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I know a way to celebrate banned books week for you guys...

RosieBaggins
Rivendell


Sep 23 2013, 11:31pm

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I know a way to celebrate banned books week for you guys... Can't Post

It is that time of year again, the part where my library puts up a banned book display and encourages the reading of them. Many great books are on the list of banned books, so it is not surprising that Lord of the Rings is #40 on the American Library Association's list of banned books. The Hobbit is on the list as well. Anyone else going to celebrate the week and your freedom by reading by reading one of those wonderful, "shocking" books?

My progress so far on my walk to Rivendell
I have traveled 71 miles
I have passed Buckleberry Ferry.
It is 2 miles to the next landmark.
I have 387 miles until I reach Rivendell.


IdrilofGondolin
Rohan

Sep 24 2013, 12:53am

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Why are LOTR and TH on the banned books list?


RosieBaggins
Rivendell


Sep 24 2013, 1:34am

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This site explains the silly reasons [In reply to] Can't Post

http://bannedbooks.world.edu/2011/03/13/banned-book-awareness-lord-rings-jrr-tolkien/ Many of the books that are on the banned book list are there for little reason.

My progress so far on my walk to Rivendell
I have traveled 71 miles
I have passed Buckleberry Ferry.
It is 2 miles to the next landmark.
I have 387 miles until I reach Rivendell.


demnation
Rohan

Sep 24 2013, 9:14am

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I had no idea it was Banned Books week, so thanks for raising awareness. By browsing ALA's list and the Banned Books site, it seems that some of the greatest books ever written are also some of the most frequently challenged. Shame that not everyone can be convinced that LOTR isn't satanic or Huckleberry Finn is purposefully racist.

"In the beginning the Universe was created.This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Loresilme
Valinor


Sep 24 2013, 3:02pm

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Thanks // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


RosieBaggins
Rivendell


Sep 24 2013, 4:36pm

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I know, it is crazy right! [In reply to] Can't Post

In my opinion, banning books is a horrible thing to begin with. I am so glad my local library doesn't support the "banning" of books. I am homeschooled, and literature was a big part of my schooling. Many of the 'controversial' classics are my favorites. I am so glad I live in a free country, and that my library doesn't support banning books :) Besides, I firmly believe that those who don't remeber the past are doomed to repeate it., and thus many horrible things in the past should be remembered for that reason, so that we don't fall in the trap again.

My progress so far on my walk to Rivendell
I have traveled 71 miles
I have passed Buckleberry Ferry.
It is 2 miles to the next landmark.
I have 387 miles until I reach Rivendell.

(This post was edited by RosieBaggins on Sep 24 2013, 4:41pm)


sherlock
Gondor


Sep 24 2013, 5:00pm

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This kind of thing [In reply to] Can't Post

makes me so mad! A born again Christian I work with once had the nerve to say that LOTR was a bad book and I shouldn't read it. I was talking to a friend about books and movies (the friend is a Harry Potter fan). We just looked at each other and rolled our eyes.Wink


RosieBaggins
Rivendell


Sep 24 2013, 5:26pm

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Those people irritate me as well. [In reply to] Can't Post

If you don't want to read the book, goody for you, just don't pester me about how bad the book is and why I shouldn't read it. I am a christian as, but it doesn't mean I can't have fun as well, and Lord of the Rings is one of the cleanest books out there.

My progress so far on my walk to Rivendell
I have traveled 71 miles
I have passed Buckleberry Ferry.
It is 2 miles to the next landmark.
I have 387 miles until I reach Rivendell.


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 5:52pm

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Confuse 'em with facts [In reply to] Can't Post


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makes me so mad! A born again Christian I work with once had the nerve to say that LOTR was a bad book and I shouldn't read it. I was talking to a friend about books and movies (the friend is a Harry Potter fan). We just looked at each other and rolled our eyes.Wink



I'm surprised you didn't hit the person with the news that, not only was Tolkien a devout Christian, but he also converted his friend C.S. Lewis (previously an Athiest) to Christianity. Then again, the born-again is probably convinced that all Catholics are bound to Hell anyway.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


sherlock
Gondor


Sep 24 2013, 6:39pm

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That's what I would have said if I was [In reply to] Can't Post

quick on my feet. I don't think well when I'm mad or emotional so I never think of the right thing to say till after the fact.


RosieBaggins
Rivendell


Sep 24 2013, 6:49pm

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I know what you mean. [In reply to] Can't Post

The perfect comeback only comes after you walk away.

My progress so far on my walk to Rivendell
I have traveled 71 miles
I have passed Buckleberry Ferry.
It is 2 miles to the next landmark.
I have 387 miles until I reach Rivendell.


Darkstone
Immortal


Sep 24 2013, 7:25pm

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L'esprit de l'escalier [In reply to] Can't Post

http://en.wikipedia.org/...esprit_de_l'escalier

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I shall be telling this with a sigh
Sometime hours and hours hence:
In The Green Dragon two ales could buy
And drank the one less filling I
And that has made all the difference.
- The Ale Less Filling, by Robert Frostymug


Darkstone
Immortal


Sep 24 2013, 7:39pm

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Donated "And Tango Makes Three" to the local library. [In reply to] Can't Post

Donations in past years included "Daddy's Roommate" and "Heather Has Two Mommies". For some reason books like these keep getting checked out and "lost".

Still, everyone wants to censor something. That's just the way people are.

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I shall be telling this with a sigh
Sometime hours and hours hence:
In The Green Dragon two ales could buy
And drank the one less filling I
And that has made all the difference.
- The Ale Less Filling, by Robert Frostymug


RosieBaggins
Rivendell


Sep 24 2013, 7:50pm

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It may be the way people are, but it is still annoying [In reply to] Can't Post

It just boggles the mind how someone would think The Hobbit should be banned. It is such a cute story!. Does it seem ironic to anyone else that Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 are banned as well?

My progress so far on my walk to Rivendell
I have traveled 71 miles
I have passed Buckleberry Ferry.
It is 2 miles to the next landmark.
I have 387 miles until I reach Rivendell.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Sep 24 2013, 10:23pm

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Bless your sweet heart <3 // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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sherlock
Gondor


Sep 25 2013, 12:59pm

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Escalator wit & [In reply to] Can't Post

After wit - I like it! Who knew there was a word(s) for it. I learn so much here!


noWizardme
Tol Eressea


Sep 25 2013, 8:46pm

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Better to be a donor than a loser, I think…// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"

 
 

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