The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #49

September 28, 2014 meme, The Sunday Post 26

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  Grab a cuppa and let me bend your ear (eyes?) for a few minutes with all my bookish news. 

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Randomness:

This week I have been reading lots of posts and information about banned books and it just makes me sad to think of books being banned.  I do get that books need to be age appropriate but I think the person to decide that is the child’s parents and I know if it was my child, I would rather read the book with them and discuss the topics instead of banning it.  I definitely thinking banning anything just makes it more attractive, we are rebels at heart!

Banned Books poster

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association.

 

I love that there is a festival just to celebrate our freedom to read what we want, when we want and I think heightening awareness of banned books is a worthwhile cause.  And who knew so many famous books are banned in different places – Harry Potter, The Diary of Anne Frank, Eleanor and Park, The Bell Jar, etc, etc.  The list is frustratingly endless and most of the reasons behind the banning are laughable.   I know every year from now on I will take pride in celebrating this week.  Embrace literary freedom, we are lucky to have it.

Did you celebrate your freedom to read with a banned book?

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Second Chance Sunday – What happened here this week:

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Second Chance Sunday – What caught my eye.  Why not go Sunday visiting?

Dee @ Dee’s Reads wants to know is your TBR planned or do you choose books spur of the moment? I’m very much a spur of the moment reader as I need to be in the mood for whatever book I choose.  And sometimes I get a huge urge to read a certain book and ONLY that book will do.

Nuz @ Say It With Books has a special banned books week post.  She is recommending banned books and mocktails.  They look so good together!  Cheers everyone!

Charleen @ Cheap Thrills has a fantastic post about Symphonic Spoilers.  She is comparing spoilers for musical events with book spoilers and I never thought about this before.  Like Charleen though, I find listening to music before an event increases my enjoyment rather than spoiling it.

Angela @ Angela’s Anxious Life wants to know is Formatting old posts… worth the time?  Personally I think not, it would be a bit time drain and very frustrating especially knowing they probably won’t get a lot of reviews.  Guess I’m showing my lazy side though.

Charlotte @ Escapades of a Bookworm has a guest post on Oh, The Books! about Reading and Dyslexia including a handy 10 point list to explore it further.

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Books I have received to review:

Hide and Seek by Amy Bird

 

Thanks to NetGalley and Carina UK for Hide and Seek.  I don’t know a lot about this book and I haven’t read anything by the author before but I like the title!  That’s a good enough reason to read a book, right?!

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Books I have bought:

The Winner's CurseOne Tiny Lie by K A Tucker

 

I bought The Winner’s Curse for a book club meeting.  And I need to read it ASAP as the discussion about it is today week.  Eeekkk, why do I always leave things till the last minute.  But at least it looks fab and it sounds really interesting too.

And One Tiny Lie was my audible choice this month, it’s the second book in Ten Tiny Breath’s series.  I started the series last year so it’s time I got cracking along with it.

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Between the Lines is also on Facebook sharing details of kindle freebies and great giveaways as well as other random bits and pieces.  So if you use FB, please like my page and leave a comment so I can like you back!   Well, that’s  my week wrapped up.  Happy Reading to all. 

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26 Responses to “The Sunday Post : Get your Bookish News #49”

  1. Greg

    I don’t think banning books really helps- I agree parents have to make those decisions, and you’re right about banning it will just make it more attractive! It’s so silly- trying to make those decisions for other people…

    Some great links this week, and great idea with the spread the blogging encouragement. Glad to see people responding to that…

    Hide and seek does look intriguing, by the way! Have a great weekend.
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #63 Frightfall is here!

    • trish

      I do think parents need to make informed decisions and only they will know if their child is ready for a book or not. What really scares me is when an adult takes someones word that a book they know nothing about could be harmful. At least take the time and read the book and make your own mind up.

  2. Lola

    I agree with you that banning boosk make them only more attractive and it’s better for the parent to decide what the child can read, although even then it might be difficult to decide what is age appropiate and what not in some cases. It’s a grey area, but I don’t think banning books is the solution. I don’t pay any special attention to banner books and just read what I normally do.
    I like the title of Hide and Seek and the cover is fun as well. I hope you’ll enjoy it and picking up a book for the title or cover is totally a valid reason ;).
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #93

    • trish

      Totally agree! I do look to see why books are banned in certain areas like school libraries but I never, ever agree with the reasons behind them.

    • trish

      I think it’s inbuilt into to all of us to want someone else tells us we shouldn’t have. Especially teenagers. Maybe that’s a plus for banned books then as it makes them want to rebel by reading them :O

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I am curious about just how banned a book really is. I know in the US at least I can get any book I want at any point regardless of banning. It may be difficult to find it in a school library but that’d be only a tiny stumbling block. And yeah – definitely being told I can’t do something means I absolutely HAVE to do whatever it is!

    Enjoy your new books and have a great week!
    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…This Week in Reading – September 28

    • trish

      Restricted access is probably a more accurate term than banned books. And it does mostly relate to schools, etc but when you read the reasons for the bans, they are ridiculous.
      And thanks! 🙂

  4. Rita @ My Home of Books

    I have always believed that the parent should be the one to make the decision on which book a child can read. We should not give all that power over to school boards, government counties, etc. My eldest grandchild reads well above grade level and at her school library she was denied certain books meant for the middle grade students (her school runs grade 1-8). Luckily she complained and her librarian sent home a note and got written permission from her mother (my daughter) to take out what she wanted. If it’s there, it’s for the picking, I say.

    Thanks for the interesting links you provided to visit other blogs. I read all your past week’s posts, and look forward to this next week. Have a good week ahead!
    Rita @ My Home of Books recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up 9/27-9/29/14

    • trish

      Well done to the library, that is such a sensible way to do it. I always read above my age level and it never did me any harm! :O

  5. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian

    You’ve got some great books to read next, Trish. Unfortunately, I can relate to leaving book club reads until the very last minute. I always think I have more time to get to them and try to fit in a few more books beforehand. It’s not a good strategy, and gives me (avoidable) stress. Shiny new books always distract me, lol.

    Enjoy your new books and thanks for visiting my blog.
    Catherine @ Book Club Librarian recently posted…Weekly Book Recap #83

    • trish

      Oh well, at least the book will be fresh in my mind for the chat! I will hopefully get to it during the week and not be trying to read it all next Sat! 🙂

    • trish

      Like you I have a computer list of books too but it’s just a reminder to make sure nothing slips through the gaps! I’ve held off on holiday books so far, I’m waiting for HoHoHo Readathon. But I plan on lining up some scary Halloween reads soon :O

    • trish

      I’m really looking forward to One Tiny Lie even though I see mixed reviews. I know from Ten Tiny Breaths though that K A Tucker has great characters.

  6. A Voracious Reader

    Banning books is so ri-dick-ulous. If I want to ban a book in my own home that’s one thing. For others to impose their opinion on the general public…well, I’ll keep it clean and zip my lips lest the expletives fly around like the monkeys in Wizard of Oz.
    A Voracious Reader recently posted…The Sunday Post ~ 60th Edition

    • trish

      Ohhh you get bonus points for a Wizard of Oz reference! Which was a banned book and the reasons were it was “unwholesome” and “ungodly.” Wait…did they read the same book I did!! :O

  7. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    Well, you probably saw my post about banned books and I am completely against it. Parents should be aware of what their kids are reading and be willing to discuss it but forbidding, censoring, and banning? No, never.

    Okay, off my soap box.

    Hide and Seek looks interesting and good luck with your book club read. I am often reading at the last minute s I can relate.
    Bea @Bea’s Book Nook recently posted…Read Pink 2014 with Penguin Random House

    • trish

      Well you won’t hear any arguments from me about that! I think books are a great way to start a discussion with kids, why would you just shoot them down with a book ban.

      I’m the worst procrastinator. Every time I say I’ll read it early next time but it’s always a last minute dash for me.

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