Re: What to read?


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Posted by Jade on September 11, 2006 at 21:10:53:

In Reply to: Re: What to read? posted by Caleyna on September 11, 2006 at 14:37:07:

: : well, I'm reading "Folk and Fairy Tales" for the children's lit course I'm taking. It's pretty much just a collection of fairy tales, but with multiple variations, and discussion of the differences, and some modern varieties.

: : Let's see, I did a heap of reading over my 3-week break... ooh, I read His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman. It's supposed to be children's/YA, and starts out kind of cute, and then gets quite serious by the 3rd book. I really liked them, but knowing you, you may have already read them. About the only other thing I've read lately is de Lint. I don't even remember which ones. After that I did writing.

: : I'm currently in the process of typing up my hand-written stuff from the last year. I scared myself thinking that I'd lost some of it, and realised I had no copies, so now onto the computer it goes! But I have no MS Office at the moment, so it's being done with wordpad *lmao*

: : anyway. Sorry, not too many book recommendations at the moment! I'll let you know how the children's lit course goes, though, and if we read anything really good.

: : Jade
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: I have read the Pullman. I didn't really care for it--a little too dark for me.

: Do let me know how the class goes! I've actually taken the class twice, once as an undergrad and once in grad school though the classes were almost exactly the same. I really enjoyed the class both times since it gave me a great excuse to read a lot of YA, though the classes were both geared toward elementary ed majors instead of HS teachers. At least I started to learn to appreciate picture books from those classes. Do you have to keep a reading journal? How many books are you required to read?

well, the books range mostly from the 7 or 8 year range up to YA, except maybe for the fairy tales. No picture books that I'm aware of, although I'm unfamiliar with some of the titles, so I could be wrong! We have one of the Series of Unfortunate Events books, Peter Pan, Pullman, something called The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (I'm intrigued just by the name), and a handful of others. 7 books plus a kind of Harry Potter "cultural phenomenon" section. No reading journal, just a couple major essays and a couple book review type exercises, and then the final exam.

I'm pretty excited so far. The teacher is a lot of fun. She has this really dry sense of humour, and she goes off on tangents a bit, since she's kind of going over the "history" of children's lit at the moment.

Anyway! It's funny being back at school and not taking physics. I come to the physics building to use the computers, and people look at me and say "aren't you graduated?" *lol*

Jade




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