reading

How to Make Time for Reading (and Books I Read in January)

I have always loved reading. Unfortunately, when I get busy, reading is the first thing that I take off my plate. It’s so easy to sit in front of the tv in the evenings after a long day, especially when part of your job is reading all day. I have to read texts that I’ve assigned for my classes, and then I have to read all the essays and discussion board posts, so oftentimes reading is literally the very last thing I have any interest in when I have a few free hours.

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A Crisis of Faith

This post has been on my heart for a long time (four years?), but I kept hesitating to write it and put it out there in public. However, after seeing so many people who refuse to wear masks to protect other people, the ridiculous reactions to the election results and false claims of fraud, and then the actual raiding of the Capitol building by violent extremists, I feel like it’s time to unburden myself.

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A Book List for Bookworms

The fall semester starts up this week (seriously, where did the summer go??), so I’m bringing you a post that is a little different than what I usually do. About a month ago I was asked to take over an American literature class that focuses on fiction from 1899/1900. This is a little out of my comfort zone, but I’m really excited to have a class full of actual English majors and read a few books that are completely new to me (I hadn’t even heard of Pauline Hopkins until now!). Continue reading