Me reading The Hobbit on the beach a few years ago — a banned book that, sadly, I haven‘t finished yet! I keep falling asleep in the forest. 🤦🏻♀️
But I love the writing and the opening was just so magical!
First published in 1928, the tagged book became the subject of a trial under the Obscene Publications Act 1857, and was banned in the UK because it defended “unnatural practices between women.” The ban was not lifted until 1959, 16 years after the author‘s death.
I loved Grapes Of Wrath and was amazed to find out it had been banned and burnt! What is wrong with people!
‘In August 1939, by a vote of 4 to 1, the board approved a resolution banning The Grapes of Wrath from county libraries and schools‘
#GratefulReads Day 16: This was a case of #ThoughtYouWouldntLikeButDid. This is the perfect poolside read: plot-driven, lots of funny dialogue, story-within-a-story format, death, mystery, and erotic stories. I am glad that this is my first Singapore read for #WomenReadWomen2019. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-kpZ
#Gratefulreads #bannedbook saw that @Branwen posted about this book as well.Great minds think alike.😁Way up there on my list of favorites, I have yet to read the other book about everything that happened to finally allow Ulysses to be published in the states.Though reading a lot about Joyce I know much of the story.No extra charge for the cat tail!