- overland Park, KS, USA
- member since December 27, 2009
Marcus H’s last login was Friday, July 22, 2011.
yea its been awhile...um havent been reading as much i think its the depressing weather it just puts me to sleep...anyhow finishing up zeitoun it was good about a middle east family during katrina, really just getting samples off kindle and playing puzzle games, have you read anything exciting?
UofP on ground classes - mostly Mass Comm right now, but I taught a World Mythology class that was pretty cool. Frustrated is a good word - is disgusted too harsh? I would love to teach where the students are thinkers (or have the potential to be) and not skaters (skating through a degree, anybody?). I would also like to choose my own course materials, but so far the texts haven't been horrible. The assignments that I can't change are another story. Anyway, when I'm not teaching, I read. And when I am teaching, I feel like I should be grading papers - oh, wait, I SHOULD be grading papers. Crap.
Okay, so White Teeth is a go. Teaching sucks the life out of me, so during those breaks when I'm not, I run through books fairly quickly. That's awesome about the writing! I'll have to check out Hemon - sometimes I'm just in a mood for short stories. I haven't gotten into Dexter the TV show yet, but I think the premise is completely understandable - it's good that I now know that there are books (companion or predecessors?). I'm teaching as well - a World Mythology class last spring and currently a Mass Com class of sorts. I don't have much say over curriculum, but I have a say over what I force in their minds! The lack of readers is beginning to depress me. Reading/books are so very elemental in my life - if you aren't a person that understands that, it will be difficult for me to understand you. Is that flat out snobbery or reverse snobbery? How are your classes going?
well i work midnights so i read alot on work nights, i started american psycho last night but was alittle wordy for 3am i have atonement from the library but i still need to finish abraham l vamp hunter and i have a crime one i need to read cause the author is coming to town in 2wks
Hm, "like" is such a strong word. It was okay, as in, it has a interesting premise and some good characters, but lacks depth, fluid writing, and often the plot forgets to connect the dots. I had to push through it. I liked it enough that I bought the second book, City of Ashes, for $8 at Target. I like the names and the tattoos.
Hunger Games is on my list too - is it a trilogy? That new SERIES button on here just brought a lot more books to my attention. Just don't know when I'll find time to read them all. Nor do I need this site mocking me about reading one book last year and no books this year (as a result of my inability to put in the exact date I finished any book). We'll see how quickly I give in to their demands. How are you doing?