It's the last week of the month, so that means it's time for another Blogger Spotlight post! I've really been enjoying getting to know other bloggers a bit better, and I'm so grateful for the positive response it's received. Last month we heard from Elizabeth over at Brokeness Aside, a newer member of the blogosphere, and today we're hearing from Sanjana from Peridot Cove. I've been following Sanjana for a little while now, and I always enjoy reading what she has to say. Her blog is definitely worth a visit (after this interview of course!).
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
As some of you know, I'm an English major. Sometimes I learn some pretty interesting things about books, and today I want to share a concept I found interesting. This is the idea that there is the potential for three "levels" of a story:
Saturday, October 10, 2015
I really believe that reading as a child was foundational to the person I am today. By investing so much time into reading as a child (and my parents encouraging it), I learned practical things such as vocabulary and sentence structure, but beyond that, I absorbed emotional skills. When you read fiction you are exposed to hundreds of different characters all going through different circumstances, and as a child this taught me how to extend my empathy towards other people. I believe that reading as a child made me more aware of other people and was the beginnings of how I learned to look outside of myself.
Since I believe that the books I read shaped me, I was curious to see what other people read and what books shaped them. Then I saw a video posted by Karen Kavett about books from the early thousands that she read and thought I should make a tag! This isn't exactly a regular tag with a bunch of questions; it only has one question:
What books did you read as a child?