By Stephenie Meyers
Posted by smarana on May 29, 2012
By Patrick D. Smith
Posted by smarana on May 12, 2012
By Gloria Whelen
I read this book for literature class, so I didn’t choose to read this book. I was pretty bored the first few chapters. So she’s 13, living in India, she’s poor, she’s forced to get married to this boy, who dies quickly, and now she’s a widow. There wasn’t any action. Just her living with a mean mother-in-law. I only got interested at chapter 10, and unfortunately, there were only 11 chapters. Oh well. And also, I thought there should be more to the story. I couldn’t believe it had finished. Now I have to make up my own ending.
I think it is a cool book to read if you want to learn a little bit about India. If not, it is just boring. Sorry.
Posted by smarana on April 24, 2012
By G. Bruce Knecht
The Sydney to Hobart race is a 630 mile mile sailing race and is among the hardest in the world. However, no one predicted that a tradgedy would take place in 1998. A massive storm struck the fleet, sending 40 foot waves and strong winds.
In this book, we follow 3 yachts as they struggle to survive in the dangerous waters. It was a great book!
Posted by smarana on April 24, 2012
Kony. You might have heard his name, but do you really know who he is? He is a horrible man in Uganda who kidnaps children and forces them to be child soldiers. He has kidnaped more than 66,000 kids. He makes them kill their families so that he can be sure they have no family to return to. These children live in fear of being attacked by the rebels. And this has been going on for 26 years.
So how did people find out about this video? YOUTUBE. Kony 2012 is a half an hour video that explains everything.
2012 is the year when we stop it. We have to make him known to the world. And heres how.
Tonight is Cover the Night. Millions of people around the globe are going to stay up all night putting up posters so that when the world wakes up, they will finally know who Kony is. We will get the government to help and we will finally free all of those poor child soldiers.
Posted by smarana on April 20, 2012
Look what I found!
How to know you’re obsessed with The Hunger Games.
-You hate who ever made up Team Peeta or Team Gale because it makes you think of Twilight and THG is to awesome to be related to anything.
-You listen to a random song and your eyes widen and you smile because it perfectly describes a certain moment in THG, CF ,or MJ.
-You have a mini spaz atack because you had a nightmare that Peeta/Gale died and Katniss didn’t care.
-You rushed into the book store and pushed someone away from the rack where mockingjay was and grabbed the book before anyone could take it from you.
-For girls with short hair: you jealous of your friends cause their hair is long enough to braid.
-On a hike/camping trip/outdoor excursion, you find yourself thinking about what wherever you are would be like as an arena.
-You’ve thought about learning archery, just in case.
-The first time you saw a poster for the movie “District 9”, you ran over thinking it was going to have something to do with THG. (But nope. It’s about aliens. And they’re not even in Panem.)
-You relate everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, to THG.
-You know someone named Peter and accidentally call him Peeta
-You will never see the book “To Kill A Mockingbird” the same way again.
-Parent: Oh look, pita br- You: WHERE?
-You wait eagerly for any hint at possible casting roles. . . just so you can rant about why they’re all wrong.
-You ration your food and then realize you’re not, nor ever will be in the same situation.
-You talk about/to the characters of the books as if they are real or as if they could hear you.
-If you hear the word or see a Cornucopia, you immediately either look for food and weapons or run away fast.
-If you have memorized the book and go around quoting from it. =)
-You are now terrified of fog and monkeys.
-Every time you see someone with blonde hair and blue eyes, you think of Peeta.
– After reading Catching Fire, you went back a few pages and re-read the ending to make sure it really was that unbelievable.
-You literally cried when (Spoilers!!) Katniss sang to Rue while she was dying.
-You couldn’t decide whether to love Finnick or hate him.
-You’ve hated Haymitch, you’ve loved Haymitch, and you’ve been very pissed off by Haymitch.
-You want there to be a movie so badly so that you can obsess over whoever plays Peeta and/or Gale.
-You have been yelled at in laser tag because you thought you were in the arena, freaked out, and almost climbed the wall things.
-What is worse than either fog or monkeys alone? MONKEYS IN THE FOG!
If any of these things have happend to you…That means you’re offically OBSESSED!
Guess I’m officially obsessed!
Posted by smarana on April 17, 2012
Yesterday, I was bored so I decided to bake cookies. I found this really cool website with a recipe to make these cookies they called “Sweethearts.” http://www.fictionalfood.net/2011/12/sweethearts-hunger-games-sugar-cookies/
They called them Sweethearts because they had stamped Hunger Games quotes and on them and because that is what Haymitch calls Katniss. I call them the cookies that were on fire because they call Katniss “The Girl on Fire”. They looked so cool! I decided to try it but since I did not have the special kit I had to use a toothpick to carve the words! (That did not work out well!)
And I had to make half the recipe since I did not have enough butter. (It is NOT easy cutting an egg in half!)