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My love affair with Jane Austen

Did you know that there is a 10 day Jane Austen Festival happening right now in Bath, UK?  Oh my goodness, an addition has been made to my bucket list.  641 more words

Reading & Books

A conversation with a book on the desk

Today’s prompt; Ready, Set, Done

Today, write about anything — but you must write for exactly ten minutes, no more, no less.

I said hi to the book on my desk, 108 more words


Light and Eyrey

I am preparing myself early this year for when I announce we will be studying Jane Eyre.

“Do we have to?”

“Is that our only choice?” 404 more words


The bookmark reflection

‘Hate that book’ – he muttered – looking at rather than talking to his phone.  Walking faster now he arrived at the bookshop and glanced up.   506 more words


In Praise of the Here and Now: Top 10 Present-Tense Novels

“September. It seems these luminous days will never end.” This is how James Salter’s 1967 novel, “A Sport and a Pastime,” begins. The unnamed narrator is describing Paris—in the present tense. 536 more words


REPOST: Why kids should choose their own books to read in school

Joanne Yatvin writes in The Washington Post the importance of giving students the time to read independently and the choice to pick which books to read. 941 more words