Tag Archives: Literature

Schoolish Thoughts: Accounting for the Arts

We’re running dangerously low on English majors and art historians. Continue reading

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Book Lover’s Paradise

In Archer, Texas, there’s a dusty wonder with a stupid name not too far from the Dairy Queen… Continue reading

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Feeding the Spirit

Nothing feeds the spirit like a good book. Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: On Vocabulary or, eh…whatev…

We need to read. We need to see words. New words. Daily. Continue reading

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The Most Horrible Question

“What is your favorite book?” Continue reading

Posted in Books, Calvin & Hobbes, Great Stories, John, King James Bible, Language of Flowers, Literature, Poetry, Questions, Quotes, Reading, Shakespeare, Stephen King, The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh, The Help, To Kill a Mockingbird, Tolkien, Words | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Rodalena Reviews: The Casual Vacancy

J. K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy” has earned itself a bad reputation, just like Harry Potter did… Continue reading

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Hello New Friends

I’m pretty old-school: I like that whole pipe-organ look, and hope it sticks around for awhile. Continue reading

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An Open Letter to E. L. James

Thanks, E. L., from the bottom of my heart. What you’ve accomplished is no small thing. Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: Creative Writing, Loose Reins and the Freedom to Explore

Sometimes I think the best way to parent children is just to give them a goal, get out of their way and let them bound off toward it. Continue reading

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A Question for Book Lovers

Who knew a game of Jenga could start all this… Continue reading

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