Monthly Archives: September, 2015

Banned Books Week: Mark Twain

In my last blog, I discussed literary censorship, in recognition of Banned Books Week (BBW). I hope you enjoyed reading it as much I had writing it. As I do continuous research for this week-long blog series, I am learning a lot about many of the greatest authors of all time, and re-reading many classics. As I …

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Happy Banned Books Week! Judy Blume

Today (September 27) starts Banned Book Week. The annual event, was created by the American Library Association in 1982, to celebrate and defend our Freedom To Read whatever we want. This year’s focus is on the Young Adult genre. You’d be surprised how many YA books– both recent bestsellers and all-time classics– have been banned or challenged …

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Why I Love Stephen King (Happy Birthday!)

Today, we celebrate the birthday of, arguably, one of the greatest authors alive: Stephen King! My favorite writer, widely regarded as the “Master of Horror,” turns 68 today. Since the publication of his first novel, Carrie, in 1974, Stephen’s books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide.  I guess Carrie is the main reason …

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Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie!

Today would have been the birthday of one of the best-selling novelists of all time, Dame Agatha Christie. Ms. Christie was born on September 15, 1890, in Torquay, Devon, England. She was an avid reader from a young age, devouring Sherlock Holmes mysteries as a girl. In her illustrious career, she published 66 detective novels, …

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