Starting September 21st, Banned Books Week starts. This week celebrates books that have been banned for various reasons. In all honesty, I expect most books have been banned for some reason or another, so Banned Books Week is really just book rebels celebrating their love of literature (and Book Rebels is the coolest name for anything ever). An interesting note: In 2013, fewer books were banned than in previous years. Many years during the 2000s banned between 400 and 500 books, but in 2013, only 307 were banned. Most books today are banned by schools.
Because people are perverse, I think telling someone a book was banned makes them more likely to read it. I want to tell people that Ender’s Game was a banned book. 🙂
Today’s quotes are all from some of the most famous banned books of the 21st Century.
Looking for Alaska
“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
The Kite Runner
“I think that everything he did, feeding the poor, giving money to friends in need, it was all a way of redeeming himself. And that, I believe, is what true redemption is, Amir jan, when guilt leads to good.”
Brave New World
“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
To Kill a Mockingbird
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
The Hunger Games
“Destroying things is much easier than making them.”
The Catcher in the Rye
“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.”
The Color Purple
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”
My Sister’s Keeper
“There are always sides. There is always a winner and a loser. For every person who gets, there’s someone who must give. ”
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
“Pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”
Forever by Judy Blume
“It’s strange, but when it comes right down to it I never do fall apart–even when I’m sure I will.”
Quote Me Thursday Link Party
Now it’s time to link up your book posts to Quote Me Thursday! Remember, you can link up any book-related post! Basically, if you’re a book blogger of any kind, all of your posts can be added.
As always, I will feature my favorite link-up and by linking up, you agree to receive Quote Me Thursday reminders and have your post shared on Daily Mayo.
My favorite link-up from last week was this post from Reading Bifrost about the types of novels popular in Japan. When I was in high school, I was quite into Japanese animation, so I still have a soft spot for Japanese culture. The one pictured is one she mentions in the post, Love Sky, which is a novel originally sent viral-style by text (RB, correct me if that isn’t quite right!).
Who will be next week’s feature? Will it be you?
1. Links must be book or quote-related (reviews, quotes, book lists, author interviews, whatever!).
2. Link to your blog-specific URL, not your home page.
3. Visit some of the other posts and have some fun!
4. Use the hashtag #quotemethursday when sharing this link-up!