Tag Archives: reading

A Bag Spawns Thoughts Literary

When I read the book Time Was Soft There, I felt a kind of kinship with The Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. I cannot say if it was because of the writing, or just the idea of the place spoke to … Continue reading

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Cameraderie on the Commute

I frequently write about my commutes because they are often filled with interesting characters, (beautiful, frustrating, or weird) or they are composed of somewhat undecipherable random events. Though this might give you a rather skewed view of my ride to … Continue reading

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Again

I was inspired to write this post because I caught a bit of St. Elmo’s Fire on TV the other day, and wanted to watch the whole thing.  I had already seen the movie, but it was so long ago … Continue reading

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And She Danced

Everyone’s got their subway routine. Some read books, some read the newspapers, some close their eyes and either sleep or approximate it is some way.  There are those who watch episodes of their favourite TV shows or play video games.  … Continue reading

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When Reading Transcends

Today’s Perfect Moment is in celebration of reading. Reading is wonderful and I wish more people found it as amazing as I do.  Of course, writing this, I guess I am preaching to the choir.  If you’re reading this, you … Continue reading

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Teaching Students To Love Reading

Today I tried hard to inspire my students to read books and stories in English. This task sounds so easy on paper but in reality it is plagued with difficulty.  What cannot be argued with is that students who improve … Continue reading

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2015 in a nutshell

On the Blogs First off, I want to thank everyone who visited my blog in 2015. Though I wrote slightly more than half the posts I wrote in 2014, I had twice as many page views.  While some of that … Continue reading

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Ode to the Humble Bookmark

I certainly don’t approve of dog eared paged. I don’t hate the people who do this, I just won’t lend them any of my books. I am a bookmark user through and through. If I had nothing to serve as … Continue reading

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The Number Effect

It’s funny how we attach significance to numbers. Numbers like ten look good. Numbers like 25 and 50 look good. Numbers like 100 seem so large by comparison. This is especially so when we are talking about personal milestones. Where … Continue reading

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Reading Too Much into a Reading Bias?

Do I have a reading bias? If I do, is that really a bad thing, or just a preference, much like having a genre preference? I have never really concerned myself with these questions, but several things have prompted me … Continue reading

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