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Why I read classics

This topic came to mind when I followed up Charlotte Bronte’s Shirley and The Professor with the 2010 book Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. 510 more words

Quiet Life

Book Review (Part One) - Les Miserables

Um, wow.  This is the first “classic” I’ve voluntarily read, ever. My Goodreads “read” shelf is chock full of other classic titles but believe me, had it not been for the English Lit classes I’ve taken over the years, most of those would have never caught my attention, let alone been read to the last page. 1,069 more words

General Musings

How Well Do You Know Classic Literature?

Another fun, book-themed find online – How Well Do You Know Classic Literature?

It’s a quick, multiple-choice quiz based on classic literature, by Daniel Dalton… 92 more words


If You're Blue, Be Blue

She had blue skin
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
their whole life through
then passed right by- 6 more words


Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Book 1 in the 'Books I studied at school/college/university...which I actually loved' series..

 Hey guys, I was thinking yesterday about all those books which I had to read while I was still in education. I went through primary school,secondary school, college and university and have always had to read so many different books. 719 more words


Help! How to Read Classic Literature

So. Confession. I’m a little worried about hitting all of my summer reading challenge books. Mainly because of one long, arduous, Russian reason. The Brothers Karamazov. 628 more words

Reading Life

The Art of Creating Classics: An Interview With Gareth Hinds

As I enter my 10th year of teaching English at the high school level, I have been very fortunate, so far, to have had colleagues and administration that support my use of comics/graphic novels in the classroom; growing up, I was a comic book kid, and there was no way I wasn’t going to bring my love of comics into the classroom. 1,420 more words