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Banned Books Week: The Opus Dei Rating System

The most fascinating bit of the list of Opus Dei-rated books that Vault linked yesterday in the comments to a previous post is, to me, the rating system.
That goes as follows…

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And of course when you find such a list, the first thing is, you go and check if your favorite books are in there… Continue reading


Banned Books Week

And I just found out that today is the start of the Banned Books Week (BBW).
From the initiative’s web page:

BBW-logo-1024x754Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

And I thought, why not? Continue reading