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Summer Reading List 2011

Those Books I Should Really Get Around to Reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving Birds of America by Lorrie Moore Books By Authors coming to Summer Institute The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper Where the […]

it is over, it is over

I have a love thing and a hate thing with the 16 week schedule, this academic undercurrent that pulls me from month to month. I’ve definitely had worse semesters, but their endings never felt this triumphant. I worked on my last paper until shortly after 3:30 on Monday, walked with my roommate to Starbucks for […]

what we talk about when we talk about young adult lit

I love it when the New York Times publishes articles on children’s literature. No, really! I do! Most of the time, these articles are somewhat… um… problematic. Booksellers, librarians, teachers, bloggers and other Children’s Literature People threw themselves into a tizzy when the NYT talked about the death of picturebooks. When the mainstream media gets […]