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Off the Shelf: The Eleventh Hour

Have you missed Off the Shelf? I sure have! I’m finally getting around to sharing another little something from my bookshelf. For you newbies, Off the Shelf is when I grab a book off the shelf in my living room — typically a kids’ book — and page through it with you. 534 more words

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[Resources] “Torture impunity, An analysis of the implementation of the Anti-Torture Law in the Philippines” -UATC

“Torture impunity, An analysis of the implementation of the Anti-Torture Law in the Philippines”

The writing of this publication was in collaboration with members of the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)- Philippines led by Amnesty International Philippines, Balay Rehabilitation Center, Medical Action Group (MAG) and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Institute of Human Rights (UP IHR), Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture (OMCT) or World Organisation Against Torture. 335 more words

Human Rights

Ten Middle Grade Read-Alikes for John Green Books by Angie Manfredi

When I went to our local middle school to do class visits this May, there was one author that all the kids knew: Rick Riordan.  And, by that same token, there was one book they knew: … 1,340 more words

Top Ten Lists

dbrbooks reblogged this on Deep Blue Readers and commented:

Especially following the Summer 2014 film release of The Fault in Our Stars (#TFioS), many people discovered author and vlogger John Green. These newcomers, of course, arrived well after the many others who already love his collected YA novels. What is a Middle Grades lit reader to do when Green and other YA authors are just beyond your current range of titles? Here are some helpful suggestions thanks to Angie Manfredi at The Nerdy Book Club:

Book Sale Haul V

Here I present to you, once again, pictures of books. Enjoy!

I think I managed excellent restraint this time. I’m trying to be a bit more realistic about how many books I bring home, since I’m desperately out of space. 54 more words




I have been tasting all sorts of crap looking for a fruit-flavored drink that wasn’t full of sugar or aspartame or succralose.

Now I have found it!   87 more words

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Off the Shelf: Banned Books Week

Every year the American Library Association promotes Banned Books Week. The annual event is a great way to shine the spotlight on attempts to censor and suppress books. 661 more words