This Wish I Had Written That (WIHWT) post is about my own connections to reading. In 2009, I participated in my first Puget Sound Writing Project, via the National Writing Project. One of the requirements (or labor of love in my case) is a full-blow lesson, complete with all the lesson-y trimmings. I created, from… Read More WIHWT: Red Rising
This Wish I Had Written That (WIHWT) moment comes to us courtesy of a wonderful librarian. This librarian loves books. I love books. We get along. This past spring, she had time to come to my classes and do some book talks. Several of these piqued my interest as a means to update/refresh some thematic… Read More WIHWT: How It Went Down
Whereby I confess my most egregious professional sins and meditate, lighting candles to Grant, Wiggins, and Burke, in order to get my head back on right. And a favor: please do not make assumptions about where I’m going with this, and be honest with yourself–it is a rare human who’s never experienced a pang of professional… Read More The core.
I forgot today was Wednesday. Just for a moment. And then I remembered today is my attempt to put something in under the “Wish I Had Written That” tag–been thinking a lot lately about dwarfs, drinking and eating dwarfs specifically, and the scene in The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien) where the dwarfs invade Bilbo Baggins’ hobbit hole,… Read More WIHWT: Missing book
Mazel tov, John! You’ve always been one of my heroes, anyway. http://www.amazon.com/Drawn-Into-Danger-ebook/dp/B004KABAU0
“This,” said Galaad, “is the sword of Balmung, forged by Wayland Smith in the dawn times. Its twin is Flamberge. Who wears it is unconquerable in war, and invincible in battle. Who wears it is incapable of a cowardly act or an ignoble one. Set in its pommel is the sardonyx Bircone, which protects its… Read More WIHWT: Where can I get one of those?
Treated you like a rusty blade A throwaway from an open grave Cut you loose from a chain gang And let you go And on the day you said it’s true Some love holds, some gets used Tried to tell you I never knew It could be so sweet Who could ever be so cruel,… Read More WIHWT: What prompted this?
“I wanted to run faster than the speed of sound, but nobody, no matter how much pain they’re in, can run that fast. So I heard the boom of my father’s rifle when he shot my best friend. A bullet only costs about two cents, and anybody can afford that.” From: The Absolutely True Diary… Read More WIHWT: Tough read-alouds
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From The Book Thief by Markus Zusak:
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