October 16th, 2008

Book Marks

Banned Books

This was posted in the obsessed_reader community and it was posted by branog .  I just thought it was fun.

You can find the list these places:
http://book-therapy.blogspot.com/2008/09/banned-book-list.html
http://storeetllrsanythingblog.blogspot.com/
Book Nut http://melissasbookreviews.blogspot.com/

Here are the rules:


If you've read the whole book, bold it.  If you've read part of the book, italicize it.  If you have the book but haven't read it put a ***

1. The Bible
2. Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
4. The Koran
5. Arabian nights
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I think it's sad on my part how many pieces about government I've read. -_-'  A lot of the books on here I've read because they were required by college classes (like my GOV 100 class that made me read all the government books/essays).  I just think it's interesting the books that get banned and why.  AND in case you're wondering about such things, I have an excellent site or two that lists a lot of books and their reasons for being banned (along with some sarcastic commentary).

http://title.forbiddenlibrary.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banned_books


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Halloween

I like to read books that go with holidays and seasons.
For October/Halloween I plan on reading:

The Halloween Tree- Ray Bradbury
I Am Legend- Richard Matheson
The Shining- Stephen King

What are you reading for the season?
Inept
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Witches of Eastwick

I am desperately trying to read Witches of Eastwick for bookclub this month.  But I just can't seem to get into it!

I'm 36 years old, so the book was published when I was about 12 years old, but it takes place in the 60s, before I was born.  So much of it feels stilted and dated to me.

Can anyone give me any insight or hope that will make me slog through the rest of this book?  I hate to not read the book, especially since I was the one who suggested that we read it!