This page from wacky graphic novel Bone conveys nicely how today felt in Rhode Island.


I read Bone because it was #10 on ALA’s 2013 Frequently Challenged Books list (and nothing screams READ ME louder than a banned book). Plus I like author Jeff Smith’s response: ‘I learned this weekend that Bone has been challenged on the basis of “political viewpoint, racism and violence.” I have no idea what book these people read.’


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These Sjón novels published by Farrar, Strous and Giroux are three gorgeous reasons why paperbooks will never be completely replaced by ebooks. The Blue Fox is a slim, spare, strange novel you’ll be thinking and talking about long after you’re done reading. And the snow-stormy setting makes it perfect winter reading.