Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Blogsen-usWed, 1 Oct 2014 15:49:26 EDTWed, 1 Oct 2014 15:49:26 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssBanned Books Week Top Ten Listhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/767/Banned-Books-Week-Top-Ten-List.html<c> Sept. 21 through 27 is Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read. </c> <p> My parents never censored my reading during my childhood and for this, I am glad.Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:55 EDTColorless Tsukuru is not so Colorlesshttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/766/Colorless-Tsukuru-is-not-so-Colorless.html<b><c>No spoiler alerts in this one</c></b> <P> <p>Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami, which sold over 1 million copies in it's first week on sale in Japan last year, has been stirring a very mixed pool of...Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:12:02 EDTA Literary Appreciation: John Steinbeckhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/765/A-Literary-Appreciation--John-Steinbeck.htmlAfter I finished Ray Bradbury's "The Toynbee Convector," I decided to turn to a writer a bit more "down to Earth," as few writers lived with their heads as perpetually "in the clouds" as the starry-eyed Bradbury.Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:37:09 EDTFor New Books, I will Take the Snowhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/764/For-New-Books,-I-will-Take-the-Snow.html<c><b>Today's "Making Up For Monday" meme question is: What book that hasn't been released yet are you most anticipating?</b></c> <P> <p>While Murakami fans across the U.S.Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:30:28 EDTA Literary Appreciation: Ray Bradburyhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/763/A-Literary-Appreciation--Ray-Bradbury.htmlToday I don't really feel like talking about sports. Instead, I'm going to turn to my first love (and the love which still inspires every single one of my obsessions to this very day): literature.Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:22:15 EDT