Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Banned Book Challenge Completed

I finished the Banned Book Challenge sponsored by Elaine at Farenheit 451. Like with the other challenges, I completed several books that have been waiting for ages to be read. It thrills me to pull some from the bottom of my book pile out - many neglected and almost forgot.

Here's the list of completed banned books. Click on the title to go to my review.
1. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
3. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
4. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
5. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
6. Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
7. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
8. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Thoroughly enjoyed all but The House of Spirits. Thanks, Elaine. It's been a great challenge.


chrisa511 said...

Congrats on this one too! I really enjoyed this challenge too. Have one left to read. The only one I didn't like that I read was Grendel...just couldn't get into it. Ah well, can't like em all.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I just can't believe some of the books that have been banned. It's so ridiculous.

Lotus Reads said...

Excellent job, booklogged, you are amazing!

Sent you an e-mail yesterday, hope you received it? After my previous response to you went astray I don't have too much faith in yahoo!

Anonymous said...

Dr Seuss was banned??? What's up with that? Was the Lorax a commie or something ;-)

Cassie said...

Wow! good job on finishing all these challenges.

tanabata said...

Well done! I'm still working on a couple for this challenge and hopefully I'll be able to finish them before the end of the month.

Anonymous said...

Well done on finishing this ones - you seem to have read loads recently - how do you fit it all in?

Belladonna said...

I loved Prayer for Owne Meanie, and several of the others. I was a little surprised to see Catcher In the Rye missing from this list.

While I do think most of these books are very worth reading, I can't help but wonder what is it about having something forbidden that supercharges our curiosity, making it all the more attractive to us?

Booklogged said...

Belladonna, there are many, many more banned/challenged books than the ones I read. These are just the ones I choice for the challenge.