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We’ve got a tremendous variety of reading selections for this week’s book club. I’m looking forward to the small group discussions — like the high school students described in last week’s reading on Socratic Seminars, I find that debate among peers can be incredibly instructive and push me to see things in a new way or to reconsider my ideas.

My group’s selections range from The Federalist Papers, which I don’t think I’ve read since ninth-grade history, to one of my all-time favorite short stories “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” by J.D. Salinger.

I’ll touch on some details and questions that struck me as I read our stories and articles in preparation for discussion.

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Posting these here for posterity, so y’all know what blogs I’m following this term and beyond.

Academic librarians:

Sense and Reference

Information Wants to Be Free

Other awesome blogs I follow:

In the Library with the Lead Pipe

Virtual Dave … Real Blog