The Book I chose to explore was I Survived: The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906. Author and illustrated by Lauren Tarshis. I chose this book because I enjoyed the previous "I survived" novel that I read. This book is a Non-Fiction book because the events that occur in this book actually happened. Leo was an actual kid who experienced so much disaster that no one should have to go through. He couldn 't even scream because he was choking on dust and barley move because he was being crushed be falling bricks.
Every book that I have read has influenced me in one way or another, some have inspired me to improve myself, such as iWoz, and others have expanded my knowledge of the world, like The Great Gatsby.
All my life, I was always told that I was so smart and advanced for my age. Everything came easy to me: math, writing, reading, sports, and even playing many instruments. All this came with little work. So I seldom ever had to study or practice for anything. This occurred all throughout elementary and middle school. I was even placed in honor classes, yet those classes still turned out to be quite easy for me. I had nothing less than an A, but that was all about to change once I got to high school.
Such as, “Be Yourself,” “Speak Freely,” and “Think Small.” Some memoirs follow what he does,
William Zinsser gives specific instructions in “How to Write a Memoir”. He tells you to, ”Be Yourself,” “Speak Freely,” and, “Tell Your Own Story”. This tells writers to tell the whole story through the good and the bad. ”Popular” by Maya Van Wagenen, uses his advice by using her point of view, using small memories from the past, and true storytelling.
Misty Copeland has come from a background of adversity and a broken home, overcoming body issues and an eating disorder to become one of the most recognized and renowned ballerinas of her time. On top of that, her crowning achievement is being the first black principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater (ABT). Misty Copeland led a troubled home life, and didn’t even start dancing until the age of 13. She is so inspiring because of the fact that she started considerably late for her field, and has not only flourished in it, but helped create its modern face. Most successful dancers tend to go from cradle to studio, and dance their entire lives, yet she managed to accomplish in two years what many never see come to fruition.
On April 4th of 1928 Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri. She was given the name “Maya” by her brother, Bailey. Both Maya and Bailey were sent to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas after her parents divorced.
The required readings that I enjoyed during the past year were The Great Gatsby, The Taming of the Shrew and Frankenstein. These novels had lessons to express. In The Great Gatsby, I learned that people change and if you live in the past you 're in for a rude awakening. Taming a woman is foolish and you 're never tamed its compromise you succumb to in the Taming of the Shrew. In Frankenstein, your passion can drive you to accomplish a multitude of endeavors for ethical or unethical reasoning, yet it will come with consequences. Gaining some moral understanding from these readings is what made them enjoyable.
The following essay will be about a few books that I have read over the course of my life. Of course not all of the books will be included, only the ones that stood out to me the most. The books I chose are Chicken Noodle Soup for the Teenage Soul, the Twilight series, 50 Shades of Grey, Perfect, Breaking Rules, Promise You Won’t Tell, and Unbreak Me. I chose these books because they either stood out to me or helped me through a hard time. Mostly because they are the only ones that kept my attention long enough.
A book that I recently read that showed a reflection of my self-understanding was Missoula by Jon Krakauer because it extended my perspective on women’s safety on college campuses.
Tangerine, a book that changed my life. A story so frenetic, so emotional, so inspirational that it made me fall in love with literature. My surreal connection with the book ensnared me to the beauty of writing and the impact that literature could have on someone. Now I don’t see books as writing, but as stories of real lives, as mysterious that need to be solved, as inspirations that need to learned from. Despite my imperfections, Tangerine made me believe in myself and face the reality with dreams to be
During this school year, the question “Does society shape the individual or do the individual shape their society?” was explored in our reading. In book that we and I had read like Romeo & Juliet, Night, and My Life Next Door there has been times that society has altered their life or have they altered the way society is viewed.
The titles I enjoyed most in the past year that were required included "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" by Thomas Foster, which analyzed how to go beyond the surface of literature. "Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes" by Edith Hamilton condensed the majority of mythology into one piece, aiding in the identification of allusions in other works that I have read. Another piece I surprisingly enjoyed to read was the piece "Everything's an Argument" by Andrea Lunsford, which explained the different fundamental pieces of arguments and how an effective argument is developed. I enjoyed these three readings the most during the past year because they went beyond the usual school reading assignment. Each of these provide a new tool
It's about reading. People read all the time. They read for information, for escape, for entertainment, for instruction, for guidance. They read recipes and tweets and texts. They read newspapers, blogs, and Facebook replies. In a recent survey by the google. The number of teens who actually read a book in the past year was 52% or more. I am one of those. As I consider my reading experiences, I realize they represent the journey I have to traveled, leading me to my current academic path.
I chose The Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth because it was the first book I noticed on the list. Before I even read the other titles, I knew this book would interest me. However, after in depth research about the book, I realized The Geeks is filled with very intriguing topics about the high school experience I never thought to question before. For example, the main point of this book is the shocking discrepancy between success in high school and success in adulthood, which has occurred to me before, but it was never a burning question that was in my mind. I loved every minute of reading this book. The way Alexandra Robbins peered into the lives of these seven people was exciting and I found myself relating to each of these characters in unique ways. In a way, this book resembles a reality show; I get to learn about and figure out people who are simply trying to survive high