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The Rush for AP Books

Before I start talking about the AP titles that I read, I would like to give an update on my goals for the year.  My current goal is twelve books.  I still think I can achieve it but it will be difficult.  I underestimated the amount of time we had left in the school year.  I did finish the Harry Potter series and now I have three more book to read in only three weeks.  What I decided to do was to read three short AP title books so I can meet my goal.  Most of the Harry Potter books are more than 600 pages which is why I have spent so much time on them.  Hopefully, I can get through these next few books quickly.

The first AP book that I read this semester was Of Mice and Menby John Steinbeck.  This was a very good story that is about friendship and loyalty.  In the book, Lenny and George are good friends who go and work on a farm to earn some money.  George cares about fitting in with the rest of the workers and Lenny is having a very difficult time.  Unfortunately, George ends up sho…

The Half - Blood Princess

So far, I am keeping up with my reading.  I am almost certain I can achieve my goal by June 1.  I finished the book I was reading and I have moved onto Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.  I actually started this book a few days ago and I have managed to get to page 320.  This story so far has been very engaging and has proven to be very difficult to put down.  So much has happened so far that it was hard to choose which situation to write about.  One of my favorite events that happened so far was the first quidditch match ( fictional sport played with brooms).  The reason this was so memorable was because Harry tricked his best friend Ron into thinking he took a special potion that would make him lucky.  Ron, thinking that he had good luck, saved every single goal during the match.  He thought he took the potion, therefore he thought he would do well.  This is one of my favorite events that happened because it proves that our perception of reality may not always be real.  Harry s…

What's in my Book?

Hello!  My name is Laura Clark and I am currently in the 10th grade.  In this first entry, I will be talking about myself and my reading goals.  What may be surprising is that I previously did not enjoy reading.  Over the years, I would suddenly get really motivated to read.  This lasted a couple of months and then I would fall back to only reading when I had to.  I really wanted this year to be different so I set a goal of twelve books for this semester.  Independent reading time during class really forced me back into reading.  The problem is that I can't stop!  I read in the car to school, during class, lunch, and in any free time.  Reading does not take priority over school and I do not do it all day, but it is still a big part of my life.  We still have about 8 weeks left of school and I have finished 7 books so far.

So far this year, I have focused primarily on the Harry Potter series.  I unfortunately never got around to reading it as a child so I decided to start it now.  …