Today In Books

Author, Poet, and Playwright Ntozake Shange Passes Away at 70: Today In Books

This edition of Today In Books is sponsored by Waterhouse Press.

Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018

I don’t really know what to say about the loss of groundbreaking literary and theatre artist Ntozake Shange. So visit Essence and read how black women memorialized her on Twitter, and then maybe pick up for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf.

Shirtless FSU Book Guy

Clemson was absolutely demolishing Florida State. A shirtless FSU fan took out a book and started reading. The Internet fell in love. And we now know that this icon is FSU professor Bruce Thyer, and that he was reading Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places.

It’s Never Too Late To Return an Overdue Book

You may have heard about the copy of Spoon River Anthology that was checked out from a Louisiana library in 1934…and returned on October 1 of this year. Currently, the maximum fine is $3, but the library waived it. Yet the story doesn’t end there! This week, the family who returned the book donated $1,542.65 to the library in memory of their late mother, who had borrowed the book as an eleven-year-old. Why that strange number? Late fees in 1934 were $0.05 per day, of course.


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