Category Archives: MIGRATED TO BIBLIO

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2009 Award-winning children’s books

The ALA (American Library Association) announced the winners this morning for three prestigious awards to childrens’ authors. John Newbery Medal The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – “Neil Gaiman’s eagerly awaited middle-grade take on Rudyard Kipling’s THE JUNGLE BOOK features Nobody, a boy raised by

Advice to a teenager… don’t read these books

As a teenager, I suffered from pretty severe iconoclasticitis. Most everyone else called it by its common name: rebelliousness. But, when I wasn’t staging some inane sit-in or walk out over a meaningless point of bureaucratic trivia, or heckling my calculus teacher (who liked to

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Books and Their Natural Enemies

I recently realized I didn’t know as much as I thought about caring for books. As someone with several rare books, it seemed a good idea to get better informed. While the worst enemy of books is probably humans (ahem, guilty), this discussion is about