I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

I read this partially for the BookRiot challenge, ironic since Anne Bogel is BookRiot.  This book is jam packed with information, and it did take me a few days to get through.  To me, the overarching theme in this tale/informational book/guide is that everyone’s journey to being a reader, their definition of begin a reader, […]

We Librarians Must Re-examine Our Position on Privacy by David Shumaker

http://www.infotoday.com/OnlineSearcher/Articles/The-Searchers-Viewpoint/We-Librarians-Must-Reexamine-Our-Position-on-Privacy-124719.shtml *This article is insanity with the trappings of logic.*  Why don’t we keep the patrons information, Google, Amazon, and more are keeping all sorts of information.  Have we asked our patrons what they want done with their information?  We could be keeping track of their reading so that when they ask us what they […]

Thirteen Reasons Why Censorship Won’t Help by Amy Diegelman

http://bookriot.com/2017/05/30/thirteen-reasons-why-censorship-wont-help/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=062617%20What%27s%20Up%20in%20YA?&utm_term=BookRiot_WhatsUpInYA This article begins in a fascinating manner, where an individual who is staunchly against censorship admits that a book disturbed her enough that she had to carefully consider her opinions.  The book in question almost seems to romanticize/justify a suicide. Ultimately she realized that pulling the book would not end the behavior.  The behavior […]