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Accurate September 25, 2015

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BABY GOT BOOKS June 24, 2015

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Privilege Rears Its Ugly Head October 22, 2013

 

So some guy created a bit of an uproar when he wrote about the impending obsolescence of the library. One post I saw on my tumblr page had a great response. It also provided a reason for, like … everything. Well, at least a great majority of things that have been going on politically for the past couple of years.

 

THIS:

 


It is overwhelmingly affluent white men who argue that because they do not use something, it has no value for anyone. Libraries. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. Affordable health care. It’s the same argument.

 

Am I right? How perfect of an explanation is that?!

 

To read the whole thing click here.

 

 

Books are astonishing April 17, 2013

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BOOKS 1 BOOKS 2
BOOKS 3 BOOKS 4
BOOKS 5 BOOKS 6

   

 

#freeyourmind October 7, 2011

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#whoneedsbooks September 17, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny Calendar: Honestly, what is it about them that bothers you so much?


Giles: The smell.


Jenny Calendar: Computers don’t smell, Rupert.


Giles: I know. Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. A certain flower, or a-a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten. Books smell musty and-and-and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer is a – it, uh, it has no-no texture, no-no context. It’s-it’s there and then it’s gone. If it’s to last, then-then the getting of knowledge should be, uh, tangible, it should be, um, smelly.

 

 

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This post was prompted by a story I saw noting that Borders will close its final 31 bookstores over the weekend. L
Read the full story here.

 

 


 

 

Want a good book? February 5, 2011

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One Hundred One Books

Modern Library list of 100 Best Novels

TIME list of 100 Best Novels

 

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read September 27, 2010

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September 25−October 2, 2010

 

 

 


 

Of the “50 Banned Books That Everyone Should Read“, I’ve only read 22. That’s less than half.

        

  • Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe.
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
  • Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker 
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kessey
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

 

However, due to my varied tastes I’ve read a few others that some have considered controversial, for whatever reason. That’s not why I read them; they just sparked my interest. Or, in the case of William Faulkner, it was required.

 

  • Summer of My German Soldier by Betty Green
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
  • Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Song of Solomon by
    Toni Morrison
  • Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • Twelfth Night by- William Shakespeare
  • The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

 

 

What banned or controversial works have you read? Let me know in the comments section.

 

 

 


 

 

Celebrating The Freedom To Read September 26, 2010

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Banned Books Week:
September 25−October 2, 2010

 


 


 


 


 

 

 


 

 


American Library Association

50 Banned Books Everyone Should Read

Banned Books (A – I)

Banned Books (J – Z)

 

 
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