Tag: november

WWW Wednesday 11/30/2016

  What are you currently reading? The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict For Study:  The Norton Anthology of American Literature by Nina Baym   What did you just finish reading? (As always, click on the link below to see what I thought!) Victoria:  The Queen by Julia Baird Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki

Julia Baird: Victoria: The Queen

From International New York Times columnist Julia Baird comes a magnificent biography of Queen Victoria. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, Victoria: The Queen is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth—a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the

Margaret Atwood: Hag-Seed

When Felix is deposed as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival by his devious assistant and longtime enemy, his production of The Tempest is canceled and he is heartbroken. Reduced to a life of exile in rural southern Ontario—accompanied only by his fantasy daughter, Miranda, who died twelve years ago—Felix devises a plan for

WWW Wednesday 11/23/2016

  What are you currently reading? The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne For Study:  The Norton Anthology of American Literature by Nina Baym   What did you just finish reading? (As always, click on the link below to see what I thought!) Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes The Girl from Everywhere by

WWW Wednesday 11/16/2016

  Can you believe it has been over a month since I’ve done one of these? Feels good to be getting back into the swing of things–and on a schedule that won’t kill me.   What are you currently reading? Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life by Jeff Wilser Poetry:  Say Uncle by Kay Ryan For

I AM MAD

I have a lot of emotions, but the one I feel most overwhelmingly is MAD. Mad that we are here today, uncertain about the future. Mad that we have a political system that cheats voters out of their true voice. Mad that so many of those voices are suppressed. I’m mad that we had a

Jennifer Mathieu: Afterward

When Caroline’s little brother is kidnapped, his subsequent rescue leads to the discovery of Ethan, a teenager who has been living with the kidnapper since he was a young child himself. In the aftermath, Caroline can’t help but wonder what Ethan knows about everything that happened to her brother, who is not readjusting well to

Hunger

…that awkward moment when you think you’re reading a free Kindle book, and you start to dismiss it because the writing is bad…but when you go to delete it from your Goodreads you find out it is actually a classic and on the Boxall 1001 list and everyone has rated it 5 stars..   SIGH.
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