02. Banned Books

Each year during Banned Book Week, the American Library Association releases a list of the "Top 10 Most Challenged Books" of the previous year. These are books that have been challenged for removal from shelves, or in some cases even banned from schools or public libraries for 'inappropriate' content. It's an interesting list; especially for an Australian whose sensitives are … let’s just say, not that sensitive!

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02. all the hallows

I normally love Halloween. As someone who has loved dearly and watched that person die, Halloween represented for me an opportunity to reconnect with their spirit. Well at least that’s what the Celtic history tells me, but here in the USA the focus on death felt yukky. It was openly mocked and that didn’t sit well with me.

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