BBW-logo122h“Come hell or high water” took on new meaning for those of us in the southeast this weekend… We hope our southeastern friends are safe and dry and our thoughts are with you for all those who continue to battle water and road closings. The WWW crew is safe and dry, and we thank you all for the calls and notes and texts checking up on us! The internet is spotty at times, but otherwise we’re good!

Meanwhile, bts (before the storm), we were reading plenty of interesting articles during Banned Books Week, September 27 – October 1 (learn more at It was a joy to be in the pacific northwest that week at the Chanticleer Conference, where books and writers were being celebrated, not slain!

We also had the chance to visit a few local bookstores in the beautiful San Juan Islands, and it was refreshing to see folks celebrating Banned Books week by buying up as many books as they could carry. And between the books we picked up during Chanticleer and those at these clever book stores, we were dangerously over the weight limits on our suitcases. Happily, friendly baggage folks at Seattle airport were sympathetic to our plight, and more conversations about reading great books ensued. I’m a bigger fan of the northwest than ever…

Besides all the fascinating articles you’ll find at the Banned Book Weeks site above, here’s a fun infographic from that found its way to us via the Wise Ink blog. Enjoy… and keep writing!


Again, to our friends in and around the waterlogged southeast, our thoughts are with you — stay safe and dry… more to come, “come hell or high water…”


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2 thoughts on “Bordering on Ridiculous: Famous Banned Books

  • October 8, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I think it was Margaret Lawrence’s The Stone Angel that was banned in the 60s. Of course, she went on to become one of Canada’s renown authors. Studied her work at SFU in Burnaby, BC.

    • October 8, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      Interesting, Joylene! For what was the book banned, do you recall?

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