UwU* NaNoWriMo…Its a while away, but ITS COMING. You sHOULd TRy iT!!!
Read the guidelines and sign-up so you can share your spooky reads (blog not required). There are always great bookish prizes too!
The Fright-Fall Read-A-Thon starts tomorrow but you can sign up and join any time this week. I am reading mystery not just horror (a little bit of a coward, but I like ghost stories:)
Right now, my plans are:
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (actually a re-read for another book group too, but a great mystery)
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King (short stories collection b/c I haven’t read King in years)
possibly Horns by Joe Hill or Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
What not to do during Banned Books Week: ban seven books. After a tense board-meeting, a high school in Highland Park, Texas, has demanded its students to stop reading The Art of Racing in the Rain; The Working Poor: Invisible in America; Siddhartha; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian; An Abundance of Katherines; The Glass Castle: A Memoir; and Song of Solomon. “Parents and grandparents brought books flagged with sticky notes. They read excerpts of sex scenes, references to homosexuality, a description of a girl’s abduction, and a passage that criticized capitalism.” (Most of which you can find in a given issue of The Paris Review—lock up your daughters.)
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This is brilliant.
I hope Buzzfeed does this every year for Banned Books Week.
"Free Speech Matters To Me"
"Yes, all of these books have been banned from schools and libraries. Yes, even today!" Heroes read banned books. Be a hero!
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Banned Books Week: 13 Authors Speak Out
The importance of proper punctuation forms the center of an ongoing debate, where the necessity of clear and precise communication is held up against the need for an evolution language. Punctuation Day argues that the correct use of apostrophes, semicolons and other punctuation is critical if you’re to get your (rather than, say, you’re) message across. If you’ve spotted any examples of bad punctuation, take Punctuation Day as an opportunity to share them with your friends to promote awareness.
September 21-27 is Banned Books Week. Do yourself a favor and spend it reading a banned book!
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