Articles Archive for September 2010
September 25 to October 2 is Banned Books Week, an event sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the American American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Library Association(ALA), the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Association of College Stores.
In honor of the week I thought I’d re-post – or relink, rather – a previously published review I did on Tropic of Cancer – a book that historically has been one of the most banned books in history. I also posted this review …
Today’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week theme fits perfectly with the book review I need to write.
We invite you to share with us a book or genre you tried due to the influence of another blogger or reader. What made you cave in to try something new and what was the experience like?
I am one of those readers who is very guilty of not getting out of my comfort zone. Even in my quest to read more non-fiction, I’ve chosen books like Ava’s Man and Half Broke Horses that …
Book Blogger Appreciation Week is here, and this year we are celebrating with the theme Treasures. Each day will host a question, and since I can’t promise I’ll post each day (and I owe you an actual book review as well), I may cover more than one topic at a time.
Today’s post is about other great book bloggers. There are two that come to mind immediately. The first is Desert Book Chick. She writes great reviews, but she also writes about reading, which I really enjoy. And, she has a …
My book club chose The Catcher in the Rye as our August selection. We were feeling the need for a male author, and with the demise of Salinger earlier in the year, it seemed fitting. It was a re-read for most of us, and I’m not very good at that – I’ve talked about that here before – but I do think that some books warrant re-reading when you’re in a different time and place.
Not this one. I think that The Catcher in the Rye should come with a warning: …