Did you like the "Myth I Believed" feature of the book?

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Re: Did you like the "Myth I Believed" feature of the book?

Post by uyky » 17 Jan 2018, 12:25

It was a good addition to the book. I did not like all of them, but that is just a personal preference. The idea itself was good.

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Post by Mjgarrison » 18 Jan 2018, 11:49

I did like this feature because it showed us how the lessons in his life actually changed his way of thinking.

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Post by DustinPBrown » 19 Jan 2018, 11:11

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I liked the idea of the author stating what he believed in the opening of the chapter and then end the story what he discovered after learning. It gives more meaning to the chapters.
I agree, I think the idea of the format was good. The only improvement I think would be removing the "myth" from the end section. It felt pretty redundant to me.

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Post by orangehornet57 » 19 Jan 2018, 23:36

It was Ok but unnecessary.

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Post by Emmanuel Michael » 20 Jan 2018, 04:11

I do like this feature of the book because the Rob summarized what untruth secret he had believed and how he would realized this truth later on in life

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Post by OPgirl9122 » 20 Jan 2018, 12:20

I liked the "Myths I Believed" feature of the Book. It's like a gift wrapped in an intricate design. And the only way to see the treats inside is to tear the pages excitedly as the present is revealed. Therefore, I felt like a child being offered with it and thus I can't wait to solve the mystery. Nice style. It's unique and point-blank.

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Post by sarbee » 20 Jan 2018, 12:42

I'm just about halfway through this book, but I have to say the "Myths I Believed" motif is one of the things I'm absolutely loving so far. I also enjoy that he shares the lesson he learned at the end of each section and contrasts it with the myth. My impression so far isn't that he's telling the readers what their lesson should be; the book is about him and his experiences, which he stated from the beginning. I think it only makes sense that he shares what he learned from each encounter. While it's true that the lessons he learned may not apply to everyone, the author sharing his lesson doesn't detract from the meaning that I take from each chapter.
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Post by KFree_Reads » 21 Jan 2018, 07:40

I really liked this feature. It is quite unique and it made the book even more interesting and engaging. I liked the way he used this feature to tell his story. He used it effectively to demonstrate his growth or change in perspective after every experience he encountered.

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Post by Hildah Mose » 21 Jan 2018, 09:36

These feature makes the story very intriguing. I liked it.

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Post by babathoust » 21 Jan 2018, 10:34

Yes! It makes the stories easy to relate to for the reader. It doesn't require for the reader to think about what the author is trying to communicate to the audience. We. as the readers, also enjoy the stories more because we actually get to learn from the author's real life experiences by Himself pointing them out. I absolutely like is.

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Post by RASchneider » 21 Jan 2018, 11:36

I read the book, and found the “myth” guidance distracting. I like discovering meaning, not being told “This is what I’m trying to show you.”

Also, some chapters’ “This is what I learned” seemed like non-sequiturs from the myth.

Mind you, “priming the reader with what to look for in advance can be an effective tool, just not one I prefer or would use... except, maybe I do: chapter epigrams using quotes or song lyrics are subtle primers, and I use those techniques.
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Post by Gunnar Ohberg » 21 Jan 2018, 15:58

I kept going back and forth on my opinion with the "myth I believed" moments. I think, in retrospect, I really liked the idea, but did not always appreciate the execution (especially when the "myth" was obvious [CHEATING IS OKAY!] or when the "reality" crept into hokey territory).

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Post by pinklover » 22 Jan 2018, 06:08

I like the way the author organizes his story because it has something left that will make the reader to configure it. It is just like a puzzle you need to solve.
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Post by Vickie Noel » 22 Jan 2018, 11:03

I often times benefit from learning or gaining an insight into how others view a matter. Sometimes, it helps for correlation and other times, an issue for discussion. I don't think it was wrong of the author sharing what he learned. As a reader, I'm entitled to pick my own lesson but at the same time, get a glimpse of how the author viewed the same matter. All such thoughts make for a well - rounded mindset.
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Post by story3girl » 22 Jan 2018, 11:28

I didn't care for this at all. Most of the lessons were cliches and some of them didn't make sense at all.

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