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message 1: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments Whenever I see a news article about books I HAVE to read it, so I thought I'd share. Plus I'd be interested to see who else has found interesting articles. :)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/...


message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-new...

I've been wanting to read this series FOREVER!


message 5: by Elvia (new)

Elvia (elvb) | 576 comments Lisa Anne wrote: "http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-new...

I've been wanting to read this series FOREVER!"


I've heard about this series but wasn't ever sure about it. I should probably read it and see if my daughter would like it.


message 6: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments Elvia wrote: "Lisa Anne wrote: "http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-new...

I've been wanting to read this series FOREVER!"

I've heard about this series bu..."



It's supposed to be fantastic! There's a woman who works in my office who has a son in high school and it was on his reading list, and she actually ended up reading it before him and can't wait to get the next book. And her son all ready did all his papers for it, but didn't quite get all the way through (high school kids...), but is still reading it and planning to finish it.


message 7: by Elvia (new)

Elvia (elvb) | 576 comments I will have to check it out then. Thanks!


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message 9: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11...

The fact that people still try to ban books really bothers me!


message 10: by Michelle (In Libris Veritas) (last edited Sep 27, 2010 08:50AM) (new)

Michelle (In Libris Veritas) (Shadowrose) Lisa Anne wrote: "http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11...

The fact that people still try to ban books really bothers me!"


That bothers me too. I mean it's ridiculous in this day and age to go this far to "protect" the innocence of these kids/teens by banning literature. I can go turn on tv or radio and see and hear what has the parents so upset. Especially teens, parents should know by now that when they step foot on their school grounds they aren't nearly as innocent as they act at home. As for the "n" word...I could listen to one rap song and hear it 3 times more then I would reading one of those books. I'd rather have my kid read it used as it's racial term so that they can understand the gravity of it instead of listening to rap music or watching movies and having them think it's some sort of happy greeting. Seriously...people should stop trying to hide the harsh facts of life from their kids. Their is an age where you simply won't be able to anyway. I mean this as relating to banning from schools as a whole, I don't care if the parents only go as far as stopping their child as that is their right.


message 11: by J.D. (last edited Sep 29, 2010 11:04PM) (new)

J.D. Stroube | 2393 comments Mod
Michelle wrote: "Lisa Anne wrote: "http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11...

The fact that people still try to ban books really bothers me!"

That bothers me too. I mean it's ridiculous in this day and age to go..."


I find the idea of banning books to "protect" children... a little silly. I mean, I don't know about everyone else, but when I was younger... if I heard of a book I was NOT allowed to read... I wanted to read it even more. Banning books calls attention to those books, and then children want to see what all the fuss is about. Most of the time, I don't see what is wrong with the book that caused it to be banned in the first place.
BTW, it is national banned books week! So stock up on some of those banned books, and tell everyone who banned these books to go "stick it". hahaha


message 12: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments It's more library news than book news, but it makes me sad...
http://www.gazette.com/articles/rail-...


Michelle (In Libris Veritas) (Shadowrose) Lisa Anne wrote: "It's more library news than book news, but it makes me sad...
http://www.gazette.com/articles/rail-..."


...That is sad. Actual books should never be considered "yesterday's technology". The printed word has been around for centuries and libraries are a way for the public to view those. Not everyone can't get to a store and pay tons of money for those books. Not to mention libraries are for more that just reading. I for one am getting sick of the technology state of mind everyone has gotten into.


message 14: by J.D. (new)

J.D. Stroube | 2393 comments Mod
Lisa Anne wrote: "It's more library news than book news, but it makes me sad...
http://www.gazette.com/articles/rail-..."


That's depressing! I would cry if they closed my library, or they significantly reduced hours. I love ebooks, but I still adore the smell of libraries. I like being able to choose to read a "Real" book, and the library gives me that choice. I want future generations to have that choice too.


message 15: by J.D. (new)

J.D. Stroube | 2393 comments Mod
Pentagon destroys book, and makes it a best seller...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/...


Michelle (In Libris Veritas) (Shadowrose) Joy wrote: "Pentagon destroys book, and makes it a best seller...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/..."


Okay I don't get our government at all sometimes. When you could simply stop printing and pull the book from being sold quietly, because we all know they can keep it quiet if they wanted to...Nope, they actually let it be known. Go figure.


Mollie *scoutrmom* (scoutrmom) Today on facebook I saw that Christina Dodd recommends this Barnes and Noble article:

http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5...


message 18: by Lisa (last edited Oct 07, 2010 01:30PM) (new)


message 19: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments National Book Award finalists


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10...


message 21: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments Okay, so it's textbook news, but gah! (I know that isn't really well thought or articulate, but that's all I have for it.)
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2...


message 22: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 1184 comments Lisa Anne wrote: "Okay, so it's textbook news, but gah! (I know that isn't really well thought or articulate, but that's all I have for it.)
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2......"


Scholarship ain't what it used to be, I guess.


message 24: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 1184 comments So did most 19th Century Americans. Not surprising.


message 25: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments In the context of the his time period it's really not. However, when thinking about the creator of Dorothy and Toto it's a little jarring. And, popular public opinion or not, it is still a horrific thing to say.


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message 28: by Steven (new)

Steven Belanger | 43 comments Providence, RI libraries are cutting back. The one near me recently installed machines that check books out for you. This allowed my city to lay off 5 or 6 librarians.

I teach English. I gently push students to read banned books all the time. Recently I made a list of all the books (including a dictionary) that a recent pol. from Alaska banned a few years ago. Students got extra credit if they read them.

Steven Belanger
www.stevenbelanger.com
www.stevenebelanger.blogspot.com


message 29: by J.D. (new)

J.D. Stroube | 2393 comments Mod
Steven wrote: "Providence, RI libraries are cutting back. The one near me recently installed machines that check books out for you. This allowed my city to lay off 5 or 6 librarians.

I teach English. I gently..."


I have five of those machines at my library too! Although, I don't think they laid anyone off for them... we still have like 20 librarians in our library at one time. I think our library actually has too many librarians. They always look bored!


message 30: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments FYI: While it's a shame that people have gotten laid off for computers (I think they're in my library as well) the actually librarians are not usually the ones at the circulation desk. The librarians generally take care of work such as setting up/running programs, maintaining the collection, answering reference questions, etc.


message 31: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (TheNightOwl) We have one self check out computer in each of the branches. The self checkout is not that popular because it seems like most people around here go to the library to check out DVDs, which you can't check out yourself.


message 32: by J.D. (new)

J.D. Stroube | 2393 comments Mod
Our library charges people who want to check out DVD's, which I think is a little weird. I mean, most people go to the library because they can't afford to spend money. If you have to pay $3 for a DVD, you should just get it at Blockbuster. Luckily, they don't charge to check out books or I would get really ticked! I've never read been into getting DVD's at the library, but it would be nice if I had the option without paying $3 for each movie. (sigh)


message 33: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments Joy wrote: "Our library charges people who want to check out DVD's, which I think is a little weird. I mean, most people go to the library because they can't afford to spend money. If you have to pay $3 for a ..."

Since Blockbuster is bankrupt - and probably going out of business - maybe your library is trying to stop into that role for people who don't want Netflix? haha...sorta.


message 34: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (TheNightOwl) That's stupid. DVDs should be free just like books and $3 is pretty high for rental considering that you can go to Red Box and get them for $1. Unless, they do it because people don't bring them back or bring them back damaged.


message 36: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments http://papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com/20...

I thought this was fascinating and exciting (maybe I'm just a nerd)!
I loved this quote from the interview, "...also in creating a book with a three-dimensional life. On the brink of the end of paper, I was attracted to the idea of a book that can’t forget it has a body."


message 37: by J.D. (new)

J.D. Stroube | 2393 comments Mod
Lisa Anne wrote: "Joy wrote: "Our library charges people who want to check out DVD's, which I think is a little weird. I mean, most people go to the library because they can't afford to spend money. If you have to p..."

I've actually been seeing a lot of Blockbusters popping up lately. They were in Ch 11, which means that they got rid of all the stores that weren't doing well. Now, that they are beginning to get their feet back under them... they are investing in more stores. Personally, I think that video stores need to offer MUCH cheaper movies or they are not going to survive...

I think that my library has always offered movies for rental. It's a more expensive area to live, so a lot of people are probably able to afford paying the $3 rental fee, but I still think it's wrong for a library to charge its patrons. I mean, isn't that what we pay taxes for?


message 38: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments Joy wrote: "Lisa Anne wrote: "Joy wrote: "Our library charges people who want to check out DVD's, which I think is a little weird. I mean, most people go to the library because they can't afford to spend money..."

They probably should have jumped on the mailing/internet bandwagon as soon as Netflix came out, instead of dragging their feet. But whatcha gonna do.

However, more importantly, did you see the awesome looking book in the article I posted? Did I mention I'm horribly, nerdily, excited about it!!!


message 39: by J.D. (new)

J.D. Stroube | 2393 comments Mod
Lisa Anne wrote: "Joy wrote: "Lisa Anne wrote: "Joy wrote: "Our library charges people who want to check out DVD's, which I think is a little weird. I mean, most people go to the library because they can't afford to..."

lol The one where the guy cut out sections of the book to create an entirely new story? I'm not surprised. It's definitely something I can picture you getting excited about. Remember, I've known you for 14-15 years now... nothing surprises me anymore. lol Just teasing...


message 40: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 266 comments Jackie wrote: "That's stupid. DVDs should be free just like books and $3 is pretty high for rental considering that you can go to Red Box and get them for $1. Unless, they do it because people don't bring them ba..."

I work at a library, and I'm thinking why your library charges to check out the DVD's is probably as Jackie stated in that too many people don't bring them back. We ended up having to do basically what the movie rental stores do in leaving the cases out on the shelves for ppl to pick up, but the discs themselves are in a secure area to deter thefts.


message 41: by Lisa (last edited Nov 28, 2010 10:56AM) (new)

Lisa | 617 comments http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/10/boo...

Mark Twain's unexpurgated autobiography is to be released. After reading this article I want all 6 volumes!


message 42: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments I totally want to join!!!!
http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/20...


message 43: by Lisa (last edited Dec 17, 2010 08:04AM) (new)

Lisa | 617 comments Okay, this isn't really book news, but did anyone read the series Fearless? Apparently it is possible to not feel fear :0 (the science part in the book about fear being a gene though was quite off). Just thought it was an interesting correlation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-1201...


message 44: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments If you're interested in mysteries.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europ...


message 45: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments In case anyone needs to add more books to their to-read list ;) here's Amazon's top 100 Editors' picks of 2010!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html...


message 46: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments APPALLING!
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2...

I by no means think that word is appropriate in today's language (and really it wasn't then, but it was used like it was), but cenosoring it out of literature is almost like erasing history. Many people used that word in everyday speech at one point in time and that should offer a jumping off point for discussions (some that may be very difficult) - we shouldn't try to pretend it didn't happen.


message 47: by stormhawk (new)

stormhawk | 1184 comments PC gone mad. reminds me of Winston Smith's job in 1984.


message 48: by Lisa (last edited Jan 10, 2011 09:28AM) (new)

Lisa | 617 comments What was the first detective novel?
http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/1327603...


message 49: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments If you've ever wanted to take a red pen to a book this tumblr is excellent!

reasoningwithvampires.tumblr.com/


message 50: by angela (new)

angela (ana-rose13) | 43 comments thats an amazing website!


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