Not something I usually say because A) I’m a pretty law abiding person and B) in a corporate sense as someone who works in HR I pretty much am ‘the man’. But this week is an exception, it’s Banned Book week, a time where readers of the world stand up and say ‘Oi! Hands off our books!’
A lot of libraries have displays about banned books and there’s some surprising inclusions – my friend Jennie and I are still trying to figure out why the Anastasia books are banned in some places and we saw that in a display when we were at university.
There are usual suspects – the loony tunes people who think that Harry Potter encourages children to worship satan or think that adults can’t decide if they want to read about sex, drugs and rock n roll.
The books I’m currently may not have been banned but given one of them involves an angry deity possibly smiting a city it’s certainly the kind of thing that could be. So go read stuff, especially banned stuff.