1. IN MY MAIL BOX
It just arrived today from California, USA! I won a copy of EMMA in a giveaway at ttp://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/ some time ago and HERE IT IS! Thanks a lot!
I've just received three awards and I'm terribly flattered since they came from three terrific bloggers!Meredith at Austenesque Reviews awarded me with the Oh La La Award for the first time and Jane GS at Reading, Writing, Working...Playing + Christy at Readin' and Dreamin' with the Happy 101 Award for the second and third time (WOW! )
Thank you very much indeed to you all ! I'm so happy !
As for the Happy 101 , I've already listed the things which make me happy some time ago and also already received and passed the award to seven other bloggers.
It is instead the first time I got The Oh La La Award so I have a task to fulfil: answering a few simple questions:
Where is your favorite place to read a book?
In bed in the winter, on my balcony full of flowers in the summer.
What are the best books you've read recently?
The Age of Innocence, Wives and Daughters, Cleopatra's Daughter. These are the ones I liked best, at least.
Do you snack while reading?
No, I don't. I usually sip a loooong coffee while reading.
Are you a book borrower or book collector?
Definitely collector and proud owner. Even jealous.
Here are some bloggers and blogs that I adore!
1. Daily Words and Acts
2. November's Autumn
3. The Squee
3. TEACHING VICTORIAN LITERATURE CAN BE A DELIGHT
I have to be more precise: teaching Elizabeth Gaskell's NORTH & SOUTH, what a success! After introducing the historical context, we started reading and discussing some pages from OLIVER TWIST by Dickens, but I didn't notice the same ... excitement.
Then, I prepared a series of lessons on Gaskell and her wonderful novel using PPT slides, fragments from the BBC adaptation (2004), photocopies of chapter XXII, a worksheet with questions about the text and the TV version . We have just started but it has already been a success! This morning, for example, we compared the riot at Marlborough Mill in the text to the same scene in the TV series. My students (19 year old, mostly girls, only 3 boys) were so interested and enthusiastic in the end that... I have to thank Mrs Gaskell for this miracle but also BBC, Richard Armitage and Daniela Denby-Ashe!
So many questions! And they didn't want to stop when the bell rang the end of my lesson...we are going on next Friday. They can't wait to listen to what Mr Thornton is going to tell Miss Hale to thank her, since she saved his life ... No spoiler, then!
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