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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Big Sorry and What's Happening

     Hey all! HUGE sorry about not posting yesterday. I didn't have anything interesting to say. Anyway, I have an update.
     So I'm going to put the blog on hold. I'm still going to do Monday Top 10, and then I'll do a Friday blog, but I just started this story called Bear Hugs And Butterfly Kisses. I want to try and focus on that. You can Expect like 3 chapters a week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I'll put a link in.
     Anyway, fill you in on Friday!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Top 10 Monday's

     Happy Monday! So I wanted to do something a bit different. Every Monday, I will put up my top ten favorite things, whether it's books, movies, songs, whatever. The top ten are in no particular order.
     This week I'm going to do my top ten favorite chapter books. Number one is Soldier X, by Don Wulffson. This story is about a 16-year-old kid named Erik Brandt, who joined Hitler's mandatory youth army, meaning 16 and older. It's an exciting book and makes you want to keep reading. I love this book so much, I've read it once a year (since last year, but whatever). It's not all blood and gore. It's very historic, but also has a love story tied into it. So the whole thing is like- German Nazi + Soviet Russia + gore + history + love. It's a weird combination, but it works!
     Number two is, obviously, the Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling. Yes, the whole series. I'm not going to go into detail about it because I'm sure we have all seen the movie or read the book.
     Number three is Where the Heart Is, by Billie Letts. I love this book. It's about a 17-year-old girl named Novalee Nation who just happens to be 7 months pregnant. She is very superstitious of 7's. She's driving cross country with her boyfriend and they pull into a Wal-Mart so she can buy a pair of sandals.When she gets $7.77 back in change, she knows that her boyfriend left her here in the Wal-Mart. This book is very emotional. You'll laugh and cry. You'll get mad at some of the characters and you'll love others. I highly suggest this book!
     Number four, The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls. What I love the most about this story is it's all true. Every thing that happens to the main character, Jeanette Walls, also happened to the author Jeanette Walls. It's not boring in the slightest, actually, it's very exciting and a real page turner.
     Number five is The Lightning Thief series, by Rick Riordan. The book is very informative about the Greek god's and goddess' and is a very adventurous, cliff hanging, page turning book. I love the little twists throughout it that you never saw coming.
     Number six, The City of Ember trilogy, by Jeanne DuPrau. I love these books. They are so good, and are an easy read. You have to read them in order, so that you understand everything, even though they should go third book, second, first. YOU CAN'T READ THEM LIKE THAT! You HAVE to read them in the order they were written. It's confusing, but it must go like that.
     Number seven is a classic. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, by Lewis Carrol. I loved this book, well two-in-one-book. It was great! Funny and crazy. What a lot of people don't understand, the movies were the two books put together. Tweedledum and Tweedledee are only in Through The Looking Glass and the Mad Hatter is in both books. Alice is really 5 in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and 6 in Through The Looking Glass, not 18 and getting married as the newest Alice movie shows.
     Number eight, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick. This is such a creative book. Half of the book is very detailed, black and white drawings, and the other half is explaining the drawings. It's very cool. It's sort of an old movie, where it's all muted out, except for some dramatic music, and every scene they write what the people are saying. Like this-
     Number nine, Two Way Street, by Lauren Barnholdt. I usually hate the teenage, boy-friend girl-friend drama books, but this is a definite exception. Courtney and Jordan are dating and decide to go to the same college, which means a road trip. Jordan breaks up with her a few weeks before the trip. It's too late to reschedule so they have to go together. Jordan has a perfectly good reason as to why he broke up with her. It's a twisted little story, with lots of drama. What I like the most about the story is that every chapter, it switches from Jordan, first person, to Courtney, first person. They get to tell there side of the story and that's really cool!
     Lastly, number ten, The Book of Lists For Teens, by Sandra and Harry Choron. It's a bunch of lists about life. It helps you feel better about yourself. It also has some cool, really random facts. It's funny and inspirational!!
     Anyway, fill you in tomorrow.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Update On My Life

         So yesterday, my friends and I went to the mall to shop for Halloween clothes. I didn't get anything even closely related to Halloween. Well I did get this one shirt that you could argue about, but other than that, nothing. I'm going out next Sunday as Amy Pond, from Doctor Who, and really didn't need to get much. I took an old, really big, sweatshirt and cut the neck off -so it's an off the shoulder sort of sweatshirt. I then took black fabric paint and drew a large bow on the side, coloring it in with a red sharpie. I have a denim skirt, black tights, and converse. Amy, thankfully, doesn't wear makeup. So there you go!
      I should really do something revolving around the world (ha get it? REVOLVING around the WORLD!!!). In Mexico, 13 people were killed in a massacre at a party today. There's a little video with the story. The narrator said that it's the killing capital of Mexico, not to mention, most of Mexico is dangerous. Not to be rude, but it's snowing. How the heck is it snowing in Mexico, and not here in America? Anyway, these couple of guys are drug dealers and kill for a living. But really, did they have to go to this 15-year-old kid's BIRTHDAY party? I think that was stupid of them. I thought the point of drug dealers and murderers were to stay undetected, not go into a neighborhood and kill a couple people. One, it's a neighborhood with children! Two, there were a couple dozen! Only one dozen of the people died, leaving people who saw them stay alive! I bet they weren't smart enough to wear masks.
    In other news, cholera has started spreading to Haiti. Cholera is a very painful disease. It has killed more than 200 people since yesterday. After the earthquake in Haiti last year, I really doubt they can take anything else, much less a influenza.
     Anyway, I'll fill you in tomorrow.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hello There.

     Hello. My name is, obviously, Sarah. This is sort of my and my best friend, Bailey's blog. Too bad he can't write. He's a dog. Well, really a puppy. He's 3 months!! This is obviously going to be my opinions of the world and things happening in the world. Everyday I'm going to find some news from different countries- and this country- and I'm going to share what I think about it. The first opinion is public school. 
     Since I am home-schooled, after having a terrible seventh grade experience, I know what I am talking about when I say- I HATE PUBLIC SCHOOLS!!! Sure, it's great for people who don't have 10,000 dollars (per student) but really, what are we learning? Not very much. Last year I was in pre-algebra. This year, I'm in pre-algebra. I literally didn't learn anything, other than my teacher was terrible. She was very negative and seemed to not care if a student was sick, or if they were having a hard time with a problem. 
     The second teacher who bugged me was my P.E. teacher. She said that since I'm a diabetic, I can't do anything. After my mom told my principle, she tried to cover herself by saying she wasn't talking about me. Seriously, I am one of the only diabetics in the whole school. I'm the ONLY diabetic in her 8th period class. But I won't have to deal with her anymore. Even if I were still going to that public school, I would still have a different P.E. teacher (I still got my schedule). 
    The nurse was also an issue. Since I am a diabetic, I have to go to the nurses office for insulin and checking my blood sugars. The nurse was a huge problem. Not only was she rude to me, but also my mom and dad. She made my mom cry. Finally, by the end of the year, I yelled at her. I just couldn't take it any longer and I blew up. She was sort of  "fired" from my life (sadly, not the school). 
    Don't get me wrong, I am missing the few friends I had. Overall though, I like home-schooling much better than Public School. I'm the "top in my class" if you will. 
    Anyway, put another blog up soon. I'm not totally sure what the days are actually going to be. Maybe everyday -probably everyday- maybe every week. I'm thinking I should just do it every weekday and keep the weekends to myself. Not sure.