Monthly Archives: March 2008

Book banning in schools

It seems as if one school decided to hide behind rules and regulations to suspend a teacher who taught a “banned book” to her class. Suspended, not fired, for a year and a half. No pay. Oh, thank you merciful … Continue reading

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Books saved me this week

Hi, everyone, Just wanted to share how two book-related incidents this week really helped me over a tough patch: 1) Bookmarks magazine. My first copy arrived, and right before bed, at the end of a trying and exhausting day, in … Continue reading

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Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Year of Reading Dangerously Challenge Danger: The Uppercrust Factor and the Mini-Series Mystique Rating: 4.5 dynamite sticks out of 5 Plot in a nutshell: The novel chronicles the journeys of Charles Ryder, an Oxford student, once he is befriended by … Continue reading

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Twoferone memes

I got tagged by Minus the Spine and LitLove for two memes, so, without further ado, here they are. Happy Friday! Five Kind Things Meme The rules: 1. List five kind things you do for yourself. 2.List five kind things … Continue reading

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Wednesday odds and ends

Book news: Finished Fred Vargas’ Seeking Whom He May Devour. Sigh. Not as great as I’d expected…the characters weren’t terribly interesting, and the author (who is a woman) kept making very sexist type of comments, in lieu of characterization. (i.e. … Continue reading

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Friday notes

Just a note to say my dad is being released home next week. This is good news, of course, although there is a long road ahead for him, my mom, and my whole family. Breathing hopeful breaths and staying positive. … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday – What your books say about you … and a link

Following up on yesterday’s post…what does your big pile of books say about you? Pay attention to not only how they are ordered or displayed, but how many do you have? What are the titles? Which titles do you read … Continue reading

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