English 341: It’s Like This

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First of all, I know this post is long over due. I am sorry for that, I just really wanted to get through Eleanor and Park before even getting on the site due to spoilers. There is no way I would have finished the book if it was spoiled for me it is just a …

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Breaking into a difficult book is worth it…

Breaking into a difficult book is worth it…

I have always been interested in the issues that surround WWII, and the human stories that come out of that horrible time. While the larger overarching problems are interesting in themselves, I have always fond personal, individual stories to be much more compelling. So when I heard about the story of the Book Thief, I …

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Procrastination

Procrastination

YES– I’m a procrastinator. Please forgive me, I know we are all feeling the time crunch here. haha I read Bone Gap for my chapter book, and I have to say I like it the best out of all the books we’ve read so far. I am normally one to pick up a boring memoir …

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OH NO… we’re almost done

OH NO… we’re almost done

Overall, I enjoyed the graphic novel “Anya’s Ghost”. I’ve never read a graphic novel before but I liked reading this. I was skeptical about it at first because I enjoy creating my own characters and images from the authors words. However, Brosgol left enough mystery between scenes, or pictures, for the readers to kind of …

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Art and Love

Art and Love

  I can’t find the words…      I knew this book was going to break my heart, but at the same time I wanted it to happen. Rainbow Rowell did such a phenomenal job of portraying what your first love feels like. I loved the way she somehow managed to capture those first love …

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Anya’s Ghost

Anya’s Ghost

I actually enjoyed this graphic novel! It’s different than what I am used to reading but it quickly got my attention with the choice of color and characters (which are dark purples and black). I think the reader can see Anya grow as a person who slowly begins to accept who she is and where …

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Picture by picture

Picture by picture

Before reading Smile, I had no experience reading graphic novels. I just thought comic books were the only things that had frame by frame pictures, and I wasn’t about to sit down and read a comic book. I was pleasantly surprised by how the book read. I found myself looking at the pictures first and …

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Anya’s Grafik Novel

Anya’s Grafik Novel

Aside from the semi-abrupt ending, this book was really really awesome! Unlike the other books we’ve read in class, this one had pictures with little to no color. Which I though was going to be an obstacle, but instead the lack of color helped capture the facial expressions and gestures in a much clearer way. …

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Picture It !

Picture It !

A graphic novel such as Flora and Ulysses compare to other readings is much different. They provide you with pictures, so you are able to relate to what you are reading to an image. This can make it much easier to understand what is happening. On the other hand, other readings give you the chance …

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