Reading Log Entry #10, 11, 12

Book Equivalent #10, 11, 12   Words: 190858   Date:  28/11/2015


Title: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire  Author:    J.K Rowling                       


Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type:  Fantasy         


Opening Sentence: “The villagers of Little Hangleton still called it “the Riddle House,” even though it had been many years since the Riddle family had lived there.”

Favourite word / phrase / sentence:  “And, grinning broadly at the look of horror on Uncle Vernon’s face, Harry set off toward the station exit, Hedwig rattling along in front of him, for what looked like a much better summer than the last.”

Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition:

Gaunt (Adj): Very thin from disease, hunger, or cold.

Abiding (Adj): Long lasting (of a memory)

Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

This book has been a very creative fantasy. I like it since the story is paced well; it doesn’t move on too quickly or too slowly.


Reading Log Entry #4,5,6,7

 Book Equivalent #  4 ,5, 6  Words: ~205610    Date:  25/10/15


Title: Of Lions and Unicorns    Author: Michael Morpurgo


Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type: Fiction, Short stories


 Opening Sentence:

 Tracking down a polar bear shouldn’t be that difficult.’


Favourite word / phrase / sentence:

‘ “Because he doesn’t need one,” Replied Bertie. “He’s a lion, not a person. Lions don’t need names.” ‘


Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition:

Quiches (Noun): A type of tart with a savory filling.

Vice (Noun): Wicked behavior

Fascists (Noun): A follower of fascism

Lustily (Adverb): In a strong, vigorous way

Cygnets (Noun): A young swan

Impala (Noun): A type of antelope

Veranda (Noun): A roofed platform outside the house

Crockery (Noun): Tableware

Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

This book was a collection of extracts from Michael Morpurgo’s books that he has written throughout his career. I like this because it pulls out some of the highlights from all of his famous works.