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.



Reading Log Entry #2: Something Wiki

Book #  2    Words:   Date:  28/8/15

 Title:   Something Wiki     Author: Suzanne Sutherland                                

Genre ~ Non-Fiction / Fiction Type:  Realistic Fiction  


Opening Sentence:

‘There was a commercial that used to play on TV a lot when I was little.”

Favourite word / phrase / sentence:

‘”Who cares?” I said. “We’re Kids”

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

Grovelling (verb): To crawl around with the face on the ground.

Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:

I think that this story is very realistic. It gives scenarios that anyone could’ve gone through. I can connect through this book because it talks a lot about losing friends. Throughout your life, everyone will lose friends. This book shows one scenario and how the characters coped with it that may teach other readers how to cope as well.