Tag Archives: Literature

National Poetry Month & Other Links

April is National Poetry Month. I didn’t know this until I began to see some tweets about it over the weekend. I imagine that for all the unread and uncared for poets in America this is a BIG deal. We should celebrate them and what they do. Our society’s dismissal of the poet in favor […]

Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” Or Why I Now Appreciate Feminism

However rightly or wrongly I always associated Virginia Woolf with Sylvia Plath.* Other than her suicide I knew very little about Woolf or her work. My college years did little to change this. I only saw Woolf’s name in connection to either feminism or modern English writers alongside the likes of Eliot and Pound. Over my winter […]

Read Poetry!?

If you have read anything at all on my site, or just my books finished pages, you will have noticed that I read a nice variety of books. There is a large amount of literary fiction as well as theological/philosophical works in my reading diet. Last year though I began to read some poetry. I hadn’t […]

Deciding What to Read

You know that moment when you close the cover on the book you just finished and place it, in alphabetical order of course,  back on the bookshelf? It’s a proud moment. However it creates a new problem, what will you take off the shelf now? You might consult your lists of books to read, but you […]

What Makes A Book A Favorite?

With no scientific data to support this idea I believe that most people by the time they’ve finished high school have at least one book they’d call a favorite. Some might have several books and attending college probably increases this. But what makes a book a favorite? Most serious readers probably read 30+ books a […]