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Fahrenheit 451

If being a substitute teacher is a fun job, then being a substitute librarian is even better!  Although I need to check books in and out, re-shelve them, collect fines, and most of all help students with the printer, I still have a great deal of quiet time.   1,193 more words


What We Can Learn: Classics

Hey everyone! Today we’re talking about classics (be prepared for a small rant).

So I go to a classical school, which means, obviously, that we read a lot of classic books. 626 more words


The best sentences in literature

So, I stumbled upon this post on BuzzFeed about the most sentences in literature. And my first thought was:

This is why I love literature!”

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The Week No Posts Went Live

Visitors to this blog have likely noted the dearth of spankin’ new posts over the past few weeks. Heck, I haven’t even posted a review this week. 1,013 more words

Not A Writer

5 Prizes You Win From NaNoWriMo. Even When You "Lose"

November has come and gone, which means that thousands of writers are emerging from the cloud of words that swallowed them whole for a month. Some will be sporting a brand new fifty-thousand-word manuscript and year-long bragging rights. 1,203 more words


Close Reading Reflection

This week in class, we have looked at some examples of close reading, and did some close reading ourselves. The object of our focus? Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. 249 more words

One star Amazon reviews for Fahrenheit 451

I’ve been trying to read some of the “modern classics” that I never got around to. Good thing this one was really short because it was a rambling, boring, snooze fest. 520 more words