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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Gone Girl Reading Map

A few days ago, our old friend Christi, who has done a great job serving readers at the Naperville Public Library since her halcyon days as a BPL intern, got in touch to share her newly completed Gone Girl Reading Map.

Since I recently gave my popular Bridging the Physical-Virtual Divide talk where I mention reading maps, and specifically the article Christi and I wrote together for NoveList about how to create them (links on slide 17), I thought this was perfect timing to share her new map.

Here is a screen shot of the front page as well as a link to the actual map itself.

Click here for access to the reading map
Personally, I love all of Christi's reading maps.  One of the things she does best is create a template for the maps in general and then manipulates the look and content to fit each book.  When she was our intern, she set up the template and made us a bunch of maps. Our staff then each made one to add to the collection.  Here is the link to those maps plus some maps by other former students.

But this map specifically has a tab I love... "Caution, Spoilers!"  Gone Girl is all about the devious plot twists. Its appeal lies in how you feel about them.  She had to address them for fans who have read the book/seen the movie, loved it, and want more, but she also needs to keep it "spoiler-free" for the five people who don't know yet.  Clearly labelling that section was a great idea.  Plus the page itself has some great whole collection/outside the box reading and research suggestions.

And, of course I have to mention that under "The Author" tab, you can watch me interview Flynn back in 2012.

If you want to know more about Reading Maps, let me know and I can get you in touch with Christi.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Always a pleasure to see one of Christi's amazing maps. Well done!