Thursday, 17th January, 2013

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Well, today was one good day.

In Learning Futures, we had to complete a survey by the Hong Kong Government about smoking, drinking, our life, our health and drugs. Then, we played Monopoly for the rest of the lesson, which was quite fun actually.

In Maths, we did some more revising, some online exercises and some more word problems.

In Drama, we acted out short stories with props and reenacted the story of ” The Old Man and his son”.

And now for something I like.

A Christmas Carol

9780141324524H

This is my 4th Favourite Book. Who couldn’t love it? It’s written by Charles Dickens, one of the best english writers of ALL TIME, and the characters are wonderfully detailed, easy to understand and you can fall in love with all of them instantly. And best of all, it’s short and it’s easy to read.

Also, this book is something to really read not just on Christmas, but every other time. It’s a great starter book for anyone who wants to start reading Dickens- the other ones being Oliver Twist, David Copperfield and The Pickwick Papers, which are all really awesome books.

The greatest thing about this book is that it shows anyone can change, and that this edition includes a little extra at the back, talking about the author, activities and questions for book clubs, a glossary and explanations of the characters in there. As well as that, the book keeps the original illustrations, to help people understand even more.

Finally, it’s part of a world- or a mythos. Dickens, like HP Lovecraft, made an entire wonderful world of dashing heroes, terrifying villains, scary ghosts and lovable rogues run across the pages of his books, all set in the dark, grim world of Victorian London. So when you open his book, get ready to say hello to Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, the 3 Ghosts and everyone else, because you’re in for a ride.

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