The Joy of Reading and Writing Superman and Me, by Sherman Alexie tells a personal story of his experience as an Indian in Spokane Indian Reservation. Sherman grew up with his father who loved books, that’s were Sherman’s passion for books began. As an Indian Sherman was expected to be “stupid and to fail in life,” no more than that. Sherman knew he wanted to succeed in life, Sherman “refused to fail.” Sherman’s message to society became clear, with education comes knowledge without it we are bound to fail in life.
The Disconnect of Dialogue and Interiority in Selected Stories in Olive Kitteridge Introduction After reading a short story or novel that leaves me with that intangible effect that I think all writers want their stories to possess, I like to read interviews from the author. For me, reading about the genesis of a story keeps it alive longer. I want to know how the writer arrived at her idea, how many drafts she went through, what the complications were regarding plot, what questions she asked herself and how she came to solve, answer them. Most of the time I want to know how her characters came to be and how they evolved into their fullness. Reading these interviews always leads me to reflect and compare my own process of writing.
She has also created rich fantasy and adventure novels. She isn 't just popular in Canada either she has many book series exclusive to certain countries.(Rhodes) some of these countries are France,Spain,England,and Austria. including the books Bitten and Smitten Fanged and Fabulous Lady and the Vamp The Demon Princess series,and even the demon in me in Thailand.(Rowen)
I can admit I was more enticed to get the book and read it. People were saying how the book changed their life, and they continue to read the book over and over again. Yes, the people comments intrigued me but I wanted to find out for my own on how the book will provoke my own emotions. After reading Mysterious Skin, I will forever be attached to this book because of the emotions it was able to pull out of me.
J.K. Rowling is a prized author, who has left her mark on literature. Her best selling series, Harry Potter, is a household name across the globe. But before the release of the magic series, the globe was a different place. The literature industry today is much different than the literary industry before Harry Potter, and that is due to this incredible author. J.K. Rowling impacted literature by changing genre type, target audience, and the popularity of reading.
And as a result, many, not only by its target audience, can enjoy it. Jack is a character by which a lot of people can see themselves reflected, because he stays safe in his comfort zone and doesn’t let others see his full potential for the fear of being ridiculed or criticized. Perhaps if he hadn’t started to write poems and let his teacher post them he would have never discovered his talent and maybe Mr. Dean Myers would have never gone to his school and read his poem. Jack develops during the book: from being a kid in denial of writing poetry, to exploiting his potential and let others appreciate
I should have been opened up my eyes to reading and writing because I want to be a teacher, assistant. I always liked working with kids, and I will like to be a great assistant. Since there's no way to become a teacher assistant or even a teacher without having reading and writing skills, I will have to read and write more often. It is like King says "If you want to be a writer, you must do to things above all others: Read a lot and write a lot" (72, 73). If I want to be a teacher assistant or maybe a teacher one day I must ameliorate my reading and writing.
I read books my father brought home from pawnshops and secondhand”. What he was trying to say here was that he loved to read! He would read anything that he laid his eyes on. This love of reading motivated him to want to write his own stories and poems that other people could enjoy just as he did. One last example is, “ The words inside of a paragraph worked together for a common purpose.
“My diving bell becomes less oppressive, and my mind takes flight like a butterfly.” – Bauby (Bauby, Jean-Dominique. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Vintage International, 1998. Print.
However, this class allowed me to experience communication by means of the written word, rather than verbal instruction with a professor and interaction with fellow classmates, which is a unique experience. Secondly, I grew to love helping others in their writing through the use of peer editing. In the end, there were things I learned through this class that I can apply to who I am as a writer, how I have developed as a reader, and what I have learned as a critical thinker.
Early in my life, I used books as an escape from the harsh reality in front of me. When I was around five years old, I was trapped in an abusive and sheltered household. When the yelling started, I used to hide under my bed and stay very quiet. I would read any book that I could find to keep my mind off what was happening around me. I made myself a safe space under my bed with a light and pillows.
Directly after robotics club and procrastination, my favorite pastime is reading. Starting in elementary school I would pick up a book that intrigued me and read it through without ever setting it down. My reading habits got worse(or better depending on how you look at it) once my parents bought me a Kindle and gave me the means to purchase a book whenever I wanted to. Ultimately, my kindle led to some problems at school because I stopped paying attention in class in order to read.