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My Summer Reading List

August 28, 2009

I did a lot of reading this summer. Here is a list of what I read. I didn’t keep track of all the graphic novels that I got from the public library so this is not a complete list. I’ve often thought that I should keep a detailed reading log. [Keep Reading]

Novel Study Takes to the Track

April 30, 2009

My all-time favourite novel is Heartbeat by Sharon Creech. I have been sharing it with my class all week long. We’ve been listening to the audio book and following along with copies of the novel. I can’t say enough good things about this [Keep Reading]

Rap Group Got Me Reading a Classic

April 20, 2009

I consider myself to be an avid reader. You can always find a book or two on the nightstand beside my bed. I utilize the library frequently and read everything from fiction to non-fiction to comic books to young adult novels to magazines and [Keep Reading]

The Escapists

February 18, 2009

It’s not often that I read a graphic novel and say “Wow! That was amazing!” It happened with Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns” and the again with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ “Watchmen.” These two books deserve [Keep Reading]

Love is a Mix tape

January 8, 2009

I love mix tapes. I used to make them all the time. I made tapes off of the radio. I taped my favourite songs from a variety of different tapes or records. And then I got really serious about it. I bought a mixer and used my CD walkman and my [Keep Reading]

Novel Study Tradition Begins

June 2, 2008

One of my all-time favourite books is Heartbeat by Sharon Creech. I stumbled upon it one day because I was getting tired of my daily commute to work. I decided that I would start listening to audio books on the drive instead of CDs or the radio. I [Keep Reading]

The Best Comic Books

May 6, 2008

In response to a comment from last week’s post on comics, I have compiled a short list of comics that are definitely worth reading. Many of these titles can be found at your public library in the Graphic Novel section. This is how I discovered [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads # 6

January 21, 2008

Story by Robert McKee I first heard of this book from a comic book convention. I sat in on a writer’s panel discussion and was quite fascinated. It was amazing to hear writers speak of their craft, characters, and creations. I have been to a few [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads # 4

October 25, 2007

I just finished A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I wanted to read it because it gets referenced in so many other works of art. Even rap songs mention this literary classic. Upon reading it, I can see why. It is a very poetic and touching [Keep Reading]

Recommended Reads # 3

September 28, 2007

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King This book is part autobiography part writing manual. It is an excellent read for anyone who anyone who writes. King shares his story and advice on how to write. He examines many aspects of writing [Keep Reading]
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