As promised, here are the new covers for the Pocketful of Stories series. I’m truly pleased with the new look.
Hi, everyone. I’ve been so pleased with how the cover for Flowers of Europe turned out that I’ve decided to re-design the covers for some older works. Here’s the new look for Some Brief Advice for Indie Authors. As always, this book is available via your favorite eBook seller. I’ll be sharing new covers for other titles over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!
Hundreds of individuals in the U.S. issue challenges to their local schools or libraries every year, attempting to get certain books banned. The typical reasoning is that the book in question highlights or endorses a value that the challenger doesn’t hold, and doesn’t want their child exposed to.
As a result, the running list of the top most challenged book titles in the U.S. — operated by the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom — offers a unique window into the state of the union: Any hot-button topics that parents are the most up in arms about will be revealed through the books that they found most offensive.
Every year, I am astonished by this list. It always feels like the people censoring the books are afraid that kids will learn about reality. 😦
Below is our pick of these pithy quotations: the funniest and truest quotations about books we’ve found. All of them are sourced, with a bit of context for each, since many of these quotations appear elsewhere online but without any information about their origins, or even whether they’re genuine. And as Abraham Lincoln never said, ‘The problem with internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their accuracy.’
A truly splendid gathering of quotations may be found in the linked article.