Monthly Archives: September 2009

Read a Banned Book This Week

It’s Banned Book Week.

According to the American Library Association’s Web site,

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Here is a list of Banned Book Week events scheduled to happen around the country.

Break out The Catcher in the Rye or Huck Finn or Harry Potter and get reading.

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Snake Foot

What’s more rare than hen’s teeth?

How about a snake leg?

Oh, wait. They found a snake with one leg and a clawed foot in China.

The woman who found it in her home beat it to death, but preserved the body.

Freaky stuff.

The Telegraph has the whole story of the legged snake.

Photo: CEN/Europics

Basketball Dog aka The Hoop Hound

I got a copy of this video in my e-mail the other day and had to share for all you fans of both sports and dogs.

I know we’re in the midst of football season, but this is a basketball-related one.

He dribbles … he scores!

I love an amiable hound who is eager to participate and please.

Hula Hoop Kid

The joy this kid gets from imitating his big sister just makes me smile.

He is working it.