“My books are very few, but then the world is before me - a library open to all - from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me - in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure to furnish something to amuse, if not to instruct and improve” -Joseph Howe
It's going to be a busy reading week. First, it's Freedom to Read week (Feb 25-Mar3). Stephanie has a good rant, where she airs her views (YEH, Stephanie!). If you'd like to support the cause take The Banned Books Challenge.
It's quite timely considering the whole "scrotum" debate. Read the NY Times article here. I just loved Ms Nilsson's last words: “But you won’t find men’s genitalia in quality literature.” “At least not for children,” she added. Makes me wonder what she's reading. For my part, I'm reading Moll Flanders this month (turns out that way because of book club). Nothing like a story about a prostitute to express my right to read.
Next, it's the start of Canada Reads on Monday on CBC, 11:30 am and 7:30 pm. You can listen online as well. I haven't read this year's books. I plan to read all the selections from every year. So, far I've read The Handmaid's Tale, Life of Pi, The Last Crossing (Winner 2004), Rockbound (Winner 2005). They were all very good, I especially liked Rockbound. I have a few of the others on my shelf.