Reading Log term 2 2012

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    Term 2 reading log

  • The Boy in a Dress by David Walliams

    The Boy in a Dress by David Walliams
    I was recommended this book by Liam G. I was quite intrigued by the title and Liam said it was a great read.
  • The Cry of the Taniwha by Des Hunt

    The Cry of the Taniwha by Des Hunt
    I actually started this book back in February and kinda forgot about it. But recently I grabbed it agin, read it and really enjoyed it. Good New Zealand book with plenty of action towards the end.
  • The Boy in the Dress

    The Boy in the Dress
    What a cool little book this turned out to be. Quite unlike anything I had ever read before. Quirky, funny and hard to put down! Highly recommended.
  • The Roar

    The Roar
    Recommended to me by Luke. Iquite like reading books about the future, particularly those that suggest the characters will have to struggle against an unjust system.
  • It is what it is by David Coulthard

    It is what it is by David Coulthard
    I picked this up at my brother-in-laws. Ilike motorsport and ilike autobiographies, so I thought I'd give this one a go.
  • Devil Danger by Justin D'Ath

    Devil Danger by Justin D'Ath
    Was given this book by Rhys and he said he really enjoyed it. I liked the look of the cover (I was intrigued by the idea of a Tasmanian Devil in the snow) and the blurb sounded really good
  • The Roar by Emma Clayton

    The Roar by Emma Clayton
    Well, i found the end ofthis book frustrating. It was as if the author was running out of time to write the book and just rushed the ending. The book had some good ideas and was interesting, but just wasn't as well written as it could've been.
  • Life: an exploded diagram by Mal Peet

    Life: an exploded diagram by Mal Peet
    Given to me by my Mother in Law. She bought it for my 11 year old nephew and wants me to read it to see if it is appropriate (I don't think it will be...sex!)
  • It Is What It Is by David Coulthard

    It Is What It Is by David Coulthard
    An interesting autobiography of ex formula oneracing driver David Coulthard. At times he comes across as a bit of a whiner, complaining about things. There are some funny moments. Stirling Moss' autobiography (although a much older f 1 driver) is a better read.
  • The Pheonix Files - Fallout

    The Pheonix Files - Fallout
    Finally, book five in the series. I have been waiting since the start of term 1 to get this.
  • The Pheonix FIles

    The Pheonix FIles
    WOW, big revelations in this book(which was good, as at the start it didn't really seem to be going anywhere). The only problem now is that the sixth and final book doesn't come out until2013!
    I think waituntil the lastbook is out then read the whole series in one go.
  • Titanic an Edwardian Girl's Diary Ellen White

    Titanic an Edwardian Girl's Diary Ellen White
    I am going to read this book because I have a great interest in the Titanic and also itwas recommended to me by Tessa as a good read.
  • Titanic an Edwardian Girl's Diary Ellen White

    Titanic an Edwardian Girl's Diary Ellen White
    This was an interesting book.I was quite surprised to find out at the end that the story was based on the actual diary of Margaret Brady, who really did survive the sinking of the Titanic. Quite amazing how this 100 year old tagedy still captures peoples interest.
  • Juno of Taris byFleur Beale

    Juno of Taris byFleur Beale
    I was recommended this book by Tyla. She gave me her copy to read. I happen to likeFleur Beale as an author and really enjoyed the last book of hers that i read which was The Transformation of Minna Hargreaves
  • Juno of Taris byFleur Beale

    Juno of Taris byFleur Beale
    Intriguing plot. It got a bit slow inthe middle, but then bythe end of the book, boy did it have some good twists and turns in the plot. Ireally enjoyed this book.One of the best books Ihave read this year. Highly recommended!
  • Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

    Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
    This is the fourth and final book in the series. I started reading the fist book, Eragon, some years ago.They are good books, if somewhat long. I kinda feel like I have to readthis final book to get to the end of the journey.Iwill reserve my final judgement on these books based upon how good this last one is.
  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

    The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
    I have owned this book for a while and originally bought it because it is listed as one of the most banned books in AMerican schools. I decided to re-read it as i am considering leting some of my students read it.
  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

    The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
    Brutal! I had forgotten how brutal this book was. The characters are deeply flawed and Archie is extremely unpleasant: you just want him to fail. Sexual references are a bit inappropriate for intermediate. Will have to consider carefully who reads it and get parents permission. Amazing book though.
  • Devil Danger by Justin D'Ath

    Devil Danger by Justin D'Ath
    I have been pleasently surprised by this book. I thought it would be a bit simple and not really that enjoyable to read...but I was wrong. Full of action I actually really enjoyed it. Cheers to Rhys for recommending it.
  • Fierce September by Fleur Beale

    Fierce September by Fleur Beale
    I am excited to be reading this book asit is the sequel to Juno of Taris, which i finished recently and really enjoyed.
  • Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

    Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
    I bought this book based upon reading the blurb onthe back. It sounds really interesting and the idea ofa character struggling in an unjust world is just the sort of book I like.
  • Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

    Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
    The fourth and final (massive) book. I am glad i read the series. IN many ways i enjoyed it, though I still maintain that The Magician trilogy is a far better read. Still worth reading for fans of fantasy
  • Fear by Michael Grant

    Fear by Michael Grant
    The fifth (and final book?) in the Gone series. I think events will come to a head in this books and I am curious as to how the author is going to get the kids out of the dome.
  • Fear by Michael Grant

    Fear by Michael Grant
    I am not sure whether to be annoyed or excited...this wasn't the last book! Big twist at the end. Still a great concept and the characters are still very enjoyable.
  • Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

    Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
    Well I quite enjoyed this book, though I found it a little slow in the middle. The main character can be a bit annoying at times. The ending sets up for a sequel (called Breaking Point)
  • Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    I bought this book as it is a recognised classic andI want to get some of my students into reading some novels that are a bit gritty. I hope it is suitable.
  • Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    Deep man deep! You can see why this was thought provoking when it was first published in the 1950's. I enjoyed this and found it a challenging read.
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Animal Farm by George Orwell
    I bought this books as it is a classic and I am going to get students who want a new reading challenge to try it.I read it as a kid and really enjoyed it.
    I read it cover to cover (finishing it on the day I started it. As an adiult i appreciate the messages and themes in the book a lot more.