Did you know that there are people out there who don't want you to read "Huckleberry Finn," "To Kill A Mockingbird" or even "The Giver." Read this article and come to class prepared to write a response to the concept of banning books in public schools. Do you feel this is a necessary evil sometimes or a constant source of censorship that should always be opposed?
In honor of Banned Books Week, SCCC/ATS Library is awarding copies of the 60th anniversary edition of "Fahrenheit 451" as well as posters of the book cover. Stop by this week to register for the drawing.
Armchair BEA has begun! This is my second year and I'm really excited to participate in what was one of my favorite events last summer once more! This is our standard "introduction" post -- so come learn all about Loren & I!
Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 1/27-1/31 - Publishing Trends - - - This website updates weekly with new information on a range of topics from the publishing world. The range is impressive, with recent articles including emerging laws regarding ebooks, current popular genres, and who is buying up print publishing companies. It will be very helpful in staying aware of current trends and events.
University Offers 'Harry Potter'-Themed Sex-Ed Class
Boston University is teaching students about safe sex and sexual health with a little bit of help from none other than wizard extraordinaire Harry Potter. Last week, as part of “Frisky February,” a monthlong series of sexual health-rel...
So: what is a classic? There are many duelling definitions. TS Eliot, Ezra Pound, Italo Calvino and Sainte-Beuve have all written at length on the classic. Calvino's definition – "a classic is a book that has never finished what it wants to say" – is probably the sweetest, followed by Pound's identification of "a certain eternal and irresponsible freshness".