Published weekday mornings as the coffee brews
Yup. I once heard someone say we should just outlaw reading for anyone under ten. Think of the underground that would pop up! Reading would instantly be the coolest thing around.
So true. At least, until the kid realizes what they're reading is utterly boring. Like Playboy.
the forbidden fruit always tastes the best
Sure has worked for the Bible in China.
We could have some real fun with this and create an infinite loop. Ban something completely unreadable such as Faukner and watch the kids' heads explode.
I'm not sure if I agree. Which comes first: the desire to read it, or the banning?And 'kids' is an unlikely word. I teach middle schoolers. Many don't even want to read things we 'adults' would think, like Harry Potter or whatever.-ISammael
Well I'm to late to get a "ban all books" comment in first.
I think it works with adults, too.I've certainly picked up a book and read it merely to see why it had been banned. Haven't you?
What's funny is, this truth applies all they way up the ladder of maturity. Kids want banned books because they don't trust that the people who banned them are acting in their best interests. For the same reason, nothing sells me on an iPhone app more than hearing that Apple pulled it from their app store.
So true. The funny thing is my friends and I tried to look up as many once-banned books as we could get our hands on. A Clockwork Orange was, perhaps, my favorite, not to mention all the others.
I wanted to do my 11th grade AP focus on Kurt Vonnegut and I got free copies of Sirens of Titan and Cat's Cradle; they weren't banned from being taught, just not allowed.
The sad thing is, if you reverse the axes it's also true.
Could you make this one a tshirt? I would buy it...
Reading is a fabulous outlet.If this were a tshirt, i'd want it.
Your graph shows that the desire to read increases exponentially as the number of times banned goes up, ie: slow growth at start, fast growth later on, I tend to think it would instead be fast growth as times banned is low, and slower growth as the number increases, since a book that has been banned 8 times compared to another banned 5 times seems like a much bigger deal than a book banned 1200 times compared to a book banned 1100 times. Just my opinion.
So let's start banning!
XD We have a poster up at our high school library that says "Banned Books" and lists books that have been banned at one time or another.
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