Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Book Recommendations (2)

Some kids don't like reading books. That's fine with me. Some kids love reading books. That's also fine with me. But whether you think that there are benefits or pitfalls in reading, these books will have you reading every second of the day. And before you know it, you'll be asking your mother, "Can you please get this book for me?" And if you do decide to buy them or borrow them from the library, BE WARNED! These books can be extremely addicting. Hope you enjoy!

    By Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
Ever been doing something that you really enjoy, that eventually that thing is the only thing in the world, and it takes your mother three, no four times to call you for dinner before you notice?
Reading this series is pretty much the same thing. Once you start reading, you can't stop. The last book just recently came out, so I thought I would do a book spotlight on it. It's about a kid called Percy Jackson who finds out he's a Half-Blood - A kid who is part human, part god. But with monsters attacking every few feet, how is he supposed to survive and save the world at the same time?

2: Harry Potter
    By J.K. Rowling

Everybody knows Harry Potter and his many adventures. My mom keeps trying to get me to read new books, because ever since she introduced this series to me, I can't stop reading it. I know that the famous Harry Potter stories are really well-known, but I just had to do a book reccomendation on this, as you can't leave out a book this popular and this amazing. I have yet to find a kid older than me who hasn't read at least one of the Harry Potter stories. It's about a kid named Harry who attends Hogwarts, a school of witchcraft and wizardry.  There he learns spells and battles an enemy called Lord Voldemort. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard!

3: Wolf Brother
     By Michelle Paver

This book is really amazing. Hooking you in, it makes you more and more interested to read. I came across this in my Battle of the Books reading list. It all begins with the death of Torak's father. He sends 12-year old Torak to go on a mission. A mission that all others before him had failed. Along the way, he teams up with a wolf cub and together their task is to find their way to the mountain of the world spirit - or die trying. Along the way, they meet vicious hunters, an aggressive tribe, and a malevolent bear.

I hope you have enjoyed this reading list, and do try to borrow some of these books from you local library or order them online. I will make another book reccomendation soon, so stay tuned to this blog!

Top soundtracks 2

This is another top soundtracks post. These posts show most of my favorite soundtracks that I like to listen to whilst doing stuff. In fact, I'm listening to a few soundtracks right now! Sorry there isn't as much soundtracks as my last post, but I'll just try to do 5 on these posts. If you want me to do more soundtracks on each post, let me know! Hope you like electric music and techno, because if you do, let's go! Note: these are not in order from best to worst.

1: True Face

An amazing soundtrack by the amazing DJVI. This fast paced, awesomeness packed, soundtrack just makes you feel awesome.

2: Strikebeam

A fast, action packed soundtrack by Waterflame89. This futuristic music is the type of music that I like. It makes you feel like you have a lot of energy that you want to release. This futuristic, amazing music makes it to the top.

3: Andromeda  

I was watching DJVI's newest video,the DJVI MegaMix,(I was the 5th Viewer) then I saw this near the bottom of the page. I decided to check it out. And I was very lucky I did because now I can't stop listening to this soundtrack. I like it because it's just awesome.

4: Children
Robert Miles.

I first heard about this from my dad, who likes the same type of music that I do. Well, most of the time. But I'm betting he regretted showing it to me, because I use the computer to listen to it so often that he can't hear his music! I like the speed and rhythm of this soundtrack, and the fact that it has about 7 million views on YouTube just goes to show how awesome this is.


5: Flight

An amazing, amazing soundtrack from an amazing, amazing youtube channel. I listened to it once, and now I just can't get enough of it. One of the best things I ever heard. As I'm writing this, I'm actually listening to it. After listening to this soundtrack, you'll be longing to see more.

I hope you have enjoyed my blog post on some of the top soundtracks! If you would like to see more of these soundtracks, please leave a comment saying what you think of the songs. Until next time,


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Book Recommendations (1)

Some Year 5 students hate reading books, but I actually like reading them. I would recommend this list to Y3-Y6 students who like reading. These might not be just the books but the entire series as well. Let's begin.

Ghost Knight (by Cornelia Funke)

This is a really gripping read and it has suspense, action, and humor. The story is really good and the author must be really creative to think of such a great story. I first came across it doing a reading club.  From what my friends said, it was pretty good; when I finally read it, I found that it was indeed amazing!

It is about a kid who can see ghosts. He calls upon the ghost of the knight Sir Longespee for protection. But can Sir Longespee be trusted?

It's sad that there aren't any more books in this series. I'm looking forward to reading this author's other books!                                                                 

The City of Ember (by Jeanne DePrau)

Now a major motion picture, this gripping, intense read will hook you in. You probably wont be able to put this book down, even if you wanted to. Because of a nuclear war, the people built a city underground to hide their people. This story's suspense and amount of amazing use of words will have you reading all day.  

The Mysterious Benedict Society (Trenton Lee Stewart)

Gripping, amazing and original, each word makes you want to read more. Trenton Lee Stewart has cooked up a legendary series that captures the minds of readers everywhere. The more you read, the more you love it. Also, it's about kids, which is one of the good points. It's about a test which only the most intelligent kids can pass. Those who pass will be sent on a mission...

I hope you have enjoyed this book recommendation list! I will try to do a list like this maybe once a week.