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2nd Feb '18 12:10:53 AM Cryoclaste
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* In an episode of ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'', Fergusson pretends to his parents that he's reading a book, but he's actually playing on a GameBoy.

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* In an episode of ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'', Fergusson pretends to his parents that he's reading a book, but he's actually playing on a GameBoy.UsefulNotes/GameBoy.
28th Dec '17 1:51:00 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11996609/6/Wear-Me-Like-A-Locket-Around-Your-Throat Wear Me Like a Locket Around Your Throat]]'' Cassius hides a ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' comic inside a book on chess.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11996609/6/Wear-Me-Like-A-Locket-Around-Your-Throat Wear Me Like a Locket Around Your Throat]]'' Cassius hides a ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comic inside a book on chess.
28th Dec '17 1:50:18 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11996609/6/Wear-Me-Like-A-Locket-Around-Your-Throat Wear Me Like a Locket Around Your Throat]]'' Cassius hides a ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' comic inside a book on chess.
25th Oct '17 6:38:35 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12023037/7/Hitting-the-tomes Hitting the Tomes]]'' Harry uses the fifth-year Defense Against the Dark Arts textbook to hide a copy of ''Literature/AnimalFarm''.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12023037/7/Hitting-the-tomes Hitting the Tomes]]'' Harry uses hides ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' behind the fifth-year Defense Against the Dark Arts textbook to hide a copy of ''Literature/AnimalFarm''.textbook.
25th Oct '17 6:37:07 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12023037/7/Hitting-the-tomes Hitting the Tomes]]'' Harry uses the fifth-year Defense Against the Dark Arts textbook to hide a copy of ''Literature/AnimalFarm''.
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11th Aug '17 5:45:40 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode, "Suspended", after Arnold gets suspended for two days for trying to convince Principal Wartz to lift Harold's suspension, Arnold and Harold go to the library to do some research on an appeal. Only Arnold does actual research, since Harold is revealed to be reading comic books under the books he is looking through.
8th Jun '17 10:42:10 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* [[SmugSnake Percy Wetmore]], of ''Film/TheGreenMile'', reading a Tijuana Bible (a pornographic comic from the 30's and 40's, featuring icons of the day) behind a copy of the regulations for the mental hospital he wanted to transfer to. This scene is in the book, where he's explicitly reading a {{Popeye}} Tijuana Bible.

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* [[SmugSnake Percy Wetmore]], of ''Film/TheGreenMile'', reading a Tijuana Bible (a pornographic comic from the 30's and 40's, featuring icons of the day) day, essentially the pre-internet version of RuleThirtyFour) behind a copy of the regulations for the mental hospital he wanted to transfer to. This scene is in the book, where he's explicitly reading a {{Popeye}} Tijuana Bible.
1st Jun '17 2:31:44 AM Doug86
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* In the miniseries "Midsummer's Nightmare" that led up to Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' run, Wally West, having lost his memory of being the Flash, was teaching high school and catches one of his students doing this.

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* In the miniseries "Midsummer's Nightmare" that led up to Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' run, Wally West, having lost his memory of being the Flash, was teaching high school and catches one of his students doing this.
14th Mar '17 7:33:12 PM Goldfritha
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Somebody is reading something, but doesn't want anyone else to know what it is. It could be rather inappropriate for clique rank, like a jock reading a girly magazine. It could be inappropriate to read anywhere outside a bedroom, like a magazine with naked women in it. Heck, maybe it's just a comic book, and for the sake of impressing people, it's prudent to pretend to read [[SmallReferencePools (insert well-known intelligent-sounding book here)]] instead... or maybe they're supposed to be paying attention in school and just don't want to.

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Somebody is reading something, but doesn't want anyone else to know what it is. It could be rather inappropriate for clique rank, like a jock reading a girly magazine. It could be inappropriate to read anywhere outside a bedroom, like a magazine with naked women in it. Heck, maybe it's just a comic book, and for the sake of impressing people, it's prudent to pretend to read [[SmallReferencePools (insert well-known intelligent-sounding book here)]] instead... or maybe they're supposed to be paying attention in school and just don't want to.
to. Sometimes, for children particularly, the problem is that people with authority to stop the character will assert that the book is hard, whether for reading level or subject matter, for the character.
22nd Aug '16 4:26:33 PM nombretomado
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* Princess Arissa from TheElenium hides a book of erotic poetry inside the cover of a religious textbook. No one is surprised.

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* Princess Arissa from TheElenium ''Literature/TheElenium'' hides a book of erotic poetry inside the cover of a religious textbook. No one is surprised.
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