Top Ten Reasons Students Should Read More Whole Books and Fewer Passages and Packets by Cari White

Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
This seems like a list that should be written by Captain Obvious, right? Of course students should read whole books from beginning to end! But does that really happen at your school? Or does the workroom copier groan under the load of stapled packets with  “passages” and related multiple-choice…

Charlotte & Emily Brontë: Apple Cake

Originally posted on Paper and Salt:
One of the sobering realizations about marriage is that I now have a roommate for life. And with any roommate comes a critical question: How do we divide up all these chores? Who does the dishes? Who takes out the trash? Can I eat those leftovers in the fridge?…

INSPY Shortlist 2016

The INSPY Shortlist for 2016 has been announced, and though some of these books are already on my TBR list, I can see I will need to add several more. The INSPY awards were created by bloggers for the best literature “that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith”. The categories include: historical romance, debutContinue reading “INSPY Shortlist 2016”

Celebrating Shakespeare

It was four years ago on a rainy Sunday afternoon that my husband and I were able to visit Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Being able to visit England at all was a dream come true. Going into the church where Shakespeare was baptized as a baby and was also buried in was an amazingContinue reading “Celebrating Shakespeare”

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, so it’s a good time to, not only read some poetry, but to discover some new poets and explore different types of poetry. I have to admit, that my reading has not included reading poetry as much as it should, though when I think about it, I have enjoyed poetryContinue reading “April is National Poetry Month”

Feasting on Poetry: Lessons Learned on Reading, from C.S. Lewis’s The Last Battle

Originally posted on Christ & University:
? Today, readers, we are very pleased to bring you a special guest post by Megan Von Bergen. Professor Von Bergen brings up some very interesting issues about teaching students how to read poetically. Take and read! * I teach writing and literature at a small Bible college in the…

Surprised by Oxford

“So faced with a thousand-year old institution, I learned to pick my battles. Rather than resist, for instance, the archaic book-ordering system in the Bodleian Library with technological mortification, I discovered the treasure in embracing its seeming quirkiness. Often, when the wrong book came up from the annals after my order, I found it toContinue reading “Surprised by Oxford”