Setting

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I am reading The Shadow Throne. The name of the country the main character is in is called Carthya. He is there most of the book. He starts out in Avenia and later goes to Carthya. It doesn’t really say what the time period it is set in but I’m guessing it’s in the 1800s. The main character in my book gets captured and he is in a cell for part of the book. He is really sad for this part of the book because he doesn’t have anywhere to go and he’s not eating anything. In the beginning of the book, he is running around all of the country while he is fighting a war. The weather is not described but it is probably warm since the story is placed in the summer.  While he is in the cell, he is usually in a worse mood in the morning than mid-day or the evening. The cell is described as dark so it does not have a very happy environment. The main character is in his castle for the very beginning and he described how much he loves sitting in his garden. It is one of the few places that make him feel happy.

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Casting characters

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King Jaron: Corey Fogelmanis

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“Nothing about me was remarkable. I was only of medium height.”

“My hair was badly in need of cutting, tangled, dark blond but getting lighter with each passing month.”

“I had a forgettable face.”

 

Tobias: Grant Gustin

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“He was tall and unusually thin.”

“His hair was darker than mine.”

“His hair was stringy and straight.”

 

King Vargan: Jeremy Irons

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“Vargan was tall and well built but slowly wilting.”

“He had dark eyes and a graying face of deep lines.”

“His hair was still long and thick but the color of coals on a dead fire.”

Imogen: Alexis Bledel

 

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“She wore her dark brown hair down her back.”

“Dark hair, dark eyes.”

“Her honey brown eyes blazed with disapproval.”

Spring Break

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For spring break, I am going up to Idaho to visit my cousins. We don’t see them very much because they live 6 hours away. We are going up and sleeping over for three nights. We don’t know what we are going to do up there but we are mostly going to just hang out with our cousins. My parents, my sister and I are the only ones who are going. I have 3 other sisters but they are all married and they don’t want to go.

We are going to drive up on Tuesday and then come back home on Friday. Our cousins told us that there is a really good restaurant by where they live and they have a bunch of different kinds of fries so we will probably go there at some point. We wanted to go visit them because we don’t see them very much and they’re really fun to hang out with. We are just driving up to Idaho because it’s a short enough drive that it’s not going to be miserable to drive that long. I’m really excited that we are going because my cousins are awesome. They are super fun to hang out with and they are really funny. I’m really happy that we are going.

Term 4 Blog Post

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I chose the book, The Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielsen. I chose this book because I have read the first two books of the trilogy and I wanted to finish the series. I started reading the series because my mom recommended it.

The reading level of my book is for teens. I know because I looked on Amazon. The age of the main character is 14-15.

There is not a movie for the Shadow Throne or for any of the books in the False Prince trilogy. It is very well known in Utah. I think most people have heard of it and the author lives in Utah. It is considered a classic so it is very well known. Not just in Utah.

Shakespeare’s birthday extra credit

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William Shakespeare was born on April 23rd, 1564. The biggest celebrations for Shakespeare’s birthday are in Stratford-upon-Avon. That is where he lived most of his life. For the celebrations, the town’s streets fill with music, pageantry and drama. In this year’s celebration, they are urging the crowd to get on “bard” for his birthday. They want them to come prepared in costume and with an entry. There will be a prize for the one with the best entry. To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, you could go to Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate with many others. You could also have your own party with your family. You could act out part of one of his plays with your friends or family. The reason people celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday is to honor him. He wrote so many plays and he inspired many people. That is just one of the reasons people celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday. There are many more. Shakespeare is very important to some people. Some have been acting almost their whole life and Shakespeare could be their favorite thing to act out. I have seen and met many people who have said that Shakespeare has impacted their life a very significantly. Those are some reasons why Shakespeare’s birthday is so important to celebrate.

Call to Personal Adventure

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Every day, I wake up and get ready. If it’s a school day, I get up at 6:45. I start getting ready for the day by making my lunch for school. After I get done with making it, I get dressed. Following that, I do my hair and makeup. That usually takes me about 15 minutes. Then I go to school and go to all my classes. After I get home, I do my homework. Then my parents get home and my family and I eat dinner. Then I do my nighttime routine and go to bed.

One thing that I feel that calls to me is London, England. I’ve always wanted to go to London someday. I dream about going almost every day and I imagine what I would do there. I love traveling and I’ve never been to Europe so going to London is at the top of my bucket list. I want to save my money to go when I’m older.

Something that holds me back from going is not enough money. I’m only fourteen, so I don’t have very much money. Especially to go to Europe. Another thing that holds me back is my parents. They are not interested in going to Europe and they would probably be the people that would take me. However, since they don’t want to go, I probably won’t be going anytime soon.

Someone that is helping me on my “adventure” is my brother in-law. He is going on a study abroad to Europe and He is going to London for a week. As a joke, I asked him if I could go with him. He said no which wasn’t a surprise. However, he encouraged me to keep saving up my money to go when I’m older. My mom also encouraged me to wait to go until I was older to enjoy it more.

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Personal Quest

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A time I felt that I needed to make a change in my life was at the new year. I wasn’t very good at doing my homework when I got home from school. I decided to try to do my homework right as I got home and not watch TV shows or movies until I was done with all of my homework. It made me less stressed to get my homework done and I didn’t have to worry about it later in the day or at night. Then I wasn’t staying up super late doing homework. It helped me out a lot.

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A time that someone pushed me to do something that I didn’t want to do was when my family and I went to Nepal for a humanitarian trip. I wasn’t that interested in going but my parents kept talking to me about it and they convinced me to go. I am really glad that I went. We helped people in a village  and I also met a lot of people and that was really fun. It was a once in a lifetime experience and I’m really glad that my parents pushed me to go. Just my parents parents were going to go at first, but their trip was delayed because of an earthquake. After that, they had the opportunity to take my sister and I and it was really fun.

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Term 3

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Over Christmas break, I watched a bunch of Netflix and Psych. I did that for the beginning of the break when my parents were working and I didn’t have anything to do. For Christmas eve, all of my family came over and we played games and did the nativity. My grandparents left after that and my siblings and I played a bunch of games together until it was really late. On Christmas, we got up and opened our presents at my house and then we went over to our aunt’s house to open more presents and hang out.

I chose to read Insurgent for my term 3 book report. I chose my book because I read the first book of the series and I wanted to read the second one. Veronica Roth wrote my book. Insurgent is a book for teens. It says it on Amazon.

One new years resolution I have is to exercise regularly. I want to exercise for at least an hour a day. I don’t really exercise a lot so I wanted to do it more.                                                                              

Poetry

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The poem I liked the most was the one called Me. I liked that poem because it talks about being yourself and not being anyone else. This poem is like me because I think it’s important to not be afraid to be yourself. It is related to my theme song because my song also talks about being yourself and standing out of the crowd.

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This picture represents me because I’m usually really calm, but I sometimes get really mad and I’m not calm. Sometimes I will be really mad but I will not show it and try to be calm on the outside.

End of term 1

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This term, when I read, I finished my book about a week before the book report was due. I thought I wouldn’t finish it on time at first, but I read more at home towards the end. I would have read more at home and make more of an effort to finish my book to change for next quarter.

It was easy to do my blog posts because there were instructions and I knew what to do. It was also hard because you only had one day to do them on most of them. I wish we wouldn’t have them as often because I feel like we did them almost every class period.

I liked the book report because the projects didn’t take a lot time to do. I didn’t like them because you had to present it in front of the class and you were under pressure. I forgot to do some parts of my report because I was nervous. I wish that we wouldn’t have so much to say for the book report because it was really hard to remember it all. If I had to do it over again, I would have written down what I wanted to say for the book report.

If I could start the term over, I would try to finish my book faster so I could read more books. I would keep doing my work and turn stuff in on time. I feel good now that the term is over because I have an A in the class.

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