Tuesday, February 17, 2015

 "A Farewell to Arms" by Earnest Hemingway. I am reading this boom in my Honors English class right now. This is an Exciting book about a war veteran who was commander during world war one. The first chapter is about him describing his Italian house in Italy where he was born. He goes into great detail about his childhood. In the next chapter he speaks about the time he was on a world war one boat, he had his leg blown off by an explosion on the water. That’s where the story actually begins. After the explosion he is transported to a hospital. He meets a girl at the hospital. He immediately falls in love with her, he name was Catherine. They went on many secret dates. The dates were secret because she could not be seen with him. Catherine ended up becoming pregnant and that was around the time the commander had to return to the war. When he got back to the front he missed her every day. He used to write her letters every chance he could get. He went back to the hospital to visit her secretly. He took her on her very last date, he took her to a horse race. They placed bets on horses and their horse didn’t win and they thought it was set up. They later met with their friends at the horse arena and they had somehow found out about Catherine being pregnant. The commander was very scared. This was a very good book. I enjoyed it greatly. I would defiantly recommend it to another student. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

The last book I read was called "three cups of tea" it was a 300 page book that was first introduced to me by my English teacher Ms. Oberlander. It was a hard read I will not lie, but it was one of the best books I ever read. It was about a man who climbed a mountain K2 the second tallest mountain in the world. He climbed the mountain in honor of his sister. When he finished his climb he went to Pakistan and there he found a village and this village has many kids but had no school. he promised the elder in the village to make the school. he made the school and he gave all the kids a place to learn. Without education you have nothing. i really enjoyed this book not only because its setting was where im from  but also for the message it sends. this book shows with motivation and determination you can do anything you set your mind too. if i had to take notes on this i would use a timeline or cornell notes because there are so many events taken place in this novel.  i would definitely recommend this book to another student or even an adult. i wish i didnt read this book so i could witness it all over again.