Monthly Archives: April 2014

Libraries: The Dream of Civilization

Add this to the Quote of Note file: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz: To destroy a library is to destroy the dream of civilization. To destroy the NY Public Library is to destroy our sixth and best borough; that beautiful corner of New York City where all are welcome and all are equals, and where […]

Creating Canon: When Book Lists Attack

We had a bit of an outpouring of literary geekery the other night when I found this comment on a friend’s Facebook feed: Ok most of list I agree with however not being a fan of C.S. Lewis I can say I didn’t get beyond The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I can even […]