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This week's roundup is dedicated to Banned Books Week. If you didn't know if was BBW, you'd find out once you visited Twitter which is all a-chirp with blog discussions, lists of banned books, ways to celebrates, and overall indignation as the Twitterverse exercises its freedom to read via its freedom to tweet. Now where is my copy of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD?
BANNED BOOKS WEEK ACTITIES TWEETS
@NortonCriticals: #BannedBooks Week is happening from September 25 to October 2. Check out a list of events from @ALAlibrary at http://bit.ly/aqjgLq.
@AAKnopf: #bannedbooksweek What you can do: http://ow.ly/2KAWV
QUOTES FROM BANNED BOOKS TWEETS
@JadenElyse: It's really too bad that so much crumby stuff is a lot of fun sometimes -J.D Salinger, Catcher in the Rye
@Cal_Humanities: "[I]t was...considered rude to call attention to things that were unsettling or different about individuals."-Lowry, The Giver.
@danavshelley): "Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing." To Kill a Mockingbird
DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO TWEETS
@BookStoreDude: I don't know about you, but everytime I see a list of banned books, it makes me want to read them more.
@blanghinrichs): If you've read Harriet the Spy http://amzn.to/aJkdQ3, you'll know she is bit of a subversive herself. Be subversive and read
@JustWriteNow: On #bannedbooks, why we love forbidden fruit, and how censorship doesn't pay:... http://fb.me/KaHzmd8L
MAYBE IF THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THE WORDS MEAN THEY WON'T BE CORRUPTED BY THE LITERATURE TWEETS
@maureenjohnson: Trying to ban the dictionary is [struggling to find words] is.... insane.
@gnke: Hmm, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate challenged in CA? And the entry in question is not "hypocrisy". Blown away.
BANNED BOOKS LISTS TWEETS
@KirkusReviews: The most challenged books of 2009? Stephenie Meyer's TWILIGHT and Lauren Myracle's TTYL, among others. http://tiny.cc/tlyn6
@PenguinPbks: http://huff.to/aeqodi Huffpost - #BannedBooks 10 Books people most want banned
@KorrieM :Top 100 Banned Classics http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedclassics/index.cfm
@laurenchaikin: Dumb people are dumb. http://tinyurl.com/2f68xld
@randomhouse: 15 Iconic Movies Based On #bannedbooks http://cot.ag/doXkSq
BANNED BOOKS BLOG TALK TWEETS
@QuotablesHQ: We're hosting a Banned Books Week Blogathon over at the Quotables blog, find out more >> http://bit.ly/9nErg8
@juliaakarr: We're talking #bannedbooks all week at The League of Extraordinary Writers. http://tinyurl.com/29o3mjp
@DGLM: New blog post! Banned Books Week http://tinyurl.com/29akvcd
@GoodBooksInc: Happy #bannedbooks week everyone. Here's a little essay by Prongs on the subject. Hope you like it http://bit.ly/cByXnB
@RasoirJ: At last, Banned Books Week is here. Roundup of current controversies: http://tinyurl.com/263tmap
@broncofashion: NEW on the #blog, a little rumination (and a few suggestions) on #bannedbooks: http://bit.ly/9g08qP
@harperteen: Check out Chris Crutcher over on the Greenwillow blog and celebrate #BannedBookshttp://bit.ly/dhD8Lx
@RasoirJ: Heroic #Librarians: Judith Krug - founder of Banned Books Week: http://tinyurl.com/263tmap
@Margo_L_Dill: I'm talking about Banned Books Week 2010, And Tango Makes Three, Crank, The Chocolate War. Join me, please! http://t.co/RBYmFe
JUST WHO ARE THESE BANNERS? TWEET
@erinfaye: Curious about who, exactly, bans books? Here's your answer: http://banned-books.com/bborgs.html
WHY BANNED BOOKS ARE 'BAD' TWEETS
@erinfaye: The Wizard of Oz was banned for referring to witches as "good." Yes, really.
@KS_Books: More #BannedBooks week fun: Crazy reasons books have been banned. http://ow.ly/2KBLe
@boldtype: The most absurd logic behind famously #bannedbooks: http://ow.ly/2LbjR
@abookmama: South Africa banned the book "Black Beauty." Find out the ridiculous reason why at http://wp.me/pYH5i-gg
@gregpincus: Why Are Parents Banning Books- from the BBC on challenges in the US and less so in the UK: http://bbc.in/9UhLjX
I PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVE READ THEM IF YOU DIDN'T TELL ME NOT TO TWEET
@V_Motter: The funny thing about #bannedbooks is that most of the ones that I have read, I haven't liked. http://tinyurl.com/2eo5nkm
@politelibrarian: Celebrate Band Book Week @ your library! http://t.co/5wWSkW6
TWILIGHT TATTOOS, ANYONE? TWEET
@GoodBooksInc: Anyone out there have a tattoo inspired by a #bannedbooks or a contriverseal literary work? Looking for tattootues submissions!