Banning books is a terrible practice.
I couldn't be more against it, because I believe in freedom. I believe books are the gateway to understanding, and I don't think one free person has the right to tell another free person what to read.
I'm against it because I want to read what I want to read. In the past, people wanted to read the Bible and let others read it, too. They were burned at the stake, tortured, and imprisoned trying to accomplish this goal. I'm so thankful for their hard work and sacrifice now, though, because I can read the Bible. Books of all kinds are gateways into another world. They destroy barriers and help us see each other as just a little more human.
I might not personally choose to read all of the books on the banned books list, but the absolute glory in that is that it's my choice.
The freedom to read what you want is a wonderful gift. Let's read what we want this week and live dangerously by reading a book someone wanted to ban...
Lots of other bloggers are doing much better jobs of celebrating this week...reading a book a day or spotlighting books on the list. Be sure to check some of them out. (If you are doing something, leave me a comment and I'll link to you)
Sandra at Fresh Ink Books has a survey.
Devourer of Books is spotlighting some books off the list with reviews.
Just a Reading Fool is reading and reviewing a book a day.
Bluestocking is reviewing three books off the list.
A Reader's Respite is also highlighting books off the list, including this one.