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What I Read in April & May 2018

Here are my five-word book reviews of what I read this April and May. Here’s April. đź“š Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: Seems Lighthearted, Has a Twist đź“š Educated by Tara Westover:… Continue reading

Literary Wives: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Can marriage survive cultural expectations? That is the central question of Stay with Me (2017) by Ayobami Adebayo, the June 2018 read for the Literary Wives Series, hosted by these bloggers. Check out their… Continue reading

What I Read in February 2018

I’ve settled into my new assistant professor position at a university near my home. This means I commute less and read more! February was a productive month in terms of reading. Here’s what… Continue reading

The Best Book I Read in 2017

At the end of each year, many of us reflect on who we are what we did and what goals we may have for the future. I don’t tend to set new goals… Continue reading

Layover in Abu Dhabi

My colleague Breeanne and I just landed in Chennai, India. On the way, we had a 15-hour layover in Abu Dhabi, so we left the airport, found a hotel, and then trekked to… Continue reading

Fiction Friday: Chapter 9

Read previous chapters of View from the Pepper Tree here.   Chapter 9 Leda wonders how her mother had ever dealt with the difficulties of raising so many children alone. Caring for Walt,… Continue reading

2015 Review of My Blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 95,000 times in… Continue reading

What Are Your Blogging Goals for 2016?

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
You may not bother with resolutions for the new year, but setting goals for your blog helps you to (re)focus and shape your online home. We asked…

ATTW Announces 2016 Graduate Research Award Winners

Originally posted on ATTW Bulletin:
ATTW is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 ATTW Graduate Research Awards. In our commitment to advancing graduate students in the field, the award’s purpose is to support…

Consorting With Great Books

A few years ago, a favorite professor of mine, Dr. R., suggested that I read Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World (1996) by… Continue reading