Lists

[Censored] Book List

It's banned books week!  In celebration of the freedom to read whatever the hell you want, here is a list of some of my favorite banned books: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Scary… Continue reading [Censored] Book List

Book hauls

Summer ’13 book haul

It's a big one!  I have to visit bookshops wherever I go, and I did A LOT of traveling this summer.  I still can't believe I got this many books in this short span of time.  I'll separate them by location of acquisition, since this was a summer of travel. Garage sales in my neighborhood:… Continue reading Summer ’13 book haul

Book hauls

Exciting acquisition: Great Writers of the English Language

I went to my local book exchange last month, which happens every summer at a park near my house.  I came back with 10 books, plus this beautiful 14-volume encyclopedia of writers which I plan to use in my classroom one day! Best part is, I got it all for free! Great Writers of the… Continue reading Exciting acquisition: Great Writers of the English Language

Book battles, Book reviews

Battle of the books: Jane Austen

In honor of the total of 4 books I've read so far this summer (*guilty shudder*), I think it's time for a battle of the books, which we did on one of our last days of Jane Austen class.  I will only be using these 4 because I read Sense and Sensibility too long ago… Continue reading Battle of the books: Jane Austen

Tags

Bookmarks, marks in books, books by Marks, marks by books

There was a bookmarks tag going around the book-tubers on YouTube a little while ago.  I really enjoyed watching the responses, so I'm going to go ahead and do my own here on my blog! 1. What are you currently using as a bookmark? Currently I am reading 2 books, one is on my Nook,… Continue reading Bookmarks, marks in books, books by Marks, marks by books

Film adaptations

A note on film adaptations (inspired by “Gatsby”)

I'm just going to come out with it:  I LOVED Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby."  Loved it. Yes, I've read the book.  Twice, in fact.  And I saw the movie twice.  As a book lover and a film lover, I've been kinda disappointed in the negative responses Gatsby has been getting from all over the… Continue reading A note on film adaptations (inspired by “Gatsby”)