September 13, 2005

Modern Compliment

I've spent the day reading through my student’s reading journals. The first book they read was bell hooks' Bone Black. One student wrote that she loved the book so much that she has been using quotes from it as her Away Messages on Instant Messenger.

I guess nowadays that is the highest compliment an author can get.

8 comments:

Songbird said...

I know it is when #1 Son does it!

RussianViolets said...

And I know it is when my family has actually read the book in question. :-)

Nels said...

One of my students told me that her away message was that she was busy getting pissed off by Freud, whom we're reading in my gender studies course.

Piece of Work said...

ooh, a book recommendation! I'll add it to my list.

cheesehead said...

Another example:book quote as a tagline that gets used on one's Salon postings.

Who...me?

(sheepish)

But seriously, I love bell hooks. I'll have to read that one.

jo(e) said...

Revmom: It's different than her other books. Bone Black is a memoir, the story of her childhood. It's very lyrical, very unconventional. Definitely worth reading.

Running2Ks said...

That is actually pretty funny.

What Now? said...

I was so pleased when a student of mine started including in her email signature a quotation from Owen Wister's The Virginian, which we read in class last term. High compliments indeed!