Yay! It’s Banned Book Week and this is still a country where you can read what you want…. most of the time.
Why should you care about this?
Because these people are organized, well-funded, and trying to take over your school and library. And there are many more where they come from.
Are you going to let them?
My quick weekend update:
Saturday – ran the Mexico Cider Run 5k, in my best time of the year. Maybe I was especially motivated because the run is a fundraiser for our town’s library. I love the village of Mexico, NY. Our volunteer firefighters made sure we were safe was we ran up hill and down dale across town, and a bunch of high school and middle school kids volunteered to keep us hydrated and on course. I ran most of the race behind a little girl who cracked me up because, in addition to almost beating me, she deliberately jumped in every puddle we came across. I saw The Dog again, too. The Dog and his owner have been in almost every race I’ve run this summer. The Dog is a great animal, he’s really fun to watch. But I must admit, it irks me a little that he keeps beating me. My next running goal is to finish within a tail wag of The Dog. Oh, and the shirts that we got at race. Best. Shirts. Ever!!!
Then we watched NOS play soccer. BH played ball boy. I was the wiped out mom sprawled in a lawn chair on the sidelines.
Sunday I spent straining my eyes to read 18th-century newspapers on microfilm at the library of Syracuse University. And last night I had one of the most intense, most horrifying, absolutely freak-out quality nightmares I have ever had in my life. Woke up screaming. And no, I will NOT be writing a book about this one. If I tried, I’d wind up in a padded cell.