This whole college life thing sure is taking a toll on my social networking skills. I have not said hi to the world of facebook, wordpress, and AOL in way too long. So sorry to the two whole people that have viewed my blog since my last post! I really am trying to stay up-to-date. Anyways on to important news, this is Banned Books Week! As much as the action of banning books from a school system, I just can’t help but get excited that there is a whole week dedicated to the many amazing authors and books that get over looked because they have been labeled “unsuitable for certain readers.” That is just a huge load of crap in my opinion. On the Y.A. blog, there is a contest where you can make a statement about banned books. She has a link to the pdf files of banned books from the past. One point I made in my entry was, how on earth can a diary (definition being: a personal record of events in somebody’s life, often including personal thoughts and observations) written by the late Anne Frank, be listed right next to Adolf Hitler’s book Mien Kemp (aka My Struggle). This is just so bizarre to me. The reason I included the definition of diary, is because it is a TRUE recollection of events happening in one’s life. What reason would anyone have for banning that book? By banning that book you are setting the words of Anne Frank equal to Adolf Hitler. A psychotic man, who ultimately killed millions of Jewish people, has a book that has been banned just like the book of a young Jewish girl. Where are the morals and ethics in that?
Ok enough of that rant…
I have been a reading machine the past week! I have finished the book; It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. It was awesome! The characters were extremely interesting, the plot is something I have never even heard of before, and the underlining theme of the story was touching. All in all, it was a really enjoyable read and I cannot wait to see the movie.
I also finished reading The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade. Can I just say, I loved this book !? It was funny, suspenseful, and just an all-around great book. Over the past year I have become a big fan of a story switching between male and female protagonists throughout the story. This book definitely made it in my top 10 list! I can’t wait to read the second (and ultimately the third and final) book that is due to come out this coming up summer!
Well it is late; I am tired, and unfortunately have a 9 a.m. class tomorrow. I do however, promise to keep my blog up to date from now on!