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  • Banned Books Week 2011: Top 10 most challenged books of 2010

    Banned Books Week 2011: Top 10 most challenged books of 2010

    Each year during Banned Books Week, the American Library Association tells us which titles available in public US libraries and schools received the most complaints or challenges during the previous year. In 2010, it seems, it was modern bestsellers – rather than classics from earlier decades – that provoked the most heat. Banned Books Week 2011 is being observed from Sept. 24 - Oct. 1.

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  • '1984' book sales surge on NSA spy scandal

    '1984' book sales are rising after the Edward Snowden revelations about NSA spying. The topic of 'Big Brother' watching has spurred the sales of  George Orwell's "1984"  and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World."

  • South Wind

    Washington Post critic Michael Dirda weighs in on Norman Douglas' classic "South Wind" a 1917 novel that makes for hilarious and "utterly pagan" beach reading.

  • Ray Bradbury remembered for sci-fi classic 'Fahrenheit 451' and other literature

    Ray Bradbury passed away Tuesday in California, according to his daughter. 'Fahrenheit 451' was produced on rented typewriters.

  • Chapter & Verse 10 most challenged books on the American Library Association's 2011 list

    The 'ttyl' series by Lauren Myracle and 'The Color of Earth' by Kim Dong Hwa top the 2011 rankings of most challenged books.

  • Banned Books Week 2011: Top 10 most challenged books of 2010

    Banned Books Week 2011: Top 10 most challenged books of 2010

    Each year during Banned Books Week, the American Library Association tells us which titles available in public US libraries and schools received the most complaints or challenges during the previous year. In 2010, it seems, it was modern bestsellers – rather than classics from earlier decades – that provoked the most heat. Banned Books Week 2011 is being observed from Sept. 24 - Oct. 1.

  • Obama's summer vacation reading list

    Obama's summer vacation reading list

    President Obama kicked off his vacation with a trip to a Martha's Vineyard book store. What's Obama reading?

  • 10 most frequently challenged books of 2010

    10 most frequently challenged books of 2010

    Every year at this time the American Library Association compiles its list of "most frequently challenged" library books from the past year. The 2010 list includes some titles carried over from previous years (No. 1 on the list, "And Tango Makes Three," has appeared on the top of the "most challenged" list every year since its 2005 publication) and some new ones (including No. 5, teen bestseller "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins, causing The Washington Post to comment that making the list has become "a virtual rite of passage for young adult sensations.") Here are the 10 books on the top of the 2010 list.

  • American Renaissance: Was Jared Lee Loughner tied to anti-immigrant group?

    American Renaissance: Was Jared Lee Loughner tied to anti-immigrant group?

    A Department of Homeland Security memo suggests a 'possible link' between Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and American Renaissance, an 'anti-government' journal.

  • Banned Books Week: Why these 10 classics got kicked out of class

    Banned Books Week: Why these 10 classics got kicked out of class

    Is this is a roundup of objectionable literature – or a Great Books roster? The same titles that some call great literature others find to be filthy, bad, or dangerous. Here are a handful of the often surprising – and sometimes downright baffling – reasons that objectors around the world wanted to ban these books.

  • My 10 most important books

    Growthology My 10 most important books

    Among the 10 most important books that influenced this blogger are an encyclopedia and a comic book.