As the spring semester wraps up this week with finals week, a lot of my blog posts were meant to be written and published this spring semester. I’ve been spending the past month catching-up on blog posts, and today’s features the books I read in February. HInt: lots of literature!
For my literature class, we read Troilus & Cresiyde and Romeo & Juliet. It had been ten years since I had read Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare and with the literature cultural analysis class, this time was a more enjoyable read, compared to reading the book my freshman year in high school. The reason we were reading Romeo & Juliet was to compare the text to Troilus & Cresiyde by Geoffrey Chuacer. Chaucer’s epic poem had a bit of influence on Shakespeare’s play hundreds of years later. The main theme of this spring semester’s litearture class was to compare texts to each other, in terms of how certain aspects of life, love, and storytelling developed over time through literature.
For my creative writing class, we read through Write Moves by Nancy Pagh. This textbook has allowed me ot relearn about creativity as well as other means of short story, poems, and excerpts for class discussions. This was the first time the english departmetnt and creative writing professors have used this textbook. My goal is to relook through this textbook to continue to educate me on the creative writing process, genres, and different writing styles.
I had begun reading One 5th Avenue by Candace Bushnell and its the one that I never finished in February. I had found this book randomly at my local library on a display shelf. It’s in large print, which assisted me fall asleep at night. I extended the checkout for this book in March and it’s still in my possession since the library has extended book checkouts amdist COVID-19 shutdowns. Most libraries, like Norman, have asked patrons to hold unto their book checkouts until the library reopens. And maybe I’ll complete this book by the time the library reopens. 😀
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Thanks for reading today’s post. I’d love to know what books you read in February in the comment section.
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