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The Gilmore Girls Book Challenge on The Book Wench Blog

Hello friends and fellow bookworms! In honor of the recent release of Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life I have decided that I would like to take on a Gilmore Girls-themed book challenge next year. For the challenge, I will be choosing books from a list featuring books referenced/read in the original series and the… Continue reading The Gilmore Girls Book Challenge on The Book Wench Blog

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Banned Books Week 2015 – Day Seven – October 3rd

Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi I had learned that you should always shout louder than your aggressor. Summary: Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by… Continue reading Banned Books Week 2015 – Day Seven – October 3rd

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Banned Books Week 2015 – Day Three – September 29th

The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope. Summary: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and… Continue reading Banned Books Week 2015 – Day Three – September 29th

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Banned Books Week 2015 – Day Two – September 28th

Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury At least once in his career, every fireman gets an itch. What do the books say, he wonders. Oh, to scratch that itch, eh? Summary: Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put… Continue reading Banned Books Week 2015 – Day Two – September 28th

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An Introduction to Banned Books Week 2015

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." - Ray Bradbury Tomorrow, September 27th, begins the 33rd annual Banned Books Week. Running, this year, from September 27th to October 3rd, Banned Books Week celebrates the tearing down of literary censorship and the reading of "banned" or… Continue reading An Introduction to Banned Books Week 2015