It’s as if they were reading my blog yesterday! (I wish..) The Independent reports on a new history of U.S. civil rights, as told in the style of a graphic novel. Read all about it and its 1950s comic book inspiration in A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form.
The Ottawa Citizen is reporting on the backlash received by a Governor General Literary Award-winning book for young adults. Read, Critics of ‘vulgar’ book for young adults want Governor General’s award rescinded to find out why there’s a petition to the Canada Council to have the 2014 award rescinded.
Lastly, you may be addicted to books. That’s not a bad thing, though! The Guardian shares 15 tell-tale signs to watch for if you’re still not sure this is you: 15 signs to prove you’re a book addict.
Today was a big day for books! Old fashioned books are back in vogue, a new library in Winnipeg had its books hand-delivered by community residents, and a Chapters flagship store in Vancouver is set to close in June. Phew!
BBC News just released this very interesting article, entitled, E-books ‘damage sleep and health’ doctors warn. CBC.ca has also published an article on the subject, in Reading e-books at night may be ruining your sleep: study. It’s not too late to return those e-readers…
Released four days ago on Huffingtonpost.com, their article, Sadly, Rachel Maddow Just Insulted Every Independent Bookseller in America is written by bookseller William Petrocelli who took offense at the comments made on the Rachel Maddow Show on December 19. Ms. Maddow likened Sony’s failure to release the movie The Interview to bookstores in 1989 who refused to carry The Satanic Verses until the public outcry caused the books to be sold again. Mr. Petrocelli does not agree that this is a valid comparison.
A very merry Christmas to all who follow this blog and to casual observers! Thank You for making my first blog such a fun learning experience. I truly appreciate your interest and support, and wish you all the very best in 2015.
Huffington Post’s article, The Book We’re Talking About: ‘Here’ By Richard McGuire is worth checking out. Their review of a graphic novel that documents a single room over the course of centuries sounds like a really interesting read, with events happening from different time periods on the same page, creating drama and intrigue.