50 Incredibly Tough Books for Extreme Readers
Maybe itâs a Pavlovian response to years of schooling, or that the brisk weather affords more hours inside, or something else entirely, but the fact is this: November seems like the time to take on…
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A few years old now, but still too much fun: Amy Fleischer's lovely, inventive redesigns of our Penguin for the 75th anniversary. Classics, indeed.
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Which Young Adult Fiction Book Should I read? — Vulture.com
Very cool flowchart for you to pick your next read.
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9 Female Book Characters Punished For Having Sex
Oh, double standards. Men have sex: no big deal.Women have sex: they get scorned, shunned, exiled, or willingly run over by a train.
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If the Web Preceded Print: The New Golden Age of Book Design and Creativity on Paper
"This is an important and wonderful time to be a writer, a storyteller, a designer, a reader." "The mind, the brain, the top of the tinglling spine, is, or should be, the only instrument used upon a book,” Nabokov wrote in his treatise on what makes a good reader. And yet, as the future of storytelling hangs in anxiety-inducing uncertainty and the question of how to read a book continues to evolve its answers, analog books are challenged to reinvent themselves in marvelous ways and the value of exceptional book design is celebrated with rising reverence.
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Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. — Alfred Whitney Griswald
Banned Books Mugshots: Alaska Young (Looking for Alaska), Janie Crawford (Their Eyes Were Watching God), Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye), Harry Potter (Harry Potter), and Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter).
Banned Books Week is September 22 - 28! Visit Banned Books Week’s site or the American Library Association’s banned books page for more information!
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Community Post: 15 Books Banned For The Most Absurd Reasons Ever
Can you guess which book was banned for depicting women in strong leadership roles? Hint: it’s a children’s book.
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“It hardly matters why a library is destroyed: every banning, curtailment, shredding, plunder or loot gives rise (at least as a ghostly presence) to a louder, clearer, more durable library of the banned, looted, plundered, shredded or curtailed.” ― Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
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