Friday, August 9, 2013

Follow Friday - Port 119 Is the Default for Unencrypted NNTP Connections

It's Friday again, and this means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Wonderland's Reader and Girl in the Woods Reviews.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: Back to school. Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you’ll be teaching this semester.

I'm going to teach a class that consists of nothing but the writings of Ursula K. Le Guin. Why? Because there needs to be a class that does this. And because I can't think of a better way to spend a semester than teaching the works of one of the best authors of the twentieth century. There are some people (mostly on the troglodyte end of the spectrum) who think that women cannot write good science fiction, and many more people who think that science fiction can't be meaningful literature. Le Guin proves both of those contentions wrong. I have never read a Le Guin story that disappointed me, although I have read many that challenged me. Her stories talk about gender, identity, what it means to be civilized, what it means to be wealthy, what it means to be poor, what it means to be happy, and so many more topics. The course would start with The Dispossessed, move on to the first four books of the Earthsea series, and then tackle Four Ways to Forgiveness, The Compass Rose, The Word for World Is Forest, and The Telling before finishing the semester off with The Lathe of Heaven and The Left Hand of Darkness.

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  1. well you taught me something today! i never heard of this author!

    Trish - my ff

    1. @Trish: Everyone should read some Ursula K. Le Guin. She's just that good.

  2. never heard of this author! Gonna have to check her out!

    Old follower!

    My FF + Giveaway!

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

    1. @Amber Hodges: Go and get some of her books! You won't regret it!

  3. Well I never heard of any of these. Cheers for being unique! :) New GFC follower! Check out MY F&F

    1. @Jazmen: They are all quite good. The Left Hand of Darkness is a science fiction masterpiece.