Rated: Two stars
Published: December 5th 2012
Edition: 4th (first published July 23rd 1992)
My two stars rating is especially unfortunate as I was eager to delve into what promised to be some good learning. Alas, it did seem I had my hopes up. Ways of Reading was on my required reading for a college course four years ago, I almost forgot about it until I repacked the bookshelf.
I’m working to improve my writing with my refocus on my blogs and I figured better reading made for better writing. I’m primarily a pleasure reader, and while general comprehension and critical reading skills have sharpened over time I wasn’t fully prepared for the likes of Shakespeare, The Odyssey and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
My initial flip-through revealed significant chunks of text but I was somewhat reassured by the clear arrangement of sections and units that outlined specific topics I’d been struggling with like metaphors and intended meanings. This was looking good.Continue reading “Ways of Reading: Advanced Reading Skills for Students of English Literature by Martin Montgomery, et al”