Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Water For Elaphants: Blog 1

The book starts off good right from the beginning where Jacob see's a girl murder this man yelling at her when all the animals are loose. He tries to erase what happened out of his memory. If that was me I could never just forget about a murder I saw happen right in front of me. We meet Jacob who is the narrator and find out he is 90 and he tells us all the problems with aging. Jacob from his nursing home sees a circus being set up which puts him in the past and remembering his past circus experience and then remembers his dead wife and gets sad. When he was a senior both his parents died. I don't know what I would of done like him I would have felt so alone and lost. This is the start to all his circus memories. He was so lost and alone he left and ended up on a circus train and takes a job with all of them. So far this book has really grabbed my interest I can't imagine being in Jacobs position and I am excited to see how he went about with his life and how the circus will work out for him.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

My Sister's Keeper book project!

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My Sister's Keeper Blog 2

This book got really good. Anna tells us that Kate asked her to not give away the kidney. Which I think is crazy basically telling her sister she doesn't have to donate to her and she will just die. But Kate had wanted to commit suicide rather than keep on living in misery. She knew that it would kill her mom if she killed herself. I can't imagine being in this position. Also Anna wins the lawsuit, but on the way home from the court she gets in a horrible car crash and dies. The lawyer knew that Anna loved her sister and would do anything for her so he gives permission for the kidney to be used to save Kate's life. Kate becomes more healthy and starts teaching a dancing class. Her dad started drinking after Anna died but then fixed that and her brother became a policeman. 

Final Quarter Blog

The first quarter I really enjoyed this class and did well. I used my class time wisely and got my work done. I paced my time also so I would get everything done on time. I spent a lot of time on my project to make sure it looked right and everything was completed that I said I was going to do.
Even though things wet pretty well there are always things i can improve on. I think one main thing I could improve on is in my project to make sure I show an understanding of the book I read and to make it a little more detailed. Also to make sure I follow the calendar and don't miss ay blogs or little assignments. My goals for next semester are to keep an A in the class. To also, pick projects that are more challenging to me. I also want to make sure I follow the calendar and am not missing any little assignments due.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Blog 1: My SIster's Keeper!

In Jodi Picoult's book My Sister's Keeper, Kate has leukemia and was the reason her younger sister Anna was born. Her parents had her conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate to save her life. Reading this book I keep putting myself in Anna's position. I honestly have no idea what I would do. I see both perspectives where Anna believes its not fair to her and then where it is her older sister and she wants to do everything she can for her to live. This has to be so stressful on Anna for many reasons. If i was her even if my parents loved me and all I would still almost feel used. Like they just had me to save my sister they don't actually care about me. I could see how her thinking that too could lead her to want to get help so she has the right to her own body. That would be awful undergoing all those surgeries, transfusions, and shots! She is always in the hospital and there is absolutely nothing wrong with her. It is just such a hard situation on all of the family, parents, both girls and their older brother Jesse.