Writing Down the Jones

No. 15: White Chocolate Moments 0

No. 15: White Chocolate Moments

Now for number two in this chick-lit experiment of mine. A friend of mine has read this book over and over, so if you like Christian (contemporary) romance, this is for you. When Arcineh Bryant, granddaughter of an extremely wealthy Chicago businessman (and daughter of a just-plain-wealthy Chicago businessman), loses...

No. 14: Nights in Rodanthe 0

No. 14: Nights in Rodanthe

One weekend a few weeks ago I decided to take a pass at a couple of chick-lit novels, just to see what it would be like. Nights in Rodanthe is short, and I was familiar with the film adaptation, so it was my first choice. I haven’t read much in...

No. 13: Teaching as a Subversive Activity 0

No. 13: Teaching as a Subversive Activity

I came to this book with high expectations. I was first introduced to Postman through a series of posts at Don’t Eat the Fruit called “Five Things We the Church Need to Know About Technology”, and shortly there after read The End of Education, which was one of the first...

Beowulf is Already Fun! 0

Beowulf is Already Fun!

One of my coworkers is a treasure trove of useless information. She is a wonderful source of very useful information as well, but it’s the trivial stuff that matters right now. One day we were talking about movies and someone mentioned The 13th Warrior. I remember liking the movie, but,...

No. 12: The Magicians 0

No. 12: The Magicians

Discounting comics, The Magicians is only the third piece of fiction I’ve read this year, after reading only one novel in 2009. One of the reasons is that fiction isn’t easily read in short pieces over a long period, which is about the only way I can get any pleasure...

A Defense of Twilight 4

A Defense of Twilight

Now for the other half of my brain: I am almost finished with my coursework for my PhD in English lit, so I feel like I might have a shred of credibility when I speak about novels. Here’s the thing: I don’t think Stephenie Meyers is the most brilliant author...