Ongoing Reflection #1

 Hello everybody!  This inquiry has been really good for me, and I think it's a good place to wrap up this round. I'm not sure if I want to continue it or do something else, but overall, I appreciate everything I've learned from this inquiry, and all of your lovely comments and suggestions!

 How my project impacts my thinking: I've definitely learned not to judge a book by it's cover. When I'm reading now, I encourage myself to ask questions a lot, especially, "Could this actually be believable in real life?" It's also interesting, because I had negative connotations of 2/3 of the books I focussed on, and I wanted to judge them fairly. I also feel more conscious of reviews of books and even a synopsis on the back of the book. 

 How my project impacts my decisions: I'd say the biggest thing is how I suggest a book to somebody, or how I discuss books with other people. I want to contribute good thoughts if it's a book they like, but I don't want to promote a book that glosses over serious issues. I feel like I have the ability to point out whether a book truly is glamorized or not, and can decide that. 

 How my project impacts the community: I've put my thoughts out there to all of you, for starters. I'd also say that my project sparks a lot of debate within the reading and writing community. (Like I said in an earlier post, fans get really defensive sometimes!) And I also think my investigation could help readers to be conscious about what the read and writers to be conscious of what they write. 

 Challenges: Making inferences when reading positive reviews of glamorized stories. Also, a definite challenge was admitting that there are things wrong with one of my favourite books of all time, All The Bright Places. 

 The most interesting thing: I think the language that was used in positive reviews for the stories I was working with was very cool. It's interesting how just a few words or phrases can influence a readers perception. 

 Like I said, thank you to all who helped me, your comments were wonderful.  And please let me know if there is anything you still think I could include, or if you have suggestions of more diverse books I should read! 

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