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Who is your favorite mystery writer?

Vote For Your Favorite Small Town Now!

Hello everyone,

This post is part of the second part of my assignment for my public relations class.  I am posting a link to a website that allows you to vote for your favorite small town, ignore the advertisement in the beginning.  Join the contest now!

Small Town Contest

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

christmas 2007

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Hi everyone,

I finally made it home and got a warm welcome from my family.  My step dad and mom greeted me with a homemade pizza, hot chocolate, a warm fire, and a decorated house.  It is good to be home!  I get to have a traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner tomorrow made by my step dad’s mom because my family cannot go to her house for Christmas Eve, I am so excited to try it.  I made a fun Christmas poll if you all want to participate, I know I did not include as many Christmas songs as I could, but there are so many holiday songs out there it is hard to choose which ones to include.  I hope everyone is having a great night and I hope everyone can get all their holiday shopping done soon. 🙂

The results are in…

The Cloud Shadow (Anti-Crepuscular Rays)

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Hey guys,

Using the poll from this site and an online literary forum I have decided that I will read The Time Machine by H.G. Wells over break!  I will also read Beloved by Toni Morrison and A Doll’s Houseby Ibsen because I have to read these works for my seminar class.  I will write posts based on these three works and will of course continue to do the quote of the day.  Hope you all are having a great night!

What book/play should I read over winter break?

Hello,

Since almost everyone said they wanted to wait to read a book as a group, I decided that I will read a book over break and give my synopsis and thoughts on the chapters I read for that day.  I have a poll listed below that has the options I chose but first I will give a synopsis of every book/play in case you are unfamiliar with the text.  Please click on the hyperlink text if you wish to read a more in-depth synopsis of the book/play.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover- The story concerns a young married woman, Constance (Lady Chatterley), whose upper-class husband, Clifford Chatterley, has been paralyzed and rendered impotent. Her sexual frustration leads her into an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors. This novel is about Constance’s realisation that she cannot live with the mind alone; she must also be alive physically (wikipedia).

The Inferno-The book is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through what is largely the medieval concept of Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. Allegorically, the Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul towards God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin (wikipedia).

The Time machine- The book’s protagonist is an English scientist and gentleman inventor living in Richmond, Surrey, identified by a narrator simply as the Time Traveler. The narrator recounts the Traveller’s lecture to his weekly dinner guests that time is simply a fourth dimension, and his demonstration of a tabletop model machine for travelling through it. He reveals that he has built a machine capable of carrying a person, and returns at dinner the following week to recount a remarkable tale, becoming the new narrator (wikipedia).

Macbeth The plot summary for this play is too dense and I do not want to give away the ending for the people who have not read it.  Please go to wikipedia if you wish to learn more about this play, but be careful not to read the whole summary because it gives away the ending.

The Hunger Games– In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games,” a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed (amazon.com).

Thank you for your feedback!

Which book is your favorite from the Harry Potter series?

Hey guys,

In honor of the 25 days of Christmas on abc family, I thought I would post a poll and ask, what is your favorite book from the Harry Potter series?  There was a marathon on this weekend and there are still other great movies that will be playing the whole month of December.  Do not feel bad if you missed it, I didn’t get to see it either and will probably not watch a movie until I go back home on the 17th.  Hope you all had a great day.

Who is your favorite American writer?

Hey guys,

Sorry about the late post I was busy all day and just got done with my journalism paper.  Tomorrow I promise I will post an article post.  I am on Thanksgiving break and can now focus on writing more well-thought out posts.   I realize that there will be a lot of “other” answers for this poll.  There are so many great American authors that it is hard to choose which ones to put down.  If your favorite author is not listed feel free to post a comment on who is your favorite.  Is there an author in my poll that you really hate?  Feel free to post comments on that as well.

Thanks for reading!

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