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Ind Rdg Journal 10/6/16

Tristan H
08:21 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading The Heart and the Fist, the book has 320 pages in it and I am on page 105. During the book I am currently reading there are lots of scenes that involve fire. Most of the buildings that the characters are surrounded by are engulfed in flames or crumbled smoldering piles of ash. During one part of the book the main character comes across a downed plane that was surrounded by a "burning red ring of fire blocking any access point and submerging the plane." This was the best scene because it was the most detailed about the fire and burning objects. Also during the book a building that the characters are is is filled with smoke from a fire on the floors below them. During this scene the characters have to were masks to prevent the smoke from entering there lungs allowing them to survive and escape the building.
03:24 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Emma by Jane Austen and I am on page 30 of 418.
So far a lot of things have made me smile in Emma. For one, Emma's father is constantly feeling sorry for Miss Taylor when in fact she is as happy as she could be, but he insists that since he is unhappy she is too. Another thing is that Emma thinks she should be able to matchmake everyone and only one man tells her that it's not her place, and not in the nicest way. Overall this book makes me smile because the characters are rich and rather silly. They think that if they are not happy with something no one else can be. Or they think that meddling is perfectly okay. I am not very far in my book, but I am sure between Emma and her father I will find very many more things to smile at. Or even laugh at the conflicts they might encounter.
Jared Mettler
04:29 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading incinerator by Niall Leonard, I am currently 357 and I stopped on page 204.
Its that you mention that this month is fire prevention. Because the name of my book is incinerator. It doesn't have anything to do with the book yet. But i'm pretty sure it will soon.
04:26 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano is has 385 pages and I am currently on page 94. On the front cover there is a picture of a girls lower part of her face and her lips are pictured on the from cover. In the book Leigh has a friend and he smiles a lot and she mentioned how his smile made her day, leigh seems too stressed and preoccupied I don't think she smiles that much. Also in the book Leigh was eating a chocolate donut and had yoohoo chocolate milk, and one of Leighs friends doesn't allow other guest to eat with them for supper. Leigh and Anh love to talk about school they are the smartest kids in their school, Leigh is a decimal away from beating Anh's GPA record, and worries she won't get a scholarship. Leigh's mom has has been through a lot with her father leaving her, Mona (Leighs mom) is stressed and swears a lot in this book, they have to scavenger around for money for rent and food. This book is a dreary kind of book so I haven't really smiled about it yet, someone is stalking her and she's really freaked out in this point of the book.
Leah Krull
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am reading Diary of an Oxygen Thief and stopped on page 90 of 151. There is a lot of abuse in this book. The boy who wrote it talks about the fact that he enjoyed hurting girls. He abuses them emotionally. He has only hit a girl once. He said that this is something he really regrets doing. His favorite tactic is making them love him and then breaking them down with words. I think that sometimes emotional abuse is even worse than physical abuse. It is not something that shows on the outside, and it can go without being helped for a really long time.
Abbey Nielsen
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am on page 255 of 354 pages in the book all the things i've ever done. I this story Anya and Win have to study teeth in class. They look at the teeth and make a story about the person who had those teeth. They decide that the teeth's owner was a woman. They think that she was stressed because there are signs of grinding in her sleep. They also think that she was sick at the time of her death because there was signs to how that the woman threw up. As Win and Anya get closer through this task they become better friends. Anya even shares some of her chocolate with Win which is a illegal task. Anya is a very privileged person in a town filled with crime this shows that her teeth are in good condition.
Caden Gross
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am reading Star Wars Return of the Jedi by Tom Angleberger. I am on page 61 of 412.

My book starts out in the desert of the planet Tatooine. To droids make their way to Jabba the Hut's palace. A place were their is no law. Where criminals, Bounty Hunters, and Alien Scum live. In Jabba's palace, The only rules are what he says. He enslaves beautiful woman and forces them to dance form him and be his personal slave. Droid who enter this place are most likly to be destroyed or to work under Jabba's rule until the can't go on any longer. Prisoners are beaten and are treated like slaves. Jabba buys people as slaves or he hires Bounty Hunters to kill or capture people. Jabba is a giant space slug who enjoys other peoples suffering and misery. If they do not compile, they are sent to the basement and fed to the giant beast that lays down their.
Hannah Miller
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am reading Schizo by Nic Sheff. It's 259 pages long and i stopped at page 200.

The book mentions Eliza's moms cooking. She made grilled cheese that was very delicious. She is one of those naturalists that only eat gras fed cows and stuff. There was also a scene where he was in the police department and there were 3 guys screaming profanities while being dragged inside. My sister should probably learn some dental hygiene. She didn't even brush her teeth today! I brush mine two times everyday. Once in the morning and then before I go to bed. There is swearing throughout the book because the main character is a teenager and all of his friends are teenagers.

3. Did you know that October is also National Dental Hygiene month? Was there any mention of mouths or teeth or biting or eating in your book? Were there any foods or meals talked about in your book? Were there any bad things that came out of peoples' mouths in your current book?
Maddi T
04:24 PM ET (US)
Im currently reading Amulet The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi. In this book the pages have no numbers so I do not know how many pages I have read. In my book there was a mention of fire. It was on the city of Cielis or the city of stone keepers. It also apparent that the city has changed very much over the long years. It was attacked by the elf king, it was set ablaze by the elfs. By the council of stone keepers, It was lifted into the air and the entrance was hiding in the eye of a giant storm that has no end in sight. Many people believe this city was destroyed after the fire but it survived to this day.
Savannah Cooper
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am reading The Creeping and I am on page 122 of 387 pages.

There isn't domestic violence in my book but there is an unsolved murder case. Stella (the protagonist) is considered the lucky one because when she was six one of her friends was taken and left her with no memory of the event at all. Now eleven years later a corpse of a young girl is found at a graveyard party Stella attends. In the corpses clenched fists is found a human bone. It hasn't been reviled to be Jeanie's (the lost girls) but thats what everyone suspects. This corpse shares an eire resemblance to Jeanie and is discovered the day that Jeanie went missing. While news is reporting on the dead girl tragedy strikes again leaving Jeanie's mother mangled and lifeless in a ditch. Stella might be the next victim of this unstoppable killer if she doesn't play her cards right. Violence is a reoccurring theme in this book and it makes it very interesting.
Evie Golden
04:23 PM ET (US)
I am reading the Power of Nine it has 360 pages and I am on page 231. There is a lot of mentions of fire in this series. One of the characters has powers that are related to fire. He can throw fire, walk through flames, and become completely engulfed in flames. He uses his powers a lot when he is fighting people because they can't do hand-to-hand combat with him if he is covered in flames. Also, devices that stop working in the book tend to smoke a lot, and so do some of the weapons that different characters use. Also, there is a lot of destruction that happens because they are at war. There are many buildings that catch fire or have some damage due to fire in the book. Also, a lot of times when they are in pain they say it feels like they are on fire or that they are burning, which isn't quite the same... So, this book has a lot of references to fire and smoking.
04:23 PM ET (US)
The book I am currently reading is The Right Fight by Chris Lynch. This book has 189 pages and I finished this book today. I now plan on reading the second book in this WWII series. Because my book is based on war it has a lot of fire and smoke in it. In the first chapter that I read today the main character Buckey is in a tank that has been ambushed by German airplanes. He bravely drives the tank forward giving his friend Logan a clear shot at shooting the plane down. In doing so the plane falls to the earth in fiery heaps of metal. And again in the last chapter of my book Buckey and his tank team is ambushed by a German tank battalion. And in that battle you find out that one of the take shells from the Germans actually takes the gun right off of Buckeys tank in a stunning display of sparks and fire. But the Germans didn't stop there they fired another round that hit the tank directly in the hull causing it to ingulf in flames. Bucket grabbed his friend Lagan and drug him to safety before they both could be engulfed in the flames. And no I did not know that fire prevention was this month I'll be sure to wear my sweatshirt in case of the fire alarm, so I don't freeze outside.
04:23 PM ET (US)
I am reading I Was Here by Gayle Forman. Im on page 161 out of the 266.
Something that made me smile about my book was when the main characters went to a different town to see some friends she saw kittens . It was talking about how the kittens were running around an playing. It made me smile because I like kittens. It also made me smile because the author wrote this part of the book to make it be funny. Another part of the book that made me smile was when the main character went to go visit the same friends again. This part was funny because they were joking around and it made me smile. One of the friends of the main character is very funny and both of them parts in the book that I was explaining had to do with him.
04:22 PM ET (US)
I am reading the book 90 Minutes In Heaven by Don Piper. I am on page 100 of 236.
A event that made me smile in my book was when Don awakened from the dead. His friend who is also a pastor came into the car and started praying for him. He then touched him and started singing and then Don started to sing with him. His friend started to yell "he's alive, he's alive." Nobody believed him until he said then go prove me wrong. When they went to go check his pulse they found out he was alive. That was a good moment to read because it shows that prayers and miracles do happen. It also shows that you shouldn't give up. Also never turn your back on something because you never know what's going to happen.
Sunny Worlie
04:21 PM ET (US)
I'm reading Beyonders: Seeds of Rebellion. There's 483 pages in this book, and today I stopped on page 57.

A new character has been introduced into the story, which makes me smile. We don't know what exactly it is, or what it wants, but it's really interesting! I think the character is supposed to be kind of off putting and creepy, but I can't help finding it adorable. The book describes it as being similar to a human shadow in a 3 dimensional form. It doesn't talk, it doesn't move much, and it completely absorbs light. When it does move though, it moves really, really fast. Jason tossed a fruit at it to see if it would eat, but it caught it and chucked it at Jason's head instead. That also made me smile. It'll be interesting to see what this new character wants.
Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
03:54 PM ET (US)
Start your post with a sentence naming your current book, total number of pages and page number where you stopped today.

Now, choose one of the UNIQUE topics below and write 8-10 sentences related to your current book.
1. Did you know that tomorrow--Friday, October 7nd, 2016, is World Smile Day? Read about it here http://www.cute-calendar.com/event/world-smile-day/17324.html
World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of October every year. The slogan of the Smile Foundation is “improving this world, one smile at a time.” Write about one event or character or passage in your current book that made YOU smile!


2. Did you know that Fire Prevention Week is in October? (Hmmm, that probably means we are having a fire drill this month!) The theme for the 2016 Fire Prevention Week is Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years. Is there any reference to fire or smoke or burning in your current book?


3. Did you know that October is also National Dental Hygiene month? Was there any mention of mouths or teeth or biting or eating in your book? Were there any foods or meals talked about in your book? Were there any bad things that came out of peoples' mouths in your current book?


4. October is both National Domestic Violence Awareness month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Is there any mention of domestic violence or abuse or cancer in the book you are currently reading?
Edited 10-06-2016 04:04 PM

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