October 24, 2011
My interest was sparked by the provocative name of the club, and I always enjoy intellectual stimulation. Subjects which have garnered the label of 'taboo' in our society are some of my favorite topics, and this seemed like the type of group which might be able to broaden the scope of my horizon.
Somehow, I have never made a practice of targeting books with a history of being banned, so sadly, I do not. However, I'll certainly endeavor to research the topic and contribute.
The Stolen March by Dornford Yates; Cry to Heaven, Memnoch the Devil, and Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice; just about anything by Anais Nin, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Chogyam Trungpa; I like non-fiction about real life and culture in the Middle East (such as The Nine Parts of Desire); Greek mythology; ancient Egyptian history and religion; poetry by Rumi, and a lot more which I shall refrain from boring you with at the moment.
I am an avid lover of books, and when I saw your group ("Banned Book Club;"what an exciting name!), I instantly wanted to join! I always enjoy discussing things of a controversial, intellectual nature, and hope to be able to contribute to your group.