Monday, September 29, 2014
Here's a list of books currently available at Bonnett's (in no particular order) which have been Challenged by attempts to Ban them, or which may be Banned in other countries, or may have been Banned in other times. We hope you'll have time to enjoy them all, and many more!:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Scarlet Letter
The Red Badge of Courage
Leaves of Grass
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
In Cold Blood
The Grapes of Wrath
The Great Gatsby
Gone With the Wind
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Call of the Wild
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Color Purple
Brave New World
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Captain Underpants (series) #s 3 & 5
The Bluest Eye
Fifty Shade of Grey (series) #s 1 & 2
The Hunger Games (series) #s 1 & 2
BONE by Jeff Smith (graphic novels) #3
Harry Potter (series) all
Of Mice and Men
His Dark Materials (series) all
Gossip Girl (series) #s 5,6,8, & 9
Killing Mr. Griffen
Goosebumps (series) a whole bunch
The Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Rings (series) all
The Satanic Verses
Sons and Lovers
A Seperate Peace
Women in Love
The Naked and the Dead
Tropic of Cancer
Nickel and Dimed
Twilight (series) all
My Sister's Keeper
Bridge to Terabithia
James and the Giant Peach
Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice all
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Song of Solomon
Pillars of the Earth
That Was Then, This is Now
The Things They Carried
The Lovely Bones
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Pentagon Papers
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
All Quiet on the Western Front
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
- Science-fiction fans know DUNE as one of the greatest and most popular works in the history of the genre.
- Book lovers know DUNE as a book they might want to read some day, even if they aren't into science-fiction.
- Film addicts know DUNE as that fascinatingly wierd "mainstream" movie by David Lynch, starring Kyle MacLachlan, with Sting, and a pre-'Star Trek: The Next Generation' appearance by Patrick Stewart.
- Cable TV & streaming aficianados might know DUNE from it's SyFy channel miniseries (when it was still the Sci-Fi Channel).
- Media nerds know all of the above, and perhaps thousands of associated connections, including- loosely -the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon rule (via 'X-Men: First Class')
- But the true Alpha Geek knows about Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to make DUNE, before the seeds of modern popular culture had been sown, and now you can, too! It's alleged to be one of the greatest films never made.
How's this for a convolution? A never-made movie, based on a science-fiction novel, introduces young creatives who's contributions are included a production-book which changes cultural history and, later, becomes a documentary about the crucial cultural impact of the attempt and it's participants.
On the face, JODOROWSKY'S DUNE is a documentary about one man's failed attempt to make an epic motion picture in the mid-1970s; based on an epic novel. It sounds like something that might be mistaken as a tragic tale of heartache and loss, but it is not. It's the tale of a passionate journey.
It's the story of a Jodorowsky's romance with the idea of filming the book DUNE; the 'love-making' of assembling his team, the 'copulation' of creative talents, and the 'birth' of another book; the pre-production template for Jodorowsky's vision. This pre-production template was a rather hefty tome, and seems to have become the aforementioned seeds of modern popular culture, for film at least.
I can't share much more without spoiling the unfolding of a fascinating story. Let me just say that if you enjoy wallowing through movie "bonus features", as I do, you'll love this documentary. It's the greatest "making of" feature you'll ever see, for a film that never existed. It's all true, and pleasantly devoid of promotional puffery found so often in bonus features, because, this time, there's no film to promote. It's all reflection on a failure; perhaps the most culturally relevant failure in cinema history.
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Quite a few years ago (2006 or so) I stumbled upon a blog called Babes With Books. I've mentioned it here before. It no longer exists, having disappeared unceremoniously a few years later. It was simply a collection of "beautiful women reading books" - not porn, not nude, but perhaps not quite safe for work. The collection was gathered from all over the web, and - I suspect, used without permission. I strongly suspect that it was the lack of permission factor behind it's disappearance. The blog was even written about in WIRED magazine at one point. Something reminded me of that blog tonight, and it's pseudonymous proprietor "Hardley Surton", so I plugged it into the search bar and found... very little.
Thanks to the WIRED article, the widespread interest in books, and the overall fascination with "pretty girls" it's clear I wasn't the only one who had some appreciation for the collection. I was curious to see if anyone else had taken up the banner of Babes with Books, but found only articles lamenting it's loss, or just mentioning it as a notable curiosity of the interwebs, like the World's Biggest Ball of String. One man's blog actually found and quoted a comment I'd left on WorldsBestEver.com regarding the Hardley Surton phenomenon.
So, really, this wordy post is just a nod to Doug Bolden as a fellow book lover and internet oddity aficionado. Thank you, Doug, for mentioning our blog and best wishes along your path.
Friday, May 09, 2014
We don't have an exact date for the opening of Bonnett's, but we'll celebrate when we can. Spring '14 Urban Nights (May 9, 5-10p) is one such opportunity.
You may already know that we carry nearly all kinds of popular Books, Comics, Magazines, and Movies at many different pricing levels, from dog-eared reading copies to like-new collector's items. Many nice books require no special pricing or research. These "regularly unmarked" books will be 75% off our normal discounted price during Spring '14 Urban Nights!
Hope to see you then!
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Misc. years from 1956 to '99. First 2 stacks arrived today, 3rd stack has been here a while. They need a new home! Last chance, 1 wk only - 4/7 to 4/12.
Stats & charts for your fave players!
One million and one uses!
Don Schiffer 1956 Baseball Almanac
Tom Seaver's 1989 Scouting Notebook
Bill James Player Ratings Book 1995
Sporting News Official Baseball Register 1996 Edition
The Whole Baseball Catalogue
Bill James STATS Major League Handbook 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
The STATS Baseball Scoreboard
The Scouting Report 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
The Scouting Notebook 1995, 1986, 1997, 1998, 1999
The 1992 Elias Baseball Analyst
The 1989 Baseball Encyclopedia Update
The Sporting News Baseball Guide - 1990
USA Today Baseball Weekly 1997 Almanac
1992 Baseball Almanac
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Mardi Gras, Saint Patrick's Day, and Spring Break have recently reminded me of Girls Gone Wild (don't visit their old websites, they now redirect your browser to other sites). It was just a few short years ago when it seemed like GGW was everywhere, even here in Dayton, Ohio!
"GIRLS GONE WILD! - Real! Raw! Uncut!"
- GGW: America Uncovered - with Doug Stanhope
- GGW: Beach Babes & Forbidden Spring Break, 2 Vol. Set - on 1 disc
- GGW: Doggy Style - Hosted by Snoop Dogg
- GGW: Endless Spring Break - 15 vols., sold separately
- GGW: Girl Power - 5 vols., sold separately
- GGW: Road Trip - 2 vols., sold separately
- GGW: Sex Starved College Girls, Vol. 2
- GGW: Ultimate Spring Break - 2 vols., sold separately