November Reading

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Oh no!  Don’t you hate the realization that the book you just read and enjoyed was an Oprah Winfrey selection?  It just happened to me. I thank you, Morrissey, for many things, including writing this depressing, depressing song. If you have read my recent posts, you will know that I spent the first part of November […]

Give Me My Book Back!

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I was halfway through The Invention of Hugo Cabret when one of my students took my copy. All the time I was reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the remarkable graphic novel by Brian Selznick, I was thinking, “You know, Aaliyah would love this book.”   Aaliyah is a bright student in my sixth period class who makes […]

Vachel Lindsay, Poet

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Today is the birthday of Vachel Lindsay, a poet I know almost nothing about. Vachel Lindsay is one of those poets whose name I know, and who I have a vague idea existed on the fringes of the modernist movement, but about whom I know almost nothing else.  Even after doing a little bit of […]

October Reading

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Here’s what I read in October. After the two snoozers I read last month, I needed a little pick me up.  So I went in search of a book with a pulse, and found it in a section of the library that I usually never explore–the mystery novels. Now, I have nothing against mystery novels; […]