How Reading (and Being an English Major) Creates Empathy and Understanding

First, I’d like to address Diana Gabaldon’s tweet regarding English majors… By now, most people have heard of the “English degrees are useless” tweet that Diana Gaboldon posted a couple weeks ago. If you haven’t, here’s an article that sums it up pretty well. While there’s SO many things wrong with her tweet, especially the blatantly inaccurate notion that English majors are unsuccessful, the part … Continue reading How Reading (and Being an English Major) Creates Empathy and Understanding

Why You Should Be Reading Literary Magazines

If you’re a bibliophile who is not reading literary magazines (or journals, etc) then you’re absolutely missing out! The fun of books and reading is devouring story after story, and typically in most books you only get one long (often fabulous- I am not discrediting novels) story. Don’t you want more!?  Literary journals offer collections of various short stories, poems, plays, excerpts, articles, interviews, essays, and … Continue reading Why You Should Be Reading Literary Magazines

Spring Brings an End to our Freshman Year of College

So Caylin and I totally disappeared off the face of the earth… But… we’re back now and things are going to be better than ever. I’ll tell you why: First of all, we just finished up our finals and ended our freshman year of college. Why does that matter? Well, we’re on summer break until next September and we’ll have so much more time to read and blog, and most … Continue reading Spring Brings an End to our Freshman Year of College