Monday, April 17, 2017

Blog Post #6

Definitions- Choose five unfamiliar words and define them.  If you know all of the words: find five words that you find interesting, define them, and describe why you think they are interesting.

 Word: Expediency               Page #: 74

Definition: The quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.

2.    Word: Profusely               Page #: 134
         Definition: To a great degree; in large amounts.

3.    Word: Consternation               Page #: 136
         Definition: Feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.

4.    Word: Crass              Page #: 158

Definition: Lacking sensitivity, refinement, or intelligence.

5.    Word: Tacit                Page #: 178

Definition: Understood or implied without being stated.

6.    Word: Bemoaning                Page #: 181
Definition: Express discontent or sorrow over (something).

7.    Word: Revelry               Page #: 210

Definition: Lively and noisy festivities, especially when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol.

8.    Word: Covert               Page #: 217
Definition: Not openly acknowledged or displayed.

Blog Post #4

"Before he went to sleep, though, he wanted to check out the early Christmas present he had opened after dinner. A short time later he began to shudder uncontrollably. He clenched his fists so tightly that his fingernails sliced into his palms. His muscles spasmed as his body convulsed, and he nearly choked to death on his tongue. When the convulsions stopped, with eyes wide and bloodshot, and lips pulled back in a grotesque expression that was definitely not a smile, Chris went into the kitchen, pulled a huge knife from the butcher block, and slaughtered his entire family as they slept."

Write a short paragraph (five sentences) about why you chose this passage.

I chose this passage because when I read it it definitely caught my eye. It changed my whole attitude on the book because this is the first really big thing that has happened in the book. It had me wondering what his Christmas gift was and if this was the reason he went crazy. I also like the description in the passage because I feel like I was looking at Chris and watched his every move. I was very shocked to read this because the whole book is very calm and this changed everything dramatically.

Blog Post #3

1. Why didn't Jenna and Priya get scared when the found out that the "visitor" was there?
2. Who is John Gage?
3. What did Priya's parents think when they found out that she quit college?
4. Why was Priya acting so normal around Moira and Noah when they had some tension between them?
5. Why would Moira allow her 15 year old sister around her old high school friends with alcohol there? Why would she leave her by herself around her old friends?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Summarize Your Book

The book I'm am currently reading is Hoops by Walter Dean Myers. Many things have happened so far and I'm in the middle of the exposition. In the beginning, I saw a major conflict right away. The main character Lonnie, has quite a interesting relationship with his coach, Cal. At first they didn't like each other but now they are slowly growing to get along. The interesting part about it is that there's times when they fight and they get pretty angry at each other yet they act like nothing happened the next day. Another conflict is between Lonnie and his friend Paul. Lonnie and Paul were best friends until Paul started hanging out with different people. Paul changed and the way he acted towards Lonnie made their friendship worse. When Paul punched Lonnie, it made things between them weird. In the end, they made up but are still facing some problems. Another conflict is between Lonnie and Cal against the sponsor of the tournament they will be playing in. His name is Mr. O'Donnel. Mr. Donnel is putting a lot of pressure and problems on Cal and his team. Cal and Lonnie are trying to figure out what is going on and how they are trying to fix it. By what I've read so far, I think the theme might have something to do with trust. As I continue to finish the book, I will be thinking about the conflict and the main theme of the book.

My Book

The name of my book is Hoops by Walter Dean Myers. There are 183 pages and the genre is realistic fiction. In my book, I'm in the middle of the exposition. The main character Lonnie, and his basketball coach Cal, have been discovering some very shocking news about the tournament they are playing in. After visiting the sponsor of the tournament, they have been learning that there are people that are make accusations about Cal and his team. After Lonnie discovers that one of his close friends Paul is getting into some trouble, he finds out the guy "blackmailing" Paul, is the one getting involved with Lonnie and his team. The setting takes place in the same places, a gym, a little room where Lonnie and his close friends hang out, and the hotel that Lonnie works at. So far, Lonnie has been trying to figure out what is going on with this situation with his team and has been focusing on trying to win the tournament with his team.

About Me

My name is Gabby. I play basketball and volleyball. My favorite sports team is the Chicago Bulls, my favorite book is On the Devil's Court, my favorite music is 80's music, and my favorite food is pozole.