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First Lines Fridays: February 17th

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? 436 more words

Books

The Life of 'The Well of Loneliness'

One thing which is particularly fascinating and beautiful about books is their historical context, and the lives they take on following publication.

Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness, … 829 more words

History

Exercise the Freedom to Read

The Right to Read

Interestingly, the freedom to read has not always been seen as a freedom. Citing the freedom to read as a part of our Constitution’s First Amendment, the… 252 more words

Hilltown Families

Fly By Night

-Frances Hardinge-

In a world where all books are banned, being able to read is a dangerous thing. When Mosca escapes from her cruel aunt and uncle to rescue a story teller and become his secretary, she doesn’t realize how exciting and dangerous her life will become. 80 more words

Book Reviews

Top banned books over the last decade

Ever wondered if you have read a “banned book”? It’s quite possible you have. Despite books being frequently challenged and sometimes outright banned, they seem to find a way into the public’s hands. 211 more words

Banned Books

The Midnight Court

Merriman, Bryan. Translated by David Marcus. Ireland: Privately printed for subscribers at the Dolman Press, 1953. 1st edition. Limited edition, hand-numbered 142 of 200 copies. Headpieces and decorations designed and cut by by Michael Biggs. 106 more words

Rare Books

Operation Blacklist: Challenging Ourselves as Readers

Since I came into this world, I’ve had a problem with people telling me what to do. Accompanied with a mouth and an attitude that would rival Mariah Carey, you can imagine what my parents had to deal with (send them flowers if you have the time. 390 more words

YA Lit