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Iverly Delgadillo
3/8 discussion
Fri Mar 8, 2013 2:50pm
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The TC Boyle stories so far in this semester have been ok, some better than the others. The ones I liked I felt we're more interesting and easier to understand and follow them like "big game". Big Game was a pretty good story because it wasnít boring and even when we discussed it in class it seemed everyone could really get to discussing it and I really like that. Some of the stories I just found boring and I just continued to read them for the sake of the assignment like "heart of a champion", I have never really been into the lassie story and have no real experience with it just the exception of watching one episode when I was really young so I found this to be just another story I had to read, it did get better once you described and explained the story but even then it's not exactly my cup of tea. I hated that I never really knew what was happening like at the end if Timmy lived or not, it was just confusing and then to find it was just a parody of the original story just made it even more confusing to people like me who have no idea of what was the original lassie. One of the stories that sticks out to me is "modern love" because it was such a weird story but in an interesting way since I've never read anything like that and again it was easily discussed in class. I actually did read one of the stories on my spare time while I was waiting for class to start. I ran into "Ike and Nina" after reading one of the assigned stories and I decided to read it because it did seem to have a historical context to it and I love history so I had no trouble reading it. The story was pretty good it didnít really stick out to me though, I had no trouble reading it but I don't know if everyone will like it so it doesnít really matter if we choose to read and discuss it.

  • 3/8 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Mar 7 9:47pm
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    • Re: 3/8 Discussion - Brittney Wilhelm, Fri Mar 8 4:58pm
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    • Re: 3/8 Discussion - Gabriella Villalon , Fri Mar 8 4:36pm
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    • 3/8 Discussion Board - Dylan Traywick, Fri Mar 8 3:27pm
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    • 3/8 Discussion - Ashleigh Jarrell, Fri Mar 8 2:57pm
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    • 3/8 discussion - Iverly Delgadillo, Fri Mar 8 2:50pm
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    • 3-8 - Kathryn Lanier, Fri Mar 8 12:39pm
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    • Re: 3/8 Discussion - Alicia Glover, Fri Mar 8 12:38pm
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    • 3/8 - Rachel Blihar, Fri Mar 8 12:35pm
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    • Discussion 3/8 - Taylor Jarrell, Fri Mar 8 12:24pm
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    • Discussion 3/8 - Ali Capri, Fri Mar 8 11:44am
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    • 3/8 Discussion - Taylor Cabaniss, Fri Mar 8 10:39am
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    • 3/8 Discussion - Alex Brink, Fri Mar 8 10:27am
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    • 3/8 Discussion - Amy Brey, Fri Mar 8 9:55am
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    • 3/8 Discussion - Caitlin Halligan, Fri Mar 8 9:36am
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