Around the Web: Reading More, Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, Re-fusing CanLit, and Bookstore Cats

18 Jan 2019

Welcome back to Around the Web! It’s Emily again and this week I’ve got some tips for reading more, some interesting essays, and something cute to end the week with. Hope you enjoy!


How to Read More

 

If you’ve resolved to read more in 2019, then you may want to check out this list of tips for reading more from Book Riot. It’ll give you some ideas for upping your reading game.


Teaching to Kill a Mockingbird

 

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is taught in high schools all over North America, but not always in the best way, suggests Andrew Simmons. In an essay for The Millions, Simmons looks at how English teachers have taught the novel and how those teachings fall short, offering some suggestions on how to better approach the literary classic.

 

 

Re-fusing CanLit

 

Canadian Literature has been rocked by several controversies in the last few years as systemic inequalities have been called out and #MeToo gained attention. Writer A.H. Reaume discusses the need for integrity, empathy, and community as CanLit rebuilds in a piece for Open Book

 

Bookstore Cats

 

And to wrap up, here’s something that’ll make you smile (unless you suffer from allergies, that is): Electric Literature has collected the most Instagrammable bookstore cats.

 

 See you next week!

 

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