Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- No Words Should Be Banned (“Words have power – but silence is not the answer to undermine or overcome that power, if we disagree with what that power does.”)
- Ban This Book: An Uncensored Look At The Lorax And Other Dangerous Books (“Since the dominant ideology of the ALA, librarians, educators, and publishing houses lines up with my own, de facto censorship occurs via their judgments without any effort on my part, and I don’t have to risk looking intolerant or hypocritical.”)
Blog Headline of the Week
Blog Line of the Week
- Reading for the rushed
- Are beautiful bookshops not really bookshops but merely an idea of a bookshop?
- How to spot a reader
- Are readers in the English-speaking world becoming better at understanding the value of good translated literature?
- The longlist for the Best Translated Book Award was announced this week. It looks like another 0-fer for me.
- People Aren’t Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish (via)
- Judge Pulls Gun in Court, Tells Victim to ‘Shoot Your Lawyer’
- Nine foreign words the English language desperately needs (via)
The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Will Rogers, “Breaking into the Writing Game,” The Illiterate Digest