Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Outside Reading Blog #5

I am now reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. The book and movie are similar but also different. I personally like the book better, but the movie is ok too. I think that the actors are kinda cheesy, but its bad enough to be good though. One important quote from the book is the very beginning and Bella is talking. Bella says, "I knew that if I'd never gone to Forks, I wouldn't be facing death now. But, terrified as I was, I couldn't bring myself to regret the decision" (Meyer 1). This is important because it forshadows the whole book, and it tells you what is going to happen. It also hooks the reader and makes them want to read the book. It makes the reader want to read the book to find out what would be so great to Bella to not regret her impending death. It makes them want to find out what is so great about Forks and what is there. I love this book and could read it multiple times over and over.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

outside reading blog #3

I finished The Royal Treatment so now I am reading Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice by Maureen McCormick. This novel is about Maureen McCormick's life before and after playing the role of Marcia Brady for five years on the Brady Bunch. An important quote from what I have already read is, "Politely, I reminded them tha tMarcia Brady was still a teenager, but, I Maureen, created not in Sherwood Schwartz's imagination but in the womb of Irene McCormick" (11). This is important because everyone always thinks of actors as the characters they portray not as individual people. This quote establishes her goal for the book right away. This book was going to be about her whole, not just the part of life when she was playing Marcia. She is setting up her own identity with this book, hoping that people won't always think of her as Marcia Brady, just Maureen McCormick.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

outside reading blog #2

I finished Gossip Girl: The Carlyles so then I read The Royal Treatment by MaryJanice Davidson. In the book, Russia never sold Alaska to the United States, so Alaska is it's own country. Christina Krabbe is in Alaska and she happens to be on the same boat as the king and he takes a liking to her. He invites her to stay at his castle and marry the crown prince. This book reminds me of The Princess Diaries. In both books a regular girl becomes a princess. Also, both girls have to go through a lot of training. They also both don't want to be a princess at first, but then warm up to the idea by the end. Finally, they both end up being queen.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

outside reading blog #1

For outside reading I started with reading The Carlyles from the series, Gossip Girl: The Carlyles. It was about the Carlyle tripelets moving to New York City and getting used to life on the Upper East Side. This book reminded me of the original Gossip Girl books. Not just because it is a part of the series, but I can see the similarities between the characters in this book and the other books. Jack Laurent reminds me of Blair Waldorf because she is the alpha and she is with the "hottest" guy in the upper east side. J.P reminds be of Nate because all of the girls want to be with him. Baby Carlyle reminds me a Jenny Humphrey because she doesn't really quite get the ways of the upper east side yet.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Blog #13

I read an article about war. Dick Cheney is defending Bush's decision about Iraq.
"Cheney says Obama's Policies 'Raise the Risk' of U.S. Terror Attack." CNN.com. 15 March 2009. 15 March 2009 <http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/15/cheney.interview/index.html?iref=newssearch>.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Blog 7

I read an article about change.