Booking through Thursday: Friendship and Banning

Booking through Thursday this week:

Suggested by Marsha:

Buy a Friend a Book Week is October 1-7 (as well as the first weeks of January, April, and July). During this week, you’re encouraged to buy a friend a book for no good reason. Not for their birthday, not because it’s a holiday, not to cheer them up–just because it’s a book.

What book would you choose to give to a friend and why?

And, if you’re feeling generous enough–head on over to Amazon and actually send one on its way! 

Actually, Buy a Friend a Book week coincides nicely with Banned Books Week. If you like, head on over to the American Library Association web site (link above and in the sidebar) and pick a book from one of their lists of most challenged books: from last year or the most challenged books from 1990 – 2000, or the most challenged books from the 21st century.

I’m feeling the sudden urge to corrupt minds with Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, and Judy Blume.

How about you?


Filed under Books, Memes

5 responses to “Booking through Thursday: Friendship and Banning

  1. Maya Angelou’s I know why the caged bird sings has always been my favorite banned book, and come to think of it, I know a friend who’d probably love to read it. Of course, I think she already has…

  2. I don’t much like Judy Blume!

  3. lol! Not that you are gifting me any!


  4. Captain Underpants … interesting one. At first, I hated this series until it got one of my most reluctant students to read. Captain Underpants is my hero!

  5. Actually, I think everyone needs to be corrupted by Captain Underpants, and anyone who’s been forbidden to read that NEEDS it, too. Great idea to gift banned books. I see a Christmas theme coming on… 😉

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