The Invention of Wings

Don't we all want to test our wings and fly? Like Icarus--with his grand, waxen wings--we all have fledgling wings, aching to burst free...
Catcher in the Rye

Why Is ‘The Catcher In The Rye’ Important? 7 Ways

To some readers--both past and present--The Catcher in the Rye is a mish-mash of unacceptable and irrelevant moments from a young kid who doesn't...
Inventions of Wings

Must Reads If You Like ‘The Invention of Wings’ – Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd was first published by Penguin Viking in January 2014. It was immediately included as a featured selection...
Monkey Beyond Bars - Nils Fieseler

Inspiring ‘Lolita’ – Why Vladimir Nabokov Wrote The Novel

In "On a Book Entitled Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov wrote: "As far as I can recall, the initial shiver of inspiration was somehow prompted by a...
Dublin

Banning ‘Ulysses’ – A History of Controversy For James Joyce’s Famous Book

Yes, Ulysses is one of the greatest works from the 20th century, and it was written by one of the greatest Irish master writers....

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ #Banned

The Fault in Our Stars is arguably one of the most popular books right now. It's been read (and enjoyed by readers of all...

What is a Banned Book? 4 Reasons for Banning #books

A banned book is a a book that students and other readers are restricted from accessing because of its controversial (even, sometimes, offensive) content....
Syria Library

Syria Speaks – A Detention Controversy

The detention of a British woman, Faizah Shaheen, on her way back from her honeymoon in Turkey speaks greater volumes than (perhaps) anything else...
Catcher in the Rye

What Did Holden Say? Looking For Lines from ‘The Catcher in the Rye’…

The profusion of lines and paragraphs still stick in the brain. Who said it, and what did it mean? When we're talking about the infamous...

Banned Books History & Overview – #banned

The History of Banned Books A book may be considered a banned book if the work has been banned in the past. We still discuss...

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