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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

An Argument With Myself Over E-Readers

A few months ago, my good friend Kelcey posted on Facebook a frantic plea for anybody to loan her a copy of Gregory Maguire’s Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch… Continue reading

Books Waiting on My Nightstand

I have a break from school coming up soon, and while I will probably use some of that time to tweak papers for publication and continue my research, I’m also looking forward to… Continue reading

Book Quiz Answers and a Winner!

Today’s post is the answers to the quiz I posted earlier this week.  “Call me Ishmael.”  Moby Dick by Herman Melville “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” A… Continue reading

Book Quiz: Identify These Famous Lines and Win a Guest Blog Post

Today’s post is a quiz with famous lines (sometimes the very first lines) from books. See how many you can identify without cheating!  No using Google or other forms of the internet.  (Or… Continue reading