Like Father, Like Daughter

Date November 13, 2011

When I was younger I shared a room (and bed) with my brother Jaime, I always had a flashlight and book nearby. I’d read until I was done and then go down to the bathroom before falling asleep. If my parents were still up, I’d get yelled at for being up. I remember being dragged […]

Evolution of the textbook… module… project.

Date March 20, 2010

cc licensed flickr photo shared by Thomas Hawk Here at the Conference on College Composition and Communication I’ve been talking to various publishing companies and the publishers are beginning to rethink their text book and learning management system models. I’ve used different text books for both high school and college over the last decade and […]

Kindle vs. iTouch

Date October 22, 2009

Recently I was speaking with a colleague at Arizona State University who was eager to buy her first Kindle. I asked why she’d not considered an iTouch. She just shrugged, and I shared some researched I’d done last summer. Simply put you could buy a Kindle and read books, and that’s cool, but if you […]

So who’s your favorite author?

Date October 1, 2008

Talking to a student tonight brought up the “You teach English, what should I read next?” conversation. And I hate it, not because I don’t have 32 books on my “Mustreadrightnow” bookshelf but because I will fail you. Rarely do I suggest something that they fall for. So today I will share a few things. […]

Grammar Girl’s book is coming!

Date July 7, 2008

Grammar Girl is Mignon Fogarty who has taken her award winning podcast and created a book! Her no nonsense look at grammar is refreshing (although I still believe we should all own a copy of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, which I thought was about how to wear cardigan’s when my grandfather bought me […]

A Paperless World

Date March 19, 2008

2008-03-19_1513, originally uploaded by nooccar. I was checking out Laura Ballard’s blog today, and I saw a link to a paperless world. This concept always reminds me of Asimov’s idea that books will eventually be dead, and I am the first to tell you that I love the smell of old books but the idea […]

Amazon Kindle

Date February 1, 2008

My mother sent me a link to the Kindle video, and I had heard about it on my drive into to work on BuzzOut Loud. This is a small hand held digital reader, which downloads books, blogs, and other text for your reading pleasure anywhere anytime, as long as you are online. Anytime someone brings […]