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.
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.
In a previous post, in which I detailed all of the books I had on my TBR shelf, I referred to a list of books my then-boyfriend-now-husband had used as a competition to see who could read the most first.
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: