FTRW 2007 – Day 1 – Happy Freedom to Read Week! (A Challenge)

It's Freedom to Read Week and to celebrate, I'm going to do a week's worth of posts on the topic.  I know a lot of librarians, writers and others will be talking about this topic so I'm going to try to come up with some unique angles for my posts where possible. 

But with that said, for today's post I'm going to borrow a recent post directly from Canuck Librarian:

The folks at Pelham Library
have posted a challenge for Freedom To Read week in Canada. They are
challenging readers to set a goal of banned or challenged books to be
read by June 30th, 2007. I've only set a goal of 10 for myself. Do you
think you can you beat me? Any suggestions for really good banned books
to read?


As “Freedom to Read Week” approaches, we
are once again rolling out our Banned Book Club. This year, we are
sending out the challenge to all readers worldwide to Take the Banned
Book Challenge. Set a goal. Read. Tell us about your book and let us
know how you did. There will be weekly (I hope) updates on the web page
( http://www.pelhamlibrary.blogspot.com).

Just
so you aren't alone in this, I have invited a number of “banned”
authors to join us. So far Meg Cabot (Princess Diaries and others),
Maryrose Wood (Sex Kittens and Horn Dawgs Fall In Love), and Canadian
author Deborah Ellis (Three Wishes, Looking for X and many others) have
agreed to meet the challenge.

For details and for the signup and reporting form go to http://pelhamlibrary.blogspot.com/2007/02/take-banned-book-challenge.html

Feel free to pass this message to other book lovers.

I'm going to take the challenge but I'll go easy on myself and set a goal of reading six books by the end of June.  Wish me luck!

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