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Miranda B’s last login was Wednesday, December 21, 2011.
Thanks! We are having a tough time with her. She reads at a very advanced level for her age, and always has (she started chapter books like Little House and Charlotte's Web at 4, HP and Narnia at 5, etc.) She's pretty much read through everything in the 9-12 area that interests her. There are plenty of 12+ books, but content (of course), is an issue. If you have any recommendations of appropriate teen reads, I'd love to hear them... I am cool with language and non-gratuitous violence, but no sex. Thanks for letting me know about Goose Girl! She read Princess Academy a few years back, and loved it, so I thought she might like Shannon Hale's other books...
So have you read anything interesting lately? I got some cool recommendations from Olly O--books by a sci-fi author named David Giddings--that I'm excited to read, although I still have to go look for them at the local library...
And I've been rereading of my favorite books of all time, Fahrenheit 451! Although I heard books might actually burn at 451 degrees Celsius, but I'm not sure if that's correct--it would be weird if it was though. Celsius 451 sounds odd :)
I will definitely check out the other Ender books!
I'm so jealous!!! Fencing and speaking French with your coaches! Sooo cool :)
So what's your typical day like? I imagine that you can rearrange your schedule daily depending on what you have to do that day...You could start class at 1:00pm if you wanted to!
Ooh Rosetta Stone? I've seen a lot of commercials for that...it looks good! So are you going to have video lessons with an actual teacher, or is it just a computer program? (I mean, I know it's a computer program, but maybe there's some kind of extension thing)
No, I'm sorry to say I have read the other Ender books or the Bean books! I was kind of leaning towards not reading the other Ender books because Ender is older, and I prefer reading about kids. Were you surprised by the ending of Ender's Game? I was, when I first read it! :)
I LOVED Ender's Game!!! I don't know many people who've read it, because whenever I recommend it to someone, that person says, "Oh, that's too long." But it really isn't that long :)
State College is interesting...haha, I like the phrase "pretty cool" because it's all-encompassing--and it can even mean "pretty not cool" if you want it to! The football fans are a little scary though.
I'm actually taking German II right now since the counselor recommended that, but if I drop it, I think I'll take Spanish.
Oh it's fine, there's no rush! Shelfari is recreational, after all :)
Cool, that's so exciting you get to take French! I just switched schools recently because we moved (you may have noticed the town on my profile changed!) and I had to drop my German class because they're so far ahead here. But that means I can pick a new language if I want to, if I can find a tutor! So I'm excited about that.
Man, I don't know what I'd do if MY school closed down! That would be weird...So are all the other kids from your school being homeschooled now, too? Or did some of them transfer to other schools? Also, I know my school offers virtual language classes--do you know if you'll be taking any virtual classes this year? I had the option of taking Mandarin, but I'm not going to.
Haha, yeah, it's pretty hot here in PA! My house doesn't have central air, but I have a window unit in my room (yay!) so I have it set at a nice 69 degrees F =) But I haven't been outside much this week--just to soccer practice in the evenings, which is sometimes torture, especially when the sun is out! Your volleyball camp must've been even worse, because I'm guessing that's held in daytime. Do you go swimming a lot? I've only been swimming once this summer, at a friend's house, because we don't belong to a pool anymore =(