone is welcome to participate, ping or no ping! If you don’t do tag/award/chain type posts or don’t have time this month, no worries — just consider this a shout-out to your awesome blog. 🙂

63 thoughts on “Banned Books Blog Party!

      1. Noted. Check your referrals in a few hours and see if WordPress is registering referrals from Ello, plz. You should have at least two views from there when your stats update, because I just posted a link to your blog there and clicked through it twice.

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  1. I did a post a few months back on how the school board in my area removed a book from the eighth grade reading list after one complaint, against their own policies. I did a blanket post for BBW, but I will see if I have time to do this.


  2. Love this idea! I’ll see if I can get my act together and write something (not an easy task lately!) I’ll definitely share this on FaceBook, I’ve connected with a lot of new (to me) bloggers there recently so maybe some of them will participate…


  3. Reblogged this on Sourcerer and commented:
    I’m a little late with this, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to get a post out in time to join the party myself. If you’re planning to write a banned books post before the end of the week, you should check this out and think about participating. 🙂

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  4. Hey! I totally missed your ping. glad I stopped by and saw this before the week is out. Not sure who I’d tag because it seems everyone I know well enough to tag is doing something for BBW already.

    Will definitely have a post of some sort for it before the end of the week, though.


  5. This sounds like fun. Unfortunately, I kind of have a reading schedule planned out for the rest of the year and didn’t know about this until a few days ago. Maybe I could plan something for next year?


  6. You know I’m in! I just signed up to do a review of “To Kill A MockingBird” on the Thursday of that week for another blogs Banned Book Week events, have a Redefining Disabilities Project post lined up for the Wednesday (which doesn’t really have to do with banned books but.. you know, it’s when I could get it in!) and am thinking of also doing a review/write-up about the importance of the book to me, of “Fahrenheit 451” on the Tuesday (because, I may well be crazy… haven’t actually gotten either of those books READ yet since.. a while ago). So.. yes.. I’ll be doing stuff! And ping-back’s will occur 🙂 Yay!
    I was recently talking to some friends about the “Holiday Season” and since I’ve been watching/reading a lot that deals with the “season” in old school, wealthy-people-go-to-London type terms, I have decided that I am going to have my own “Season” which is starting… nowish. So, Banned Book week is one of the many celebrations of the “I can’t afford to go anywhere but lets make the next few months special anyhow” Season 🙂


      1. Kind of thinking of making it a “thing” complete with blog-posts… and perhaps some connections. If I’m working on getting my face-to-face friends on the “make me be social by participating in this “season”” bandwagon I see no reason not to also make it a blogging event!



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