Thursday, July 27, 2006

Summer Reading


Between summer reading for school and a reading competition at the library, I done plenty of reading.
Here is what I've read:

Gray Matter, by Gary Braver
Toll for the Brave, by Jack Higgins
The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum
Foundation, by Isaac Asimov
The Village of Waiting, George Packer
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
MacBeth, by William Shakespeare
Six Against the Yard, by The Detection Club
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Master's Choice, edited by Alfred Hitchcock
Sons of Fortune, by Jeffrey Archer
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories To Be Read With The Lights On, edited by Alfred Hitchcock
A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
The Moon is Down, by John Steinbeck
Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

I am currently reading "The Phantom of the Opera".
Current Pages Read: 4813

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Friday, July 21, 2006

Questions about News



1. How many times can they show the same news on TV and still have it be "Breaking News"?

2. To the other extreme, how can important, ongoing issues like North Korea's nuclear weapons be talked about for such short periods of time?

3. Does Africa exist? I ask because the only news I ever see talks solely about Israel, Iran, North Korea, or (most of the time) America. It never talks about genocide, or civil war, or human trafficking, or other horrific issue that face that continent.

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