When I was in junior high, we had to read Call of the Wild in English language arts class. The kicker was that we had to follow along with a cassette tape recording of the book. I remember getting in trouble for reading ahead. The funny part about it is that I actually don't remember … Continue reading If you’re smart but can’t remember what you read, read this.
Since I have come back to one of my favorite hobbies, reading, I have made some observations about how I enter into and sustain a conversation. I don't mean a conversation with one person, like a phone call, but instead a large multi-faceted conversation that occurs with the written word. I love how books delve … Continue reading Slow conversations
Here we are, another day, another post about reading. I've never really regularly written about my reading... ever. I think when I was younger, I was so unsure of myself as a reader, and trying to pretend I loved reading when it was all I could do to pay attention, read the Cliff Notes (for … Continue reading Reading Goals and Contemplations for 2021
On this blog, you get a little bit of everything. Some reminiscing and retelling of memories. Some analysis of grief. Some water cooler chat - shooting the shit about teaching. Some talk of books, a little of which is actually coherent. Despite my best efforts to be "on" 95% of the time, it's just not … Continue reading Meta post
Like I've mentioned before on this blog, I haven't always been a big reader. I've always aspired to be a big reader, maybe even faking it once or twice, but never like my sister. Or my mom. Or even some of the kids in my family. Truth be told, up until a couple years ago, … Continue reading What happens when you read fiction or fantasy
I had convinced myself that I really loved reading. That I was a voracious bookworm, just itching at every chance to read whatever book had a sad-looking folded up bookmark in the pages. I convinced myself that dog-earing a page in a book was a travesty, and that turning the page not from the bottom … Continue reading Books have souls