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View Poll Results: What shall be our category for September 2013?
Biography/Memoir 12 41.38%
Mobileread Authors 10 34.48%
Short Stories 11 37.93%
Banned or Challenged Books 17 58.62%
Free-For-All 11 37.93%
Young Adult 8 27.59%
Modern Fiction 6 20.69%
Lottery (version 3) 5 17.24%
Fantasy 8 27.59%
Humor 7 24.14%
Books by Japanese authors 6 20.69%
Historical Fiction 7 24.14%
MobileRead Classic (must be in our Library and at least 50 years old) 10 34.48%
First Book in a Series 5 17.24%
Philosophy 10 34.48%
Foreign (books originally written in a language other than English) 9 31.03%
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:14 AM   #16
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What I'd like to know is who the heck actually authorized that crap to be published? All it is is a big flaming heap of dung disguised as a book.
In your (not at all humble) opinion!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:26 AM   #17
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^I think we will end up getting a nice free-for-all list out of challenged books and I think it will be a lot of fun gleaning lists for ideas. Based on those.

Already, the book two book clubs have read at least two that I know of. Slaughterhouse-Five and Lolita.

There are some crazy brilliant writers and titles on the list: The Sun Also Rises, The Grapes of Wrath, Rabbit, Run, The Handmaid's Tale, Beloved, As I Lay Dying

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Green Eggs and Ham (1960) Dr. Seuss Novel In 1965, the children's novel was temporarily banned in the People's Republic of China for its portrayal of early Marxism. The ban was lifted in 1991, following Seuss' death.
Marxism? Am I missing something written between the lines of being a picky eater?

Allen Ginsberg's Howl looks interesting considering he went to trial for obscenity.

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Old 02-25-2013, 09:49 AM   #18
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Already, the book two book clubs have read at least two that I know of. Slaughterhouse-Five and Lolita.
And both are not good books.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:54 AM   #19
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Third time lucky?
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D.H. Lawrence has had several books banned and would certainly be eligible for this category.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #21
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I'll take that as a write-in vote for Joyce.
Joyce isn't boring. You just have to be on the right combination of drugs when you read him.

If I ever hook up again with my buds from the 60s, I may give Ulysses another shot.
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^I really liked some portions of Ulysses, but it is very long and the first hundred or so pages were quite a slog when I read it.
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^I think we will end up getting a nice free-for-all list out of challenged books and I think it will be a lot of fun gleaning lists for ideas. Based on those.

Already, the book two book clubs have read at least two that I know of. Slaughterhouse-Five and Lolita.

There are some crazy brilliant writers and titles on the list: The Sun Also Rises, The Grapes of Wrath, Rabbit, Run, The Handmaid's Tale, Beloved, As I Lay Dying

Marxism? Am I missing something written between the lines of being a picky eater?

Allen Ginsberg's Howl looks interesting considering he went to trial for obscenity.

In case no one has posted this link yet or mentioned it:
ALA's page on banned and challenged books

Well the people at FOX News were recently claiming that The Lorax was "demonizing the 1% and espousing green energy policies." So I guess it all evens out in the end. To me Dr Suess was just a genius at writing books that would hold children's interest while teaching them to read.
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Well the people at FOX News were recently claiming that The Lorax was "demonizing the 1% and espousing green energy policies." So I guess it all evens out in the end. To me Dr Suess was just a genius at writing books that would hold children's interest while teaching them to read.
Actually, rightly or wrongly, Lou Dobbs' criticisms appear to have been aimed not at Dr Suess, but at the recent movie adaptation of that book. But this is getting mighty close to P&R territory.
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I'm not looking to read a book I have to be near death to be able to actually read.
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Banned or Challenged Books it is. The October category nominations will be up shortly.
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