It’s Banned Books Week everyone! Take some time and flip through your favorite banned book or share it with a friend!
Here’s my top five of favorite banned books!
1. Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews
2. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by C. S. Lewis
3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
4. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
5. Where’s Waldo by Martin Handford
What’s your favorite banned book?
Bellevue Transit Center. Bellevue, WA 2014.
Alas! I didn’t stop buying books in May! Things got a bit out of control….
What I also bought in May:
Ruby by V. C. Andrews – Read/Not Signed
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys – Not Read/Not Signed
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz -Read/Not Signed
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – Not Read/Not Signed
The Selection by Kiera Cass – Read/Signed
The Elite by Kiera Cass – Read/Signed
The One by Kiera Cass – Not Read/Signed TWICE!
Tease by Amanda Maciel – Not Read/Signed
Exile by Kevin Emerson – Not Read/Signed
The story with The One being signed twice is because Barnes and Noble had pre-orders available for signed first editions. At the time I made sure to check Cass’s schedule to see if she was coming to Seattle. No such luck, and I HAD to have to this book – and have to signed? Yes please! A few weeks later I noticed updates on Cass’s events page via Tumblr and lo and behold! She WAS coming to Seattle! I had other books ordered with my copy of The One, so I didn’t want to cancel my order. I figured it would be great to have her sign my name at least and now I had the best opportunity to own the entire series (minus the side stories). ALL HARDCOVER, ALL FIRST EDITIONS and now they’re ALL SIGNED WITH MY NAME!
Fangirling all over the place here – stay tuned next week for my writeup of the signing event!
June purchases has arrived!
This month I bought a book as a High School Graduation gift:
It’s the notorious Flowers in the Attic by the beloved V. C. Andrews (original, not the ghost writer).
Why? Because I told the graduate, “There’s a time and place for everything, and it’s called college!”
I really, really hope her mum doesn’t judge me too harshly, but she’s eighteen!
My other purchase was in support of a local bookstore in Yakima during a weekend visit:(Stay tuned as it’s one of the bookstores on my Washington Bookstore tour!)
As I have friends that worked on the marketing in London and I do ever so love Stephen, it’s such a a natural choice to go for his latest horror novel. I’m hoping to get to it next month.
Hail to the book!
Too scared to read through the entire Flowers in the Attic – Dollanganger series? Seriously, if you can’t handle the first book, then don’t even try to read this finale. I have never had a book make my jaw down except for this one. You’ve been warned.
To this day I still don’t have any idea how this book fell into my hands. I was in elementary (primary) school when I first read it and if you haven’t, well you surely have heard about Flowers in the Attic. What’s the best part about this book? That fact that it’s the first in a series so there’s countless train wreck action! I will always reread this book and the first collections by V.C. Andrews. They’re my dirty little secrets that I’ve started since I was young and the writing is something you can’t forget. It’s shocking. I probably wasn’t at an ok age to read them, but I certainly would never, EVER let any child I know read these until they’re older. Just because I got away with the drama doesn’t mean I think it’s acceptable for others. Nevertheless I still love this classic horror novel. Here’s to the hushed behind the hands secret of the book world.