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Suggested by Barbara H:

I am paraphrasing from a friend’s Facebook wall her question:

“How would a teen-age boy who is going to work with his hands ever use Literature of England in his work?”

The age-old “How am I going to use this in real life?” question. How would you answer it?


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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41 responses

  1. […] How Can I Use This? February 3, 2011 Hannah Leave a comment Go to comments This weeks Booking Through Thursday is a question that I’m guessing most everyone has asked at one point or another in their […]

  2. I really like this question – as one might guess from my long-ish answer.

    http://amongstories.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/btt-how-can-i-use-this/

  3. Maybe it’s not what you’re reading, but what reading does to your mind:

    http://anthonynorth.com/2011/02/sun-still-shining

  4. I have a lot more to say on this but I think I’ve already come off as a bit snobby so I shall stop. ;O) Oops! http://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/a-lifelong-love-of-literature/

  5. Thanks for using my question. I am looking forward to reading others’ answers. Here are my thoughts, at least so far:

    http://barbarah.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/booking-through-thursday-real-life/

  6. Interesting question, but I got tongue tied towards the end of answering … Anyways here’s my post …

    http://dragonflyy419.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/booking-through-thursday-whats-the-point/

  7. That brought back memories of high school! And some present day reflections about one of my English teachers who hangs out on Facebook!
    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2011/02/03/booking-through-thursday-4/

  8. […] Booking Through Thursday question is: “How would a teen-age boy who is going to work with his hands ever use Literature of […]

  9. Reading/studying enhances us in the following areas: Education/Knowledge/work aspect/Behavioural patterns. It can never ever go best.

    Here is my BTT: REal Life post!

  10. […] I am paraphrasing from a friend’s Facebook wall her question: […]

  11. Here’s my answer to a question every English teacher has heard before:

    http://jackieisreading.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/btt-literature-in-real-life/

  12. I actually didn’t like the question…Partly because I didn’t understand it, Partly because I realized I learned nothing from the books I read. LOL.
    Booking Through Thursday

  13. Ok I have an answer probably not what you are looking for but I gave it a go.

    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/02/booking-through-thursday-4.html

    Sally.

  14. This was an excellent question. Can’t wait to see what everyone came up with.

    Here’s mine!
    http://innocentlydreaming.blogspot.com/2011/02/booking-through-thursday-3.html

  15. Charles Dickens is his friend. If the boy wants a small life, he can earn money. If he wants a large life, he can read.

  16. Great question and I’ve read some really great answers so far. Here’s mine:

    http://writingwrongs.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/btt-is-this-the-real-life/

  17. A question that really made me think, and some great answers from around the blogosphere. Here’s mine: http://mostraum.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/booking-through-thursday-whats-the-use/

  18. Here’re my thoughts. Maybe a slightly different take on the question, but I went where my mind took me.

    http://comicreviewsbywalt.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/booking-through-thursday-real-life/

  19. Ooh, good question! Inspires multiple answers…here are my thoughts: http://theprintslist.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/booking-through-thursday-real-life/

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