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Books challenged the most in 2013

Each year ALA releases a list of the books that receive the most challenges for the previous year. You can see the backlog here. The top 10 for 2013 are listed below with an explanation of what made them challenged.   376 more words

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish(check out the blog: http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.ca/ ) Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten bookish things(that aren’t books) that I want. 92 more words

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Recommended Reading: Characterization

One of my favorite parts of being a librarian is reader’s advisory, or recommending books (or other media) to patrons. And one of my favorite parts of being a writer (other than actually writing) is studying other writers’ work. 447 more words

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish (but not books) Wishlist...


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the image to visit them) who pick a different topic each week. 175 more words

Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela

Published: 2013 

Started:  01 FEB 14

Finished: 06 APR 14 

Rating: 4/5

Recommended By: Christmas Present from Mum

Summary: The autobiography of Nelson Mandela, it follows his life from his youth UN the transvaal. 115 more words

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Thinkertoys, Michael Michalko

Published: 2010

Started:   05 MAR 14

Finished:  07 APR 14

Rating: 4/5

Recommended By: Internet Search

Summary:
A huge collection of tools and different methods of thinking to improve creativity. 63 more words

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Antifragile, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Published: 2012

Started:  17 JAN 14

Finished:  14 APR 14

Rating: 3/5

Recommended By: Major

Summary:
A really interesting premise of using the principle of the opposite of fragile to base your decision making on. 43 more words

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