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Blogging 1984: VI (Part 2, Chapters 4, 5 & 6)

By Janet ManleySeptember 16, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston and Julia sat in a tree, k.i.s.s.i.n.g., and we all had a terrible feeling about... More  →
Blogging 1984: VI (Part 2, Chapters 4, 5 & 6)

Blogging 1984: V (Part 2, Chapters 1, 2 & 3)

By Janet ManleyJuly 28, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, things got "hot and heavy" with a toothless prostitute, and that's as much as I can... More  →
Blogging 1984: V (Part 2, Chapters 1, 2 & 3)

Blogging 1984: IV (Part 1, Chapters 6, 7 & 8)

By Janet ManleyJuly 14, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston went to work and had the Mondayest of Mondays at minitrue, then pondered proliferation of idiots under... More  →
Blogging 1984: IV (Part 1, Chapters 6, 7 & 8)

Blogging 1984: III (Part I, Chapters 4 & 5)

By Janet ManleyJune 29, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984 This week, we find out what Winston does all day at work—the greatest pleasure in his life, if not... More  →
Blogging 1984: III (Part I, Chapters 4 & 5)

Blogging 1984: I (Part I, Chapter 1)

By Janet ManleyJune 1, 2016
I first "read" 1984 in maybe grade eight, and the main memories are of my English teacher writing "BIG BROTHER" and "NEWSPEAK"... More  →
Blogging 1984: I (Part I, Chapter 1)

Happy Teen Lit Day! Here Are Our Fav Books From College and High School

By Janet ManleyApril 17, 2014

Happy Teen Lit Day, everyone! It's funny, it's super fashionable right now for adults to read YA—like someone has

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Happy Teen Lit Day! Here Are Our Fav Books From College and High School

The Triumph of the Short Story

By Lindsay PuvelMay 27, 2011
I used to hate short stories. To me, the short story was a pale imitation of the novel—essentially, an unfinished thought, a... More  →
The Triumph of the Short Story

Pick-up Styles of the Literary and Famous

By Melissa AlbertNovember 1, 2010
Ever wondered how Edgar Allan Poe would've asked you to the school dance, were he not too busy marrying his cousin and... More  →