Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Have you read these BANNED BOOKS?



What am I reading now?  Discern (Andrea Pearson)
Oh and BTW, this book is free today...click the pic to go to Amazon and get it now!

Annnd . . . what do I think so far?  A fun fantasy/contemporary fiction mix. I especially like how the chello music heightened my understanding of the main character.

Nicole Williams is an Arete—a fourth child with magical abilities—yet no matter how hard she tries, she can’t Channel her power. In fact, she seems to be the only student at Katon University who fails at magic. 

That doesn’t stop magic from finding her. Nicole turns to her best friend for help, along with fellow student Austin Young, who is considered by all a magical rarity. He also happens to be the hottest guy on campus and just might be interested in her. 


In Honor of the Freedom to Read
&
Banned Books Week

There are a lot of lists of banned books, google it and look around. Likely you will see something you've read.
Here are a few that I hope make you say WHAT?

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 1884 
The Call of the Wild, Jack London, 1903
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, 1951
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway, 1940
Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, 1936
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, 1939
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925
Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman, 1855
Moby-Dick; or The Whale, Herman Melville,1851
The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane, 1895
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, 1960
Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak, 1963

 A more current listing of banned books can be found on Goodreads lists.

And if you'd like the picture version, go to Goodreads HERE to see the lists!

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