I am instead suggesting we have continued conversations as a reading community about building the best collections we can that include characters and stories that have the potential to connect with each of us in a way that makes us all better and that increases our understanding of our society, our history, and our connectedness.
I loved War and Peace from the moment Pierre bumbled into scheming Anna Pavlovna’s party and proceeded to horrify everyone by fawning over Napoleon.
I appreciate Joyce’s technique and experiments with style. I found his echoes of, and connections to, other literary works rather fun. I, in turns, enjoyed Joyce’s cleverness and found that cleverness eye-rollingly overdone.
I look forward to doing a book review for Ulysses next, but a Reader Response based on my margin notes
We need to stop working from the assumption that people who express different opinions than ours are Super Bad Other Guys.
Banned Books Week kicked off yesterday. I love Banned Books Week. It is a whole week dedicated to awesome stuff
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