October 2012 Blog Posts (339)

Be True, Be You...

    For this month's book blog, I read The Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth by Alexandra Robbins. Throughout middle and high school, there are many different groups such as the populars or the geeks. For each different group there are qualities that make it as it is categorized. An example would…

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Added by Hyoin Sung on October 31, 2012 at 11:30pm — 11 Comments

The Mist

     Have you ever wondered about just what happens in those secretive military bases that are never far from any town? Are they working on secret weapons or creating new species? Just what goes on in the depths of Northrop Grumman, anyway? If you find yourself wondering about these questions, then Steven King's The Mist is the book for you!…

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Added by John Komoll on October 31, 2012 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

World War Z

     In World War Z, the story is told by a narrator who interviews many different survivors of the Great Zombie War around the globe.  It is very interesting although none of the survivors no one another, they can relate.  Each interviewee is so different, it's hard to believe World War Z is written by only one author.  Each interview is so realistic, you will believe they actually took place.  One interview that I clearly remember is one that took place in a Chinese…

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Added by Derek C. on October 31, 2012 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

The Meanest Doll in the World

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Added by Angela Choi on October 31, 2012 at 10:42pm — 6 Comments

October Book Blog Post- The Rescue

Like every other person trying to find the best book, when I picked up The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks, I turned immediately to the back. As I read and got a feel on what the book was solely about I thought to myself, “Darn that Nicholas Sparks. He has me hooked again,” and surely, I was. I found myself again nose deep in a book I adored. But with every book of course, comes a twist. Little did I know I would be this shocked by it. Within the first one hundred pages, everything that was…

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Added by Bianca Reyes on October 31, 2012 at 10:41pm — 5 Comments

The Burden of "Boring" Ideas

          It is not uncommon for books to bore you to the point that you put it down and never read it again, but this book The Burden of Bad Ideas by Heather Mac Donald could put you to sleep even after you drink ten cups of coffee. This novel is a political non-fiction book that is split in twelve individual stories that are based around the problems that politicians create which could be easily solved with a little bit of an investigation. It is one of those books that does not go…

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Added by James Mullen on October 31, 2012 at 10:39pm — 4 Comments

The Eye-Opening Truth

From the first moment I picked up the book, I had a decent idea about what the book, First They Killed My Father, by Loung Ung, was going to be about. I knew there was going to be killing going on in the book, but nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to read. 

 

First They Killed My Father is written by a woman who had survived the invasion of the Khmer Rouge as a child. The Khmer Rouge…

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Added by Joey Uhrich on October 31, 2012 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

THE CALLING is Calling

After a long time, I started reading action and adventure books again. I was in my summer romance phase. Let me just say that I missed out on a lot. I haven’t even read the Hunger Games. SHHH! Don’t tell anyone. Now I’m ready to get adventurous in autumn and Hunger Games is definitely on my…

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Added by Anuhya Abbaraju on October 31, 2012 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

How Far Will Your Impulse Take You?

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Added by Tiffany Surowiak on October 31, 2012 at 10:27pm — 5 Comments

The Lorien Legacies: The Power of Six

The book I chose to read for the month of October was The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore. This book is the second of the Lorien Legacies and it is a fantasy and adventure book. The first book is I Am Number Four, which also became a movie which came out last year. 

For those of you who have not read I Am Number Four, I will provide a summary of it for you. It is the story of John Smith, a 15-year-old alien from the planet Lorien, and Henri,…

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Added by Rucha Patel on October 31, 2012 at 10:06pm — 3 Comments

October Book Blog Post - 1984

          To write a story, one needs a motive. George Orwell’s motive in writing this story was World War II. During WWII, many dictators arose, such as Hitler and Stalin. They expressed a totalitarian rule, which is clearly demonstrated in his novel,…

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Added by Jeemin Sim on October 31, 2012 at 9:59pm — 5 Comments

Just Listen

    R&R (Rephrase and redirect); placeholders; Anger Management; techno; and so much more. These are words that, in the beginning of the novel Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, mean practically nothing to the beautiful, confident, accomplished model Annabel. But by the end, her life turns out quite differently than one would expect- and maybe, surprisingly, that's a good thing. Keeping yourself together in high school is hard; keeping your convoluted family life private and boy…

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Added by Amy R. on October 31, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

The Last Day : Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake Of 1755

Olá e Bem-vindo, este é o seu Christodoulopoulos 10 e eu acho que estou virando Português (Hello and Welcome, this is your Christodoulopoulos10 and I think I'm turning Portuguese). Welcome to Book Blog post October! This month I read The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in The Great…

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Added by Paraskevas Christodoulopoulos on October 31, 2012 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

An Asphyxiated Lady's Mane

  I read A Drowned Maidens Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz,

the title of this blog post being a play off of that. The book follows our main character, Maud Flynn, an orphan at the Barbary Asylum for Female Orphans through her adoption by a…

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Added by Sophia Peng on October 31, 2012 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Welcome to Death Note

It's a rare thing for me to say that I absolutely loved a book. There are a few of those books on my list, Ender's Game, Divergent, The Hunger Games, Etc. But this month I added a new favorite to that list, Death Note. Although technically they are not one book, but a series of mangas, I am still completely enchanted by them. As many people know, grades are …

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Added by Koryn G. on October 31, 2012 at 9:13pm — 6 Comments

October Blog Post!

So here we are again another month another book (or four). Throughout the course of October I have read some really great books and I had a really hard time choosing which book I was going to talk about today. I decided that I'm going all the way back to the first week of October; the week of Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) and his novel Why We Broke Up. This was a really interesting…

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Added by Reilly Siepka on October 31, 2012 at 9:11pm — 4 Comments

The Mark Of Athena

            The book that I read this month was one that I had been anticipating the release of since I finished the second book in Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series. I went to buy The Mark of Athena the day it was released and started readi ng it that same day. The third book of this series did…

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Added by Robert Giagnorio on October 31, 2012 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

What Does it Mean to be a Hero?

“There I was one night, just a normal guy.

“And then there I was the next night…

“Goddamnit, I was still just a normal guy.”

-Bruce…

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Added by Soumyaa Mazumder on October 31, 2012 at 6:43pm — 3 Comments

Micro by Michael Crichton

     Imagine an extraordinary place full of new plants, organisms, and adventures to conduct, but all in a micro-sized world. Through my view of the story, I think Michael Crichton created this new world to allow you to take a new perspective on what the world would be in a micro size. So the story begins with a man…

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Added by Ben Jeon on October 31, 2012 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

Gentleman DAS WASSUP

     When you think of the word "gentlemen" you usually think of the words classy, proper, or elegent. However, Gentlemen is the exact opposite. It's about  four highschool boys who are "troubled." They are put into remedial classes and are being watched by law enforcers. One day Tommy, one of the boys, is sent to the principal after he makes a scene in the class. Tommy soon disappears and the three boys are left to figure out what happened to him. While this is happening they are…

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Added by Hazel Lee on October 31, 2012 at 4:48pm — 1 Comment

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