Tag Archives: reading

Reading In The Time of Babies

This post was inspired by another post that I read at Book Riot from fellow TTAFer Josh Corman. You see I have hit a bit of a reading slump over the past six months, a time period that just so happens to coincide with the birth of my first child. Let’s turn back the clock […]

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The MANunist MANifesto

Don’t treat women like objects, even though it may seem like they want you to sometimes. There are two kinds of dads, dads that are there and dads that aren’t. Don’t be the latter. If you choose to imbibe, and it is fine if you do not,  remember to stay away from anything clear. Do […]

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Welcome To TTAF

As you may know from Josh’s post yesterday, Josh is now writing for Book Riot, a site devoted to the love of reading. There has been quite the uptick in our own site’s traffic since Josh has joined the Book Riot crew and so I thought it would be good to welcome you to our […]

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Always Carry a Pocketbook

Administrator’s Note: Joel Haubenrich is a guy we know. He is also a guy that finally caved to the incessant emails and tweets asking him to write for the site. We hope to have Joel back on the site frequently so don’t forget to shower him with adulation in the comments section. Well, It’s the […]

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#1 How To Read A Classic

The most read post of the year is finally here. We will be getting back to blogging shortly, in fact we will be back this evening. Make sure to keep reading the site and share it with friends. For the original post click here. Mark Twain famously said that a classic is a book everyone […]

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#2 Eleven (Really) Long Novels Worth Your While

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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#31 But What Does It DO? Why Men Need Literature

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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Carrying the Torch for Indecency

I’ve been teaching high school English for four years. Until last year, at no point during my time in the classroom had I contended with serious objections to any reading material I’ve selected for my students (as opposed to un-serious objections like, ‘I hate reading’ or ‘This is boring’), either from parents or from students […]

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The Thing About Public Libraries

Josh This may sound weird, especially for people who know me or read TTAF with any frequency, but I had never really taken advantage of my local library until just a couple of weeks ago when we got a card for my son. As much as I love to read (and listen to music and […]

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Sunday Night Speech: Bill Watterson (Creator of Calvin and Hobbes)

We’ve featured another Kenyon College commencement address in this slot before (do they sell tickets to those, do you think?), and though it’s subject matter is a little different, its tone and message definitely make it more immediately endearing.  In 1990, Bill Watterson, who created Calvin and Hobbes, the greatest comic strip of all time (and […]

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