Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

“I cannot imagine how anyone could even think of writing a novel without having at least a vague idea of the 10,000 years of literature that have gone before.” 731 more words

Critical Thinking

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Wow – students apparently have a nickname for this novel: “one million” years of solitude! Recommended by a colleague, I took up this challenge and embraced “solitude” in order to find my reward – a  promised great read. 193 more words

Modern Fiction

The Book Edit | June, 17

La maggior parte di giugno è stata occupata dalla lettura di un libro in inglese trovato a Innsbruck che apparirà presto tra i futuri segnetti  481 more words

Book Edit

What Is Magical Realism?

You and I both know I’ve been in a “defining genres” kind of mood. The other day, I came across a discussion between two people struggling to define the difference between the Magical Realism and Fantasy genres. 162 more words

Articles & Resources

June in Books: The Waves; The Crossing; One Hundred Years of Solitude

I’ve spent a lot of time on trains this month, and a lot of time waiting in train stations. But as bad as that sounds, the upside is that it means I’ve had an awful lot of time for reading, which I’ve put to good use catching up on a couple of those overlooked classics kicking about on my to-be-read pile. 514 more words