Back after an unplanned absence.

Some of you may have noticed that there have been no posts from me this week. It wasn’t a planned absence, but rather a series of unfortunate events.
First I had trouble with the wi-fi at the end of last week, so I wasn’t able to finish writing my posts for this week to schedule them just in case. Then I was away for the weekend and came home sick – so sick that I spent all week in bed and basically slept through three whole days. Therefore I wasn’t able to do anything; I’m sorry for that.

I’m fine again now though, so everything will be back to normal again 🙂
The last post I had planned for Banned Books Week will follow soon as a regular discussion post as well as a new book review. I will probably also catch up on some tags and of course, there will be the memes I regularly participate in again next week: Top Ten Tuesday, WWW Wednesday and Diversity Spotlight on Thursday.

If you missed my series of posts for Banned Books Week, maybe you’d like to read those in the meantime:

Pt.1: On The Practice Of Banning Books
Pt.2: The Problem
Pt.3: The Reasons
Pt.4: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

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Banned Books Week – Pt. 4: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby.

bbw-logoAs I’m sure most of you know by now, it’s Banned Books Week and I’m running a series of blog posts discussing the banning of books to celebrate the event. In the first post, on Monday, I kicked off the series with a short post about the event as well as how and where books are being banned. The second post demonstrated why the banning of books is such a problematic practice with an excursus on an ugly chapter in world history and the third post continued the series with a look at the not-so-noble nature of the reasons behind the banning of books.

While the last post focused on the bans targeting diverse content, this time I want to discuss the reasons that have to do with people in their birthday suits and what they might do together.
[tip: if you’re offended by the big bad word s-e-x, you better not read this post. Of course you may also read it and then issue a formal request at the next library to ban my post on their computer networks.]
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Banned Books Week – Pt. 3: The Reasons.

bbw-logoAs I’m sure most of you know by now, it’s Banned Books Week and I’m running a series of blog posts discussing the banning of books to celebrate the event. In the first post, on Monday, I kicked off the series with a short post about the event as well as how and where books are being banned. The second post demonstrated why the banning of books is such a problematic practice with an excursus on an ugly chapter in world history.

In yesterday’s post I concluded that anyone who attempts to (or does) ban books, is trying to indoctrinate others with their own beliefs. Today I want to continue the series by discussing what kind of beliefs those are.Read More »