Sunday, December 6, 2009

What We Really Read

Love this graphic! Meant to spoof, perhaps, but LOL true. It illustrates the perennial teachers' conflict: teaching the classics ("the canon") or nurturing a love of reading. Forced to choose, I'd go with the latter. I'd rather be a reading catalyst. And you?


So, what are you really reading? For me, it's Barbara Kingsolver's newest, The Lacuna, with Curtis Bonk's The World is Open on deck.

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  1. Didn't know Barbara K. had a new one out...she is one of my favorites:)

  2. Kingsolver is my all-time favorite. I think I most enjoyed Prodigal Summer.

    The Lacuna takes place from the 1930s to the 50s. It's eclectic: Frido Kahlo, Lev Trotsky, Mexico, WWII, Washington DC, Asheville NC, and the McCarthy hearings. Enjoy!

  3. I am reading Loving Frank. This is about Frank Loyd Wright from the viewpoint of his lover, fascinating.I just re-read Atlas Shrugged, this was very current in these political times the mark of a classic.The best teachers I had somehow made me love the classics. It is all in the presentation.

  4. Last year I visited Taliesin East, right after reading Loving Frank. It was an amazing trip! A great partner read to this book is Frank Lloyd Wright by Ada Louise Huxtable. It is the only FLLW book I've found written by a fellow architect.