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Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday Discussion: Which Banned Book Are You?


This is the annual Banned Books Week installment of the Monday Discussion.  In past years, I have asked people to share their favorite banned books.  But this year, it’s time to do something different. 

But before we get to the discussion, I wanted to publicly praise the BPL’s Banned Books Week Committee,  This year, they organized a “Get Caught Reading” interactive and multi-media experience to go along with our traditional displays of banned and challenged items.

Scroll down to see some of the BPL staffers’ mug shots as they are caught reading banned books!  Over the course of the week, more staff and patrons will be encouraged to pose with a book.  We will be uploading them to our Flickr for all to see us proudly Celebrating Our Freedom to Read! 

After the photos, it will be your turn to get involved...
Me-- RA and Teen
Diane-- Periodicals 
Bobbie-- Processing
Angelica-- Youth Services

Mary-- Reference
Marissa-- Youth Services
Kristen-- Reference
Kathy-- RA and Teen 
Kathi-- Youth Services
John--RA and Teen
We are quite the subversive bunch.

But what about the discussion? As promised I have something different in store for you this year.  In a nod to the popularity of online quizzes, the Columbus State Library created a quiz which asks, Which Banned Book are You?

So, for today’s Monday Discussion, take the quiz and leave your answer in the comments.

I got Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller.


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6 comments:

Kristen N. said...

I got:
AMERICAN PSYCHO BY BRETT EASTON ELLIS (1991)

You’re the boy or girl next door who has a healthy skin regimen. Nothing gives you as much joy as an artfully designed business card or listening to Huey Lewis and the News to unwind. You’re a yuppie with a dark side, who knows all about keeping up appearances.

I am not exactly sure how I feel about this. :)

Shaynie K. said...

LOL. Who can top this for being a banned book? Seems I can't read the banned book quiz! Clicking on that link leads to a box that says "let's play," but nothing happens when I click in the box.

Christi said...

I got:

PERSEPOLIS: THE STORY OF A CHILDHOOD BY MARJANE SATRAPI (2000)

You know that you would be able to right all wrongs in the world if only you were a prophet. In public, you must obey the rules, but in the safety of your home, you can embrace your rebellious side. Sometimes you feel trapped between the traditions of the past and a more modern future.

This is strangely accurate...also, one of my favorite books for sure.

Tara BPLteen said...

"PERSEPOLIS: THE STORY OF A CHILDHOOD BY MARJANE SATRAPI (2000)
You know that you would be able to right all wrongs in the world if only you were a prophet. In public, you must obey the rules, but in the safety of your home, you can embrace your rebellious side. Sometimes you feel trapped between the traditions of the past and a more modern future."

Tara BPLteen said...

Also, here are a few Banned Books Week links for y'all!

100 Most Challenged Books for Last Decade: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009
Here's the Top 10 for the last year: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10#2013

And here's a guidebook to Banned Comics: http://cbldf.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CBLDF_BBWhb_FINAL_sm.pdf

John BPL RA said...

I, too, was banned from taking the banned book quiz ha! ha! But thanks for putting up the info and mug shots Becky!