Category: books

Proofreading and Nature?

I’ve submitted my final exam for Caitlyn Pyle’s General Proofreading course! Actually, I submitted it a few days ago and already got it back. I missed some errors, so I had to correct and resubmit, which I just did. Ahh! I was afraid that I probably missed something, but I was pretty darn embarrassed by…

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Summer Update

About a month and a half ago I finished reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.  Unfortunately, my summer classes started and I had zero time to write a review.  I’d rather not try to give an in-depth review two months after the fact, but I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed the book.  Yes, it…

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Summer School Official

Who knew the transition from undergrad to grad would be such a pain?!  It took two weeks to get enrolled in my summer classes, but as of today it’s finally finished!  Enrollment: check.  Books: check.  Monies: check (on Monday anyway). I’m excited but a little nervous to be taking my first grad classes, especially since…

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Two Months Later…Again…

I’m horrible at keeping up with this blog.  I’ll continue my attempts though. College Graduate: As of May 15, 2010, I am a college graduate!  I now officially have my B.S.E. in English.  I really don’t feel any different.  I was having problems finding a teaching job in an area that I wanted (apparently I…

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Currently Reading: Teacher Man

I’m currently reading Frank McCourt’s Teacher Man.  (He’s mostly known for his novel Angela’s Ashes, which I haven’t gotten around to reading yet.)  Eric decided to get me this book for Christmas for a few reasons: 1) the guy’s Irish and Eric’s family is Irish which equals Eric’s mild Irish obsession, 2) he read Angela’s…

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Review: Her Fearful Symmetry

I’ve been anxiously waiting to read Her Fearful Symmetry since it came out because I loved The Time Traveler’s Wife.  I used self-control and didn’t buy it when it came out though because I knew I wouldn’t have time to read it.  My parents ended up buying it for me for Christmas, and I finished…

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Books Read in 2009

The House on Mango Street—Sandra Cisneros (reread/school) The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao—Junot Diaz (school) Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature (school) Classical Myth (school) A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning Coraline—Neil Gaiman A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room Night—Elie Wiesel The Meaning of Night—Michael Cox Island of…

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