Category Archive for: ‘Literature’

Why Are English Teachers So Unteachable?


My headline is intentionally provocative. Sorry about that. I’m sure there are plenty of humble, teachable English teachers in the world. I just seem to encounter a lot of particularly pugnacious ones. Maybe a blog like this attracts the stubborn ones in unusually high numbers. If you are an English teacher who is open to new information and willing to change both …

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Answers to the Fictional Places Quiz


On my Facebook page today, I shared a quiz created by Richard Lederer on his Verbivore blog. I’ve been a …

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Bibliophage: A Book Devourer


Are you a bibliophage?

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Ten Literary Quotes for Mom


Happy Mother’s Day to all you selfless, sacrificing, exhausted moms.

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Print Books vs eBooks


I’m a reader. I love books. I love the heft and feel and smell of books. I like the way they look on shelves and piled on tables. Books are great. But I don’t primarily love books because of their feel and appearance. I love what’s inside them — you know, words and ideas and stories.

I find the print book vs. eBook debate amusing, but I wonder at the vehemence of it all.

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