I’m struggling with both allergies and some kind of stomach bug, so don’t come too close.
I am tempted to ramble on in horrifying detail about the various sensations and infestations and colonies of bacteria all busy breeding a world under my skin, but frankly, I don’t have the energy. I’m going to post this blog and curl up with a nice tome about 18th-century surgical techniques.
Be sure to read this interview with poet/photographer/picture book wizard, Charles R. Smith Jr.
Do you have any thoughts about this map of book banning and challenges?
Today’s advice: "Stay away from all other human beings because they will just make you sick." Me
Today’s writing advice: "Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions." Mark Twain
(If you are in the mood for an essay, compare and contrast today’s two quotes.)
Today’s prompt: (This is a good one. Feeling like something the cat threw up inspires me.)
2. Write your own version of it.
3. Start with "Once upon a time…" (Read the opening to my book, Prom, if you want.)
4. Write a modern and or twisted version of the story.
Extra Bonus Points: Keep it under 750 words and set it in picture book format.
Crown of Gold Award: Illustrate it, too.
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I hope you get to feeling better. I too am suffering from allergies+.
Your prompt looks fun, I might give it a go later this afternoon.
No banning in Utah? Interesting.
I wonder how representative that is of books that are actually available – if censorship is happening at a higher, invisible level where decisions are being made not to put certain books into libraries in the first place. The one thing a challenge does let us know is that the book was there to begin with.
A lot more banned books in the northeast than I would have expected. Interesting map. Thanks for posting.
hahaha – love your advice.
Feel better soon!!
Feel better soon Laurie. I hope you’re getting a lot of rest.
Another reason to love Google and Google Maps. Pretty proud and stoked that Tallahassee hasn’t banned/challenged any books in the past two years. I like to think it’s because of our awesomely unique(ish) population of academics, politicians, hippies, and generally democratic residents.
This would be even better if it covered more years or if there were other maps that covered more years.
Only one book in Maine:
That’s something to feel good about. And for another offset to your bacterial blahs, this weekend will hardly reach 70 degrees – I’m getting chills (the good kind) just thinking about getting chills (the other good kind).
Use a neti pot and feel better.
For all our liberal intellectual sneerage about the South and the Midwest, it bugs me that the concentration of markers is in the northeast and industrial belt.
Feel better! WINTERGIRLS was great!
I would be interested to see that map with states’ population densities. Here are some numbers i dug up:
Map of US colored based on population density
US states listed by population density
When you factor in pop. density, the biggest outlier looks to be Montana and the surrounding area – other states have over 100x the population density, yet there are quite a few flags out west there.
Hope you feel better soon, Laurie!
Thanks for the analysis!
I too suffer from allergies, so I completely feel your pain. I hope you feel better too! Thanks for all the writing prompts. I’ve been stuck in such a rut, and they have really been helping me. 🙂
Loving the quotes…
…and another great idea. Thanks! I’m so gonna rewrite Rapunzel today. She always got on my nerves -the indolent bitch is far too passive
Thanks for the adorable ideas. I think I may try the rewriting a fairytale idea. I love classic fairy tales and I don’t know how I could make them any better, but I think I might be able to put a modern spin on a few. Sounds like fun, I think I will try it. Thanks for the great share!
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