It's Banned Books Week very shortly and as a ramp up I was looking at some material about which books had been banned or challenged in the past few years, which is where I came across this map. I think it's really interesting to see, partly because I thought I might see a state or region pushing ahead in the number of bans, but in reality it almost looks like the population distribution. So much for my conspiracy theories.
Strangely enough no one found anything shocking enough to challenge in Las Vegas, go figure.
Also if any of you are interested I will be on CBC Radio One tomorrow (September 17th) on the All Points West program between 3:30-4:00pm PST. I will be talking to Jo-Ann Roberts about the BookFinder.com Report. If you like you can listen online here.
If you ever wanted to add a BookFinder.com OpenSearch plugin the option is now available.
If you are about to ask "What's OpenSearch" it's that small search box to the right of the URL display on your browser. Here you can automatically search on your favorite website (obviously BookFinder.com, right?) without having to first enter their URL. If you want to add BookFinder.com as one of your search options It's very easy to do.