blog post #5

A Thousand Mornings; Hardcover; Author - Mary Oliver

I have received books during Christmas. most of them I haven’t even read yet, and I usually wait until after Christmas to read them. not tell my gift-giver that i wanted books. I wasn’t into books as much back then as I am now. Some of the books that I got I didn’t really like them so that’s why i haven’t really read them yet. My series isn’t going to well.

i haven’t started on my other books yet, and i think that i am going to switch what i am reading for it. But what i am switching to i think people who like romance will like these books.

Some of the recommendations that John Green made that I may check out is Just Kids, A Thousand Mornings, First and Then, and Speak. They all sound interesting and they seem like books that i am interested in.

Over the holidays I mainly just spend them with  my family. For Thanksgiving we go with my dads side of the family and go to Tucanos. Then for Christmas we just spend it as immediate family and don’t do a whole lot. Hoping this year will be a lot better because it will be the first year of me having a boyfriend and really looking forward to spending them with him.

Blog Post #4

 

The main issue that is involved in my book is the cultural issue. Both Dimple and Rishi coming from an Indian background have to follow tradition. Well Dimple just wants to be herself, and with that she is not completely following tradition. Since she was raised in the US she has more of the american tradition in her that Indian, and her parents don’t understand that. While Dimple is more rebellious, Rishi wants to follow tradition perfectly. He has all of his life planned out and wants to have an arranged marriage and wants to keep tradition. So when Dimple and Rishi get set up to have an arranged marriage things turn and everything turns out differently.

This issue got started because it is a tradition in the Indian culture. The author of this book is definitely involved in making this issue more aware. But i am sure that every one is aware of this issue because it is part of a religion. (It wouldn’t let me onto the authors website) Sandhya Menon, the author made this book really interesting that also includes the many detail that gets put into this issue. There is a love story that helps the readers tap in, and with that it creates a more understanding of the book. So then you can understand the issue more.

I thought that this was an amazing book. And yes I do like issue-driven books. I am not sure if i have ready any other issue-driven books. This book just seemed to pull me and i couldn’t put it down.

Blog #3

I am going to finish the Steelheart series. I was really intrigued by the first one, so I’m really excited to finish the 2 and 3 one. I plan to have the second one done before the half way of third term, and then the third by the end of the semester.

Book show and tell (Les Miserables)

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Jean Valjean was just trying to get some bread to feed to his sisters kids. Well stealing lead him to get five years in prison. Instead of waiting out his sentence, Jean Valjean tried to escape. He ended up serving nineteen years. When he finally got out, he could never truly be free. Jean Valjean got kicked out every place he went because he was know to be a dangerous man. He ended up going and knocking on the door of the house that the Priest lived in. The priest took him and gave him some food and a place to stay in. When the whole house was sleeping Jean Valjean stole the silver and fled. He ended up getting taken by the police and they brought him back to the bishops house because he claimed he was given the silver. The bishop told the police that he did indeed give Jean Valjean the silver and that he left to quickly that he forgot the silver candle sticks. Jean Valjean was really surprised that this man had defended him. Jean Valjean became a better man and from that  a few years later he was mayor of a town. He ended up taking care of this little girl named Cosette and loved her to death. When she was older she and marius fell in love.

Blog #2

I was so scared. I couldn’t recall where I was. It had felt as if my ears were not working right and my eyes were cloudy. Everything was a blur. I tried to think of what just happened to me. It smelled faintly of smoke and rotten debris. My body hurt all over and could not move; I was pinned under the weight of reality. It felt as if I was laying in something warm, I tried to turn my head, oh man that hurt so bad. The texture of the warmth was my own blood. Trying not no puke, I attempted to figure out what was going on. No one else was around, or of what I could see. All I could think about was the fear that filled up my little tiny body and that I was only a nine year old boy, and I am not ready to die. All of a sudden, everything was going dark and my mind powered down.

I woke up with my body still throbbing from the catastrophe that just occurred. There was a flashing light in my eyes; it was so blinding that my eyes didn’t want to open. People were trying to talk to me, but I only heard buzzing; and the sound of distant, inaudible ruckus. I saw a glimpse of something being lifted from my body, but the pressure in my chest increased. My heart was grasping for life; its pain was only agitated by the hands of the people who were trying to save me. They were moving my body into weird positions to where I could not move a single bit. I was confined to the parameters of safety within the ambulance. As the stretcher bounced out of the ambulance more people rushed to my aid. I tried asking for my mother, and what had happened to her, but it seemed that everyone was ignoring my question. The pain as so excruciating that I passed out.

I jolted awake; my heart beating a million miles per hour. A nurse came up to me but was so amazed she ran away. Just a few seconds later a lot of doctors came running into my room. They all had a look of confusion on their face. They showered me in questions, for example: how do you feel? Does anything hurt? What can you remember from what happened?  The doctors ran test after test, x-ray after x-ray, the results came back exactly the same every time: I was just a normal nine year old boy who didn’t have any physical ailment. Emotionally though I was not fine; I found out that I was the only one to survive that building collapse, and that I had lost my mother. The mystery of what happened to me physically still remains unsolved.

Over the next few years, something still didn’t seem right. I went to go down the stairs; as I grabbed the railing it quickly changed from wood to steel. What had just happened!? I touched the wall; the steel immediately took over the the wooden wall.  Each thing that I clutched turned into steel. It brought back memories of when I was nine; could this possibly be from that night? I had to get control of this fast, before it got out and my secret was discovered. It had only taken me a few days to figure out what I could do. I was capable of not getting hurt and turning everything I came in contact with into steel. Once I realized the power that I held, I could enjoy a much better life. I had a lot more potential than being a man who worked in the mines.  It was now necessary to get revenge of the savage events that took part in my life; even if that meant I had to be the most powerful person out there.

 

Blog Post #1

I’m a medium reader. I like to read, but it takes me a minute to get into a book. If I really like the book then I will finish really fast, but if it’s one that I can’t really get into then it takes me a while to read. I really like more of the romance com books. I can only really read one book at a time, because if i read more than one i end up getting the two mixed up with each other. My favorite books are Les Miserable and Edenbrooke. I really didn’t start reading until I was older, mainly because I hated to read when I was a kid.

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