The book that nick is currently reading is a map of betrayal. He likes the book so far but finds it confusing at times and wishes he could grasp the vocabulary better. While interview him I asked him a plethora of questions. The first question I asked him is wheres your reading happy place. He odly said in loud places because the noise helps him concentrate. When I asked where is his reading weak spot he responded by saying “reading outside of my favorite genre”. I then asked him Under what circumstances can you not read a book. He said “When the environment I am in is to quite because the silence drives me crazy”. The last question I asked him is what book do you remember from your childhood. He said Harry Potter because it was the first major series he read.
The Crucible, as personified by Darius, is “a weird old man hyped up on shrooms.” The book talks about a town of people on a type of drug that causes them to hallucinate and see people as the devil, and witches, so I think the description fits.
He’d say the book would taste bittersweet, saying the towns people stayed true to themselves, and yet still ended up harmed in the end. “They get to die themselves, at least.”
Away from the book, I learned his ‘reading happy place’ is the bathroom, where there are no interruptions, and his reading weak spot is fiction-ish books that guarantee drama.
Jevon’s favorite place to read is on the couch in his living room, because it’s the most comfortable place for him other than his bed, but Jevon is always worried that he’ll fall asleep if he reads on his bed. Reading something that he enjoys is a very relaxing experience for him.
However, those kinds of books that Jevon enjoys are rare. He very often abandons books before finishing them simply because he gets bored of reading them. He didn’t seem very upset about this fact, and in fact doesn’t really find reading to be a particularly fulfilling experience.
A great example of a book Jevon DOES enjoy is “The Mysterious Benedict Society” by Trenton Lee Stewart. In fact, Jevon has said that this the book that he would take to a deserted island, where he is only allowed to take one book with him. A book that has evoked a lot of emotion from him is “Night” by Elie Wiesel. Jevon finds that the sorrow in the writing about a boy losing his family during the Holocaust made Jevon feel very sad.
Matt’s happy place when reading is at home, at his own desk. Uusally it’s quiet, but listening to music helps him as well. When it’s loud though, he almost can’t read anything because he can’t concentrate. He wishes he was a reader with a large vocabulary, but because he’s lazy it’s holding him back. His favorite genre is business, and his least favorite is young adult. If he was alone on a desert island, he would want to take the book The Psychopath Inside. His favourite book was, and still is, Green Eggs and Ham.
When reading, Kali doesn’t like silence or a cold temperature, it makes it harder for her to concentrate on her book, and being tired or preoccupied makes it worse. Her ideal environment would be warm with white noise, and she would prefer to have all of her work done first.
While she often enjoys what she reads, some books grate on her nerves. Go Ask Alice, is a pretty good example of a book she hated. She found it dry, and the ending didn’t satisfy her. She had to read it through to the end for English last year, but she would have probably dropped the book sooner if she could.
When she gets to it, she does enjoy reading. She has a tendency to just forget to keep reading a book, and is somewhat ashamed of that. To improve herself as a reader, she would like to be able to persevere through something she isn’t fond of, or just any book in general.
Lotus, is the ultimate reader. You can find her curled up in her room, under her covers with a cup tea when she reads! She likes to be comfortable when diving into a good book. Even though she does not read books by Dr. Seuss anymore, she still loves him and some of the classics like “Green Eggs and Ham”. Right now, Lotus is reading a book by Elena Ferrante called “My Brilliant Friend”, in which she describes the book to be someone who is down to earth, skeptical, naive and a little bit childish. On the other hand, you wouldn’t find Lotus reading her book if there is a lot on her mind or there are other stimulants such as a loud t.v. Coming to an end to our interview, I asked, “What genre would your mental state be right now?”, in which she replied saying she was tired and sick, so she would be a weird, slow moving horror story. Interesting combo! Happy reading Lotus!
This is Hadleigh. She's a reader. Her favorite genre is Realistic Fiction, as it isn't super realistic but not far fetched and relatable to her life. If Hadleigh was only able to choose one book for the rest of her life, she wouldn't be able to choose as she says she would get bored easily. Her reading Happy place is the Beach, as it is relaxing and peaceful, and there's not much else to do. Hadleigh's reading weakness is that she gets distracted easily. If Hadleigh could throw one book out the window, it would be The Catcher and the Rye by J.D> Salinger (pictured above). She says that the book is well written and the characters are well crafted, however they are very frustrating at times. Moving on to more positive things, a childhood book of hers that she still enjoys to this day is Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio. Hadleigh praised the book for being nicely written and full of life lesson that taught her a lot. She learned to be more open minded from the "Moving and inspiring" novel.
Obie favorite book is Scorch by james,this book have court trail and lot of suspense. other things obie like the book outsider because it s relate to gamer and family. if he find the book too weak as less interesting reading then he find it boring no longer to read the book.he has respect for the book plus the character he talk about very curious in the scorch trials and obie has great view on this book.
I interviewed Claire about the books she has read in her life and her answers were well thought. I could tell that she has read quite a fair amount of books, her current one is titled: Cold Mountain and it is read from two different points of view with two main characters in Civil War.
The first question asked: “If your current bok was an animal which one would it be? Why?” Claire knew exactly what animal this book would be. She said that it would be a Giant Squid and went on describing how squids have two flaps on the side of their body, each one would represent 1 of the two main characters. Also the beak of the squid along with its ink would represent the death and bloodshed that are part of the war in the book. “The book has a good ending,” said Claire when being interviewed, “So I think that I will have the pretty eyes of the squid represend the ending.”
The next question asked: “Are there any moments when you wish taht certain parts of your life were like a book you’ve read?” Claire said that she would want elements from the Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and Shadow Hunter series to be incorporated because in all those books there are special powers that the characters have and she would love to be able to live a normal life while still maintaining those powers.
The next question was: “What book would you pick to be your magical/mythical weapon? What weapon would the book you picked be?” Claire was not sure about this question because of how many possibilities there were, she ended up deciding on Divergent.
Finally, “What book would you choose to eat? What makes it so tasty?” Claire said: Children books, because they are short and simple like candy and that she would also enjoy a complex book because it would be like a full restaurant meal. The book she said was Ill Give You The Sun because in the end it wraps up and is worth the read.
Practice Makes Progress, the book of his life, Jamie is a comedic juggler who also dabbles in puppetry. Jamie’s favorite childhood book is the first Harry Potter, The Sorcerer’s Stone because he likes the fantasy and the imagery. He also relates to the characters. His desert island book would be either The Golden Compass or The Book Thief because both are somewhat uplifting and show triumphant main characters. If Jamie could be a book, he’d be a comedy because he thinks that he is pretty funny and he knows funny people. If he could throw any book out the window it’s be Donald Trump’s biography.
Cindy can only read when she’s sitting, looking straight down at the book. The reason for this is because reading sideways or upside down is just simply too distracting for her to focus on the words. She prefers the room to be at a warm temperature, because if its too cold she’s too focused on staying warm. That’s just too much to worry about while reading.. you know? If Cindy was in a book it would have to be Divergent, due to the fact that simply all of the characters are just such savages and ruthless, and she would love to be on that level of savagery. Her favorite genre is fiction, because it’s very interesting and the storylines are much more creative, whereas to non fiction books being boring and predictable. The ending of the book can’t be too happy because that’s cheesy, or too sad cause that’s depressing. If her life was book the title would be “Confused”.
Tito is currently reading “The Essential Rumi”. This book as a human, in his opinion, would be a teenager with the mind of the philosopher Socrates. When Tito goes to the library or a bookstore, he decides which book to read based off the font of the books’ covers. If he could live with any book character, it would have to be Percy Jackson as a roommate in a college dorm. Tito would be Percy’s “smart sidekick” and would bring modern weapons on quests to help Percy save the world. Tito’s second choice of a book character to live with would be Merlin, because Merlin would make a great tutor.
If Tito could change the ending of any book he read, it would have to be the ending of “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. He would want it to be an epic ending, with the same magnitude as the books before it, but still be sad and unfortunate. Finally, a book that affected Tito’s mood drastically was “My Side of the Mountain”. Before reading this book, Tito was uninspired. After he finished reading this book, he felt motivated and was able to do some critical thinking.
Jack Celli has read tons of books throughout her years so it was great to have a little reading convo. Jack is currently reading an Insane crazy and sometimes duschy book. When asked the title of her own book based on her life he she said it would be called “Oops I over scheduled” due to her continuous episodes of over booking. When it comes to living with characters she chose the Charming witty and clever idot William Harington from The Infernal Devices. Her favorite thing about reading is that it takes her to so many different places where she gets to meet tons of new people.
Madison Militello, the main character in the book “No Direction,” has no goal in life just yet. She has been quoted to say “I don’t know what I’m doing” in response to why she is starring in this book. She has also said that she enjoys reading books that she’s in to. This includes Corduroy, one of her favorite books from her childhood. The soft pages in the book always bring back the feels for her. Her favorite type of book is in the Realistic Fiction/Nonfiction Fiction category, books like Divergent. While she’s reading, she doesn’t like eating, as it distracts her from focusing on her book. The one character that always stays with her through her life is Ponyboy from the Outsiders, you know, cuz he’s the coolest.
Scott is reading and amazing book called The Book Theif. This is not a book from his childhood however, Scott use to like a book known as Camp Jackson because it is like a detective story and he really enjoyed learning how a detective works. A book Scott would like to throw out a window would be Macbeth because of the way he had spoke. Scott also said that his reading weak spot is that he will stop reading a book if it is to long or just plain boring.
Sam have been reading books since the age of 2, and she loves the book “A bad case of stripes” as a child, but loves “A wrinkle in time” because its her favorite book of all time, and will reread it multiple times. She’d love to be friends with the book she’s reading right now if it was a person, since the protagonist is a high schooler, and the protagonist is pretty cool to hang out with.
Her favorite reading postion, is laying on her side, with candles lit, the lights are dim, and nice slow music playing(exaggerated), while reading a nice book. She hates “Anne Frank” and would burn it, because it wasn’t interesting since it was just about her love story, but praise “Macbeth” because of how interesting the book is the more you read it. Sam so nice, that she’d be BFF’s with Kevin from “We need to talk about Kevin”, when she had the choice of choosing 1 character from any book, but chose Kevin because she felt bad on how Kevin didn’t have friends.
Olivia is reading a book called “Confessions of a hater” by Caprice Crane. Olivia said that if she was the director of her book made into a movie that she would make it into a drama even though it is a comedy because Olivia wants to see it have more drama in it. Olivia also said that some reading challenges she has are comprehension and focus. Olivia said that she often gets distracted from whatever she happens to be reading. If Olivia was on a dessert island and had to choose one book to bring she said that she would would bring the outsiders because that was the first book that she read and liked.
Olivia said that if there was a book inspired by her life that it would be called Liv’s Lemons because sometimes life can be sour. If Olivia was sranded on an island and could be stuck with one charictor from her book she would want to be stuck with “Andy” because he is smart, kind and an understanding person. Olivia enjoys comedy and satire books because she feels that she can relate to them more. Olivia wants to throw the book thief out a window because she thought it was sad and boring and unrelatable. Olivia wants to be the kind of reader that can read for fun not just for school and wants to try and find the deeper meaning in books.
Malachi loves to read fictions book, and if given the chance he would throw non-fiction books out the window. He finds them boring. Malachi likes to read in class no matter how loud or quiet it is. He just can’t be in a too comfortable position or he would fall asleep. Malachi doesn’t like to eat while he is reading since it distracts him on his books and make him focus more on eating. His favorite position while reading is laying on one side because it makes him feel like he’s reading on his own time instead of a assignment. But Malachi can’t be in the same position for too long and have to moves to get his focus game on. If Malachi book was a magical weapon, it would be a wristband that makes him fly and glow because he likes it simple.
Reading isn't Noah Marand's favorite thing to do, and he definitely tries to avoid anything tome-like in size. He says that after awhile, big books just seem boring to him. He prefers a quick read, and often chooses to read things for lower age groups. Its just more fun to read for him, and has given him some reading he can be proud of. Noah reads for an exciting or fun story, not for a bunch of complaining or boredom. That's why if he had to throw any book out of a window, it would be Diary Of A Wimpy Kid. Noah doesn't find it fun, exciting, or in anyway engaging, instead he just sees a bunch of boring complaining. Noah wants his books to move with energy, which is why one of the genres Noah actively reads for fun is comic books. Noah is looking for a fun read, and doesn't have time to read, what to him at least, are huge boring books, especially those filled with characters who can't seem to get a move on already.
- What is the book from your childhood that you still love? 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, because it is also a song and she likes to sing it in her head.
- What’s your reading weak spot? If it doesn’t catch her attention immediately, she can’t continue with the book and stops reading it all together.
- What book would you toss out the window? Modelland by Tyra Banks, because it was confusing, weird, and she never knew what was happening.
- If your life was a book title, what book title would it be? She would be “It’s kind of a funny story” because the title fits her.
- What book world would you live in and why? Naruto because she wants to be a ninja.
Siani enjoys reading in her bed, snuggled up with pillows. However, don’t let her friends around her or she’ll get distracted very easily. Siani’s life as a book would be Taking It By Storm. She’s a fierce and determined person who takes anything thrown at her, and if she had to throw a book out the window it would be We Need To Talk About Kevin (ba dum tsk). Siani does not like to read slow and boring books. Siani would live with George from the Lathe of Heaven because his dreams affect reality. She would have him dream up a million dollars and become rich. That’s pretty smart.
Her favorite book from her childhood is a story about a mouse named Chrysanthemum who was bullied for her name and later learns to appreciate it’s meaning. Her favorite genre is historical fiction because it takes interesting facts and relays them on a personal level. If she could live with any character from a book she would live with the twin sister protagonists from a book called Slice of Cherry because they’re great at self defense.
James Thomas is an avid reader of comic books, sci-fi, and super heroes. From a young age, he looked up to Static Shock, the first black super hero of that time. Static Shock was the first thing that came to mind when asked about his favorite childhood book. His favorite book is Marvel Civil Wars because it shows that friends can fight to the death. He likes to read about time travel, biographies, Louis Armstrong, and comic books. His favorite place to read is on the bus, where he is most bored. He often listens to instrumental music while reading. A good ending to Thomas is an ending that doesn’t leave you hanging. He doesn’t like if there is no resolution in the book or a sequel to continue it.
James made it known that his least favorite book is Lord of the Flies just because it is boring. He likes to read for an hour day, not much more. James is currently reading Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. It is about a 12 year old in middle school whose foster parents have both died. This shows the main character going back and telling the story.
When Tarleton was a very young child he loved to read about the adventures of Thomas the Train and friends. As he grew older, Tarleton started to move towards action books because it seemed to be most interesting. In his past he liked to read all types of books, but every year Tarleton would start to be very picky. He would only read the books that seemed excited or adventurous. His least favorite genre is poetry because to him poetry is more thoughtful than what he usually read. Tarleton has never had a book that changed his life because he never took books serious enough to affect his life style. If Tarleton had one character to live with, he would choose wally because there would always be an adventure around the corner.