I’m With the Banned

This week is Banned Books Week, the American Library Association's annual celebration of banned and challenged books. The Office of Intellectual Freedom keeps track of all reports of challenges against books in public libraries, school libraries, school assignments, and all other reported attempts at removing books from public use. Over the years, they have compiled…

YALSA Hub Challenge: Why I Didn’t Finish

So when I took this on in February I fully expected to finish. Up until mid May I still thought I could. Alas, I could not. I got 19 books read. And would have had 20, but I did not finish the 20th in time. What follows is not a list of excuses by any…

The Hub Reading Challenge

The Hub, YALSA's blog, is hosting a reading challenge.  Last year I debated about joining in, but seeing as how I was still in school, I ultimately decided against it since I knew I wouldn't be able to devote the time to it.  This year, with no classes I've decided to to it.  To participate…

I’m With the Banned!

Today is the first day of the American Library Association's Banned Books Week.  Banned Books Week is designed to bring awareness to those books that are commonly banned and challenged and encourage people to read them.  Every year, hundred's of challenges are reported to the Office for Intellectual Freedom in an effort to get one…