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Independent Reading Journal 4/23

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Emily S
04-24-2013
02:29 AM ET (US)
The God of Small Things page 23

These characters have some strange traits. The brother doesn't talk and the sister is a "drifter".
Unusual-that is how others think of Estha. He stopped talking and doesn't acknowledge people anymore.
Everyone in this book seems unhappy or unfulfilled in some way. It's kind of depressing.
Small things is in the title of this book and already I can see connections as to why the author has it there. She mentions "small things" here and there, and I think they will come into play later.
Divorces seem to be common in this family. Ammu got a divorce and then her daughter, Rahel, got one too.
Ammu is the mother of Estha and Rahel. She is divorced from their father and people don't really respect her.
You would think a person called Baby Bochamma would actually be a baby, but they're not. She's actually a grandma.
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Rachael Vinzant
04-23-2013
06:21 PM ET (US)

I'm currently reading the fiction book Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson and I stopped on pg 78.

Tiger Lily is the main character of the novel
Uncaring- Peter Pan is an uncaring person. He doesn't care about Tiger Lily. He jsut wants her to do his chores.
Everything is a big joke to Peter Pan.
Silly. The Lost boys play silly tricks on Tiger Lily and her tribe.
Day. Every day is a new adventure for Tiger Lily and her tribe.
Actually Tiger Lily is engaged to be married to a man who doesn't even like her.
Yet Tiger Lily is willing to fulfill the bargain and marry the man.
Edited 04-23-2013 06:21 PM
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Cody Watkins
04-23-2013
03:07 PM ET (US)
City of Ashes pg. 329

T oday, the pages I read were about how Valentine sent demons to spy on Lucian and end up trying to take Maia but were scared of by Jase and Clary
U seless is what simon feels like in his relation ship with Clary. He tries everything but she does not pay any attention to him.
E nded was Alecs relationship with Magnus Bane, even thought the relationship is frowned upon by the ShadowHunters
S tephon was the Inqusisitor son who died by Valentine.
D ead is what Simon and Maia will most likely be.
A dded was Isabelle hatred for her brother who turned Jase in to the Clave.
Y elling (more like screaming) every word of the book for taking Maia and Simon for there blood is what Clary wants to do to her father (Valentine -he is evil)
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Josh Mettler
04-23-2013
12:55 PM ET (US)
Tuesday with Morrie, page 73.

Tuesdays - This is the day Morrie and Mitch meet to talk about life.
Utopia - Morrie isn't scared of death and thinks of it as paradise.
Entertainment - Mitch is Morrie's entertainment every tuesday and gives him company.
Subtle - Morrie is very calm and subtle with the fact that he is dying.
Death - Morrie is dying from Luke Gehrig disease.
Afterife - A lot of the topics the cover are about dying.
Youth - Mitch has flashbacks to his youth.
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Brittney Groenewold
04-23-2013
12:54 PM ET (US)
Immortal Hearts (Vampire Kisses Novel) pg.100

Tombstones are more then just a sign for death they can be used to decorate a room for a vampire.
Understanding is something that Becky has to deal with in trying to expat that vampire exist.
Empathy is hard for Alexander to do with his sister when she ask about his relationship with Raven.
Stormy is Alexanders younger sister.
Designing Stormy's room is one of the thing Raven did to make Stormy feel more at home.
Amazing things for a vampire are the same as boring things for use like a Jukebox
Young vampire act the same as young humans when it comes to school.
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Dalton F
04-23-2013
12:54 PM ET (US)
i just stared a new book called the last thing i remember the main character in this book is Harley Charlie he is tied up to a chair right now and he does not know ware he is at at all he went to sleep and woke up and being tied to a chair. the other guys in this book are chubby and round face these are the guy that are going to kill him and he now has to find a way out and free himself or he will die by chemicals from a needle. read this book to find out more
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Quinten WoodardPerson was signed in when posted
04-23-2013
12:53 PM ET (US)
Gravedigger, Mountain of bones pg.90
Troubles a brewing in this interesting, could use better humor, but interesting story
Untile they start fighting with one another does the author decide "I'll throw something in there just to make them scared and stop fighting"
Everything is and isn't predictable you think you know whats going to happen but it goes the other way on you
Sheerly you could at least made the high schoolers instead of 6th graders
Do you really think that there are people who believe that there are weirdoes out there hunting down zombies and stoping them from killing us?
Actually there are people this crazy out there, you know as Uncle Bob
You'er thinking I just wrote what ever came to mind didn't you? No and yes. No because I'm writing about what I know so far and yes because I like acting like a guy who missed to many days of school to know better than to make fun of an assignment.
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Ben Gute
04-23-2013
12:52 PM ET (US)
The janus Reprisal Finished at page 512

T for terrorist. The book if about a terrorist who is trying to unleash a virus to kill a bunch of people, and then blackmail the United States for money.
U is for uncaring. Darrant was uncaring and had little regard to what happened to others.
E is for electricity. Electricity makes the virus grow exponentially faster, which was integral to the plot to kill New York.
S is for selfish, and stupid. The virus was made very deadly and hard to kill by a scientist who wanted to be famous. Who also took very little precautions in keeping safe.
D is for Darrant. He was the main antagonist in the story.
A is for assassination. There were attempts to assassinate several characters in the book.
Y is for New York. Which is the city that Darrant tries to kill.
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Jake Anderson
04-23-2013
12:51 PM ET (US)
Tuesdays With Morrie page 158.
Tuesdays are when they meet.
Understanding meaning in life.
Encouraging acceptance of death and mourning.
Somethings happen for a reason, (ex. sickness, terminal illness)
Death is inevitable.
Always working for material things.
Your youth is not always better than old age.
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Abby Gacke
04-23-2013
12:50 PM ET (US)
I'm currently reading Longing and I'm on page 122.

Thanksgiving was a week ago and now Bailey wants to go back to Bloomington.
Understanding why something is happening to someone can be hard. Cheyenne was in a car accident a few months ago and now she was cancer because of it.
Everyday is a struggle for Cheyenne and Cody.
Sometimes we can't explain why things happen to people who have already been through so much.
Days fly by but the people who matter most will always be there.
After not seeing each other for over a year, Cody and Bailey finally see each other and they decide that they both need to move on.
Yesterday was the past. Today is the present. Tomorrow is the Future.
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Tayt Boeckholt
04-23-2013
12:49 PM ET (US)
I am reading the novel "Tuesdays with Morrie" and I am on page 165.
Tuesday is the day of the week that Morrie and Mitch meet and discuss life, which is what they call "The last class".
Understanding everything that goes on in life, and learning to detach from things.
Everything around us moves too fast, and we need to learn too slow down and understand the small things that happen around us.
Someday everyone including myself will die, and you can't ignore that but instead embrace it.
Detach from your emotions.
All things in life are connected to one another
You only live once, so live it to the fullest
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Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
04-21-2013
05:51 PM ET (US)
Begin your post with the novel you are reading and pg. # where you stopped today. Update your reading log!

Now, do ALPHABET SOUP. Write about something from your novel (character, setting, theme, plot, details, etc.) to correspond with the following letters of the alphabet. Write AT LEAST ONE COMPLETE SENTENCE for each letter!!

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