Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Banned Books Week Read-Out! Chicago
Bughouse Square (Washington Square Park) is located at 901 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, across from the Newberry Library
IN CASE OF RAIN: The event will be held in the Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall, 60 W Walton St.
Library and Bookstore Banned Books Week Events
If you are unable to join us for the Banned Books Week Read-Out! in Chiacgo, IL, but would like to celebrate your freedom to read, check out events in your local library or bookstore. That site will be updated frequently, so check back periodically. To promote your Banned Books Week event on that page, please sign-up here.
Banned Books Week in Second Life
Events will take place all throughout the week on ALA Island in Second Life. Check our Banned Books Week in Second Life page for more information.
Excerpt from the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/calendarofevents/index.cfm
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Today Oprah Winfrey announced her latest pick for the "Oprah Book Club"!
It's the greatest force in publishing today, with the power to raise authors from the dead (Leo Tolstoy) or crucify them on the national stage (James Frey). The all-powerful Oprah Book Club is not so much a club as a ruthlessly influential marketing vehicle, with the power to fundamentally alter best-seller lists, Amazon rankings and royalty payments.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1844724,00.html#ixzz0zkFfNsrn
Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter’s dreams. Together with Walter — environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man — she was doing her small part to build a better world.
But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz — outré rocker and Walter’s college best friend and rival — still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become 'a very different kind of neighbor,' an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street’s attentive eyes?
In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire.
In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom’s intensely realized characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Breaking News!!!! From Becca Fitzpatrick's Blog