10 comments on “Book Burning

  1. OMB, you avoided a disaster! hopefully you checked the rest of casa de harper for similar situations.

    reading is fun; currently reading “lost in america”, a book I picked up in lewes in march. synopsis: a son discovers his father’s reasons for coming to america from russia and how the father became assimilated (or not) into the american way of life in the early part of the last century.

  2. You know Justin Bieber is from Stratford, next summer we should go visit his mom and take pictures of the shrine (home). Certainly would be a highlight of cultural enlightenment.

  3. I really like this post. I love to read, have hundreds of books, and have never managed to burn any of them! We have at least one controversy concerning books in our school libraries every year, and boy oh boy, do those fundamentalists make a lot of noise when they find some book they deem “offensive”. Some of the churches around here burn a book every now and then, just to get publicity. Drives me crazy.

    Peace ❤

    • Thanks for reading & commenting. I really need to write something about the whole idea of “offensive” content. I completely empathize with people who say they are offended by one thing or another but my blood pressure goes through the roof when they think that somehow means the offending content should disappear.

  4. I’m glad you were able to save the books 🙂 I remember when I was in school, they were talking about banning, Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, etc. because of how the African-Americans were viewed in the book. Even as a child, I knew this was wrong, the attitudes of the time period these books were set in, was not kind towards black people. You cannot change what was and books are a revealing glimpse into the attitudes and morals of any given era, banning them is not going to change that. Burning books because of an objection to its content, is even worse, the freedom to read or not to read should be absolute. Excellent post.

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