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November 20, 1820 – Essex Sunk by Sperm Whale

I love when two of my favorite subjects are combined in one article. This happens to do just that–it combines shipwrecks and literature, and cannibalism thrown in for fun! I have to admit, I have not read Moby Dick. It is on my Kindle, and as soon as I finish the book I am reading… Continue reading November 20, 1820 – Essex Sunk by Sperm Whale

Book Burning · Books · North Dakota · Words

November 9, 1973–Slaughterhouse Five Books Burned in North Dakota

42 years ago today, one of the news stories of the day was the burning of Slaughterhouse Five. Residents in North Dakota had enough of this book and had decided to burn it in anger–protesting because they thought it was too strong for children to be reading. Of all stories I could have picked today,… Continue reading November 9, 1973–Slaughterhouse Five Books Burned in North Dakota