Review: Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks

Happy Last Week of July! I know I'm not the only one who is simultaneously weirded out and unfazed by this strange passing of time. Since it is the last Monday of July though, it's time for a review of the collection of poems I read in honor of this month's Poet of the Month:... Continue Reading →

Review: Tristan Strong Punches A Hole In The Sky

Happy Monday! I am so excited to talk about today's book: Tristan Strong Punches A Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia. This is a book I have talked about almost constantly for months...because it is really THAT good. In February, I started a Myths and Folktales unit with my 7th graders and decided to... Continue Reading →

Review: Real Murders

Hello Fellow Book Lovers! I have sat down at my desk for the past few days to write this post, and just haven't been able to do it. I have the quarantine blues, coupled with the rainy day blues. All productivity went out the window--bye grading, bye assignments, bye exercise motivation. However, the sun has... Continue Reading →

Reading the Classics: Emma

Hello and Happy May! My first segment for "Reading the Classics" was so long ago, that I forgot it was even an idea I had! The original idea was that I would read classics I had not read before, and as usual, provide commentary. Perhaps this is blasphemy as an English major and a Language... Continue Reading →

Review: Pride

Okay, taking a brief hiatus from haikus and Pokémon Go (yeah, I still play it) to bring you a BOOK post! I honestly couldn’t tell you how many times I sat down to write this post, only to be distracted by haikus, Pokémon Go, guacamole, or the book I’m writing. I’ll just say...I finished reading... Continue Reading →

Review: Pardonable Lies

Hello All! Look at me, getting another post up *so soon* after the first one! This is a bit of a delayed review, since I finished this book last month, but I really enjoyed it and didn't want to skip talking about it! Last month, I read Pardonable Lies by Jaqueline Winspear. It is the... Continue Reading →

Reading the Classics: A Raisin in the Sun

Welcome to the first volume of "Reading the Classics"! Recently, I've been pondering the sheer number of literary classics that I have not read. Some I have actively avoided (ahem Lord of the Flies, ahem anything by Vonnegut), and many I just haven't gotten around to yet. I want to change that and thankfully, student teaching... Continue Reading →

Book Review: August 2018

August is coming to a close, and we have September, patron month of transitions (so says me) to look forward to. I myself will be riding the wave of change--tomorrow is my first day of student teaching at a high school and grad school classes and coursework begins again. Yay? Maybe. We'll see. As the... Continue Reading →

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