Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Pale, Lifeless Hoard Of Non Readers...

So I was reading my friend Savanna's blog today, where she mused on the banning of books and she made a comment that smacked me in the head and pulled this post from me, as well as gave me an idea for a possible story! Thanks Lady Kougar!

She said: "Gee, someday, reading itself could be outlawed..."

Whoa, when I stopped hyperventilating, I thought what kind of world would this be without books? Without reading?

The love of a good book goes way beyond just learning something new or explaining how something works. Reading is a way to relax, reduce the everyday stress of, well, life! Reading can take you on the vacation you can't afford. Reading can show you alternate lives, alternate realities, histories you are to young to remember, wise words of people long dead. Reading can show you love, bring you love(yes it can).

Imagine will you a world devoid of the mental stimulation found in a book. What do you do with your free time if you can't afford to go to movies or anywhere that costs money to attend?

TV you say? Can you afford all the new contraptions you need to actually watch TV these days? What if you can't? Do we all become Zombie like people going through the motions of the day?

Gads, I hope not!

"Gee, someday, reading itself could be outlawed..."

NO! Not just no, but HELL NO! The day something like this was allowed is the day I start my life of crime!

Books are beauty, stories are a salvation and reading is a right...go out there and grab your right today!

Check out the Banned and/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century. Stop by your community library and pick one up or any book and enjoy!


  1. ;) Thanks Savanna!
    I'm just a wee bit passionate about reading! hehe

  2. I wonder if technology will make it easier to ban reading. With everything going electronic it seems to me it would be that much easier to edit and censor written material. Just look at wikipedia...

  3. Ooh, interesting point Charle Horse. Wiki is easily edited and would be quite easily censored. Who knows what we could be reading. Would the words be the authors true voice or the voice those who fear want us to hear...

    Thanks for stopping by!

  4. That's a horrible thought! Wow...lifeless and colorless. Not going to happen...

  5. Hi Lynda,
    It would be horrible wouldn't it! True, I doubt it would ever truly come to that, at least in real life, but it just might in my story...LOL

    At least until the sexy mercenary and out of work librarian free the imprisoned books! hmmmm where is my paper!! LOL

    Have a great day!

  6. Ooooh... I like that! The sexy mercenary and the out of work librarian...

  7. hehe, doesn't it though, Savanna. I'm going to have to let this baby brew and see what comes up!

  8. The day reading is banned is the day I start a citizen's militia to overthrow the government. Given all of the liberties that have already been taken away (I am speaking as a survivor of George Bush's America), I think a revolt would be in order. Praise God and pass the ammunition! "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this any more!"

  9. I hear that, Sage. The day reading is banned I know you'd have many fine folks joining your militia!

  10. Sage, bum leg and all I'll join you.