“One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
It's Banned Books Week and I found a fun video to share with you guys. Rae's review on Tuesday talks about a commonly challenged book; what are your thoughts? I'm going to try to complete my own project, although we'll be joined tomorrow by author Katie Bridges in a non-banned book related review. Enjoy, guys. ;)
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
"Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.
"When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door."
I have been dying to read "Anna and the French Kiss" with it's incredible amount of beautiful reviews for a couple months now. After discovering it's not at my library, I'm going to buy a personal copy. This sequel looks fantastic too. Let me know your thoughts in the comments! Do you think books should be banned? (A world without the Hunger Games? I can't even imagine... ;P)