Monthly Archives: June 2013

Stoner by John Williams

Stoner opens with a four line summary of William Stoner’s life, and then a short description of the mark he left behind: “Stoner’s colleagues, who held him in no particular esteem when he was alive, speak of him rarely now; … Continue reading

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On Poetry

Yesterday Jen Campbell started a discussion about poetry on twitter, asking what poetry meant to you, whether you like it now or at school, and what your relationship with it is. It got me thinking. I don’t read a lot … Continue reading

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The Fault in our Stars by John Green

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings” Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141)   Hazel is seventeen and has terminal cancer. At her cancer support group she meets Gus, who lost a … Continue reading

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Great House by Nicole Krauss

Great House is made up of four stories connected in varying degrees to each other and to an oversized writing desk with many drawers. The stories are split over the book – all the first halves then all the second … Continue reading

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Reading habits

Inspired by (definitely not stolen from) Scott Pack (Meandmybigmouth) – I decided to share my reading habits: 1. I always have one novel, one non-fiction book, and a couple of short story collections on the go at one time. 2. … Continue reading

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