Monday, January 9, 2017

False Changes

Добро пожаловать обратно друзей (welcome back friends)

My reading progress is currently in a steady rate. As for any new challenges, I have been developing my vocabulary by writing down the words I can't at that moment comprend and gradually improving my PPM. But I haven't yet reach the speed that I want to achieve so I'll have to strive and pursue the goal. I have also picked up To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee again for my AP book read.

Taking place at court Jem's father Atticus (Lawyer) is defending a black man (Defendant) for being accused for raping a white woman (victim) and Atticus is suspecting that's not what happen. When the victim went to the stand Atticus begins to ask a series of questions to also have everything slowly coming to light. Now slipping up with her word the victim has started to reveal the lies in her testimony and I feel Harper Lee illustrates that your lies will come back in the end to hurt you. "She was white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards."(Lee 204) Not only did the truth come a foot but she also broke her people code.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Answer of the Reaper

Bienvenido de nuevo amigos

Christmas break is growing near it's time to set goals and evaluate how my reading progress is. Currently on the path of finishing my previous book In Real Life by Jessica Love and starting a new with Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick. As of recently I have been reading 30-40 minutes a day, been writing down the word that I don't comprehend and look them up. I'm still striving for my prior goal to improve PPM.

After receiving gifted book (The Bubblegum Reaper) from her teacher, Nanette O'Hare reads throughout her break along with finding herself unsatisfied with the ending of the book. Pure curiosity flooding her mind that she than asks her teacher (Mr.Graves) for answer. Mr.Graves set arrangements for her to meet the author for all questions. Nanette questions what the protagonist meant about quitting. This where Matthew Quick illuminated that there is something that everyone what quit on. "Don't you ever feel like you want to quit doing something everyone else makes you feel like you're supposed to keep doing? Didn't you ever just simply want...stop?"( Quick 18)

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Ghosts Are Real

Salutation friends
Are y'all getting ready for Halloween?
Hope so...
My reading progress is currently successful, I'm reading about 2 hours  and going through 30-45 pages a day now. As for the challenge of the week is to improve my overall reading time because I feel as if my PPM is too slow. So I have been pushing myself to the task for example I have been timing my reading  say 10 minutes for 5 pages and continue that for a hour. I've recently picked up a new book titled In Real Life by Jessica Love.

 Hannah Cho is intelligent and obedient teenager but in spring break on her senior year of high school, she decides to go behind her parents backs to travel to Las Vegas with her sister and best friend to visit her online best friend Nick Cooper.  On the way to his concert, she starts to confront how she feels about Nick, that she possibly wants to be more than just friends. Jessica Love embellished that friendship could without warning slowly morph into love." I let myself think of Nick "that way" cheeks burned, and I was glad weren't video chatting, because he totally would have caught me." Indicating that Hannah is gradually falling for Nick.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Marathon To Mexico

Welcome back
The name's Zeke (for those who don't know)
My reading progress is not going great. On the 5th book, I spent about 20-30 mins reading and around 7-10 pages in that time span. I've been a heavy procrastinator lately so I decided to start pulling my weight in these books challenged myself to read for 2 hours this weekend. I want to improve my page per minute rate and maybe read some poetry for once.

In We Were Here, Matt  De La Peña Illustrates through main character that running from your problem only leads to more problem in the future.

Mong indicates that they're running low on cash " [They] gotta save as much as [they] can" and "  It's gonna take longer to get to Mexico now." Now they have to make careful and plan decisions while on the run.

After robbing and assaulting the store owner, they're back on the run "Sprinting across the street, expecting to a cop's siren wailing away in the distance." Now moving forward they will have to be more vigilant.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hazardous Trials of Mt.Everest

Hello fellow readers
Welcome back to the Lost Boy Found blog
Today I'll be recapping my reading progress and also introducing a new book. I'll start with my progress I read for 25-30 minutes, about 10-12 pages read in the that time spanned and for a challenge maybe increasing 45 minutes to a hour in reading a day. Also for twofolding my efforts I want to be able to read 150 pages per week and read more non-fictional books. The next book I picked up is Into Thin Air and the start of the story kind of stumped me a little but I reread it a couple of time nonetheless the plot is Intriguing.

Also spoilers maybe included!!!

Mountaineer Jon Krakauer reaches the summit of Mount Everest one afternoon exhausted after climbing for 3 days straight. Noticing his air tank was depleting he returning to his team and head back down the mountain. But what was most unexpected and unfortunate was the weather change now they will face treacherous and deadly ordeals their way down.

The quote chosen from the book was " with enough determination, any bloody idoit can get up this hill," as Hall observes "The trick is to get back down alive."(pg. 63)

At the beginning weather changed for the worse once Jon and his team are heading down the mountain and were all exhausted.

Friday, September 2, 2016

30 Books 18 Weeks

Sup! My name is Ezekiel Thomas (but you can call zeke). I'm not much of reader but I do find it very fascinating. Back in my elementary days I thought reading was just a chore, inconvenience, and/or dull. Books just took too long to read (also my reading abilities was inferior to most of my classmates
back then and it still is.)but in 8th grade I picked up  The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan... with the story it told me I was in love with the book. My reading goal is 30 book by the next 18 weeks we have as well as 10-20 pages a day and 20-30 minutes a day. I like non-fiction and fiction like sci fi, adventures, and real life experienced story. For one of these nine weeks I'll be reading Lord of the flies.