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    Co-Dependent Novel Imagine you are in a bookstore and it is overflowing with amazing literature. How many of these novels can stand on their own as a story to tell? Do some of these novels require prior text to understand certain aspects, such as a second book in a series? This brings forth the idea of intertextuality in which it is defined as reference of a text which is mirrored and reflected in another text (Eyvazi 155). Jean Rhys took it into her own hands to create a novel on Bertha Mason…

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    Lottery Many people pick stories with themes and symbols that smack them in the face. It is true that these are nice to read because it does not take much brain power to understand every bit of what is going on. Other people, however, may enjoy a book the is more of a hidden gem, with meanings just as hard to find as the story itself. Many people claim that Shirley Jackson’s, “The Lottery” to be a hidden gem. “The Lottery” is considered a hidden gem because the author creates a story filled…

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    A book is a dream that you hold in you hands. Many people love books and read all the time. Many do not understand the real meaning of books. Three stories have the most meaning by far: "Through the Tunnel", "The Bridge", and "The Scarlet Ibis". The story, "Through the Tunnel", is about a boy named Jerry who is eleven years old. He decided one day he would leave his mother and go off on an adventure, to the rocky beach. While on the rocky beach, Jerry meets a group of big boys. Jerry tries to…

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    Autobiography

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    finding more books to read. From a young age, my father had encouraged me to read and explore my love for finding new books. When I was about 8 or 9 years old, he got me my first public library card. He would take me to the public library and open the double doors to the kids section and to me it was like walking into a magic world straight out of a story book.…

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    my future classroom, plan to give my students choices of books to read, take field trips to the library, and if possible have authors come speak to…

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    consistency and recognition for consumers. 2. Product Design: Harlequin products are standardized, meaning they share a common style and format. The series are similar in “content, length, artwork size, basic formats, and print.” All Harlequin books are consistent in design, measuring 105 millimeters by 168 millimeters , and in retailer placement, selling on the shelves of supermarkets and drugstores . Harlequin products are differentiated and distinctive. The product lines consist of…

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    strengths that make this book such an emotional and inspiring book to read. One thing I really liked about the book was how the author used a lot of literary devices which made the reading experience more fun and these devices allowed me as a reader to better understand and connect with the characters and the plot. I personally love reading books with literary devices but more specifically with symbolism. Throughout the book, the author has used a lot of symbolism to make the book have more of a…

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    In “Kid’s Stuff” by Michael Chabon, the author is trying to explain to the audience how the writing of comics must be changed in order to appeal to modern day children. Originally, the goal of a comic book writer was to appeal to adults and to get readers to think of comics as a legitimate source of literature instead of something that kids read to pass the time. In the process of doing so, kids stopped reading comics as much. While some adults picked comics up, the sales numbers went down over…

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    For a long time I had absolutely no interest in books and even less interest in writing. No one encouraged me to read or write, no one cared. My passion for books was purely accidental and effortless. It sparked and bursted to life, burning like a forest fire over night. Learning how to read wasn’t difficult for me, I just didn’t care. While I went through first grade I never picked up a book and tried to read, I would just stare at the pictures; they were more interesting. I was in Germany at…

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    Special Collections Visit

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    Special Collections Visit The three-hundred and ninety-five-page book that I surveyed, titled Della Espositione Sopra L’orlando, was published June, 1550 (originally written in roman numerals MDL) by a person named Lorenzo Torrentino. A person by the initials of “U.R.S” was the author and the colophons, mentioned the printer’s name, “DV Cale”. This book was written in purely Italian and was paginated, and its size was fairly small, identifying it as an octavo. The title page included the…

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