August 2011 Blog Posts (31)

Ray-Ray's Swaggin Summer Reading. #Swag

        When everyone heard we had to read 3 books over the summer they were all bummed out, like "Dude it's summer, we shouldn't have to do anything school related." Not me though. I looked at it as an opportunity to chill, get my swag on in the sun, get a nice tan, and enjoy a few nice novels while I'm at it. So the 3 books I read this summer are Night Hoops and…


Added by Raymond Riley Glassmann on August 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Kathleen Tresnowski's Summer Reading!

Pride And Prejudice

Jane Austen

Why would someone be interested in reading…


Added by Kathleen Tresnowski on August 31, 2011 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Dan Leonard's Summer Reading


Reading three novels over the course of three months is not what I had planned for my summer vacation. Spending time with my family, hanging out with friends, and making memories that will last a lifetime is what I had in mind. The question is, what if you lost your best friend you shared all your memories with? What if you couldn't reach out to your parents because you felt like you have lost them, or even if you had no friends or family to start with? How would you cope with…


Added by Dan Leonard on August 31, 2011 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

My Summer Reading Blog

Whether it be helping your friends, discovering motives, or maybe just finding your place, the books I read this summer were phenomenal. They weren’t necessarily related much, but small connections can be found if one looks hard enough. Everyone goes through hard times. The pain inflicted on a person as a result can be either physical or mental, however there’s always a solution to the problem.

            The first book I read was a by Hannah Moskowitz. The title is Break, and…


Added by Nick Fishburn on August 31, 2011 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Jake's Super Cool Summer Reading



Over the summer I read three great books that were connected either by their style, plot, or even characteristics of a main character. Some things from each book I could even relate to which I thought was really cool. The three books I read were Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy which was my least favorite but still very good, Crossfire by James Patterson which was the latest book in a series I have been reading, and Misery…


Added by Jake Duffy on August 31, 2011 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Nazariy's Summer Reading Books

       This summer, I read 3 great books that did not have that many things in common. The first one was the sequel to The Hunger Games; Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins ,the second was Rucker Park Setup by Paul Volponi, and the last was Cherub by Robert Muchamore. These books just had the themes…


Added by Nazariy Dmytryuk on August 31, 2011 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Morgan's Summer Reading Books

   Over the summer, I read three rather enjoyable books, one of them a bit less enjoyable than the other two, but still enjoyable to a certain extent. The three novels I chose are Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion both by Jane Austen, and A Break With Charity by Ann Rinauldi. The two I really liked reading were Pride and Prejudice and A Break With Charity because I like the way the sentences flowed and seemed to grasp my interest right from the start with an interesting and intriguing…


Added by Morgan R. on August 31, 2011 at 9:21pm — 2 Comments

Summer Reading

       What is it that you want most? The three books I read over the summer (The partner, The Da Vinci Code, and Pirate Latitudes) seemed to have little to do to each other. One is a political thriller, another a historical fiction, and the third a mystery. Upon examination, however, each story has a similar ending. A major character, whether protagonist or antagonist, looses something, whether it's his money, sanity, or life in search of what they…


Added by Jacob Kedra on August 31, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Summer Reading

All my life, I have picked summer reading books from a list. That's why I was ecstatic when I discovered that we would be able to pick our own books to read this summer. 

The first book that I read for the summer was A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. This novella is about a 15 year old named Alex who lives in England in the near future. Most people think of England as a…


Added by Phillip Alexander Smith on August 31, 2011 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Summer reading blog... Cool Beans

Over the summer, I read three stupendous books: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, it's sequel Angels and Demons also by Dan Brown, and Into Thin Air by John Krakauer.  These books were some of the most enticing books I've ever come in contact with.  I was kept up past midnight on many occasions, thinking to myself about the…


Added by Harry Winter on August 31, 2011 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

Sarah Przybyla's Summer Reading Blog!

Over the course of summer break 2011, I read 3 very different, yet somehow related books. They were Looking for Alaska by John Green, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and Matched by Ally Condie. The one thing that these 3 unalike novels had in common was that they all centered their plots on teenagers dealing with the struggles of growing up. And since I'm a teenager…


Added by Sarah Przybyla on August 31, 2011 at 8:23pm — 11 Comments

Michelle's Summer Reading

                Over this summer I read If I Stay by Gayle Forman, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, and Listen by Rene Gutteridge. I was excited when I found out we got to pick our own books this summer. It made the summer reading assignment a little bit more fun. My favorite book of the three was Nineteen Minutes, but I really enjoyed reading all three books and recommend that you give them a try.  



Added by Michelle Baum on August 31, 2011 at 8:20pm — 4 Comments

Summer Reading Review

Over the summer, I read the three novels, Thirteen Reasons Why By: Jay Asher, The Help By: Kathryn Stockett, and The Glass Castle By: Jeanette Walls.  I overall enjoyed reading these novels, especially since they were all so different but still related to each other through similar universal truths.  All three of my novels struck a chord with me sometime throughout.  I highly recommend all of them for someone looking for a novel you can’t put down.

       Thirteen Reasons Why is the…


Added by Colleen Francis on August 31, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Allison's Summer Reading Books


                                                                 Summer Reading

                                                                By: Allison Tomal


                   When I think of summer, I think of going to the pool, sleeping late, and getting a tan. And when Mrs. Weidig said that we have to read three reading books this summer, I was mad that I had to…


Added by Allison Tomal on August 31, 2011 at 7:23pm — 2 Comments

My Summer Reading Adventures

On Being Ill by Virginia Woolf is an essay written about what it feels like to be sick. While this concept may not seem very complex, try to remember what your body actually goes through and the psychological trauma that is caused by illness. Now try to describe it. Not so easy is it? Wolf was among the first to try to establish illness as a serious literary subject. Reading her essay, one can’t help but have that moment of understanding when you find yourself nodding your head and…


Added by Sam Jackson on August 31, 2011 at 6:53pm — 2 Comments

Being Happy

In all three books I read, the authors presented the same universal truth, but suggested different variations to this truth. The truth the authors presented stated that every human lacks some fulfillment and seeks to fill his void. In Ravens, the supporting character lacked the dominant role in his friendship with the main character. In Water for Elephants, the main character desired a loving relationship. In order to achieve this, he began to act on the feelings he had…


Added by Larissa Magera on August 31, 2011 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

Mike's Summer Reading Blog

                Over the summer, I read the books It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life, Crocodile Tears, and What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School. Two of the three were very good, but I was disappointed with What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business…


Added by Michael Korn on August 31, 2011 at 6:12pm — 3 Comments

Ryan Comstock's Summer Reading

          For my three summer reading books I read The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly, The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan, and The King Of Torts by John Grisham.  I thought they were all good books. Once I started reading each one I had trouble putting them down, but my favorite was The Fifth…


Added by Ryan Comstock on August 31, 2011 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments


     Over this very short summer, I read three pretty decent books. The first book I read was called Red Kayak; the second book I read was Sunrise over Fallujah; the third book I read was Quantum Prophecy. I thought these books had similar universal truths and could be applied to all of our everyday lives. I thought the over-arching theme in all of my reads was friendship; having a friend is very important in difficult times and on a regular day-to-day…


Added by Josh Radochonski on August 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Rachel's Summer Reading


Perfect Chemistry

By: Simone Elkeles

            Perfect Chemistry is formatted not in numbered chapters but back in forth between Brittany and Alex, the two main characters and love interests. The story begins with Brittany being described as perfect, but her life at her home is far from it. Alex is described as a tough-as-nails Latino gang member but with a soft side that just wants to protect his…


Added by Rachel Hellwarth on August 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

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