Tag Archives: The Guardian

80 Years in the Making: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s I’d Die for You

Gang, it’s Banned Books Week! Come on down to the library and pick yourself up a few banned/challenged titles and a “Stand Up for Your Right to Read” bookmark… Or, if you can’t make it in, add a Twibbon to your … Continue reading

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Reading Classic Books for Fun (?)

I came across an interesting article in The Guardian recently, which notes that “only 4% of Brits have read War and Peace, although 14% wish they had; 3% have read Les Misérables, although 10% want to; and 7% have read … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Mr. Bowie.

Click below to dig into the Starman’s Top 100 Must-Reads:

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We Promise We Won’t Ever Do This to You

… unless the FBI or CIA asks us to. And even then, I doubt it’d show up in the papers. Haruki Murakami’s adolescent library record has been leaked to the press. While the Japan Librarian Association condemns the breach of … Continue reading

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What do you get when you mix Jeanette Winterson and Marlon James?

I feel like I’ve been bringing James up a lot, but… that’s only because there’s been so much buzz about him in the book world. As The Millions puts it, “[i]n what reads like someone’s answer to the ‘who would you … Continue reading

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The Shining, Doctor Sleep, and My Appreciation for Stephen King

Central Cinema will be showing The Shining here on Saturday, October 31st, at 1:00 p.m. in our auditorium. Seeing that coming up on our calendar made me think about reading The Shining, and then about reading Doctor Sleep. And how much I … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman on Reading Forbidden Books

One of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, was interviewed recently in The Guardian, where he was asked (among other questions), “Do you remember reading any books as a child that were in some way disapproved of or forbidden? If yes, … Continue reading

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Books to Movies: Carol

A teaser trailer has been unveiled for the upcoming movie Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. I’m always eager to see a new movie with Cate Blanchett, and what I didn’t realize at first was that this movie is based … Continue reading

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