Kristen Robbins Warren

My blogs

About me

Industry Education
Occupation 8th Grade English Teacher
Location Brooklyn, New York
Introduction This project started in January 2007 with a post called "We Demand Windows," which explains a lot of my inspiration--in short, I don't want this to be a space for book reviews or even academic writing, but rather a place to pull out the most thought provoking aspects of my reading life that might be relevant to others, too. I love books and believe that fiction is often more true than fact. My favorites have a poetic slant in the writing and/or an interesting historical or cultural context. I teach 8th graders about reading and writing for a living and though I reference my own "writing about reading" with my students, this blog is not associated with my teaching and reflects where I find myself as a person. For a window into my teaching life, see the link below.
Favorite Books Let the Great World Spin, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Blessed Unrest, The Book Thief, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Swallows and Amazons, Surprised by Joy, The God of Small Things, To Kill a Mockingbird, Anne of Green Gables, I Capture the Castle, The House on Mango Street, Pride and Prejudice, all C.S. Lewis, Without End by Adam Zagajewski, all Pablo Neruda, Harry Potter, Cry The Beloved Country, e.e. cummings, Jack Kerouac's Book of Haiku, The History of Love