Monthly Archives: January 2010

Censorship to the extreme

In the news: School bans dictionary in classrooms because a parent complained of a graphic entry (link to article )Allow me to get upon my soapbox for a moment: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This is wrong on so many levels: … Continue reading

Posted in News, ranting

The Journal of Helene Berr

I read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl when I was eight or nine years old, and at that time could not fully understand the immense tragedy that was the Holocaust. Why were Jewish people hated so much? … Continue reading

Posted in memoir, non-fiction, reviews

The Guinea Pig Diaries

I loved A.J. Jacobs’ first two books, The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically , so I was very excited to see The Guinea Pig Diaries available in the bookstore. Unlike his first two books, which each focused on … Continue reading

Posted in non-fiction, reviews

So many …. so little time

How do you bloggers out there find time to not only read books but to write thoughtful and interesting posts about them? My head is full of ideas for different posts I want to write, and I’ve started notes on … Continue reading

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Social Justice Challenge – Religious Freedom

Though I believe in a supreme being, I do not consider myself a religious person because I don’t follow any formal belief system. As I was trying to think about what religious freedom means to me, I realized that the … Continue reading

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Books and Movies

I recently joined a new book group in my area, and the next book up for discussion is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. However, before we discuss the book we are also going to see the movie and then … Continue reading

Posted in book groups, movies

2010 Reading Resolutions

I’m finding it hard to develop reading resolutions for 2010 because reading is such a passion for me and I do it mostly for enjoyment; I do not want to restrict or limit myself on how or what I read. … Continue reading

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