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Let Them Read

Let Them Read

Disclaimer: I’m a Christian. I like to think I’m an open-minded, non-judgemental, nice person. Most people, when they hear I go to church, assume the opposite. Please don’t judge me before you know me because that is not nice :( I’m writing this post from the point of view of a 16-year-old brought up in a Christian family who thinks censoring books for religious reasons is stupid. Just in case that wasn’t clear enough by the end of it. In…

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Why We Care About Fictional Characters

Why We Care About Fictional Characters

It’s funny the way we care about fictional characters. I mean, we know they’re not real, but something inside us cares what happens to them. We want Frodo to destroy the ring without getting killed; we want Jack to let Owen back on the Torchwood team; we want Sherlock not to fall. It matters to us. Why does it matter to us? Fictional characters are fictional. They don’t exist, they really don’t. Often, however, they outlive their authors. Walk up…

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Weird Wednesday: More Than 150 Books!

Weird Wednesday: More Than 150 Books!

Dancing Shoes (Noel Streatfeild) The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien) Tithe (Holly Black) Ironside (“) Valian (“) I am the messenger (Markus Zusak) A Company of Swans (Eva Ibbotson) The Secret Countess (Eva Ibbotson) Blood Red, Snow White (Marcus Sedgewick) Double Cross (Malorie Blackman) Lament (Maggie Stiefvater) Ballad (Maggie Steifvater) Mort (Terry Pratchett) Equal Rites (” “) A Little Princess (Frances Hodgesen Burnett) The Colour of Magic (Terry Pratchett) The Light Fantastic (” “) The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Douglas Adams)…

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Weird Wednesday: A Little Different

Weird Wednesday: A Little Different

I know weekends are supposed to be my free-for-all and in a way they are, with Something Sundays and whatnot. But I thought, well, Weird Wednesday, I can interpret that how I wish, can’t I? I won’t always have something to say about life or school, and there aren’t always events coming up that I can pressgang you into. So, I thought I’d talk about books. Now, my 150 Book challenge is going well, and I would have typed it…

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150 Books – Half Way!

150 Books – Half Way!

Those of you that have been around for a while will know that I was aiming to read 150 books in 2011, and (here’s the catch) at least 75 of them had to be ones I hadn’t read before. Well. As someone who loves rereading books, this is rather a challenge. 150 books, easy. But 75 I hadn’t read before? What are you talking about? My overall total is 75 although I’m currently in the middle of 3 more (4…

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