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  • Has Anyone Read "White Awake"? What Did You Think?

    06/30/2020 7:21:43 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 19 replies
    Intervarsity Press ^ | 06-30-2020 | OrangeHoof
    One of my former churches is beginning a series based on a book called "White Awake" by Daniel Hill. ( The book is published by InterVarsity Press (IVP), a respected evangelical Christian publisher. A blurb at the site contains the following: Hill began a journey of understanding his own white identity. Today he is an active participant in addressing and confronting racial and systemic injustices. And in this compelling and timely book, he shows you the seven stages to expect on your own path to cultural awakening. It's crucial to understand both personal and social realities in the areas of...
  • Upcoming YA Novel 'Ember Days' Canceled by Author [Cultural Appropriation]

    06/29/2020 2:03:16 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Publishers Weekly ^ | June 25, 2020 | Sara Grochowski
    Alexandra Duncan has canceled her young adult novel Ember Days mere days after its cover reveal on BookPage. An hour after Duncan posted the cover reveal for the book, which was slated for a March 2021 release from Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, to her Twitter feed, an author questioned the representation within the novel, which was noted in the book’s description: “Naomi is the granddaughter of a powerful Gullah conjure woman, sent to Charleston to combat an evil force circling the city and hiding in plain sight as Deidre’s protégé.” Duncan acknowledged the concern, responding, “I definitely struggled...
  • ‘Wuhan Diary’ Documents Anger, Despair, And Hope From A City In Lockdown

    06/29/2020 9:44:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/29/2020 | Helen Raleigh
    A writer friend of mine once told me “writing is therapeutic.” As one of the more than 11 million residents locked down in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, Chinese writer Fang Fang probably felt the same way when she decided to record her experiences online daily during the lockdown.She started posting entries on Jan. 25, two days after the Chinese government quarantined Wuhan and several nearby cities with a total population of 60 million. She entered her last entry on April 8, when the lockdown was formally lifted. These entries have now become a new book, titled...
  • Bethany C Morrow Gets YA Novel Cancelled

    06/26/2020 9:04:43 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Elaine Marias Blog ^ | 06/26/2020 | Elaine Marias
    Another day, another cancellation in the YA literature world. This time, author Alexandra Duncan has “voluntarily” withdrawn her book, Ember Days, because she failed to “stay in her lane”, basically. In other words, a white woman wrote about a culture that isn’t hers. The nerve of this woman to bully Alexandra Duncan, a white woman, into cancelling her original novel while she’s got a butchered Black Power version of Little Women in the works! The utter hypocrisy!
  • BANNED! E. Michael Jones Books Removed

    06/25/2020 7:55:58 AM PDT · by fatima · 41 replies
    E. Michael Jones ^ | 6-25-2020 | E. Michael Jones
    Amazon removes E. Michael Jones Books .Video
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders Shares Anecdote About Bolton in Her New Book. It Ain't Pretty.

    06/22/2020 9:16:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies ^ | June 22, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Two authors can play at that game. On the heels of former national security advisor John Bolton's already infamous book, "The Room Where it Happened," about his time in the Trump administration, where he accuses the president of using Ukraine and China to boost his re-election chances, former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has penned her own book, called "Speaking for Myself." Because of the current news cycle, she thought it would be a perfect time to share an anecdote from her book about Bolton. And it ain't pretty. The following story, she says, proves that Bolton is...
  • New Melania Trump Biography ‘Art Of Her Deal’ Is Surprisingly Flattering

    06/20/2020 12:35:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 20, 2020 | Stephanie Green
    The worst thing one of Mary Jordan’s claimed 100 sources had to say about Melania Trump is that she’s 'stubborn.' No arguments there. There are no major bombshells in Mary Jordan’s new biography of Melania Trump, “The Art of Her Deal.” Jordan merely reaffirms what we’ve always known about the First Lady—she’s a cool head in an unsteady world, and the ultimate poster girl for soft power. The worst thing one of Jordan’s 100 sources had to say about Trump is that she’s “stubborn.” No arguments there. Like an alabaster Greek statue, Melania stays strong and unflappably elegant as her...
  • Publishing Staff Threaten To Quit Unless JK Rowling's New Book Is Canceled

    06/18/2020 8:16:35 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 71 replies
    The Sentry Bugle ^ | 6/18/2020 | The Bold Conservative
    Staff at Publishing house Hachette have threatened to quit unless the company cancels its association with JK Rowling and scraps plans to publish her new book because they argue the author is ‘transphobic’. The Daily Mail reported that “Staff in the children’s department at Hachette announced they were no longer prepared to work on the book” over Rowling’s recent assertions that biological sex is real and that there are only two genders.
  • John Bolton will break his silence on Donald Trump in primetime special interview on blockbuster book as the White House moves to block it days before publication

    06/15/2020 12:43:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 72 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 15 2020 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    John Bolton's first interview about his blockbuster book will be a primetime sit-down with ABC News' Martha Raddatz that will air Sunday night. Bolton, President Trump's former national security adviser, is poised to release 'The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir' next Tuesday, which will paint a picture of 'chaos' and a president focused exclusively on his own re-election, according to the book's publisher. ABC News also reported Monday that the Trump administration is expected to file a lawsuit to keep Bolton's book, in its current form, off of store shelves.
  • Amazon Reverses Censorship Of Coronavirus Book After Rubio Intervention

    06/11/2020 2:03:46 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 7 replies
    Rod Thomson Under questioning from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s office, Amazon today reversed its decision of two days ago to censor a Florida surgeon’s just-published book on lessons learned from the COVID-19 outbreak and public officials handling of it. “I’m very grateful to Sen. Rubio for intervening on my behalf, and impressed that he took such an aggressive position defending the ability of someone to express a political opinion. His staff was invaluable in getting to the bottom of this,” said Dr. Julio Gonzalez, author of Coronalessons. He went on: “But I really think it’s preposterous. It’s definitely a manipulation...
  • 9 anti-racist children's books that celebrate diversity

    06/10/2020 5:42:49 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 9 replies
    Hello Giggles ^ | June 5, 2020 | Claire Harmeyer
    As we continue to educate ourselves about racism, we’re committed to educating our kids, too. Luckily, there are a variety of books currently available that spell out complicated topics in simple language and images, making them valuable resources for parents struggling to find the right words to say. Below, we rounded up the best anti-racist children’s books that will get the ball rolling. ... 1‘Antiracist Baby’ Through bold art and colorful text, Antiracist Baby lays out nine steps you and your kids can take to build a more equitable world. It’s the children’s adaptation of Ibram X. Kendi’s New York...
  • A book published nearly 25 years ago predicted America would hit a great crisis climaxing in 2020 — and that up next is a millennial vs. boomer standoff that will usher in a new world order

    06/07/2020 7:53:21 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 111 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 3, 2020 | Nick Lichtenberg and Hillary Hoffower
    A great crisis in 2008, followed by an even greater one in 2020, as an "authoritarian, severe, unyielding" leader from the baby boomer generation resists a historic moment of change afoot in the US. Would you believe this was all predicted almost 25 years ago? In a book championed at the highest levels of the Trump administration, no less? Oh, and it was also written by the guys who invented the term "millennial." It was all prophesied in 1997 in Neil Howe and William Strauss' "The Fourth Turning," and, depending on who you ask, it was either a breakthrough in...
  • Woke Protesters Come For Oprah’s Book Club

    06/05/2020 8:15:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 5, 2020 | Tony Daniel
    Jeanine Cummins’ bestselling novel 'American Dirt' has elicited protests over the author's lack of Latinx credentials, but the bigger problem is that the book is plodding moralistic melodrama. In Jeanine Cummins’ novel American Dirt, main character Lydia Pérez is a middle class, college-educated bookstore owner in Acapulco. She has a nine-year-old son with her husband Sebastián who is an investigative reporter at the local newspaper. She is bored by her clientele, who mostly consist of tourists and buyers of knickknacks, until one day a man with huge soul and an exquisite taste that nearly matches her own enters her shop...
  • Army Controversy Over John Piper’s Book Isn’t About Homophobia — It’s About Jesus

    06/01/2020 9:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 12020 | Caroline D'Agati
    A senior Army chaplain earlier this month emailed other chaplains the text of “Coronavirus and Christ,” a brief book by famed author, podcaster, and pastor John Piper. The command chaplain of U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys in South Korea, Col. Moon H. Kim, wrote in his email: “This book has helped me refocus my sacred calling to my savior Jesus Christ to finish strong. Hopefully this small booklet would help you and your Soldiers, their Families, and others who you serve.”This email and the attached book have led to complaints from 22 other chaplains, who’ve enlisted the help of the Military...
  • Minneapolis Rioters Burned One Of America’s Most Beloved Independent Bookstores To The Ground

    06/01/2020 5:26:07 AM PDT · by gattaca · 105 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 1, 2020 | Tony Daniel
    Uncle Hugo's and Uncle Edgar's were legendary among the community of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery readers—and now they're gone. Venerable Minneapolis science fiction and fantasy bookstore Uncle Hugo’s and its sister store in the same building, Uncle Edgar’s, which specialized in mysteries, were both burned to ruins last Friday night by rioters. The store took its name from two major awards in the genre fields, science fiction’s Hugo awards, and mysteries Edgar’s. Independent bookstores are a threatened American institution, and Uncle Hugo’s was considered a flagship operation. Owner Don Blyly was noted for his ability to adapt to modern...
  • Book Review: The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon

    05/24/2020 7:59:19 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 13 replies
    Tea at Trianon Blog ^ | May 11, 2020 | Elena Maria Vidal.
    I remember as a twenty-two-year-old being excited when I saw a new book called the The Mists of Avalon by an author called Marion Zimmer Bradley. Mists was presented as the retelling of the Arthurian legend from the point of view of the women of Camelot, which I thought was a thrilling idea. However, I found the book heavy on paganism and morbid, explicit sex scenes, but light on romance, heroism, chivalry, mystery, faith and all the qualities I had come to love in the Camelot stories. I never read any of the author's other books and did not care...
  • Why Should Christians Read the Pagan Classics? Reason 9: THE HUMAN CONDITION

    05/20/2020 2:45:45 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Summer 2014 | Cheryl Lowe
    Reason #9: HUMAN CONDITION When it comes to the human condition, we may think that Scripture is all we need. After all, Scripture does show us our true human condition in a way that the Greeks did not and could not: our relationship to God, that we are sinners, that we are a fallen race in need of redemption, that sin separates us from God, that God loves us and offers us grace and salvation. This is the good news that has been revealed by God in Scripture and in the person of Jesus Christ and nowhere else. Indeed, the...
  • Reading recommendations, please

    04/23/2020 11:54:45 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 72 replies
    self ^ | 04/23/2020 | self
    Help! I need recommendations for fun reading material. I really enjoy mysteries and have been re-reading some Agatha Christie books, because so many of the newer books are PC or extremely gory. Also, I prefer my reading material to be clean. Humor books are also good, as well as real crime and crime solving methods, as long as it's not too hair-raising. Fiction or non-fiction, as long as it's entertaining. Are there mysteries out there where the detective has at least somewhat conservative values? Are there ones set in the past that don't have feminist females entirely out of character...
  • Free math and science textbooks (all PDF, I think) available from Springer during coronavirus lockdown

    04/21/2020 2:14:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Springer ^ | Springer
    I've only linked to their physics freebies. Not interested in physics? Play with the "Refine your search" options on the left and choose your discipline. I haven't thoroughly explored it, but it appears to me there are thousands of FREE quality math and science books available right now from Springer in PDF. Who knows how much longer this will last. I'm assuming through the lockdown, then they'll be free no more. So load up while you can!
  • San Francisco’s Green Apple Books struggles for survival, adapts to change

    04/08/2020 2:44:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    KTVU ^ | 4/7/20 | Amber Lee
    San Francisco’s Green Apple Books struggles for survival, adapts to change The Richmond District institution Green Apple Books has been around for more than 50 years. They have closed their doors to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions, but are still taking orders and are adapting by holding an author's book release through an online Zoom meeting. SAN FRANCISCO - Many would consider Green Apple Books on busy Clement Street in San Francisco's Richmond District an institution. After all it opened its doors in 1967. Now, the owners of the bookstore have turned to online sales to comply with the coronavirus shelter-in-place...