(by anne mumford)
Ten Good Books About Love (by juliettetang)
We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.
All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel…. Think about it. There’s escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves, or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist.
John Keats, Endymion
“The book was published in the early seventies and it has been banned so much and so many places. That I am told I am number 14 on the list of 100 banned books… I resent it. I mean if it’s Texas or North Carolina as it has been in all sorts of states. But to be a girl from Ohio, writing about Ohio having been born in Lorain, Ohio. And actually relating as an Ohio person, to have the Ohio, what- Board of Education? Is ironic at the least,” Morrison, a Lorain native, told the TV station.
— Toni Morrison comments on the Ohio Board of Education President Request to Remove THE BLUEST EYE from State Common Core Materials
September Book Photo Challenge
9. Favourite Cover - I love the Penguin English Library editions
Clara Louise Bell