Good morning! Last week, we went over the books I read for the first semester of my literature class—The Great Divorce, The Iliad, The Aeneid, and a whole lot of Plato. This week, let’s take a look at my second semester line-up! Once again, I’ll examine the content of the books and then the edition/translation I used.
This semester was fun because the books we read were from the late Roman empire, medieval, and Renaissance periods, and we read them in chronological order. So my class was able to examine the progression of view on matters such as free will and humanism over the years. Let’s start at the beginning, with…
Well, folks, it was a wild ride, but I did it. I survived July Camp NaNoWriMo! In fact, I even met my goal!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Camp NaNo, it’s an event hosted by National Novel Writing Month (a website where you can track your progress while you try to write a 50K-word novel during the month of November). Every April and July, you can join a “cabin,” or writing group, of up to 20 other writers and set your own goal of hours, minutes, words, or pages. This was my fourth time participating in Camp NaNoWriMo, my third time winning, and my fourth time hosting a cabin. Here are 5 things I’ve learned in all my camping experience.
Do you throw a tea party on the Queen’s birthday? Do you sometimes forget what side of the road to drive on? Must you often resist the urge to type “colour” instead of “color”? Well, here are 3 thoroughly British books, picked just for you, old chap.
Jane Eyre. Just the name makes me feel like I’m on a windswept moor straggling toward a looming house in the distance. The moor is bare, except for a gnarled tree where ravens roost… just kidding. It makes me feel like I’m sitting in my literature classroom agonizing over an in-class essay. Turns out, the cold chill of the moor and the cold chill of having two minutes to finish my paper aren’t that different.
Anyway, here are 7 thoughts I had while reading Jane Eyre, that most wonderful and confusing of Gothic novels. WARNING: spoilers ahead!
As you may know, today, June 5, is Barricade Day. I’m sure that many of us will watch Les Miserables and cry accordingly.
If you’re still in the mood for commemorating a historical event with a long, epic movie featuring amazing characters… why not watch The Longest Day tomorrow?
Made in 1962, The Longest Day covers (almost) every aspect of June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day–or Operation Overlord, or the Allied invasion of Normandy, depending on how descriptive you want to get. Here’s 6 reasons why you should watch The Longest Day this June 6.
Magical realism is my favorite genre. I just love the idea of magic right under my nose in the real world! Sadly, there are no fairies in my backyard or ghosts in my attic, but reading about them makes their absence more bearable. Here are my top 4 magical realism picks that readers of all ages will enjoy!
If you’ve ever read a Shakespeare play, you know that his comedies are basically Elizabethan chick flicks with puns and comments on the human condition. Here’s your definitive guide to the boyfriends in the best rom-coms of all time. WARNING: contains spoilers (for 400-year-old plays, but still).