|My Facebook plea|
Last week when I created the second “build” of my paper, my plan was to circulate it among my co-workers. However, none of them had actually read The Book Thief (which completely shocked me because I work at a library, I thought that all of them would have read it). Anyway, when that plan failed I resorted to begging on Facebook, which actually worked out quite well. After I posted my plea for help, my dad and step-mom both shared my post and circulated it to their friends. Long story short I received a lot more feedback than I was originally expecting. I had several long conversations with people that I hadn't talked to in a while, and they were very helpful. Specifically, my friend Bill provided me with other themes from Alice in Wonderland that I could use in my paper. And my step-mom's sisters (my step-aunts?) gave me some really good ideas about Death in The Book Thief. Despite my frustration at my co-workers for not having read The Book Thief, I ended up with more feedback that I had ever hoped of receiving.
On a completely unrelated note, here are my ideas for venues to publish/submit my final paper.
1) ScholarsArchive – this is the BYU academic archive.
2) 12th Global Conference: Monsters and the Monstrous – A conference focusing on the cultural and historical moments that cause society to call something monstrous.
3) Interesting Literature: A Library of Literary Interestingness – A blog that welcomes guest posts about literature.