Weekend Edition 2d: 11-7

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

  • Books are dangerous (“It is not for nothing that reading was always feared throughout history. It is indeed a risky activity: reading possesses the power to capture the imagination, create emotional upheaval and force people towards an existential crisis.”)
  • An Open Letter to Those Who Give Kids Banned Books (“Teachers, librarians, and other adults getting books into the hands of teenagers can never know which might be the one that changes a life, but they — we — can accept that every single time we partake in the magical act of pressing a book into the hands of teens, we impact their lives.”)
  • What’s the Best Way to Die? (“…a painless death is a pretty American way to think about dying.”)

Cheapest Criminal of the Week

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

If you only read the books everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

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