10 Diverse Books That Reflect Human Experience

Ten Diverse Books

“The book industry is focusing more on diverse voices and stories: a reflection of the real demographic of the United States, allowing all to find their stories reflected in books. Children’s publishers across the industry have put an emphasis on finding diverse authors and stories, and I believe adult publishers are accelerating their efforts as well. All voices should be represented […]

Himalayas of Literature: From Wallace to Joyce

The Himalayas of Literature

“The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.” –Reinhold Messner Himalayas of Literature is one of Book Oblivion’s newest ongoing course series. Participants reside all over the world and read through some of the most intense literature on the planet. Stephen L. Russell is our guide and chooses […]

Haruki Murakami & Magical Realism

Murakami & Magical Realism

Book Oblivion Academy’s newest course is here. I’m writing to let you know that the enrollment for Murakami & Magical Realism is officially open. In this fully online course, we unpack the genre of magical realism while exploring three of Haruki Murakami’s strangest novels: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, The Wind-Up Bird […]

How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

How many books have you lied about reading? When I first encountered this question in a Buzzfeed post, I sat back in my chair and gave the question serious consideration. I haven’t exactly lied about reading books, but I do talk about books I haven’t read in my classroom. Is that the same thing? This […]

Teaching Strategies: 7 Habits of an Excellent Teacher

Teaching Strategies: 7 Habits of an Excellent Teacher - College Teaching Tips

“The one exclusive sign of knowledge is thorough teaching.” Aristotle Teaching strategies are hit or miss, but these seven teaching strategies are tried and true and pretty easy to practice. These seven teaching habits of an excellent teacher are seven down-and-dirty tips for teaching college students. They are based on Chickering’s and Gamson’s “Seven Principles […]