BBW 2011 Blast from the Past: The Kite Runner

~~Banned Books Week (BBW) 2011 takes place September 24th-October 1st~~

In honor of BBW, I am including a Blast from the Past book which is on the ALA’s list of frequently challenged books. Unfortunately, all I wrote down about this book were quotes from it that I liked. But it is one of my favorite books and, by far, the best book I’ve ever read as required reading for school.

Winter/Spring 2006
“…the past claws its way out.” (p1)

“When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.” (p18)

“Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.” (p21)

“…better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.” (p58)

“…what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.” (p142)

“…it always hurts more to have and lose than to not have in the first place.” (p211)

“…time can be a greedy thing–sometimes it steals all the details for itself.” (p214)

“The desert weed lives on, but the flower of spring blooms and wilts.” (p249)

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Blast from the Past is a weekly post I write that focuses on a book I read long before I ever had a blog about books. While I didn’t “book blog” until a couple of years ago, I’ve kept a reading journal of sorts for about 6 years. Blast from the Past is essentially just my way of digitalizing my old book journals–and reminding me what I thought of books long since read. I think it will be a fun way to look at how my reading selections have changed and what I like most in the books I read.

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