Tag Archives: Middlemarch

Thinking, Feeling, Reading

The relationship (or lack thereof?) between critically engaged reading and emotionally immersed reading, between thinking and feeling, is a topic I’ve been circling back to in one way or another as long as I’ve been blogging. This particular post stewed so … Continue reading


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Weekend Update

Because the weekend is when I meant to write it, but I had to give myself an extension. I was grading research papers all weekend. I give a final exam on Wednesday, and once that’s graded I’m done with the … Continue reading

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The Space Between

Wait, that’s the title of a Dave Matthews song? Please note that my earworm right now is Roxy Music. In fact, where’s my iPod? I loved Pamela’s post on “Romancelandia, Overthinking, and Balance,” as well as the discussion sparked by it and on the posts she … Continue reading

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The Unsympathetic Character, Revisited

I spent several hours yesterday listening to the rest of Melanie Gideon’s Wife 22, not just because I said I was going to but because it finally engaged me enough to keep going. There are some good scenes, funny or … Continue reading

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Fated Cats

A TOTALLY SELF-INDULGENT POST, TANGENTIALLY LINKED TO MIDDLEMARCH AND ROMANCE-READING, AND HAVING A DUBIOUS MORAL When a man has seen the woman whom he would have chosen if he had intended to marry speedily, his remaining a bachelor will usually … Continue reading

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