WHAT DO THESE BOOKS HAVE IN COMMON?
All of these books have been “challenged” in recent years because of what some people consider to be objectionable content. Each year, hundreds of attempts are made by individuals and groups to have books removed from library shelves and classrooms.
Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27, 2014) calls attention to these attempts, and celebrates something so many Americans so often take for granted: our freedom to read what we choose.
If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.
- J.K. Rowling (via observando)
Collect books, even if you don’t plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library.
- Austin Kleon (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.
Robert Pattinson: “If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.”