T5W: Best Suggested Books I Loved

It's been a while since my last T5W! I almost missed this one, but tweets from a few of my favorite book bloggers inspired/shamed me into last-minute participation. Not surprisingly, the people closest to me are devoted bibliophiles. I've read many, many books on their recommendations. The following are just a few enduring favorites I've discovered... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Wednesday: Banned Books

“Ban a book? How can someone control what I read?” I demanded. It was the mid-1990s and our local librarians had asked my mother, a trusted patron with an educator’s objective eye, to evaluate a young adult novel another parent was lobbying to ban. For me, books were like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and in almost unlimited supply. I... Continue Reading →

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