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Hello everyone! Long time no see. I’ve been crazy busy and I’m so upset that I’ve basically been AWOL for the last week. I’m currently being trained for another position at my job, so my hours have almost doubled on top of going to school full time. Now the only time I have free time is when I sleep :’D This isn’t a permanent change, fortunately, so I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled programming in about two weeks, but before then I’m going to be popping in and out infrequently. On top of all of this, I’m reading a really mediocre book and I’m struggling to finish it. I’ve well and truly convinced myself I’m cursed. God just doesn’t want me to be happy with my reading choices this year. Hopefully I’ll be done with it soon and I can get started on Serpentine, which came in last week, nicely signed in silver!
This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is banned books. As it’s banned book week, this topic is super appropriate and I love it both as a former teacher and as a reader. No matter what school district you go into, there is always going to be that one parent who throws a huge stink about a teacher’s choice of reading material for various reasons. While I never had to deal with that personally, I know how long the list of banned books has become and how there is no better way to ensure someone reads something than to ban it. As I was a rebel without a cause, I read several banned books in high school and below you’ll find a list of some of my favorites.