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I like to read. I like to read because I can learn more words and my imagination can grow bigger for stories that I write. I like to read late at night. So when I get bored of the book I can fall asleep easier and because it’s quieter in my house too. I have never liked reading. This is because I was always being forced to read books that weren’t for me and to be honest I thought it was boring. I didn’t want to sit around all day looking at words. I wanted to play and have fun.
When I can’t stay in a book long enough because it’s too boring, I abandon it and then I’ll think about what made it so boring. Most of the time it’s the genre like for example you will most likely catch me reading a fantasy book or a mystery but never science fiction or maybe it’s an adventure fantasy. I like adventure fantasy but sometimes it’s not for me. One book that is adventure fantasy I have abandoned is Percy Jackson #2 I already love the series but right now I feel as if it’s not as good as the first. Though when I’m ready to read it again I will.
So what am I reading now? I’m reading two books but taking a break from one. The first one that I’m taking a break from is 100 Cats Who Changed Civilization by Sam Stall. It is about 100 cats and their stories. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes cats and humor. The second book I’m reading is Solitaire by Alice Oesman. The main character is named Tori and she and someone she just met are trying to unmask a mysterious blogger named Solitaire and trying to get through high school. This book is not really a mystery in my opinion, it is a book about life and also humor. This book is really good though I would inform you that it is meant for middle schoolers.
What book will I read next? After I finish Solitaire by Alice Oesman I will finish the book 100 Cats Who Changed Civilization by Sam Stall. What about after that? After I finish a book or multiple books I was reading I don’t know what to read. I’m clueless so maybe I’ll read a book that was recommended or finish a series I abandoned or took a break from. What should I read next?
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At the beginning of the school year I read a book called The 39 Clues: Unstoppable Book 2: Breakaway by Jeff Hirsch. For me the book is definitely a window instead of a mirror. A window book is a book you can look into and not relate to anything but if a book is a mirror you can relate to many things in the book and also see yourself as a character in the book. This book is in a series that is a sequel to The 39 Clues. I have been reading this series for a while and would definitely recommend it to people who like mystery, adventures, and action. One thing that definitely supports my theory of this book being a window is that the book is about two siblings Amy and Dan and in the first series their grandma died and this was in her will. They could they go around the world and uncover dangerous secretes about their family or take a lot of money and leave while doing this they would also be going against other family members that could definitely hurt them easily but anyway they chose to go on the adventure. Obviously this is crazy and I don’t really think my family has very dark secrets plus I would definitely be too scared to do the adventure.
Hi again this might be random but if you read my about Alice page you will know I dance ballet and tap. I have been doing ballet for about three years now and I know that may seem small but I feel like it was way longer. I learned so much in those small three years but to get straight to the point I want to say I’m in pre-pointe which means I start pointe this year but don’t perform on point until next year. I am really excited but about 60% of me is freaking out. I know I feel ready but I can’t be sure. I also auditioned for a ballet theater and got in. If you don’t know what a ballet theater is, I’ll explain. So a ballet theater is a bunch of dancers who get together to make one big performance or ballet play. Last year the theater performed Snow White and the Seven dwarfs (ballet version). I can’t wait to perform!
On August 30th we boarded the buses and headed to Camp Kirkwood and the ride we watched The Zookeeper. It was really good. When we arrived it was pouring rain but luckily we had lunch just after we got comfortable in our cabins. We ate lunch quickly because we had a long day ahead of us. My group did the low ropes course, board balance, kanga jump, and pool time with our instructor Matt. Afterwards, we took showers, ate dinner which was spaghetti, garlic bread, and meat sauce, and spent time in our cabins then we watched a movie at 8:00 to 9:30. Then Lights Out.
August 31st Hurricane Idalia hit with a bunch of rain. My cabin, cabin 3, almost flooded in the back since we were right by the lake . We had more pool time and did a bunch of other activities like orienteering and forest ecology and the V swing. Matt taught us a new game during the teamwork activities and I won in a game called taps! For lunch we had hot dogs with beans and chili. We did a night hike and had s’mores.
On September 1st my group did canoeing first with group 3. It was wet and there were spiders but it was really fun. Our second activity was the zip line. Everyone had a lot of fun. Then we went to the Gaga pit and we met a pig named Bubbles. Then we headed back to eat lunch, pack up and off we went back to Durham Academy. Overall I think the trip to camp Kirkwood was fun and its was better than I thought it would be.