e-Vision Journal of Undergraduate Writing

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A Lifetime of Reading

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Books can provide an escape, a place in which nothing matters but you and the story. You are free to forget all your worries and simply be. I've attended the legendary parties at the Gatsby mansion on the arm of Nick Carraway. I've joined forces with Winston Smith in the opposition against Big Brother. I've been stranded on a tropical island during a raging war and watched alongside Ralph as my comrades resorted to savagery. I am a child of the novel.

Jordan Vinson is an Interdisciplinary liberal studies major at James Madison University, hoping to pursue a minor in elementary education.

She continues to immerse herself in the world of books and hopes to one day share her passion with her future students.

Jordan is most thankful for her mom and dad, who still nurture her love of reading.



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