Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN and THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Today I'm here to discuss a rather unlikely Classic Couple (this one made of two classics!): The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1885) and The Wind in the Willows (1908). As most American students who have been assigned to read Huck Finn in English class will know, this classic novel is about a white boy and black slave… Continue reading A Classic Couple: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN and THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

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Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag

Months ago I was tagged in the Books I'll Probably Never Read Tag and I'm just getting around to answering these questions now.... better late than never, right? I'm glad this tag already has the word "probably" in its title so I don't have to add it--I always like to keep my reading options open!… Continue reading Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag

Read for APUSH, Read for English Class, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books I’ve Read for Class

Happy Tuesday!! Since this new semester is now well underway and this week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is open-ended, I thought I would share with you all my Top Ten Favorite Books I've Read for Class (that's a genre, right? Well, it is now!). Assigned reading often has a bit of an undeserved bad reputation. Sure, you're not… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books I’ve Read for Class

Quotes

QUOTE: Mark Twain

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”  ~ Mark Twain It's official: yesterday I graduated from high school! This quote reflects how I felt the majority of the time in high school, because most of my teachers either didn't care about teaching or were just really ineffective at actually helping students learn.… Continue reading QUOTE: Mark Twain

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Really Want to Meet (But Can’t)

When I first saw that the theme for this week would be the Top Ten Authors I Really Want to Meet, I was a little stumped. I always to try make my Top Ten Tuesday posts as unique as possible with my choices, but I felt like my answers would be the same as many other people. I… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Really Want to Meet (But Can’t)

Quotes

QUOTE: Mark Twain

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."  ~ Mark Twain Mark Twain is always good for a good thought-provoking quote, isn't he?  I love this one because I think it's true.  Obviously it's a little exaggerated (I mean, if you have the skill to… Continue reading QUOTE: Mark Twain