I’ve been reading a lot of romance novels but this month I’m taking a break. This doesn’t mean that I won’t be reading romance novels; I’ll never give those up. But, I am aiming to read four books that are not part of #romancelandia. Reading four books is usually easy for me so I will […]
I am reading a lot but I am struggling to keep track. Hopefully, I can get my act together here. I will add more as I go through my notes and logs and update Goodreads.
My 2017 reading goals are a little more focused this year. I didn’t meet my Goodreads reading goals last year. In fact, I read fewer books in 2016 than I have read in previous years. It’s disappointing, but it happened. I was very much involved in other things- social justice, working for a horrible company […]
As part of the Back to Classics Challenge, I chose to reread Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I first read this novel in 8th grade at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in NYC, however, I do not think I fully grasped the ideas presented in the book at that age. I do remember feeling […]
My original post about this Back to the Classics challenge is on my now defunct personal blog, but all future updates will be here. It took me a while to finish Brave New World as I had forgotten how intense the narrative is and how much it can drain me while reading. I love the […]
*Originally Published on Forloveofeducation.com. Published here with permission. I absolutely love the blog,> children’s literature” href=”http://farrarwilliams.wordpress.com/tag/childrens-literature/”> I Capture the Rowhouse, and Farrar’s frequent posts about what her family is reading inspired me to share similarly here. We read a lot and I really want a better way of keeping a record of what we are […]
A friend’s post on Facebook sparked this blog post. I’m often surprised by how many people have not read novels that I thought were middle and high school staples. And I’m even more shocked by those people who have gone to college, and graduated from, college without having read Orwell’s “1984” or “The Handmaid’s Tale” […]
Originally posted on Kristinabrooke.net A Classic Written by a Woman Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of Shirley Jackson. While I did enjoy “The Lottery” in the past, something about her writing has always bored me to tears. Maybe she is too descriptive? Is that possible? My vivid imagination prefers to do the work […]