Thursday, August 12, 2010

An Update

Wondering why we haven't been posting lately...

Three reasons: Summer Reading, Vacations (that happen to be at the same time), and Thespian Office duties. So we apologize for that.

I have a question that I am desperately seeking an answer to, but still haven't gotten one that satisfies me. What is the point of summer reading? Can anyone give me an acceptable reason? I would greatly appreciate it if you did. I want to enjoy my summer, and work on things not related to school that are equally important. Summer work is such a burden on my life!

Here's a lovely story: My brother, a high school freshman who despises reading, had an assignment this summer... to read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. And for the first time in my memory, he has gotten excited about a book. He quickly finished it and asked me for the sequel. This is what summer reading should be about. Getting kids pumped up about reading that weren't before, providing people who enjoy reading with a great book.

Unfortunately, I have never had a similar experience with my summer assignments. But I feel like I should have.

Some News:
Twenty-two authors of contemporary YA fiction are getting together to launch a site on August 17, that sounds really cool, but I can't tell you anymore about it... Start getting excited though!

If you haven't yet heard, the Hunger Games facebook page is now active: http://www.facebook.com/TheHungerGames. August 24th is the release of Mockingjay, so start celebrating early by *liking* the page! "May the odds be ever in our favor!"

Also, one of my brother's have started a movie journey site: www.fitforscreen.com. Just giving him a shout out!

3 comments:

  1. I see you're reading The Chosen. That's my honors summer work this summer. I have to write an essay about the motif....joy. School summer work should be exciteing not dragging.

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  2. Tell me about it sistah. I'd rather be reading the ARC of Extraordinary I got in the mail today than The Chosen :P Oh and your brother's blog looks like a fun and interesting project!

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  3. It's not a bad book, and I'd be fine reading it during the school year with activities and stuff to make it more interesting, but when I have better things to do over the summer, I don't want to read something like that!

    Teachers should find more exciting things to assign, and then maybe more people would get it done.

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