What's Happening in Kidlit Today
Citizens for Literary Standards in Schools maintains a website "to inform parents and the community about poor quality literature and vulgar subject matter (profanity, sex, occultism) in graded reading assignments in the Blue Valley school district in Overland Park, KS." I would link to the site but there's too much vulgar subject matter.
BBC Radio did a program on adults reading children's literature. The feeling among the panelists (Anne Fine, Anthony Horowitz, Howard Jacobson, Steve Rubin, Marian Gross, and someone whose name I missed)was that the whole idea of adults reading children's book is disturbing. It indicates a lowering of standards and a dumbing down in the world of education.
They were really down on J.K. Rowling and Philip Pullman, either one of whom probably sells more than all the panelists put together.
Makes ya think.
I like to buy lindens, because it is very interesting. I think if you meet the second life linden, you will like it too. And when you play the game well you can get some cheap linden as the rewards from the game. As long as you have a lot of linden dollars in the game you will be strong, and you can exchange the secondlife money with the other players.
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