Not as if it's a difficult read, that I'm supposedly forcing myself to read something I don't want to. To the contrary- I'm really enjoying it (Treebeard rocks, just got to Gandalf the White around p. 115), and I really, really, really want to complete it before the movie's release less than two months from now. I'm past a quarter done out of 400+ pages. Cheer me on; I have a feeling this school year is not going to get any easier as it progresses.
Unfortunately there's a casualty from my link list over on the left. Arts and Letters Daily is no longer. I'm mulling over what I should replace it with. As a tribute, an elegy if you will, here's some quotes on censorship, against which aldaily was a strong force, or something like that:
"The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book."
- Walt Whitman
"Books won't stay banned -
Ideas won't go to jail."
- Alfred Whitney Griswold
"To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit
reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to
be either fools or slaves."
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