> The Things You Can Read: Day 5 of Banned Books Week: September 30-October 6, 2012

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Day 5 of Banned Books Week: September 30-October 6, 2012

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In celebration of Banned Books Week, The Things You Can Read will be sharing quotes 
from authors of banned works...

Margaret Mitchell
“Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.” 

“Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.” ― Margaret MitchellGone With the Wind

“Never pass up new experiences [Scarlett], They enrich the mind." - Rhett Butler” ― Margaret MitchellGone With the Wind

What do you think of this quotes from Margaret Mitchell, an author of banned works?  Let us know your thoughts by sharing a comment!

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Image Credit: Gone With the Wind
Huffington Post is not letting Banned Book Week go by without some great articles.  Yesterday, we shared their article on  censorship entitled "Banning Books is Censorship" by Jane Friedman.  Check out another of their posts entitled "9 Books You Should Have Read in High School" by Madeleine Crum.  What book would you like to see added to the high school curriculum in your area?  Let us know!  Post your selection. 

Post a comment sharing how your celebration of Banned Book Week is going.  We'd love to know.  

Happy Banned Books Week Reading!
Things You Can Read
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  1. Saying hi from Book Blogs. Lots of things to see here. I will have to come back when I have more time. Following! I am at http://wilovebooks.blogspot.com

  2. Just saying hi! These are great quotes. Thanks for stopping by at Book Blogs!

    New follower here. :)

    Her Fiction Fix

  3. I think those quotes are OUTSTANDING...and I love GONE WITH THE WIND. :)

    Good advice and thoughtful comments/quotes.

    Good old GONE WITH THE WIND was one I read on my own and have read many times and have seen the movie many times....love it.

    I have read almost every one of the books in the banned book list in high school as required reading. :) They were not banned at that time.

    Stop by to see the list I read. :) My link is below.

    Happy Hopping.

    Silver's Reviews

  4. Banned Books Week is great because it reminds everyone that yes there are still people out there trying to get books pulled from their local libraries for idiotic reasons. By God someone has to be there to stop them. Books are freedom of speech and thought and we learn a myriad of things, situations, feelings, etc. Thanks for the post!


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