Okay everyone this is the second batch of my RABCK. So far only two books have been taken from my first RABCK. I am very disappointed. Very very disappointed. The Brave New World no longer has time for books. It’s sad. Dear world, please wake up. Stop amusing yourself to death.
New Free books List….
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
This book was inspired by a diary left by a dead girl. The book was published in 1971 and told the story of a troubled teenager who died of drug overdose. Because Go Ask Alice includes profanity as well as relatively explicit references to runaways, drugs, sex, and rape conservative parents and activists have sought to remove it from school libraries. Bans started in the 1970s: Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1974, Saginaw, Michigan in 1975, and Eagle Pass, Texas and Trenton, New Jersey in 1977 through removal from local libraries. Other libraries in New York (1975), Ogden, Utah (1979), and Florida (1982) required parental permission for a student to check out the book. Additional bans occurred in 1983 in Minnesota and Colorado, 1984 in Mississippi, and 1986 in Georgia and Michigan. Also, in 1993 in New Jersey and West Virginia, 1994 in Massachusetts, 1998 in Rhode Island, 2003 in Maine, and in Feb 2007 Berkley County School District in South Carolina. The American Library Association listed Go Ask Alice as number 23 on its list of the 100 most frequently challenged books of the 1990s. The book was number 8 on the most challenged list in 2001 and up to number 6 in 2003. The dispute over the book’s authorship does not seem to have played any role in these censorship battles.
Wild Animus by Richard Shapiro
I’ve got 3 promotional copies of this book. I want to give all away. All copies are mass paperbacks. I didn’t read the book all the way to the end. I did try hard enough to reach the middle of the book because I felt that I owe it to the author who was kind enough to give me 5 promotional copies (I gave the other two away). I find the book to be a bit painful to read. The author was trying to hard to be profound – it’s excruciating! I would like to compare it to Murakami’s Wild Sheep Chase but not because it’s anywhere near Murakami’s brilliant masterpiece but because it was trying too hard to be like the Wild sheep Chase. The book is like a very self indulgent version of Murakami’s Wild Sheep Chase. Overall, I think it’s shallow and self indulgence. I think Shapiro should sober up before he attempts another book.
But some people did enjoy the book. I might be biased because I didn’t even give the book a chance to grow on me. So you people should give this book a chance.
The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten
I bought this last year. It’s a book about food. So it’s not really my cup of tea.
Mobius Dick by Andrew Crumey
I tried reading this book after the finishing the Twilight Saga. This is the kind of book that I usually enjoy. It is rated with four stars in Amazon. But I just can’t seem to bring myself to love it. Twilight is evil.
Okay, I am actually too busy to list more books. I will get back to this later. In the meantime, here’s my old list.
1. Broadcasting, Cable, the Internet and Beyond: An Introduction to Modern Electronic Media, Joseph R Dominick BCID: 316-7235744 | Amazon Review
2. Computing Today w/ Student CD, Timothy O’Leary, Linda O’Leary BCID: 114-7235769 | Amazon Review
3. Using Information Technology: A Practical Introdution to Computers & Communications, Fifth Edition, Brian K. Williams, Stacey Sawyer, Brian Williams BC-ID 994-7235784 | Amazon Review
4. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach, Albert B. Bennett, Ted Nelson, BC-ID 524-7235791 | Amazon Review
5. Little Women (Wordsworth Collection), Louisa May Alcott BC-ID 206-1001045
6. Cold Mountain : A Novel, Charles Frazier BC-ID 956-1296100 | Amazon Review
7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams BC-ID 587-1848103 | Amazon Review
8. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Joanne Greenberg BC-ID 349-2087123 | Amazon Review
9. Crooked Little Heart, Anne Lamott BC-ID 649-1914782 | Amazon Review
10. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby BC-ID 461-1895709 | Amazon Review
11. Neuromancer (Remembering Tomorrow), William Gibson BC-ID 726-1777689 | Amazon Review
12. The Crazed, Ha Jin BC-ID 172-1714005 | Amazon Review
13. The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger BC-ID 491-7237418 | Amazon Review
14. Speak Softly She Can Hear, Pam Lewis BC-ID 195-7237431 | Amazon Review
15. Wilderness Tips, Margaret Atwood BC-ID 888-1533901 | Amazon Review
16. Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins BC-ID 542-1697698 | Amazon Review
17. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson, Mitch Albom BC-ID 326-996092 | Amazon Review
18. You Shall Know Our Velocity, Dave Eggers BC-ID 872-998475 | Amazon Review
19. Wishful Thinking, Melissa Hill BC-ID 654-7237452 | Amazon Review
Updates -Reserved Books
1. Speak Softly, She Can Hear – Pam Lewis (for Dayang Marni – Facebook Request)
2. Go Ask Alice – Anonymous (for Dayang Marni – Facebook Request)
3. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audren Niffenegger. (for CT)
4. I Never Promised You A Rose Garden – JoAnne Greenberg. (for CT)