Author of the Month: Mark Twain

by Lewis Saddington November 11, 2019 4 min read

Praised as "the greatest humorist this country (the US) has ever produced", Mark Twain truly was a national treasure. Best known for his works The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often being called the "Great American Novel", Twain's wit and satire remains unparalleled even today - over an entire century after his death. In celebration of our author of the month, we've written a brief history on the times and talents of Twain to show our appreciation for all this American great has left for us.
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Burn After Reading: Bring on Banned Books Week

by ami baker September 09, 2019 3 min read

Even when it comes to well-written literature, it seems there's always room for controversy to arise. In fact, it's arguable that often the most controversial literature is among the best of the best, and this list of classic banned books only reinforces that notion. Though it may be easier to understand why some books were banned than others, every selection on this list has been deemed inappropriate for the general population for one reason or another, at some point in time somewhere in the world. So, with Banned Books Week coming up, let's delve into this list of shocking, surprising, and insightful novels that stunned readers around the globe...
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