Hi.  My name is Ben Darby.  I am a fan of all things related to books.  This blog is for you if:


  • You are a fan of all things related to books
  • You are an English teacher looking for some commentary on canonical and contemporary literature
  • You are a teacher looking for some synthesis of educational trends
  • You are an aspiring navel gazer and would like to learn from the best
  • You are a student and don’t understand why people get so jazzed about books (spoiler alert: I will convert you to the ranks of Bibliophilia)
  • You are a traffic bot and algorithmically visit blogs