Tag Archives: reading experiences

A Summer Reading List for Incoming Students

There is nothing like getting your Masters in English Literature to make you feel like an illiterate charlatan. Before starting the Public Texts program last September, I had always assumed that I was fairly well-read, but my time as a graduate has taught me that there’s always room for improvement.

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OMG Hunger Games + Withdrawal Symptoms

About a week and a half ago, I decided to read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. My inner geek was curious because it’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a fictional series to the point of obsession (to me that’s the sign of a damn good read, NOT mental instability). Plus I figured that if I […]

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Character Playlist: Sarah from The French Lieutenant’s Woman

I gave a presentation earlier this week on John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman. While I’m pretty sure that the notes my professor took during said presentation read something along the lines of “she’s a nice kid, but probably eats glue in her spare time,” I hope I at least managed to communicate how cool I […]

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The Uncommon Reader

Hey fellow bookworms, I’ve got another recommendation for you: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. I hadn’t heard of this brilliantly hilarious novella before I read it this afternoon, as preparation for my upcoming Public Texts class on “Readers” (the people kind of readers, not the electronic stuff). I’ll be honest, usually I pick up unfamiliar […]

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All My Friends Are Superheroes

Sometimes, for whatever reason, you wake up just feeling… off, and it takes all of your will power to leave your comfy warm bed and face a day that already is off to a bad start. That happened to me this morning; I didn’t get enough sleep last night, for which I partly blame my […]

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