Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quote Journal #1

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."- Thomas Edison
I think he is saying that even if you have to work for it, opportunity will still be there.
"The first steps to getting things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want."- Ben Stein
I think that he is trying to say that making up your mind will help get you through life.

I think that the first quote is more meaningful to me. I'm not completely sure why but I think that it is because work gets you to good things.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Songs

Hello readers,  I have listened to some songs.  If somebody were to ask me Which songs out of those choices were the most ethereal, I would say that  Do You Realize is the  most ethereal song out of those choices.  I say this because it is more otherworldly and more saying things like the sun doesn’t set or talking about illusions both songs talk about death.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Giver: Chapters 1-3

Theme
Growing up comes with big responsibilities.
Order creates simplicity.

Object of importance
I think that his eyes are an important part of the story.  I think this because most people have dark eyes, where Jonas and Gabe have light, grayish eyes.  I think that his eyes have something to do with the apple too, though. I predict that this will have something to do with his Assignment now that he will be turning into a Twelve.
Quote
About the cargo planes... "Occasionally, when supplies were delivered by cargo planes to the landing field across the river, the children rode their bicycles to the riverbank and watched, intrigued, the unloading and then takeoff directed to the west, always away from the community."

"He had never seen an aircraft so close, for it was against the rules for pilots to fly over the community."

I found these quotes on the first page and I think it shows hat his community tries to be very safe. Bikes seem very popular in the community and i wonder if they have something strange with motors because they don't seem to have any cars or motorcycles and they don't see planes a lot.

Monday, September 1, 2014

About Myself When I Read

A. I read books like Divergent or The Hunger Games because I like it how the author has created a new world where there are different ways of staying peaceful or getting along better. For example in the book Divergent I like how the author splits the people in that city into 5 different groups AKA factions.
B.  I really don't know how much I read. I don't like to set any timers and I don't usually watch the time
C. The last really good book I have read is actually more of a series.  It is the Cirque Du Freak series (graphic novels).
D. My favorite author is Veronica Roth, the author of  the Divergent trilogy.
E. I don't know why I like reading. I think I like reading for multiple reasons, but I can't think of one.
F. The last book that I read was the Cirque Du Freak volume 12 (graphic novel).  This book was about a war between vampires, vampaneze. It focuses on the fight between Darren Shan and Steve Leonard who used to be best friends,but are now enemies. I liked this book because it was exciting and I wanted to keep reading it. I would recommend this book to someone who likes vampires or other sci-fi creatures and also people that don't get grossed out easily (there is a lot of blood and other gross things).