For this week’s Tuesday Thingers, I’ve copied the list of the most-challenged books of the 1990s straight from the ALA website. Highlight what you’ve read, and italicize what you have in your [Library Thing] library.
Because many of the books are aimed at school-age children, I haven’t read and don’t own a lot of […]
This week’s Musing posits several questions so they’re presented separately.
What are you reading right now?
I’m just finishing Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith.
Why are you reading what you’re reading? Pleasure? For review? Something else?
I’m reading it for pleasure because it made the Man Booker Prize longlist, it’s set in Stalinist […]
If the title of Marty Beckerman’s latest book doesn’t clue you in on where he’s coming from, he erases any doubt with the first sentence. “Opinions are like genitals: if you force others to swallow yours, something is seriously wrong with you.”
Since Dumbocracy: Adventures with the Loony Left, the Rabid Right, and Other American […]
Some artists go to Wal-Mart. Bob Dylan goes to NPR. Beginning at midnight Monday, NPR will be streaming the entirety of Dylan’s forthcoming Tell Tale Signs. The two-disc set is the eighth volume of Dylan’s bootleg series and will be officially released Oct. 7.
Today is Museum Day, which means that if you […]
What was the most unusual (for you) book you ever read? Either because the book itself was completely from out in left field somewhere, or was a genre you never read, or was the only book available on a long flight… whatever? What (not counting school textbooks, though literature read for classes counts) was […]