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#TopTenTuesday 10 Series I Want to Start or Catch Up On

Related Post: 5 Series I Want to Catch Up On V.I. Warshawski novels by Sara Paretsky Child psychologist Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman Psychologist Alan Gregory novels by Stephen White Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series by Val McDermid Olive Kitteridge books by Elizabeth Strout 5 Series I Want to Start IQ books by Joe Ide …

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Book Banners Are Weaponizing Legitimate Resources: Book Censorship News, October 28, 2022 Danika Ellis writes, “One of the strategies book banners are using that makes me nervous is that they are weaponizing resources that were never meant to defend book banning.” She’s particularly concerned about “resources that were specifically made to help teachers and parents …

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How Do the Books We Read Change Our Brains? “Gregory Berns on Measuring the Effects of a Really Good Story” In this article, adapted from his book The Self Delusion: The New Neuroscience of How We Invent—and Reinvent—Our Identities, Emory University psychology professor Gregory Berns describes a neuroimaging experiment he devised to measure whether reading …

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#TopTenTuesday Books I Read On Vacation

Today’s topic is Books I Read On Vacation (bonus points if you tell us where you were!). I only read 8 books over the summer on 3 different road trips, but I’m going for the bonus points on all of them, which should compensate for the shortfall. And making this list has painfully reminded me …

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Opinion  Have we forgotten what a public library is for? The executive directors of the Michigan Library Association and Michigan ACLU reflected on the recent vote to defund a public library outside of Grand Rapids over its display of LGBTQ books.  Categories: Censorship, Libraries The Ultimate Guide to Wondrous Independent Bookstores Shortly after opting out …

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The Queen of arts: Elizabeth II in fiction “It wasn’t until 1988 that the Queen began to make appearances in fiction, but since then she’s had many, largely sympathetic portrayals” Categories: Fiction, Literary History How Will Overturning of Roe v. Wade Influence Book Trends? “Without Roe v. Wade, we probably never would have gotten the …

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Collage of book covers: Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller, In the Margins by Elena Ferrante, How to Read Now by Elaine Castillo, Writing in an Age of Silence by Sara Paretsky, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

6 Degrees of Separation: Reading About Reading and Fiction

This month we start with Notes on a Scandal by Zoë Heller. I thought I had seen the film adaptation of this book, but from the description I see that I have not. I saw something, probably on Netflix, similarly titled, but about a politician. first degree However, not having seen the film or read …

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#TopTenTuesday   10 Novels of Female Friendship

This week’s topic is Typographic Book Covers (covers with a design that is all or mostly all words). I honestly don’t think much about book covers; I’m more interested in content And one content area that interests me is female friendship. Here are 10 novels that examine aspects of female friendships, both the good and/or the …

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How Librarians Can Counter Lies from Book Banners This problem isn’t going to go away any time soon, so we need to stay informed. Categories: Censorship, Libraries 5 Messy Characters You Can’t Help But Love My favorite phrase for describing humans is “deliciously messy.” So I immediately zoomed in on this list by Zeniya Cooley: …

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#TopTenTuesday 10 Books On My Fall 2022 To-Read List

I haven’t been participating in Top Ten Tuesday for very long, but already I can tell that soon I’ll have to start skipping these reading-season updates. All I do is carry over unread books from one of those lists to the next. Here are 10 books I hope to read soon. You’ll recognize several of …

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