My goal as I mentioned last Sunday Salon was to read a book per day for a Personal Banned Books Week Challenge in honor of Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Library Association among others, which was from last Saturday to this Saturday. I read six, five of which I have reviewed thus far. These are the books and the days on which I read them (not necessarily reviewed):
- Saturday: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- Sunday: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
- Monday: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
- Tuesday: The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
- Wednesday: The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Thursday/Friday/Saturday: Black Boy by Richard Wright (review coming hopefully later today), but in the meantime here is a review from Maggie @ Maggie Reads.
Also I wrote this book-related post, although not a review, on one of my other blogs, which you may (or may not) find amusing:
- In God’s Crosshairs: Ask yourself one question, “Do I feel lucky,” Well do ya punk?: about a devotional for hunters actually named In God’s Crosshairs, I kid you not.
In addition to Saturday’s through Tuesday’s books mentioned, I also read in September the following:
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo 3/5
- Right as Rain by George P. Pelecanos 3.5/5
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 4/5
- Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy by Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt and David L. Weaver-Zercher 4/5
- Rex Libris: I, Librarian by James Turner (graphic novel) 4/5
for a “grand” total of nine books for the month of September.
I could provide you many more links, but if you’re really in need of more (not just of me, though, but also some of my favorite reads from some of your blogs from throughout the week), check out my wrap up post: Saturday’s Me and You 10/4, which includes some who did their own special posts for Banned Books Week.
(I neglected to include any links to Rebecca @ The Book Lady’s Blog, who reviewed eight books throughout the week. Her last one was Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, with links to her others found at the bottom of her post, and links to Jenn @ Devourer of Books also found there. Sorry, ladies, I didn’t mean to exclude you in my links.)
Okay, one more last one, in case you don’t get there, for all you book bloggers: The Book Bloggers Appreciation Week Directory is up and running.
Oh, and what am I reading today? To get back on the topic and point of The Sunday Salon here. Well, besides still catching up on your blogs and now even more with Sunday Salon posts, I’ll be starting The Story of A Soul: The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux.