Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: GREAT EXPECTATIONS and A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

In a past Top Ten Tuesday post I paired Charles Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations with the more contemporary novel A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. Many people expressed interest in hearing more about the connection I see between these two works of literature even though they seem very different at a first… Continue reading A Classic Couple: GREAT EXPECTATIONS and A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

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Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

Happy Tuesday!! August is coming to a close, which means it's time to start thinking about going back to school. This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is back-to-school themed, which means I've decided to focus on classic literature. Classics definitely get a bad reputation from required reading lists in classrooms; however, I think looking at… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

Quotes

QUOTE: A Prayer for Owen Meany

“Every American should be forced to live outside the United States for a year or two. Americans should be forced to see how ridiculous they appear to the rest of the world! They should listen to someone else's version of themselves--to anyone else's version! Every country knows more about America than Americans know about themselves!… Continue reading QUOTE: A Prayer for Owen Meany

Books, Read for English Class

Book Review: A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

Author: John Irving Number of Pages: 640 Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Release Date: 1989 "I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the… Continue reading Book Review: A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

more books

more books: and the fun begins

Hello, everyone! July is now underway, which means it's peak time for summer homework! I am taking AP English this upcoming school year, which means I'll be doing lots of assigned reading from now on. This summer I was assigned to read two books, which isn't too bad. Of course, I couldn't resist ordering my… Continue reading more books: and the fun begins

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays: July 2nd

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? Right now I'm reading Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. I'm not loving it, but I'm not hating it either. Hopefully it picks up a bit! What did you recently finish reading??? This past week I… Continue reading WWW Wednesdays: July 2nd

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays: June 25th

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? Right now I'm reading A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, which I was assigned to read as summer work for my upcoming AP English class. So far I'm really enjoying it! What did you… Continue reading WWW Wednesdays: June 25th