Mother May I?

February 28, 2013 | 3 Comments

Where I read depends directly on what I am reading.  If you have read my literacy narrative, you know that my family is a conservative one (religiously) and my mother is the main proprietor of the associated moral standards and “rules.”  In a smug sort of way it is as though I must ask an […]

I find that my mind views “reading spaces” as a flowchart; it associates different types of texts with where I am going to read. The factor that influences me the most when deciding where to read is how much focus and attention the particular text needs. For instance, if I am reading something for school, I […]

Not On My Couch!

February 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

When school is in session, it feels like the only reading I have time to do is the reading I have to do for my classes. Between going to class and lab, homework, and spending time with friends, there is very little time to just sit down and enjoy a nice mindless read. It turns […]

Beautiful Nature

February 28, 2013 | 5 Comments

For me, the best reading space isn’t a comfy chair, my bed, or anywhere in the library, but the outdoors. The library is always to crowded, making it impossible to fully immerse yourself in the text, for their is always the distraction of other people around you, or the concern that people are judging you […]

My Literary World

February 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

I cannot say I have always loved to read but I definitely always will. Reading, to me, is a very sacred activity that I use as an escape whenever I get the right opportunity. Most of the time I enjoy reading in comfortable places that are unfamiliar to me. This way I can experience a […]

My Side

February 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

The “Quiet Side.” Some Dickinson students say it requires a certain type of person to venture to this part of the library. Some say it’s for all the “unsocial” people. But these ideas are misconceptions. I think the quiet side of the library attracts students who truly enjoy reading in peace. When I read, I […]

When we first got the keys to our apartment on Louther St. I was not very impressed. Sure our living room was large, and there were lots of seating options, but it was not anything glamorous. Despite this first impression, my roommates have helped to make our unique space feel like home through different odds […]

Somewhere I Belong

February 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

The other day while I was killing time before a meeting, I sat down and read in one of the comfy chairs in Rector. As I sat, I realized I had not read in Rector since my sophomore year. As an English major, my time is primarily spent in East College. There are few instances […]

All in all, I found Ta-Nehisi Coates’ lecture to be incredibly interesting. He was certainly an engaging speaker and brought up a lot of points that I had not previously thought about. For instance, he discussed the fact that on one hand, his education celebrated black historical figures in an effort to instill pride in […]

Clark Forum Lecture

February 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

Tonight’s lecture was an interesting spin on my Valentine’s Day and I’m glad I attended! I agree with the other students who felt disappointed with the amount of time Coates talked and with the range of topics in which he covered. I could tell that he is a very bright individual, and his arguments were […]

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