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This Revolution Will Not Be Televised

It’s not every day that reading feels revolutionary. Anachronistic, sure, like when you’re reading a book in public and people stare at you like you’re rubbing two sticks together to make a fire. Reading can even occasionally feel countercultural, like rocking a fanny pack without irony. But revolutionary? Banned Books Week, which runs September 23-28, […]

Reading Is Like Burpees for the Brain

If you want rock-hard abs, a slower heart-rate, or biceps like cantelopes, you have to exercise. (It also helps to eat right.) The point is, there are definite steps you can take to acheive your physical goals. But what if you want to be a better human? To develop deeper empathy? To be smarter? A […]

Banned Books Week: Our Right to Read

By Lynsey Noe The 2017 celebration of Banned Books Week will emphasize America‚Äôs First Amendment right to read freely. Censorship has been a hot topic in the past year or so: The American Library Association (ALA) reported a 17 percent increase in book censorship complaints in 2016. While normally around 10 percent of the challenged […]

It’s Banned Books Week!

September 25 – October 1 is Banned Books Week, “a celebration of writing that has been challenged by would-be censors.” It’s a good time for us readers to let our hair down and flash our rebellious side, maybe by doing something daring like reading a “filthy trashy sex novel” such as John Knowles’ A Separate […]