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Independent Reading Journal 4/25

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Rachael Vinzant
04-25-2013
04:13 PM ET (US)
I'm currently reading Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson and I'm on page 102.

I wish you did this subject when I was reading Splintered because I don't have really any complaints about Tiger Lily.

Splintered by A.G. Howard on the other hand drove me crazy. This was Howard's first book and the writing style was my pitiful of not liking the book. The author had a very descriptive writing style. She was able to create very vivid pictures in my mind, but it also slowed down the story. Something exciting would happen then the author would take a couple paragraphs to describe the exciting thing. That just made the event not exciting. I never really formed an emotional attachment to the characters. Sometimes I can hate the book, but still like the characters. In Splintered that wasn't the case. I was frustrated with the main character Alyssa the whole way through the book. The story of Alice in Wonderland is a very random story, but this author took too many liberties with the story and it was all over the place. I didn't know what was happening from time to time because the author jump from plot line to plot line too quickly.
Edited 04-25-2013 04:13 PM
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Josh Mettler
04-25-2013
12:22 PM ET (US)
Tuesdays with Morrie page 142. This may be the best book I have ever read. I haven't found one thing in the book that I don't like. Morrie is so inspirational and teaches the best lessons in life. Mitch is also very helpful to Morrie. He visits him every Tuesday so Morrie can feel good about himself. Morrie is a great listener to hear all of Mitch's problems as well as talk about his own. It is starting to get very sad because Morrie is slowly dying and I feel bad for him. He can't even adjust his head by himself.
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Quinten WoodardPerson was signed in when posted
04-25-2013
12:19 PM ET (US)
The outer limits, The Vanished, just finished the book.
I liked the book in genreal, its Si-Fi! I'm a big Si-Fi fan. From what I know about The Outer Limits franchise they were the bigest competitors of The Twilight Zone. Plus, the only reason I like The Outer Limits is because I grew up watching them as a kid (back then I made the mistake of watching the show alone and I would do what any scared 10 year old would do, close their eyes tight and cover their ears tight) Now to talk more about the book, way better then the T.V. show. The show isn't bad, it's just that you can put way more in book then T.V. and that is why I LOVE( love as in I'm a big fan) this book.
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Cody Watkins
04-25-2013
12:19 PM ET (US)
City of Glass Page 213

I like that the author includes lots of other characters. Really helps keep the interest and you are able to discard some other characters.
I like that the characters flow together, and make you feel that that person belongs here at this time. These characters are not bland or boring, to me they are interesting in every thing they do and every choice thy choose.
I like that the characters are very complex, wether it be in personality, their physical looks, or their relationships.
I don't like the fact that people who you really feel a connection to are dead or gone. Some are just boring and not interesting to read about and I sometime end up skipping there descriptions.
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Brittney Groenewold
04-25-2013
12:18 PM ET (US)
Immortal Hearts (vampire kisses Novel) pg.151

The part I most enjoy about the book is the relationship that Raven and her brother have. Having a sibling is not always a fun but there are time you really connect. In the book Raven and her brother Billy are opposite but in the chapter i read to day they really showed that sibling love that ever kid has. Look for advise for the older sibling. Then Raven felt so proud that her brother wanted her to help him. Raven finally realized that her brother was growing up when he had a tux on for the dance. Raven finally exacted that Billy was like her in some ways and was proud of him. Billy was also happy that his sister approved of what he was doing and encouraged him.
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Ben Gute
04-25-2013
12:17 PM ET (US)
Time's Eye Page 120

I am enjoying this book so far because it has an interesting premise. Something caused to earth to take different slices of history and paste it all together. So you have troops from the British empire here, and some mongols there, some future peacekeeping forces from the UN, just a big mash up of history. It talks about how because you have different parts of time plastered everywhere, how it's causing weather shifts. It's also interesting about some of the observations they make, one is that the oldest areas of the Earth is where humans have inhabited the longest. So Africa is super old and prehistory, North America is stuck in the ice age, and so on. But one character observed that beyond the peacekeeping forces, there was nothing else advanced, so does that mean the world ended in the "real time line." It's all just really fascinating for me, plus I'm curious as to what exactly caused this all to happen.
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Dalton F
04-25-2013
12:16 PM ET (US)
I am reading the last thing i remember page 105 i love this book it reminds me of the TV show 24 with jack Bauer. hurly is trying to escape this comp and he his getting shot at and he did made it to the woods and he had not had any food or water in the last 24 hours and he is working hard to run even with out sleep. there is nothing i dislike this book this book is a easy read and with lot of energy from this book.
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Abby Gacke
04-25-2013
12:16 PM ET (US)
Im currently reading Longing and I'm on page 170.
I like that the author makes you feel like your part of the story. Everything that she writes about happens to some of us at least once in our lifetime. She makes you feel like your living the story. I like that the characters are like normal people and they have the same struggles that we are facing. I like that the chapters focus on just one character at a time and what is going on during that time. I don't like that the story is almost over and the fact that one of my friends already told me how things turn out. I love this series. I'm enjoying everything about this book.
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Emily S
04-25-2013
12:14 PM ET (US)
The God of Small Things page 67.
I like that the author shows such real situations. The characters have hard lives and everyone is touched by tragedy in their family in some way. However, I don't like how the author switches between past and present with no warning really. It gets pretty confusing and she mentions characters but doesn't explain who they are. I like that the characters have such odd personalities, though. They have a unique family. The author makes you feel for them. Even though this book is somewhat confusing, I do like that the author keeps things from you to make you curious. You get a sense of foreboding. I like that I have to guess and wonder what happened in "the incident" that she keeps talking about.
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Jake Anderson
04-25-2013
11:07 AM ET (US)
Tuesdays With Morrie page 180.
I like all of the life lessons this book teaches you. I enjoy how this book connects with you on a personal level. This book is a really touching story, it really makes me connect with Morrie. I feel bad for Mitch, he is growing very close to Morrie and he knows he is going to lose him soon. I don't enjoy knowing the fact that Morrie is slowly dying. Morrie is such a influential person that I hate knowing that he is dying. I enjoy how the author gives little pieces of advice after every chapter. I enjoy reading all of Morrie's aphorisms. I like this book because it makes me want to be a better person.
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Tayt Boeckholt
04-25-2013
11:04 AM ET (US)
I am reading "tuesdays with Morrie" and I am on page 165. I like that the author is really descriptive about everything Morrie says. He really shows what Morrie is trying to say and how he would say it. I like that the characters are all real. They all have good stories and I enjoy reading about them. I like that all the chapters are shorter because it makes the book seem to go by faster and an easier and quicker read then. I really dont think there is anything I dislike about the book.
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Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
04-21-2013
05:56 PM ET (US)
Start with book and page number please.

In 8-10 sentences tell me what you are enjoying or NOT enjoying about your current book.
"I like that the author...."
"I like that the characters..."
"I like that the chapters are..."
"I don' like that the..."

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