Friday, September 30, 2011

Follow Friday with On the Broomstick

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Welcome back for another Follow Friday!

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Q. What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character?

I loved this book from page one. It needs to be a movie. I won't go as far as to say who should play in the roles, but I can tell you the amazing Eban Schletter should do the soundtrack. His work with on  The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was cinematic and kept you right in the thick of the suspense.

“In honor of Banned Books Week, what is your favorite “banned or frequently challenged book?"

Frank, Anne

Anne Frank: The Diary 

of a Young Girl
Challenged at the Culpeper County, Va. public 
schools (2010) by a parent requesting that her 
daughter not be required to read the book aloud. 
Initially, it was reported that officials decided to 
stop assigning a version of Anne Frank’s diary, 
one of the most enduring symbols of the atrocities 
of the Nazi regime, due to the complaint that the 
book includes sexual material and homosexual 
themes. The director of instruction announced 
the edition published on the fiftieth anniversary 
of Frank’s death in a concentration camp will not 
be used in the future despite the fact the school 
system did not follow its own policy for handling 
complaints. The remarks set off a hailstorm of 
criticism online and brought international attention 
to the 7,600-student school system in rural Virginia. 
The superintendent said, however, that the book 
will remain a part of English classes, although it 
may be taught at a different grade level. 
Source: Mar. 2010, pp. 57−58; May 2010, p. 107.

I have never agreed with censorship. There are life lessons and just outright history lessons in this book that should not be taken from the shelves. Ever. Anne lived through some horrible things and we need to remember that so it never happens again.

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  1. i hardly have any time to read fiction, i stick with the occasional marion babson & yasmine galenorns' otherworld series. otherworld would make a fascinating movie, requiring quite a bit of cgi, etc. would love to see 'maggie' brought to the screen.

  2. Hi, I'm Izzy and I'm stopping by for Follow Friday! I've never read Nevermore, but I've heard a lot of good things about it. It does sound like it would make for a good movie, though!

    Izzy @ My Words Ate Me

  3. I've never heard of Nevermore...I'll have to check it out!

    Popped over for Follow Friday and am now following:)

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    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  4. Ooooh I loved Nevermore!!!! Isn't there a second one? I think there is, but I haven't read it yet. It was awesome though! Great pick :)

    Here's my FF!

  5. Great pick! This would make a good movie!

    New follower! Here's my FF:


  6. Very original pick. New follower. Here's my FF:

  7. Great blog. It is totally getting me in the mood for Halloween. Check out my FFF when you get the chance

  8. I would love to see The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. It is such a creepy, life-gripping tale. Plus I would give anything to see what the house in the book looks like.

  9. Excellent picks - and I'm delighted to see more Hallowe'en parties going on! I'm taking the whole month of October to do scary stories and other Hallowe'en things; I'm calling it my October Extravaganza. Do drop by if you have a chance.