Something to jot into your dayplanner: September 22nd through 29th is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week. Take a stroll through the list of most-frequently challenged books of the last decade, and choose a few to read over the course of that week; encourage your kids to do the same. (I’ve started early. In honor of its fiftieth birthday, I bought Catcher in the Rye a few weeks ago, and started rereading it a few nights ago. Anyone out there have any other appropriate suggestions to enrich my end-of-September reading list?)


I can only speak to a few of the books on that list, but am totally
amazed that To Kill A Mockingbird found its way there. As good as
Catcher in the Rye is, and it is excellent, IMHO To Kill a Mockingbird
is even better - one could do a lot worse with their time than giving
it another read…Dave.

• Posted by: dave dobbs on Aug 22, 2001, 10:21 PM

Not a banned book, but I’m getting a real charge out of “The Horse’s Mouth” by Joyce Cary. It’s the basis for the fine film of the same name with Alec Guinness (one of his best and most atypical roles) and Ian MeKellen, but the book is outstanding and superior. The real life of an artist, from the inside.
Actually I’m reading “Huck Finn” too, which is on the list probably, after 116 years yet…

• Posted by: Gordon Osse on Aug 26, 2001, 2:24 AM
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