Monday, November 19, 2007

outside reading qtr 2: post one

Post A
Bohemians pg. 1: A person with artistic or literary interests who disregards conventional standards of behavior.

Indignation pg. 22: strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.

The running theme so far and i think it will continue is authors stories about the main, most important parts of their life and what the learned or gained from them.

Post B
This book is a universal way of dealing with problems. Its numerous stories that people wrote about experiences, that other people can relate to. I think the title "The worst years of your life" is kind of a way of making fun of itself, saying that everyone experiences similar things while growing up and once you do grow up its not as bad as you always thought it was. For example chapter 4 is called "Note To Sixth Grade Self". Its explaining what happened in a letter written to and by the author. I think its a way of dealing with what happened. It states that its 2o years later, and the writer can remember every last detail of this part of her life, how she felt that it was the worst time of her life and thinking about it now she realizes it wasn't so horrible, she learned from it and now shes writing about it. Its not like these are life changing events. To me its the little things that at the time seem like the end of the world and then turnout to be the small, yet important in that you learn from them.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Outside Reading Quarter Two: Book Two

The Worst Years of Your Life
Edited By: Mark Jude Poirier
Copyright 2007
375 pages
The book seems like its written about highschool students, its pretty long but the text is pretty big. I chose this book because i read about it in a magazine book review and it looked interesting. i also like the cover.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Outside Reading 2nd Quarter

Tracy Lynn
260 pgs.
Im not sure if this book is sufficiently challenging. It is about a high school student and problems thatsome students may be facing.
I chose this book becuase i found it on the bus over the summer, it fit the publishing dates and my friend said she liked it and recommended i read it.