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  1. Hmmm. The subject matter certainly sounds interesting. I'll keep it in mind.
  2. Yup. Most of my profs at my smaller school are either PhDs or are working toward one.
  3. And maybe that is part of the problem--only running into one small, specific aspect of the field--teaching. Are those stats specific to English (or is literature more accurate?) or do they apply to most anyone looking to teach at the college level? I know we're told as English majors that the field is wide open. On the other hand, we're also told tenure teaching jobs are very difficult to come by. I think the field is a lot wider-this is a list from the University of North Carolina listing career options. Just from my own limited sample of English majors (I'm in a small program), not all of
  4. Finished On Beauty by Zadie Smith and am still working my way through House Made of Dawn by M. Scott Momaday.
  5. Hmmm. I wasn't all that impressed with Blue Like Jazz, so I'm not so sure I'll be adding this to my stacks of books any time soon. Anyone else planning on reading it?
  6. Howard's End is on the reading list this weekend since we're starting to discuss it in one of my classes this week. I read it over the summer, but now it's time to review. Not sure what else I may pick up. too many choices calling my name. I haven't looked at what's up and coming for classes this week; should probably do that first.
  7. Alas, I don't. As far as I know, there isn't a summer program at my library for adults. (Kids' one is pretty popular!). If I did participate, it would be a great way to discover new authors without any risk. I've done so much required reading over the past few years with school, I've found it's hard sometimes to just read for fun. I've gotten into the habit of having to read x number of pages in x number of time that I find myself holding to the same pattern when "just reading." ::sigh::. Dunno if a summer reading program would help break that habit or reinforce it. So what did you read
  8. Here's my list: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner Sula by Toni Morrison Aurelia's Colors and Cyndere's Midnight by Jeffery Overstreet The Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz Cheryl R
  9. I'm going to be there with a group from college. I'm looking forward to it. CherylR
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