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Dana Johnson

Book-obsessed twenty-something with a passion for poetry, hiking, and being happy with what I have.

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December 2014

Bi-Monthly Review: A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson

The Bi-Monthly Review is a twice monthly feature of whatever I happen to be reading. Highly informal. Opinions are my own. Try to enjoy.

Walk in the Woods

This book is so funny (laugh out loud funny!) and the stories so ridiculous, that it truly felt like a novel at times, but non-fiction this is. A Walk in the Woods documents Bill Bryson’s trek along the Appalachian Trail; much of it with an old acquaintance (Stephen Katz).

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Bi-Monthly Review: The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry

The Bi-Monthly Review is a twice monthly feature of whatever I happen to be reading. Highly informal. Opinions are my own. Try to enjoy.

Penguin

This past summer, I purchased The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry with the goal of reading it cover to cover. I wanted to become exposed to poets I wouldn’t read otherwise, and I wanted to build a framework to improve my understanding of 20th century american poetry as a whole. (More on my initial goals here: https://danaljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/currently-reading-the-penguin-anthology-of-twentieth-century-american-poetry/ ).

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In the Interim

Well friends, It’s been awhile since I’ve posted new content. Work has gotten more demanding and my love of reading has consumed what little free time I’ve had. I want to bring your attention to some changes that are coming soon to my site.

I’ve felt that my blog has really lacked direction, and I intend to focus my writing more clearly in the coming months. Starting tonight, I will begin a series called “Bi-Monthly Review” which will feature an informal book review to be posted on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. The content may differ drastically from post to post, sometimes featuring an anthology in it’s entirety, and other weeks zoning in on a single single poem or essay. I primarily read poetry and nonfiction so you can bet most of my reviews will focus on these genres. Opinions will be my own. Hopefully my thoughts will be of some use to you in your own reading journey.

Additionally, I may continue to post the random blog about reading strategies, various literary topics, or life-in-general. Just depends on if I have anything to say.

If you’re a total book nerd like me, you may want to check out a new page I will be adding titled “Bookish Sites I love.” If you’re a reader who enjoys reading about reading, these sites may be of profound interest to you.‚Äč

Enjoy! And thanks for sticking around.

-Dana

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