talking to strangers

The pink “i read banned books” pin that I have on my jacket has started lots of interesting conversations with people I don’t know in lineups, on the bus and in other public places. On the weekend, when I was in line for the ATM, a woman asked me about my button.  She told me…

i am not a pornographer

This is a fantastic and funny rant from author John Green about a high school that is requiring parental consent forms for students to read and study his first book Looking for Alaska. He describes the frank sex scene in this book as “alkward, unfun, disasterous and wholly unerotic.” He argues: Hank, it doesn’t take…

bazoongas!

BC writer Nikki Tate’s book Trouble on Tarragon Island was banned by the school librarian at Elizabeth Elementary in Kindersley, SK. The Globe and Mail has run two articles on this (Nov 13 and Nov 7) but you probably won’t be able to read them on their site as you need to pay for articles…