I have not participated in a book blogging community meme for what seems to be years, but this week’s Top Ten Tuesday subject was one that resonated with me: it’s all about the books I feel everyone has read but me. Because I blog primarily about classics (and I recently was shortlisted as one of
I am so delighted to announce that I got to interview Allie from A Literary Odyssey for Book Blogger Appreciation Week! Allie was a fellow finalist on the short list for Best Classics Book Blog, and I certainly know why. She has a wonderful blog, and it’s been fun to join in her odyssey of
I saw Miss Remmers’ tweet about how she needs great nonfiction suggestions for her high school students, and this got me thinking about all the great nonfiction I’ve read in my life. And then, I realized I could actually join in the Bloggers’ Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees (BAND) discussion for August. I saw the advent
I’m a part of two books clubs. The first is a classics book club that meets at the library, and I lead the discussion every month. I don’t have any trouble thinking of ideas for that book club. We have great discussions and it’s nice to befriend other classics readers in the community. I’m also
Some thoughts on long books, withdrawn library books, and reading to define our own experience (the last from Alberto Manguel).
“We look over with a sigh the monumental libraries … The inspection of the catalgoue brings me continually back to the few standard writers who are on every private shelf; and to these it can only afford only the most slight and casual additions. The crowds and centuries of books are only commentary and elucidation,
I’m probably going to be busy with family a lot more in the coming weeks thanks to the holidays, so my blogging and reading will lessen. But I do have a few books I hope to get to between now and the end of January: some are very long and intimidating, others not so intimidating.
My mother teaches English as a Second Language to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at a public middle school. Although for the most part these kids are intelligent and have been successful in school in the past, most are learning English for the first time after moving to the USA from every continent. She has
This past summer, I got in the habit of reading Victorian classics on my HD2 phone1 But this is not a story about ebook readers being wonderful2. It’s about how one of the books I read tricked me. Or maybe I’m just really dense or ridiculous or …. what does the following story say about
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