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What I Learned about Ebooks from College

E-textbooks are generally cheaper than physical textbooks, so I tend to pick them when I feel the price of the physical book is too high. Since starting college, I have used ebooks in my classes. I anticipated buying ebooks for my classes. When I visited colleges, we were advised that it was in our best… Continue reading What I Learned about Ebooks from College

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What Makes a Book-to-Movie Adaptation Unsuccessful?

In a creative writing class about three months ago, we briefly talked about what makes an adaptation good or bad. I had to put into words what I hate about bad adaptations. Where do they generally go wrong? Just as there is no one formula for a great movie, there is no one formula for… Continue reading What Makes a Book-to-Movie Adaptation Unsuccessful?

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I Don’t Like Following a Book Series As It Is Published

My reading tastes and habits have changed a lot since I was twelve. That in itself is not a surprise, but my reading of standalones and series has changed. I’ve changed in two respects to that: I prefer standalones over series now, and when I read a series, I prefer the entire series to be… Continue reading I Don’t Like Following a Book Series As It Is Published

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‘No-Maj’: An Annoying Term from American Wizards

Ever since J.K. Rowling announced the existence of Ilvermorny and American Wizarding culture, I have been annoyed by the term “No-Maj,” a.k.a. Muggle. This one word takes away some of the magic of the Harry Potter universe for me. Since it is apparently an American wizarding term, I, as an American, get to complain about… Continue reading ‘No-Maj’: An Annoying Term from American Wizards

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When Ebooks Became Pricier Than Paperbacks

Once upon a time, you could count on ebooks being cheaper than their print counterparts, if only by a few dollars. This was always reassuring. Over the last few months, I have noticed that Kindle ebooks are more expensive than paperbacks now. I have never been a fan of paying more than five dollars for… Continue reading When Ebooks Became Pricier Than Paperbacks

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Bookstore Genre vs College Genre

Everything you ever learned about genre is wrong. Since I took my first college-level English class, I encountered a genre that does not mean fantasy, science fiction, or biography. The genres I know from elementary school, libraries and blogging are fantasy, historical fiction, realistic fiction, etc. “Bookstore genre” is what I call that type. In… Continue reading Bookstore Genre vs College Genre