You sound like a very brave person. Hard thinking certainly necessary!! I started my career as a classroom teacher of English and retired as a University teacher of Educational Sociology and Comparative Education. What subject do you teach? Guess it's an Arts Subject or you wouldn't be on the lit board. Look forward to getting to know you a bit.
Hello Seasider. I don't come here very often as I am trying to relaunch my teaching career after a hiatus of 16 years. A lot of thinking and studying going on here. I went to Beachy Head and Bexhill last year. Nice area you live in, Seasider indeed!
Would you like to vote in our Short Story Competition final?
Thanks seasider, I've read the sales blurb but wanted to hear from a real user. I shall probably get one after Christmas. It should ease pressure on the shelving and the eyes.
This is a bit presumptious (sorry, I hate being presumptious.)
Please tell me about your Kindle, or what you think of it. I am in a dither whether to get one or not. I have alot still to read and my eyes grow weak. How do you find it ? Do you miss handling real books? Can a techno-idiot like me use one? I would really appreciate anything you can tell me.
Hello there, I have just read a book that I am sure you would enjoy Old Filth by Jane Gardam. I hope that you are keeping we.
Glad to read that you've decided not to abandon the forum out of frustration with the "everything is art" contingent. I've seen some of your posts about the forums but we haven't really met yet, so I thought I'd drop by to welcome you aboard these boards. I see from your profile that you are a fellow university instructor, though it seems we're at opposite ends of our careers, since you are retired and I'm a young grad. student with only 4 years in the classroom and just on the verge of completing the doctorate and going forth in search of a professorship. What literature do you specialize in? Or what works do you most enjoy reading and teaching? (Whichever seems the more engaging question.) I am, as you may have gleaned, a Renaissance specialist. Must sign off for now, but glad to have you aboard.
Tu le connais, lecteur...