Monthly Archives: February 2018

Book banning and shadow banning.

Instagrams banned hashtags and their unfortunate banning of books

Written and Edited by: thepagegypsy and wizardylibrary

Censorship and books are, unfortunately, a very common duo. For years, the ALA has been working toward raising awareness on and fighting against the ever growing plea from individuals to have books removed from schools, libraries, and even edited to suit their needs should they find offense within the pages.

Many educators and advocates for education deem this a direct opposition to intellectual freedom. Books like, Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, and more recently, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by  Stephen Chbosky and Dead Poet’s Society, by N. H. Kleinbaum, have all found their place on those very lists opposing they be available to the public at all.

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The Ship of Theseus Review

I will be reviewing The Ship of Theseus, by J.J. Abrams, which will be posted at a pace of one chapter per week (subject to change), in order to encourage reading along. Here you will find the weekly updates as I review the book. The posting schedule for this thread will be every Sunday at 8:00 am so check back on Sunday, every Sunday, for the next chapter!

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Tablets VS. Real Books

I had always been an advocate for real books, and as much as that sounds as though I no longer am, that’s not entirely so.

I love physically holding a book, seeing it exist, waiting to be read. Books are worth having if only as to keep all of those bookmarks warm and cuddly, but in all reality the value of a book you can hold in your hand, flip the page of, and spill your tea on, is as much apart of the journey in that tale as the story itself.

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Captain Underpants and Criticisms Capricious Censorship Essay

Captain Underpants and Criticisms Capricious Censorship

Banning books has been a hot topic of debate better known since the iconic and ironic banning of Ray Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451. The American Library Association holds record of the Office for Intellectual Freedoms lists of banned books or books in question to be banned since they began advocating against the censorship of literature in 1967. The most astounding part of this urge to censor literature, is that it is still occurring today.

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