Erin Parke

Teacher, Ph.D., Writer

Book Review – Ship Breaker

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is my third Bacigalupi novel and so far they all follow the same pattern. Male protagonist lives in … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Review – The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North

                            The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North My rating: 5 of 5 stars … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Review – Walkaway by Cory Doctorow

Walkaway by Cory Doctorow My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sometimes I feel like Cory Doctorow is too clever for his own good. Some of the references in here were … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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One describes a tale best by telling the tale. You see? The way one describes a story, to oneself or to the world, is by telling the story. It is … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on the First Year.

My first year of teaching I thought I was the shit. I had a Master’s degree, a wonderful internship under my belt, and a nice teacher to share my classroom … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Five Paragraph Essay – a Personal History

I was a freshman in high school before I heard the phrase “five-paragraph essay.” My freshman English teacher, Mrs. Rinderle, asked us about our experience with the form.  All she … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

“So It Goes”: Non-linear time in Slaughterhouse Five and Arrival

Last night, I finally got around to watching Arrival, a movie that, in all respects, I probably should have seen in the theaters.  It meets all my standards of approval: a … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 1 Comment