Have you ever wondered why a book has been banned? Or who challenged its relevancy?
Do thoughts like this keep you up at night?
If you’ve answered an enthusiastic “OH HECK YES!” to any or all of these questions, well then. . . .
Booksters Kim G and Mama Erin have been hosting an unofficial Books & Co. book club for just over a year now! This book club is special for a myriad of reasons (chief among those is the collection of amazing members we’ve amassed who consistently wow us with with the scope of their discussions), but one of the things that sets us apart is that we read and discuss books that have been banned from or challenged in school and municipal libraries, cities, and even countries. We’ve read Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Roy’s The God of Small Things, Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland along with several others and plan to tackle Capote’s In Cold Blood next!
We are fortunate to have some of Prince George’s finest minds join us in our (sometimes zany, mostly serious and always interesting) discussions and now we want you! That’s right folks, we’d really like to have some new membership in the club! So, if you’re looking for a new book to read, pick up Capote’s. If you’re looking for some nifty folks to chat about that book with, come down to Café Voltaire at 3pm on Sunday June 26th for our next meeting!
And hey, if you have any comments, concerns or questions please feel free to leave us a comment on the blog, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a call at (250) 563-6637, send us a message on Facebook, or query us in 140 characters (or less) on Twitter!
We’ll see you on the 26th!
(If you’re interested in some Books & Co. Banned Book Club history, check out this article on Kim’s blog: Give that baby a steak!)