There's just something about banned books. I hear a lot of people, other than the arguement over whether books should be banned from libraries or schools, go out of there way to read books on the list. It's the forbidden fruit mentality...if you can't have it, you want it.
Interesting article today from the Associated Press:
CHARLTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts library has put the Mark Twain work "Eve's Diary" back on the shelf more than a century after it was banned.
The Charlton Public Library's trustees this week unanimously voted to return the book to circulation, reversing the board's 1906 decision to ban the 1905 short story.
Trustee Richard Whitehead said the move was made to coincide with the American Library Association's Banned Books Week.
The book was written from the perspective of the biblical Eve. It was banned because trustee Frank Wakefield objected to nude illustrations of Eve. Whitehead tells The Telegram and Gazette (http://bit.ly/r0CFgm) he considers the illustrations works of art.
The 1906 decision drew attention from The New York Times, which reported that Twain was not particularly concerned.
Charlton is 40 miles southwest of Boston.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette, http://www.telegram.com