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Alexander Davidson is an author, secondary educator, and certified reading specialist with a BA from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and an MAT in Literacy Education from Madonna University (Livonia, MI). He has been a member of the National Council of Teachers of English since 2011 and has presented at multiple conferences at the local, state, national, and international level. While teaching reading and writing to middle school and high school students, Alexander Davidson strives to create written works that will interest his students and teach them valuable lessons at the same time. The Visitor's Choice: A Search to Make Things Right (Ferne Press) is his first novel. ...more

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Alexander Davidson Hey there! I can speak on my journey here in the state of Michigan; other states might have some different requirements.
For me, I was able to get my 3…more
Hey there! I can speak on my journey here in the state of Michigan; other states might have some different requirements.
For me, I was able to get my 30+ credit requirements through my Masters program at Madonna University. I earned by Masters in the Art of Teaching (M.A.T.) with a concentration in Literacy Education. After that, I took a certification test (MTTC - Michigan Test for Teacher Certification) to get an extra endorsement as a reading specialist.
Currently, I am just using the skills I earned to make my students better readers and writers in the classroom. If I ever chose to leave the classroom setting, I the endorsement could get me a job as a school reading specialist evaluating students and creating/implementing improvement plans or as a literacy coach working with teachers on fun, new reading and writing strategies to use in their classrooms.(less)
Alexander Davidson Thank you Goodreads for asking this question in anticipation for Valentine's Day next week. Unfortunately, my favorite fictional couple is a tragic on…moreThank you Goodreads for asking this question in anticipation for Valentine's Day next week. Unfortunately, my favorite fictional couple is a tragic one, which might be why I'm still single.

I love the complicated relationship between Lady Brett Ashley and Jake Barnes in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. They are completely in love, but she requires a physical relationship ,and he has been made impotent due to an injury in World War I. He wants to be with her, but all he can do is watch as she dates literally every other guy but him. She wants to be with him, so she is entirely miserable with every relationship she has. They both take turns dreaming of each other and turning the other away. The novel ends with one of my favorite famous literary lines.

"Oh, Jake," Brett said, "we could have had such a damned good time together."
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me.
"Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?"

On a happier note, Ron and Hermione are pretty great, too.(less)
Average rating: 4.15 · 13 ratings · 6 reviews · 2 distinct works
The Visitor's Choice: A Sea...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2014
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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2020 Reading in Retrospect: Book Survey

Due to exceeding Goodreads's character limit, this year's reading reflection blog post can be accessed via the link below.

This year, I set a goal to read 75 books, and I achieved this goal by reading 82 titles (109%), tying last year’s total. While the number of titles remained the same, the actual amount of reading increased drastically. I read 54 print titles (+8) for a total of roughly 14,663 p Read more of this blog post »
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“Just because something is tough or difficult, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible. The challenge is what makes something wonderful when you finally overcome your obstacles. The sense of success that comes when working hard over time is much better than achieving a simple task. Don’t be afraid of a challenge when it can make you a better person in the end.”
Alexander Davidson, The Visitor's Choice: A Search to Make Things Right

“Just because something is tough or difficult, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible. The challenge is what makes something wonderful when you finally overcome your obstacles. The sense of success that comes when working hard over time is much better than achieving a simple task. Don’t be afraid of a challenge when it can make you a better person in the end.”
Alexander Davidson, The Visitor's Choice: A Search to Make Things Right

“Books fall open, you fall in.”
David T.W. McCord

“We read to know we're not alone.”
William Nicholson, Shadowlands

“Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

“Oh Jake," Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together."
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me.
Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?”
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
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