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"Why Are They Sabotaging Us?" Famous Authors Speak Out on Amazon vs. Hachette

It may not be immediately obvious, thanks to the shifting habits of readers, but book publishing is still very big business. Most of that big business – approximately 41 percent, 1,784 more words


Sherman Alexie Review

16 September 2009

Sherman Alexie’s The Summer of Black Widows is an enjoyable read.  Fans of Native American literature will enjoy this collection.  The poems “Defending Walt Whitman” and “Song of Ourself” show Alexie’s devotion to his literary forefather. 375 more words

Arts Criticism

Be a Rebel - Read Banned Books (They're More Interesting)

I used to love to sneak into the adult section of the library when I

was in grade school.  I lived in a small Michigan town with a very loving yet stern librarian who I remember vividly, Miss Lillian Crawford.   537 more words


Since I'm busy...

I have started three drafts of a blog post in the last week. Clearly none of them have made it very far. I won’t bore you with the topics that didn’t quite make the cut. 262 more words

Exploration Station

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

In honor of Banned Books Week, here’s one of the YA classics that is frequently banned. I had the occasion to read it over the summer, and I just have so much admiration for Arnie and his courage. 404 more words

Young Adult/Teen