Monthly Archives: January 2012

Thoughts on a Complicated Kindness and the Bone Cage

I managed to polish two more books off this week in my quest for just the right book to present to my school reads committee. The first one I’d been meaning to read¬† for a while, the second I thought … Continue reading

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How I loved How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

I am in the middle of a massive Young Adult fiction marathon.¬† The selection process of our 2012 school community reads is in full swing and this time I am obsessed with pushing the best possible books to my committee. … Continue reading

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Are we corrupting our children? The debate about raunchy lyrics (yes there is one)

When I was ten, my favourite tape (yes, I am that old. I was buying tapes well into late teens. I still regret the unfortunate advent of CDs- stupid technology) was the soundtrack of Grease. In fact, I remember going … Continue reading

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The Complicated Need for an Intellectual Father Figure: Thoughts on Reading Donna Tartt’s The Secret History

The Secret History by Donna Tartt This books has been staring at me in the Ts of my Fiction section for quite a while now, so I thought I would delay all the other, newer books on my extensive reading … Continue reading

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