November 2011 Blog Posts (112)

6 Word Memoirs

 

The 6 word memoir was one of my favorite assignments of the year so far, and I know I do not stand alone when I say that. I know that the minute we were assigned that I automatically began rambling off any sentence I could think of that had 6 words. After school my friends and I came up with MANY ideas for each of us, both funny and serious, although I don't believe any of us actually ended up submitting any of them.…

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Added by Allie Oakes on November 30, 2011 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

November Reading: Catching Fire

  

 

 

          This month, I have enjoyed continuing the exciting series The Hunger Games with Catching Fire. I’m not sure what my exact expectations were, but when I learned of the plot, it sure surprised me. It starts out with Katniss and Peeta beginning their “victory tour” of the country, but even before that, we learn…

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Added by Laura Smearman on November 29, 2011 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

The Marbury Lens - Palacios







 



Wow. Wow is the only word I can use to describe The Marbury Lens, by Andrew Smith. I was warned

about the possible "gory" nature of the novel, but this is...

WOW.…

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Added by Michael Palacios on November 29, 2011 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Much More Than Just a November Book Blog



For my November book I chose to read Stotan! by Chris Crutcher.  This book is about a group of four high school…

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Added by Connor H on November 29, 2011 at 12:54am — 4 Comments

Monthly reactions to independent reading books: September by Robbie Ng

“The book is always better than the movie” is what I always heard and thought about when I picked up the first book to one of my favorite movie trilogies. At least that is true for most books that movies originated from. Unfortunately, I did not think so while reading The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien.

                Despite me saying that, it doesn’t mean that I did not like the book. In fact, I think it was very well written and had a great story. I was just…

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Added by Robbie Ng on November 29, 2011 at 12:08am — 3 Comments

November monthly blog post

 

My monthly book blog!

This month I tried to step a little out of my comfort zone and try a new genre to read in, historical fiction.  I used to…

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Added by Brenna Knippen on November 29, 2011 at 12:02am — 16 Comments

The Light beneath the Darkness of Jane Eyre

 

                                                                                                   

The Light beneath the Darkness of Jane Eyre

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Added by Caili Chen on November 28, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Think You Know All About Faeries?

 

            What do you think of when you hear the word “faerie”? Magic? Tinkerbell? Edward Cullen? :P You’ll most likely change your mind if you read Tithe by Holly Black. I read Valiant which is a companion novel to Tithe. Both are really good, but I think I enjoyed Tithe more.…

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Added by Melissa Chyan on November 28, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

This is gonna be pretty great 4: Going to the Store

“Whoa there, Dr. Feelgood, I work at a propane dealership, not Woodstock."- Hank Hill

 

Hello, words are made of letters, sentences are made of words, paragraphs are made of sentences, and essays are made of paragraphs, and essays decide your entire future academically, unless you have this blog. Shameless product…

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Added by Mike Fowle on November 28, 2011 at 11:15pm — 2 Comments

After (November Book Blog)

This month, I read After by Amy Efaw.  It was an interesting story about a sophomore, Devon Davenport, who got pregnant but refused to acknowledge her baby's existence. She was taken by surprise when she gave birth to her daughter, and she felt no emotional attachment to her, therefore she didn't…

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Added by Amy Maniola on November 28, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

November Book Blog: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

During the month of November, I got my hands on a book recommended by the librarians: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. The story begins with a girl named Lily. Her parents have gone on vacation, just the two of them, leaving her and her brother, Langston, at home with their Grandpa. Feeling a bit adventurous, Lily writes multiple challenges…

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Added by Daniel Jun on November 28, 2011 at 9:19pm — 3 Comments

Fallen Angels, War Novels Are Cool Man

Fallen Angels, War Novels Are Cool Man

Cam Parker

11/28/11

English - Anderson - Period 6

What makes a good war novel? Nonstop action and that guy you get attached to that gets killed off in like forty pages, right? I beg to differ. A good war novel exposes the truth. It is raw, real, rational, and rebellious. It breaks away from that candy-coated style that Americans are a custom to. I want to…

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Added by Cam Parker on November 28, 2011 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Water for Elephants

     

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

 

     I read the book Water…

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Added by Caroline Prescott on November 28, 2011 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Patrick's Still Writing III; The Medieval Buddy-cop Movie

For my monthly reading, I read Rouge's Home, the second installment in a series of novels about two completely opposite people who are thrown together against all odds, one the law abiding, straight laced rich kid, the other the slick, charismatic criminal. These two kids travel around the land, solving mysteries while wise cracking all the way. I know. Sounds like the baby of Bad Boys and Scooby Doo. Well, that's what it…

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Added by Patrick Haugh on November 28, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

My November book: The Help

 

 For my November book, I decided to read The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I had seen the trailers for new movie and, being the typical bookworm I am, thought I should probably read the book first. Although I still haven't had a chance to go see the movie, I'm glad I did it…

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Added by Jacquelyn Watson on November 28, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

The Sea of Monsters

For my monthly book I read The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. After reading his prequel The Lightning Thief I thought that this sequel was awesome. I really like Riordan’s style of writing and he puts so much excitement into his books it amazes me.…

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Added by Michael Mlynarczyk on November 28, 2011 at 8:17pm — 3 Comments

Man vs. Society- Going Cuckoo

As I sit pondering after concluding One Flew over the

Cuckoo’s Nest
, I began to think to myself: What if our current society was run like the monarch Nurse Ratched had set up at the mental institution?  Society wouldn’t be able to run and function normally without a group of people revolting, but the poor fellows at the loony bin weren’t able to rise up…

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Added by Connor Pozzi on November 28, 2011 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

The Book Blogger Monthly: The Testament

The Book Blogger Monthly: The Testament

 

              Hello fellow book bloggers! During the month of…

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Added by Sarah Bounab on November 28, 2011 at 7:48pm — No Comments

November Book Blog: The Lying Game

 

I first heard about The Lying Game through the TV series and thought that since the series wasn't very interesting in my opinion, the book wouldn't be very exciting either, but then my friend told me the book was really good! Since she has recommended many amazing books to me in the past, I decided to give it a try. The Lying Game is officially my new favorite…

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Added by Olivia Youman on November 28, 2011 at 7:44pm — 3 Comments

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