Musings on an English Degree

Tag: books

A Danny with 1000 Books He Loves

You want to know what book I love? Me too. I’m looking at my bookshelf and I’m trying to decide which one I really love the most. My eyes keep jumping from dust jacket to dusk jacket and I I keep thinking with every new cover, this is the book I love. But I love so […]

Highlights of Teaching

For the last two weeks of summer, I was asked to work with some of the students one-on-one to prepare them for the National English Olympiad. It’s been fun, and I’ve talked about my approach to teaching already. Today, I want to share the first week results of my method. While most of the time […]

Why Today was Oddly Awesome

So I’m sure I’ve made it clear, but to reiterate, I’m a big Song of Ice and Fire series fan. So naturally, when I heard two girls in the 8th form saying things like “Winter is coming” and “Family, Duty, Honor”, I perked up. Turns out, the two girls are in the middle of reading […]

Spending Money

I sat down in the teacher’s room today during my break to get some reading done, but I was interrupted almost immediately by my school’s director, Yulia. She beckoned for me to follow her to her office (which was weird because she has excellent English). She wanted to show me this: That’s right, the books […]

The Death of the Starks

Sometimes I wonder if George R.R. Martin is the only person who’s rooting against the Starks. Last night I finally finished A Dance with Dragons, the fifth and most current book in The Song of Ice and Fire series. For those of you unaware, these are massive books. Each one weighs in around 1,000 pages. But […]

Summer commencement

School ended last Friday. Here’s some updates on my life. Next week I will be visiting a friend for the week and helping her with her summer camp at her school. I’ve been telling students and teachers about this for a while. Today I received a text message from a teacher at school telling me […]

Right makes might

The Once and Future King by T.H. White This book is a classic, telling a story that most have known all of their lives. The book is broken up into four smaller books, each representing a different stage in the story of King Arthur and Lancelot. The first of the four books is The Sword in […]

Mr. Hurd, say no more

Finished another book, thought I would review it quickly in order to sway you. A SpineHolder’s Manual by Neil Hurd It is an interesting story as to how I came about this book. It was an early night at work this past semester and I was walking home in the rain. As I walked up […]


I believe I forgot to add post this weekend in the middle of the night. I was busy. I am sorry. It was an enjoyable weekend, so it makes up for the fact, right? I am glad the weather is back to being habitable. I am not a cold weather person. I will take hot […]