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[05 Dec 2004|03:39pm]

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy :) Very good book.
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[18 Nov 2004|02:08pm]

+Dante's Inferno by Dante Alighieri... good book
+Band of Brothers was also good by Stephen Ambrose...
+Johnny Got His Gun... Forgot the author
ummm... thats pretty much it right now ill think of others... people... you should be posting in here...
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Banned Book Week [29 Sep 2004|12:10pm]

Wednesday, September 29, 2004
NPR and KUOW's The Conversation with Ross Reynolds.
1 PM Pacific
4 PM Eastern
KUOW 94.9 fm Listen to past shows in The Conversation archive

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800-289-5869 (Toll Free)

It's banned book week, an annual event to remind Americans about their freedom of speech and expression. The types of books banned over the ages are widely varied. A school district banned a picture book of "Little Red Riding Hood" because it depicted Little Red bringing bread and wine to her grandmother. "Huckleberry Finn" has been banned because of its racial language. There is a legal ban against child pornography. Are there times when publications should be banned? What if someone wanted to gather all the publicly available information about average citizens, including you, and publish it? That might be very popular with marketers and identity thieves. Does free speech trump your privacy? Is there the publishing equivalent of shouting fire in a crowded theater, publishing factually incorrect information that creates a panic? Should publishing the name of undercover CIA agents or undercover drug agents be banned? We'll talk about banned books. We'll ask should anything be banned and if so, what?

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Hello [25 Jul 2004|09:41pm]

[ mood | embarrassed ]

Hi! Im new (way to state the obvious, huh?). There is a really awesome book called Enders Game  By Orson Scott Card, has anyone ever heard of it?? It had to read it for school, and it rocks. Im not good with summaries (hey! i introduced myself as 'im new' didnt i?) so this is the summary right off the back...

"Intense is the word for Enders Game. Aliens have attacked earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans survive the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses- and then training them in the art of war. The early training, not suprisingly, takes the form of 'games'. Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games. he is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet?"

I dont really think that does it justice though... This book is more young adults, and so are the sequels, but I think that the sequels are more intense. Enders Game is pretty much all about Ender the sequels get more into other culturs and religious. Orson Scott Card actually sounds like a genius in the sequels (not that he doesnt in Enders game...) b/c he has all of these theories and things that are going on that need explaining. Well, I just stongly reccommend it. its science fiction btw..

Wow, thats long. ^_^;; Enough of my ranting.. Hi.

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'Cos it's a shame for it to go to waste [07 Jun 2004|07:42pm]

It's been a while since I've read a book so superbly good I want to share it wherever I can, so here goes.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. One of the most amazing books I've ever read. I loved this book practically as soon as I started reading it, it was that good. It's odd to think how so much could happen to one boy, in a sense that it doesn't seem real. But in the same way it does feel so real and that you can identify with it completely. It's great, and if you've never had a chance to read it, seriously do! Because you won't regret it.
I now have basically every book mentioned in it on my "to read" list :p
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Books [29 Mar 2004|12:39pm]

[ mood | curious ]

If you read one book in your life read, Razzle, I dont know the author but I do know that she also wrote, Hard Love... Great books... Oh yeah I finished fall on your knees it was excellent...

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New [19 Mar 2004|11:16pm]

[ mood | awake ]

Im new and the creator of this community is awesome! Right now I am reading, Fall on your knees, I dont remember who the author is but it is an oprah book club book... so far I think it is amazing. It is a little confusing but definately a must read...
I am also starting Pygmalion by, George Bernard Shaw, for english... anyone have any comments on it?

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Hello! [19 Mar 2004|04:51pm]

[ mood | happy ]

Whoo hoo! Look! A community booklog!!! :D:D:D Please join so we can get lots of members & have fun. :D

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