― Tom Robbins,
So I just finished reading this book and it really pissed me off. It was a book of the chic-lit genre, I’m not going to name it just in case people actually like it. I usually don’t mind this genre, but when they get predictable, I become pissed.
This is how this one went down. Her boyfriend cheated on her, she ran away to L.A., met some other guy, kept on whining on how she missed her ex boyfriend, then she ended up with the new guy she met…the end.
It was so lame. I honesty can’t believe I just read that. It was 400 pages of awfulness. I couldn’t stop as it was awful that it started becoming funny.
I hate when books have that perfect and expected ending. Authors should really mix it up. The main character always ends up with the guy who is really perfect, why does she never end up with the arsehole? Now that would be interesting
Al-Jazeera finally catches wind of our embarrassing JAWI raids, book bans, moral policing & censorship by harassment in Malaysia. It’s a feature! Apparently these are how religious officials like these days:
“They singled out the Malay women and asked them if they were married,” Borders Books’ Chief Operating Officer Yau Su Peng told Al Jazeera. “Those who said they were single were then accused of being a lesbian. Some were in tears.”
Nik Raina and Fung were then ordered to appear at JAWI’s offices the next day. When they did so, Nik Raina’s lawyer was turned away, denying her a right to counsel that’s enshrined in Malaysia’s constitution.
All this happened even though at the time, on May 23, Allah, Liberty and Love wasn’t actually banned.
Click the picture for the full article and read about the absolute nonsense going down in our so called democracy over a BOOK. It’s a good story that I hope more will pick up on. As a book lover Muslim patriot myself, I totally believe my country deserves shaming for this on an international level.
I don’t need to be protected from a book. Do you?
I’ve started a pet project of sorts (tentatively) called DON’T LIMIT MY LIT. In a nutshell, it’s about book banning. I’m going to keep it going for at least six months— which I like because Banned Books Week will be going on right in the middle. Book banning trends and lawsuits have been flying around in my country lately, so I’ve suddenly taken an interest in learning as much as I can about the big picture of book
burningbanning on an international scale, away from the overall theme of fuckyeahreading, my tumblr book baby (which by the way I seriously still can’t believe has found itself 7,497 followers).
If you’re interested in book banning or what I’ll find, such as
- quotes from banned books
- or quotes about censorship and ban culture—
Reblogs, likes, submissions, even applications for co-admins are all welcome to the party.
Books help to form us. If you cut me open, you will find volume after volume, page after page, the contents of every one I have ever read, somehow transmuted and transformed into me. Alice in Wonderland. the Magic Faraway Tree. The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Book of Job. Bleak House. Wuthering Heights. The Complete Poems of W.H. Auden. The Tale of Mr Toad. Howard’s End. What a strange person I must be. But if the books I have read have helped to form me, then probably nobody else who ever lived has read exactly the same books, all the same books and only the same books as me. So just as my genes and the soul within me make me uniquely me, so I am the unique sum of the books I have read. I am my literary DNA.Susan Hill, Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home (via cystallineambermoments)