February 2012 Blog Posts (77)

Of Mice and Men (February Book Blog)

What's your initial reaction when your teacher tells you that you're required to read a book for English class? If you're answering honestly, you probably instantly hate the book or think the chances of you actually enjoying it are…

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Added by Amy Maniola on February 29, 2012 at 11:57pm — 7 Comments

Gemma Doyle's Last Book: "The Sweet Far Thing"

This month, I decided to continue a book I started over winter break this year. I started the “Gemma Doyle” trilogy by Libba Bray over the winter break and read the first two books in the series, but I had a hard time finishing the third installment of the trilogy because of its confusing plot. I took up where I left off and was pleasantly surprised of where it took me.

This book is going to sound very confusing to most of you because you have never read any of the other books in this…

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Added by Brenna Knippen on February 29, 2012 at 11:51pm — 1 Comment

Communist Butterflies

In a world where nothing is shared and all hope of freedom is lost, Butterflies turn into fierce revolutionaries.  Who are these butterflies? Why only the famous Mirabal sisters. Also known as Las Mariposas (the butterflies), stood up for what they believed in and became heroes to a nation that was losing hope.

There was one sister, however, who made it through the fight. Dedé, the second oldest, tells the story of her sisters to reporters every November, around the…

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Added by Jessica Islas-Parker on February 29, 2012 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

February: The Twin's Daughter

Lucy Sexton is in complete shock when she opens the front door and comes face to face with a woman who looks exactly like her mother Aliese. It turns out that the two of them are identical twins that were separated at birth because of a prophecy. One grew up in a privileged household enjoying all the pleasure of upper-class society while the other,…

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Added by Soumya Vhasure on February 29, 2012 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Sweetness of Salt

Every family has secrets. Something you would want nobody to ever find out. But what if you were clueless just like the person down the street. What if you were and outsider to a secret your whole family knew.

Julia dreads her sister Sophie's visits because they always end with a screaming, full- blown fight with their parents about things that happened  in Milford before she was born. The night of her graduation was no different. Julia thought that maybe the…

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Added by Jamey Robar on February 29, 2012 at 11:07pm — 2 Comments

Foreign Wrestlers, Creek Bathing, Switchblades, and Painted Houses

Did I intrigue you with my title? I hope so.

Hello again dear English comrades and Ning enthusiasts. It is I, the congenial Italian, back with another inspirational blog that will hopefully spark an interest in a book. During the short month of February (this masterpiece is being written on Leap Day) I had an incredible experience with a book that was a My-Antoniaesque novel.…

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Added by Connor Pozzi on February 29, 2012 at 10:58pm — 4 Comments

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Take up the challenge of a Life Time! Read This Blog!

If you are reading this then I applaud you on your attempt to read this blog post. And if you have reached this far (check point 1) and not turned back yet then you must be quite the amazing person for…

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Added by Irina Andrianova on February 29, 2012 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Quality Writing Can Sometimes be found in Between Bad Writing.

Hello, I am Mike, and this is a thing.

 

So for the month of February (with the emphasis on FebRUary ‘cause I’m a fancy kinda guy) I read a book, which can be seen as a continuation of Tweak by Nic Sheff (which I have previously written about) and I have some opinions about it.

It is called We All Fall Down.

 

But first, a musical number about the end of winter, which I’m never sure about, cause of weather, so I’ll just put this…

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Added by Mike Fowle on February 29, 2012 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

February Book Blog: Eldest

During February, I wound up re-reading the Inheritance series so that I can read the last one and actually understand what's going on in it and remember who these people are.  Sounds like a good idea right?  Well, I thought so too.  That is, until I realized that now I have to do a book blog on a book I've already read before.  So, basically, if you've never read…

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Added by Jacquelyn Watson on February 29, 2012 at 10:29pm — 9 Comments

Palacios Blogs - Where My Applesauce?

Greetings, and welcome to the one and only time Palacios will every actually enjoy writing about a book that contains anything to do with shapeshifters.







Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes  is a book that has an author whose name is probably the longest I've ever experienced in a book. Regardless, the book contains a very touchy topic as far as my preferences go. This…

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Added by Michael Palacios on February 29, 2012 at 10:20pm — 1 Comment

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  The Perks of Being a Wallflower

 

              This month, I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. After learning my lesson of not picking a random book off of my shelf at home, I ask my older sister for a book recommendation. She barely hesitated to answer my simple question of what book I would…

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Added by Caroline Prescott on February 29, 2012 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

The Book Blogger Monthly: The Glass Castle

The Book Blogger Monthly: The Glass Castle

 

                  The Glass Castle is a memoir of Jeannette Walls childhood. This story is so gripping from the get go and what makes it even more…

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Added by Sarah Bounab on February 29, 2012 at 9:55pm — 5 Comments

Oh My God, Where Have You Been My Entire Life!!!

         As you can tell from my title I have read an amazing book this February! This month I decided to read The Da Vinci Code, after much persuasion from a fellow classmate of mine. I really wished that I had read this book when it was becoming really popular, but I guess I'm just a little late on the bandwagon. This book is such a fun read, it's intelligent, fun, thrilling, suspensful, and action packed. It's just an all around good book. I havn't been enjoying my past few books…

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Added by Jeff Jauch on February 29, 2012 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Series by Simmon: Monthly Book Blog- Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels

By: Mitchell Simmon

     “I pulled the trigger of my rifle without lifting it. He went down to one knee. Then it was if I were suddenly awake. I lifted the M-16 and started firing it into his face. I emptied the clip. I snatched another one…

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Added by Mitch Simmon on February 29, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Holes: Louis Sachar

This elongated February I read the classic book Holes by Louis Sachar. Although I saw the movie when it came out I never really read the book. Believe it or not but the book was actually a better than the movie. The book really goes the whole nine yards in explaining and describing the characters and the plot of the story. After I read the book I watched the movie again and there was a huge difference in the quality of the plot after reading the book. It made me realize all the…

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Added by Tommy Cordell on February 29, 2012 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

Another Fight for Survival

During the month of February, I read the book Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. It’s the second book of the infamous the Hunger Games trilogy. In this book, Katniss Everdeen lives a rich life in the victor village of District 12. However, her life changes after the Hunger Games she participated in. Gale, her closest friend, tries…

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Added by Samuel Chung on February 29, 2012 at 8:50pm — 6 Comments

February Book Blog

              

                This February, I read Lock and Key by one of my favorite authors, Sarah Dessen. It is one of my top two favorite Sarah Dessen books. My last book blog I wrote about her book The Truth About Forever (which you can read here).

                At 17 years old, Ruby Cooper is abandoned by her drug and alcohol addicted mother when…

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Added by Laura Smearman on February 29, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Nineteen Minutes

 Nineteen Minutes By: Jodi Picoult

                 Nineteen Minutes is about a school shooting in a very small town in New Hampshire. Peter Houghton , who was constantly bullied, goes into his high school and…

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Added by Allison Tomal on February 29, 2012 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

February Book Blog....Life of Pi

      For this month's independent reading book, I decided to pick up Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Pi is a pretty intelligent boy who ends up in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in a lifeboat. His only company is a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a huge tiger. Pi must find courage and strength in order to stay alive in his sticky situation.Even though the plot of this book was very straightforward, it made me think when I was finished reading it.…

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Added by Stephanie Rudi on February 29, 2012 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

The Last Olympian: February

Finally, the last book in the series, and it did not disappoint me. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan is the last book in his Percy Jackson series that I have been reading for the past 4 months or so. Everything that needed answering has been answered in this action-packed finale to the series. This tops…

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Added by Michael Mlynarczyk on February 29, 2012 at 8:11pm — 3 Comments

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