I Read Banned Books

Today marks the end of Banned Books Week (BBW), "an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment".   The American Library Association's Website provides some background: "Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books …

Finish Me

I have this problem.  I pick up a book, enjoy it for a short time, and then end up perusing the shelves at Village Books and buying more before the current read is finished.  Now I have this stack of half-finished novels that cover everything from African refugees to parents with cancer.   This doesn't mean I'm …