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“So, why do we read this book?” by Christie McDonald | As my grade ten class closed their copies of To Kill a Mockingbird, one of my students shot up her hand and asked the perennial question: “So, why do we read this book?” It’s a question I get asked...

Anna + Elena Balbusso’s image titled "Pregnant" for The Folio Society, UK edition of "The Handmaid’s Tale," by Margaret Atwood, has earned them another Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York.

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon (By Dashiell Hammett)Sam Spade, Dashiell Hammetts archetypally tough San Francisco detective, is more noir than L.A. Confidential and more vulnerable than Raymond Chandlers Marlowe. In The Maltese Falcon, the best known...

Fahrenheit 451. Just finished re-reading this, Ray Bradbury having passed away this week. Amazing how well it holds up, especially for sci fi. Surprisingly the last part reminded me of the Atlas Shrugged - themes regarding education and independent thought in common too