The Common Good

Evening Links of Awesomeness: Banned Books Edition


If you're anything like us, you've probably been too busy to read much of anything this week. So as the weekend dawns, it's the perfect time to break out those notorious novels such as The Catcher in the Rye, A Brave New World, To Kill a Mockingbird or any number of other renowned and classic banned books.

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Enjoy the accompanying literary links of awesomeness and the freedom to read what you wish!

Ode to a Bookstore Death
With Borders closing stores across the nation, a written list of gripes was recently displayed outside a Borders store, claiming to speak for all its employees. Among the many quips in the note, subtitled ode to a bookstore death, the writer gets at what we all suspected. "We hate when a book becomes popular simply because it was turned into a movie," and "we were never a daycare. Letting your children run free and destroy our section destroyed a piece of our souls."

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Better Book Titles
is a blog for people who are too busy to read every notable work of literature. The website manager states, "I will cut through all the cryptic crap, and give you the meat of the story in one condensed image. Now you can read the greatest literary works of all time in mere seconds!"

DC Comics Reinvented
Comic book sales down, but DC comics is seeking to reinvent itself to appeal to a newer, younger audience. Thus, it is revamping its entire lineup

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