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Monday, September 27, 2010

It's Banned Book Week

Several of the blogs I follow have posted on this but I think it's worth another mention.  Please check out these excellent blogs on the subject: Terry's Place and Sierra Godfrey.

To me, the reasons against banning books are self-evident.  Freedom of expression and the exchange of ideas must not be controlled or denied.   If you disapprove of a book - don't read it.  That's your right.  If you find it objectionable and don't want you child to read it, don't let him/her.  As a parent, that is also your right.  But denying others access to that book because of your opinion?  Not right. 

8 comments:

Dru said...

I totally agree.

Robert Guthrie said...

I comment somewhere else about book banning: Nazis did something similar - book burning. A difference of two letters. Same attempt at mind control.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Dru and Robert - Thanks for commenting. It's scary to think this sort of thing is even an issue in our society.

Anonymous said...

Love what you're doing with the blog, Linda!

Can you add an RSS or feedburner bug to your site? I've subscribed to all my friends' blogs this way, and it makes it super convenient...

OJ

frayedges said...

Agreed!

Tauruspete said...

I agree. We have a choice whether to read or not. This choice and freedom of expression should not be denied.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Hey, OJ. Thanks for the kind words.

I tried to add an RSS bug when I first set up thi sblog but I kept doing something wrong. I'll give it another try. (Just for you.)

Linda Leszczuk said...

frayedges and Tauruspete - Thanks for commenting.

I supposed it's not surprising that people who read authors' blogs would be against book banning but it's still good to get these opinions out there. Sometimes the voice of reason is only a whisper and goes unheard.