Ron’s #34: Candide by Voltaire

December 23, 2012 0

I reread this novel before teaching it again in my 10th grade class. I love this unit, as it allows for discussions on the problem of evil and the nature of God. Here’s my past review. In a satire against the optimism of Leibniz, Candide has its young philosopher traveling […]

Ron’s #14-20 (I’m back…sort of)

August 6, 2012 0

In my third year of reading a book a week, I stumbled. As we adopted our second son in May, I decided that I couldn’t keep up with the reading and writing that this project demands. I’m still reading as much as I can, but it is not as much […]

Ron’s #2: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

January 29, 2012 4

When I was in Mrs. Neidz’s 9th grade English class, I tried to bluff my way through discussions using only the Cliffsnotes version of reading Huck Finn. I hoped it was good enough to help me pass the quizzes. During the class, I found myself interested in the story and […]

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