Wow. That was a long book... WARNING: SOME SPOILERS BELOW! I just finished reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to write my first blog book review. I have to preface this with the fact that I did "read" the book through Audible (the amazing Amazon audio-book app), and… Continue reading The Goldfinch: a Review
Books. A lot of us love them. And a lot of us do not mind them existing in other formats, whether that be an electronic reader (Kindle, Nook, etc.) or through another electronic medium. However, there are some out there who are vehemently against this new-fangled technology of electronic readers. I used to be one… Continue reading A book or an E-reader?
Whenever my English professor assigned us a project called a "Techno-Literacy Project," I was immediately worried. Do I have to be technologically advanced? Am I able to think of enough good ideas to connect my literacy to technologies? How do literacy and technology even relate? Once I got over my initial concerns about the project,… Continue reading Memories of Literacy
In my current English class, we are studying not only how our literacy is affected by technologies but also how our current culture processes new information: is it through the "old" printed text or the "new" forms of multimedia? (Visit link for info on Jay David Bolter's Writing Space) There are, of course, multiple answers… Continue reading Will libraries disappear?
Hello everyone! This is my very first foray into the world of blogging, and I am excited to take a crack at it. Initially, this blog was created to fulfill a course requirement for my Master's in English; however, I have always been drawn to the idea of starting a blog for like-minded people like… Continue reading Intro to the Blog