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The Night Circus x Reading Ecosystems

The Night Circus x Reading Ecosystems

Update: 2023-12-12


One of Marcelle's favorite books is The Night Circus, so she decided to be brave and do an entire episode about the best-selling fantasy novel by Erin Morgenstern. Why brave? Well because sometimes it's hard to think critically about something you love! We all know that. ;) This episode, Marcelle leads us through a quick chat about how the book was set up for success in 2011, followed by some theory about reading ecosystems from Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times by Andrew Piper. And then, of course, she applies her brilliant mind to a brilliant thesis!

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The Night Circus x Reading Ecosystems

The Night Circus x Reading Ecosystems