I think this song represents my country because America is so beautiful with rich diversity that you will find in the food we eat, our land, and the people who live here. I just love this version sang by Ray Charles.
I would love to reread The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. I think Anthony and I can agree that he is our favorite author. He let me read the second book of the Kane Chronicles, but NO not the second book of the Heroes of Olympus. Oh well, I will get someone to let me read it.....
We have had a variety of delicious snacks all day. Anthony's dad brought us homemade sausage rolls and pumpkin muffins. We also started the day with doughnuts and hot chocolate! Throughout the afternoon we kept the popcorn popping and had plenty of cold beverages (Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper). Samantha's mom brought fruit loops, and we had some cupcakes, and mixed nuts left over from the ladies book club. Pizza was just ordered for our midnight snack ....
My favorite old classic is Little Women by, Louisa May Alcott .. the friendship Jo and Laurie had was very special. Although Laurie wants to take things to another level with Jo at first, he realizes it is best not to ruin their relationship by forcing a romance.
Don't you just love the friend ship between Sabrina and Puck from the sister's Grimm. A bitter war of love and hate they so destine to be together i just know they will get married some day!
1. What are you reading right now?
Sister's Grimm ... Spoiled ... The Lost Hero ... Artemis Fowl .... Temple of the Winds .... Garfield .... The Throne of Fire ... The Royal Spyness
2. How many books have you read so far?
18 so far
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
The Hitchhiker's Guider to the Galxay
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
Samantha decided not to go to her grandma's house
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Richard had to get a haircut, so he read while in the chair getting worked on ... Samantha's mom made her come home, but she convinced her to bring her back
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
It is so fun and I'm surprised to still be awake
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
recruiting more people
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
read even more!! and wear more comfy clothes
9. Are you getting tired yet?
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?
We would like to see J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, Chris Paolini, and Michael Buckley
The theme would be stories about magical, comedian gods, who ride dragons from the dead. That is just the sub-plot .... the stories are about fairy tale creatures taking over the world using robot dragons with help from Harry Potter. That would be AWESOME!
I'm reading Garfield and it reminds me of I'm fat by weird AL
My favorite book is harry potter and it reminds me of the harry potter theme song
John Willaims is the man and the star wars books
Anthony and Samuel(we are awesome)
Here is a list of titles that our group has collectively put together..
Daughters of Athena (coming soon by Rick Riordan)
Cabin Fever (wimpy kid series)
Inheritance by, Chris Paolini
Nausea by, Jean-Paul Sarte
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by, Stieg Larsson Neverwhere by,Neil Gaiman
I like to just read a book and then pass it on to a friend. Then later I would ask them about it and we would talk about it. I also refer a LOT of books to my friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Since I'm already typing, let's face it: Rachel is WAY more fun than Anthony!!!!!!;)
1) I'm reading from Mineola, Texas
2)a-I'm a black belt in karate
b-I skipped a grade (so I'm usually the shortest one in my grade)
c-I found my AG teacher's phone under his desk
3)like, a lot
4)to beat the two boys I'm going against
5)never done this before. Sorry.
Mineola Memorial Library has organized a 24 hour read-a-thon fundraiser in efforts to raise money needed for Tutor.com Tutor.com is an online tutoring service that assists students of all ages with homework. The event begins at 6:00am, Saturday morning, October 22, and will continue through 6:00am, Sunday morning, October 23.
Participants will collect donations and recruit sponsors to pledge amounts for every hour they read at the library during the 24 hour period. It isn't required to stay for the entire event, but credit will be given only for the hours read at the library. Listening to audio books, also counts as reading. Snacks and drinks will be provided during the event and pizza, courtesy of Pizza Hut, will be served as a midnight treat.
Every hour throughout the event there will be online challenges and door prizes to keep the readers going. Top fundraisers are eligible for special prizes which include an ipod Classic, Wal-mart gift card and movie passes. The cut-off for collecting and soliciting funds is Oct. 28, and winners will be announced on October 29.
I can't bear to destroy books, even though this may be art to some... This creation is made from an old vitamin pamphlet. About the only thing I ever folded was paper airplanes ... hence the book plane.
The origami creations are beautiful, but as for me, I prefer to read rather than fold my books. It even makes me cringe at the thought of folding down the corner of a page to mark one's place.
On April 9, beginning at 12:00 noon Mineola Memorial Library will be entering a 24 hour reading event. For 24 hours, we read books, post in our blogs about our reading, and visit other readers’ blogs. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day ... and night! There will be hourly posts and chances to win prizes! You can come by the library and read for a designated time, or if you are a hard-core reader feel free to stay for the entire 24 hours. If you are a night reader, make yourself comfortable and come in your robe. We have pillows and will keep the popper popping corn all night. Check Chessie Reads often for daily news and suggested high-interest (keep you awake) books.