Erin Parke

Teacher, Ph.D., Writer

An Optimist Deals with Death

I’ve been a positive person my entire life – not because I believe that everything will work out in the end, or that “things happen for a reason,” but because … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Review: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra My rating: 5 of 5 stars So let’s get this out of the way. One of the worst lines I have ever … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

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