Tag Archives: Reading

The Two Book Rule

My friend is much wiser than me. He, you see, brings at least two books with him every place he goes. I sometimes bring a book, or my kindle, but sometimes I forget and I’ll just leave the house with … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Harper Lee and Introductions

This summer I decidedly drove to Northern California to spend some time with my family and simultaneously tutor my younger sister. Surprisingly, my sister has been excited about studying at home and continues to show eagerness in most of her … Continue reading

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Kindle Unlimited: Is it worth it?

This blog has often talked about the advantages of ebooks and ebook devices, like Amazon’s Kindle, and highlighted the disadvantages of such devices, and publishing for such devices, as well. I’m torn. I love books – all books, including ebooks, … Continue reading

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Literary Paraphernalia: 10 DIY Projects for Book Lovers

I’m a poor college student. Actually, all of the writers of this blog are college students and fairly broke. While we write these posts about literary paraphernalia and how much we’d love to own some of these great book-related items, we really can’t afford to. Continue reading

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The Tumblr Post that Started a Debate on Race and Writing

By saying that readers will automatically assume a character is white unless otherwise stated, you are essentially admitting that there is a “standard” race—a default race, if you will. Anonymous, to answer your question, you do not need to mention a character’s race. But as with most choices we make as writers, the decision to mention race or not should be consistent—not dependent on whether they are white or not. Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Damn, Poetry’s Hard

In Adam Frank’s recent article on NPR, the writer compares poetry to physics. He begins his discussion with T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland, which is 434 lines. In other words, it’s┬álong. For some readers, that length provides something to hold onto a … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Ode to the Haiku

The haiku is one of my favorite poetic forms. I will often jot one down in class when not paying attention to a teacher, or when riding as a passenger in a car, or on my friend’s facebook pages when I am … Continue reading

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How to Read Poetry with a Little Help from Billy Collins

Ah poetry, that thing we all universally love, appreciate, and understand. Well, some of us, anyway. For others, poetry is a torture device full of alliterations, assonance, allusions, and apostrophe that cause anger. This is because some of us read … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Unreliable Narrator

We’re all biased, for we are all thinking, feeling beings with opinions and experiences all our own. This means that, no matter what we write, the nature of the text will always be slightly unreliable because what is presented through … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Dear Mark Grist, I’m (Still) Totally In Love with You

This morning I found this amazing video by Mark Grist and his preference on girls:   After seeing (and swooning at) this video, I started doing some research about the poet and, holy heck, I love this guy. Mark Grist … Continue reading

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