Monday, September 28, 2009

Almost Banned

Good lovely evening, my autumn-golden KitKats, this is officially Banned Book Week, or books that were and are being challenged, including, to the Kougar’s astonishment, The Holy Bible and the Grapes of Wrath.
One may wonder how a society may remain free, truly free, if books are banned. When did our basic intellect as human beings become so poor in its functioning that we require someone else, some other group or agency, to determine what we are allowed to read and what we’re not.
Gee, someday, reading itself could be outlawed, if one takes this scenario to an extreme. Remember, often, in many culture, slaves were not allowed to read and learn as a means to keep them enslaved. Women, at many points in history, were considered not capable of higher learning. Yeah, right, we all know that’s true, right? *Insert a long sarcastic wave of the Kougar’s tail here*
Monday at
SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS, Ellora’s Cave author and librarian, Francesca Hawley, penned an excellent blog about Banned Book Week.
Tuesday, the Kougar will follow up with her thoughts and another installment of her Serial Flash Fiction ~ New Bull in Town.

The following quote from Kurt Vonnegut was brought to moi’s attention by Francesca ~

"All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let's get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death!"
--Kurt Vonnegut


Now ~ FIRST! just for the big cool cats ~

Happy Courtship on another Earth

X-Serial Flash in Two Hundred ~ Sylva and Zeke’s story continues...

Part 275 ~

Sylva decided to add her teasing voice. Stroking her cowboy’s incredibly hard-muscled thigh, she asked,“Yeah, what did he do?” Ranson thumbed toward Zeke. “This here cowpoke let me chase him, then diabolically skirted the edges of a partially frozen pond. Like a fool I didn’t follow in his exact tracks and crashed through the thin snow-covered ice.” Zeke rumbled a laugh. “It was only waist deep. You made it to solid ground in minutes.” Charming to the end, Sylva thought, as Ranson arched one sandy-colored brow. “Yeah, well, certain parts of my anatomy complained mightily for more than a day.”

Zeke surely enjoyed how his Sylva ran her hand up and down his thigh, all lover-like. He also realized how much he’d missed his friendship with Ranson. Leaning forward, he clapped his shoulder. “Probably too late for an apology.” Ranson grinned, his gaze sparkly. “Put a crimp in my plans with Candace. If you recall.” Zeke raised both brows. “If you recall, I made that up to you. Flew her down to that weekend dance after I persuaded her you would show her a better time than Trent..” Ranson gave him a nod, remembering. “Course, she got hitched to Trent.”
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 274 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~ OR! Now available on The Romance Studio Forum, January through August 2009 flashes ~ ~ Click on the FORUMS
Friday ~ Serena blogs ~ I Do, Again? ~ renewing your vows in the most romantic way.
Wednesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Romance of Trail and Seneca
Tuesday ~ Jane Richardson ~ A Man With No Name
Sunday ~ Linda blogs ~ First Kiss - A Little Late

Monday ~ Mona Risk blogs ~ Delivery Flight to the Seychelles Islands ~ “When my husband sold—on behalf of his company—the engine for the Boeing 767 bought by the Government of Seychelles, he had to participate in the delivery mission. I was invited to go along on the brand new plane.”
Sunday ~ Candida Heard: Forever Harlyn Bay ~ “Most of my childhood holidays were spent in idyllic sands, beach breaking swell and rock pools that form the Cornish coastline.”
Thursday ~ Margaret Maguire: Rethymnon, 1998. ~ “One of my favourite holiday destinations is the island of Crete.”
Wednesday ~ Stephanie Burkhart: Berlin, 1988 ~ great story and older pictures!
Tuesday ~ Keena blogs ~ Some places just speak to me... “...and in the case of Orkney, it said "get the hell out of here."

Monday ~ Francesca blogs ~ Celebrate Banned Books Week - September 26 - October 3 ~ “The Banned Books Week annual celebration of our freedom to read began on Saturday.”
Saturday ~ Paris blogs ~ How do your shifters...shift?
Friday ~ Serena blogs ~ Worshipped from Afar ~ Find out our fave flowers and maybe be a winner!
Tuesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ The STALLION Runs Free and Wild

For the next part of the Never-Ending Story the Kougar blogs ~ Somewhere Over the Rainbow... Darkness as Kallyn had never known enveloped her.~ RomanticSynonymous ~

Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #56

The following week brings more turmoil into our lives. It could feel like forces are tugging at you from every direction. And they are. This turmoil may not show up in a personal way. If it does, however, one of the best tactics is avoidance, if possible. This is one of those situations that could resolve with the passing of time. Still, if the confrontation continues, tell your truth, then avoid the monster’s claws, so to speak.
The world stage will be dominant this week. The forces of darkness have made themselves known in the metaphorical style of STAR WARS. The Empire’s storm troopers have arrived and now is the time to love your freedom more than ever For it is the precious coin of the realm.

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona

MORE... Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ Siren-BookStrand blog ~

No! Internet Two... Resistance is victory...

Have a Wonderful and Wild Autumn...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Banned smooches from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Holy "reading could be outlawed" Batman! My heart is breaking just at the thought of something so horrible! Can you imagine the pale, lifeless hoard of people, mearly existing without a book to escape into periodically?


What a sad world that would be!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena ~ it would be... definitely a nightmare existence without the world of books and all the worlds they offer... your blog was right on target!