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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Words that have influenced me in 2008:

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o Digging to America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anne Tyler
o Committed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Male authors, various
o Helpless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara Gowdy
o The Triumph of Narrative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Robert Fulford
o Shooting Butterflies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marika Cobbold
o five-o’clock shadows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..George Amabile, ...
o Private Property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Margaret Sweatman
o Working North. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Rick Ranson
o See the Child. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . ..David Bergen
o Beyond Innocence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .Jane Goodall
o confessions of an Innocent Man. . . . . . . . . . .William Sampson
o Instances of the Number 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Salley Vickers
o The Withdrawal Method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Pasha Malla
o Lost in the Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Philip Beard
o Sur mon îsle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .Marie-Louise Gay
o Le Petit Prince. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
o No Two Snowflakes. . . . . ... . . ..... . . . . . .... . . .Sheree Fitch
o If I Were the Moon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... . . . .Sheree Fitch
o Caillou et autres amis de Eric. . . . . . . . . . . . …Multiples écrivains
o Qu’est-ce que vous faites là?. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dominique Jolin
o If you’re not from the prairie. . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Bouchard
o La Disparition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... . . . .Charlotte Gingras
o Le Grand vertige. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... . . . . Martine Latulippe
o Les Prisonniers de monsieur Alphonse. . . . .Céline Cyr
o Les Mille oiseaux de Sadako. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eleanor Cœur
o Antoine et Alfred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .Yves Beauchemin
o Menace sur Bouquinville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Louise Lévesque
o Forgetfulness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ward Just
o The Plight of Happy People in an Ordinary World/Natalee Caple
o Karma Armed With A Toilet Brush. . . . . . . . ..Fernando Raguero
o kiss the joy as it flies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sheree Fitch
o The Helsinki Rocamatios. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yann Martel
o Moral Disorder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Margaret Atwood
o Soucouyant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Chariandy
o The Artist’s Way. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Cameron
o Vein of Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Julia Cameron
o Writing Fiction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Janet Burroway
o The Practical Stylist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sheridan Baker
o Elements of Style. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Strunk & White
o The Write Track. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Betty Jane Wylie

I want to add to this list those words I read from my literacy students, for their words are those that provide the most Joy. And the importance of words are conveyed so honestly through their hard work and commitment to learning, in hope of a better life. This is why we all read, isn't it?

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1 comment:

Polly said...

WOW! That's quite a list! What a prolific reader you are!

And I totally agree about the impact of students' writing...