Vacation Reading

I hope that you are all enjoying your holiday. Some of you have emailed me about other books that you are reading and bookstores that you have visited, and I am delighted to see that you are pursuing literate lives. I just reread Malcolm Gladwell’s What The Dog Saw: And Other Adventures. The book is…

Travel blog

Let us journey with you for the next 30 days. Take us on your adventures and your jaunts both near and far. You do not need to post every day, only when you have done something interesting that is worth sharing. Post your photos, links, and description of your trip on your blog.  Link only…

We Learned About the Birds and Now the Bees…

  The Secret Life of Bee is one of my all time favorite books. I remember the first time I read it: the way I lingered on the words, the way I became engrossed by the setting, the way I felt at home with the characters.  I hope that it has the same affect on…

Book Review

Writing the Review: Include title, author, genre Hook the reader with your opening sentence. Set the tone of the review. Be familiar with the guidelines — some editors want plot summaries; others don’t. Some want you to say outright if you recommend a book, but not others. Review the book you read — not the…

Like Langston Hughes

    Write a poem expressing what you think Hughes would have wanted to say about Tom Robinson’s case and how he was being treated in Maycomb county.