• My Favourite Read of 2016

    favourite read of 2016

    Happy New Year, peeps. 2017 is here (thank goodness), and we’ve got another incredible year of book releases ahead of us. Before we rush into the new year, though, I wanted to talk some about my favourite read of 2016. Let’s face it: 2016 was difficult. It seems that 2016 was not only hard on our world, but also seemed to be a difficult year for all kinds of people personally. 2016 was not my favourite year, but instead of looking back on it with negativity, I choose to look forward to 2017 with optimism. Despite the negativity and devastation that seemed to constantly get thrown at us last year,…

  • Fighting Censorship with fREADom

    fighting censorship

    Today is the last official day of Banned Books Week, but as the week ends, fighting censorship does not. Banned Books Week serves as a great awareness campaign for the ever-suffocating presence of book challenges and bans. Social media explodes with positive arguments fighting for “dark,” “edgy,” censored books. And while the campaign is fantastic, our fight doesn’t end in one week. The fight for fREADom continues every day of the year. It seems simple to me: if you don’t want your child to read a certain book, or you’re not comfortable reading a certain book, don’t. What I struggle to understand is the need to remove these books, essentially to…

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