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Conversations in Literature
Conversations in Literature — Workshop
About CONVERSATIONS IN LITERATURE

Individual Program
Descriptions

1. Responding
as Readers


2. Envisioning

3. Stepping In

4. Moving Through

5. Rethinking

6. Objectifying
the Text


7. The Stances
in Action


8. Returning to the
Classroom





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Re: [Channel-talklitconversations] Workshop 1 Video Discussion

From: <bawbfree@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu Jul 07 2005 - 22:28:31 EDT
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Here's my first post-- and thanks to all of you for getting me going.

I'm also going to answer the question of why do you read?

I agree with many of the things that Janie echoed from the video-- reading is an escape for me too. I wrote in my journal about how reading is also a sort of addiction for me. I become very obsessive when I read; I can't sleep, I have trouble doing things I'm supposed to be doing because all I can think about is when I'll get to read again. I become like a drug addict hiding her addiction. I read on the sly when I think no one is watching, and when someone comes into the room suddenly, I fling away my book and make a mad grab for whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing-- essays, lesson plans, laundry, etc. I've been know to sneak out of bed after my husband falls asleep to finish reading-- and go to work with red eyes because I've gotton only 4 hours of sleep. Maybe Nancy Reagan should have sponsored a reading campaign-- it might have been more effective than "Just say no."

I too love the chance to read about "muck ups" before I do them myself, and I appreciate the chance to live a life that I'll never live here in Colorado. I think that's the magic of lit-- it transports us out of ourselves. It's nice to have a break from yourself every once and a while.

Amy

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