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Close Reading – The Atlantic

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: Reading, Teaching, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

Learning to write by learning to read Source: Close Reading - The Atlantic

The Fruit of My Woman | Han Kang | Granta Magazine

By | May 19th, 2016|Categories: Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

‘It was late May when I first saw the bruises on my wife's body’ Han Kang’s ‘The Fruit of My Woman’, translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith Source: The Fruit of My Woman | Han Kang | Granta Magazine

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime | Books | Culture | The Independent

By | May 17th, 2016|Categories: Reading|Tags: , , , , |

Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that “print is dead”? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to spend more time at a charmingly ramshackle bookstore than a crowded tourist attraction? You're not alone. The organizers of Independent Bookstore Day celebrate book havens and book lovers [...]

The Tragedy of Man Driven by Desire

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: Reading, Reading Challenge, What I'm reading|

Source: The Tragedy of Man Driven by Desire

Book Challenge – Twitter Hashtag

By | April 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Diversity, Reading, Reading Challenge, What I'm reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

April 30, 2016 May's novel for the Reading Challenge will be Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi. I realize that it is listed as number 7 on the Reading Challenge post of April 29, 2016 but the list is in alphabetical order and I already have this book on my tbr pile. [...]

Book Challenge | The Memory of Fire

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading, Reading Challenge, What I'm reading|

by C.T. D'Alessandro Have I mentioned that I’ve read a lot of books?  Too many to count!  And the fact is, I want to read more!  I have a letter to write to each of them, all half-started (well, the salutation, anyway), all ready to be sent. I am taking on a reading challenge for [...]

Pyre | Amitava Kumar | Granta Magazine

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Diversity, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , |

‘In more ways than one, the rituals of death had reminded me that I was an outsider.’ Amitava Kumar returns to India for his mother’s funeral. Source: Pyre | Amitava Kumar | Granta Magazine

Seeing yourself reflected in the mirror of the world

By | September 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Diversity, Personal Essay, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

Inaugural Post by C.T. D'Alessandro Representation matters. Seeing yourself reflected in the stories you consume can change the quality of your life and the way you interact with the world. When you find yourself in a novel or story, it reminds you that you exist and that you and your community are not just a construct [...]

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