"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Banned and the Challenged

The list of banned and challenged books is like a Who's Who of the literary world. Not only should we writers strive to write something with the potential of making somebody uncomfortable, we should make a commitment to read at least five banned/challenged books a year. I have composed my list of personal must-reads and my top five are......

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY- Irving (cause I'm a sucker for Irving)
AS I LAY DYING- Faulkner (ditto Faulker)
THE SOUND AND THE FURY- Faulker (can't believe I haven't read this one)
THE GIVER - Lowry (cause I just realized it's buried in my bookcase)
FANNY HILL - Cleland (cause I'm a sucker for sex)


Down with fluff!! It isn't going to be enough to just be published....I want to be on the Banned Book list!

3 comments:

Andrea Cremer said...

Great post Yvonne!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I'm looking at your gorgeous dandelion photo and your words Down with fluff, and I'm thinking how easy it is to blow away dandelion fluff. Just gone with the wind. Like you, I'd like to write something more substantial. Here's to doing it.

Yvonne said...

Thanks Andrea and Tricia. You both rock!