- Chicago, IL, USA
- member since September 14, 2007
Dan’s last login was Sunday, February 8, 2009.
Too many books, not enough time! They say not to judge a book by its cover but some of your titles look REALLY intriguing...thank god for the internet becoz some of them may never reach the shores of Australia (too small a market). Thanks for sharing..cheers, H
My summer has been going fast actually. I think our summer has been on the cooler side than normal and the fires around here don't help with the air some days. I am reading "The Choice" by Nicolas Sparks and "An Underground Education" by Richard Zacks. I am enjoying both of them
Have a good day
I actually went to high school in Aurora, IL -- and my dad's family has lived in Chicago for three or four generations, so I'm familiar with the area (and I love it. And miss it terribly). I just finished up my second year teaching (non-tenure-track) at Florida Atlantic University. I'm actually taking a new job (tenure track!) at a small liberal arts school in eastern North Carolina. At the moment, I'm in the middle of trying to pack all of my possessions and grade final papers/exams/etc from a summer class.
The literary scene is pretty good. There are always lots of events on. I'm going to go hear Salman Rushdie speak next Monday which should be quite good.
I have not started studying yet. I'm looking at Birkbeck, Royal Holloway, and Goldsmith's. I'm not sure which program is for me yet.
As for Ohio, I'm from Oberlin, a small college town about a half an hour out from Cleveland. It was a good place to grow up.
oh great lady, you are with so many qualities. so come near me we have so manyt hings in common, we both are teachers and writers. we can sit together and we can do a lot for the beterment of this world. peace to all.""is my slogan and please join my group God is one"" on shelfari. i hope that our friendship will go up ward.thanks and wishes, yours, khan. waiting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!youare great!!!!!!!!!!i believe in it.!!!!!!!!!!!!
I read poetry some year's ago but I know I will come back to it when I tire from fiction; Except if I find some great writer like Tony Morison or Cormak mc Carthy, whom I like reading several time to go deeper and understand better... I must say I like also light readings with Sci-fi or fantasy to loose myself or hide myself away from time!
About Char I read his poems in the "pléïade" oeuvres complètes while traveling in asia, I tune my self with his "images", I feel poets ae essentials but They have to make sense if I can read them, meaning that some modern poets doesn't!
I used to read classical french poetry and I like V.Hugo, with such lyrical style and incredible power!
I know few foreign poets besause I feel one has to speak the same language; I am not yet good enough for english poetry; but contradictorily, I tried urdu poet Faiz hamed Faiz (because I know hindi-urdu), it is very difficult!
I live in the south of France and don't go very often in Paris, thanks about the info...
Do you teach how to read or write poetry? the question may be stupid but ....
I hope you enjoyed your 4th of July holiday. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. My sister lives in a little town not far from Pittsburgh, Ruffsdale, near Mt. Pleasant. Lake Harmony is in the Pocono Mts. We live on top of the Mt. with the ski resorts and some of those honeymooner places that used to be so popular. I don't think the Pocono's are the attraction they used to be. We live 1/4 mile from the Pocono Raceway.
Good to hear from you. Please, keep in touch. What are you reading now. I just started a book by an author I never read before, Stuart Woods. I'm not impressed with his writing. He can be redundant and a abit simple, if that makes any sense. LOL