Monday, June 08, 2009

Atherton Winner! (and other news)

My student helpers weren't very scientific, but they read all 22 e mails and came up with a winner! Congratulations, Koko B. Ware! My judges agreed that you went above and beyond in your answer and deserve the series of Patrick Carman books. Happy Reading!

"My name is Koko B. Ware. The Hunger Games is my favorite series, though not quite a series yet. The book really captured my imagination and inspired me to really pick up on my reading, because the way a good book is written, it can really capture the brain and take it to a place far, far away. I really loved how the main character, Katniss, is very relatable, even though I'm a guy! She shows that she can love but be tough, and fight but be friendly. Kind of like every other teenager in America. The whole idea of a " Hunger Game " really struck me as an awesome yet horrible idea, so far-fetched that I really ate up the concept. After all I read the whole book in like four hours. I am really looking forward to the sequel, Catching Fire, and I plan on reading my school library's Advanced Reader edition."

Also, the winners of Mother Reader's 48 Hour Challenge were four people who did not sleep for 48 hours. Wow! Very impressive. I like sleep more than reading.

Picked up Dene Low's The Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival : Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone at the library because the cover looked cool. I love period novels, and this looked fun. However, I had not seen the first part of this title, and the bugs were a really big part of this. (From publisher: Petronella, who is about to celebrate her sixteenth birthday, finds out that her guardian, Uncle Augustus T. Percival, has a compulsion to eat bugs; but during the celebration, the birthday girl notices that guests are disappearing and that insects are turning up as clues. ) I am at an utter loss as to which students would read this. Instead of finishing, I took a television break for a BBC fix.

1 comment:

  1. Bugs? Eating bugs. Too bad elder son is no longer there in your daily grasp. He'd read it. :-)