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Recommended Reading #1

I’ve decided to retire the Carousels on this blog and turn it into a regular Recommended Reading feature instead. These lists will include anything noteworthy I’ve been reading lately that I want to share with all of you. There’s just so much out there now, and sometimes it’s hard and very time-consuming to find the real gems. If you have anything…

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Carousel #15

Here’s a neat idea: a subscription service where your favorite cultural icons put together mail goodies for you that are personally meaningful. You can see all the different people doing this at Quarterly Co. The Nobel Prize winner for literature was announced recently: the Chinese writer, Mo Yan. An online friend of mine posted a list from her creative writing…

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Carousel #12

You can see what people are reading on the subways over at The Underground New York Public Library. Another great blog I discovered: Pen and Ink. Tattoos and the stories behind them. Many people were upset earlier this year about having no Pulitzer Prize awarded for fiction. In the New Yorker, writer Michael Cunningham (who was one of members of the jury…

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Carousel #6

Apparently, there’s been some book banning going on in Arizona in regards to the Mexican-American immigrant experience. I’m still regularly shocked and appalled by the racism and censorship that is allowed in this country. A graphic novel adaptation of the classic children’s book A Wrinkle in Time is coming out this year. Check out the cover. I read a story about a father’s struggle with…

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