Friday News: Banned Books! Suing Cosplayers! Marriage! Oh my.

This week’s sampler platter of news errs more on the pop cultural than usual, I admit, but they all met my main criteria for selection: Upon seeing each headline, I thought, Ooh, now that’s interesting. Let’s get to it, shall we?


Banned Books, Bible School, and Bakhtin

Or, How Four Years at an Assemblies of God School Taught Me to Value Literature


Banned Books Confessions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Monday’s LTP got me thinking about the best banned books. In the grand tradition of fandom confession blogs, I thought I’d share my gut reaction for seven of my favorites. Below the jump, some covers and secrets, plus bonus excerpts.

Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 9/26/11

Happy Monday! It’s banned books week, so I thought it might be a fun LTP topic. Get your lunch/coffee (depending on where you are in the world) and your #2 pencils, then join me after the cut for the question.