Practicality and Teaching 

I don’t post a lot about teaching; mostly I post about books and reading.

But I was thinking today about the practicalities of teaching. The things that people do not bring up in teacher training courses. And I figured I would take some time to write about the things that have saved me—literally or figuratively—for the past seven years.

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Review—Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Not too long into Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver, I suspected I was dealing with unreliable narrators. Then, as I read further and the plot began to remind me of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars, I knew I was dealing with unreliable narrators. All that was left was to figure out who was lying, and who was telling the truth.

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Review—Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

In Alexandra Monir’s Suspicion, seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford learns about her past and attempts to uncover the many secrets surrounding her childhood home, Rockford Manor.

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Moral “Simplicity” and the Complexity of Reading

Most of the time, I read interviews with authors and don’t write anything in response. However, when I read the interview Susan Lerner did with Jonathan Franzen, his take on the “hard lives” of people and their reading habits set me off. So, here we go:

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