Category: Discussions

Finding Time to Read

Posted February 18, 2012 in Discussions / 7 Comments
Finding Time to Read

Because it is the middle of the semester, my last semester in college, I want to talk about something I don’t seem to have nearly enough of: time. Or more specifically, time to read. Between classes, homework, my internship, my job writing and copy reading for the campus newspaper, my weekend job, and trying to have some semblance of a social life, there just doesn’t seem to be nearly enough hours in the day. On the days I don’t seem […]

On The Awakening and Spending Time Alone

Posted January 28, 2012 in Discussions / 3 Comments
On The Awakening and Spending Time Alone

I recently finished reading The Awakening for my Modern American Lit class, and I really loved it.  Apart from being revolutionary for it’s time — a woman who has sex out of wedlock and doesn’t get pregnant? What?! — it’s really beautifully written. Take my favorite line from the novel. As Edna begins distancing herself from her husband and abandoning her womanly duties, she takes to walking through the streets of New Orleans, enjoying the sunlight and the warm fresh air. Chopin […]