13 September 2010
BBAW First Treasure: New Blog!
I discovered Ash's blog, English Major's Junk Food, just this summer. I'm not sure how I missed it since Ash is a student at the same university where I work and she's been featured in the school newspaper. Ash blogs about the books she wants to read, rather than the books she's told to read as an English major.
Sometimes her reading for fun and reading for school overlaps. She blogs about essays, an area in which I'm trying to read more, under her feature "Awesome Essays" and occasionally some from her film and essay class pop up (one of the required texts is Philip Lopate's The Art of the Personal Essay, I book I've been meaning to read). She also has done a few children's book vlogs, something I hope she brings back because they are quite fun.
We don't always agree. She gave The Secret History of the Pink Carnation a "D" but I thought it was a good start, some problems to iron out writing-wise, but a good story. But we also like Villette, Ariel, and Ophelia Joined the Group "Maidens Who Don't Float". (I like her "grading" scale.) I always look forward to Ash's thoughts.