Jennifer Finch's blog

Hunger Games Casting News!!!!

According to several websites Peeta and Gale have been cast!!!!!  Liam Hemsworth has been cast as Gale and Josh Hutcherson has been cast as Peeta to join  Jennifer Lawrence as Catniss.  Casting looks good so far, now we are waiting on everyone else!

Flash Forward to 2012 London Olympics

Alright, I know I'm jumping the gun a little, but after the 2008 Beijing games, I couldn't help but start to wonder what the opening ceremonies would be like in London.  In my opinion, Harry Potter HAS to play a big part.  It is the biggest thing out of the UK since the

Hungers Games: The Movie

By now most people know that The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is going to be made into a movie set to come out on March 23rd, 2012.  Fans of the series have been going crazy because there STILL IS NO CAST!!! (or maybe it's just me that's going crazy)

Anyways, I thought that I would put together my fantasy cast.  So here's who I picked (and why): 

Survival

Alright, I am going on a survival training trip with my Karate class this weekend and decided it might be good to write one more blog entry in case I don't come back. :)  So of course, what am I going to write about?  Survival stories!

 

Let's start off with the obvious:

 

Flying paranoia list

So, I'm going on a holiday trip and I decided to blog about airplane disaster books.  >hee, hee<  I have something of a twisted sense of humor sometimes.

Getting Air by Dan Gutman

Group of skateboarding friends heading to California to watch the X-games manage to thwart terrorist taking over the plane with some knitting loving grannies and somewhat land the plane in one piece.

Ask your favorite author a question...

 Alright guys!  I am heading to Albuquerque this weekend to attend the Young Adult Literature Symposium.  At this conference there are going to be A LOT of authors. The list of authors is at this link.  Your mission is to give me questions to ask them if I see them.  I will be checking for responses all weekend long.  The main time I  will have an opportunity to see them is Saturday so if you want your questions answered get them to me by then.  Good luck and I promise to take lots of pictures!

Bullying and Tragedy

Recently, much has come out in the news about the dangers of bullying and they have documented several cases of teenagers committing suicide.  Celebrities have come out explaining their pasts of being bullied.  This is not a new problem, bullying has existed in schools for as long as there have been schools.  Only the victims of such torment can truly understand the trauma and tragedy it causes.  What are your stories, and what advice can you offer someone going through it right now?  Here are some stories dealing with suicide and bullying.

 

Rick Riordan LIVE!

On Tuesday, October 12th at 6:00pm everyone has the chance to watch a live webcast of Rick Riordan to celebrate his newest series, The Heroes of Olympus.  This series continues in the world of Percy Jackson with new characters.  You have to reserve a place, but this is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to listen and watch Rick Riordan from our homes!

To reserve your spot, go to this link: http://disney.go.com/disneybooks/heroes-of-olympus/

 

 

When the mind wanders

I was sitting at my desk trying to come up with a topic for this blog and I started doodling on my piece of paper.  That was it!  I could do my blog on doodling.  How many times have all of you started doodling in a notebook while you were supposed to be listening to your teacher?  I have seen some pretty impressive doodles come out of some English classes here.  Whether you are a fabulous artist or just making random shapes, doodling and more serious art has a tendancy to focus our thoughts and make things more clear, or at least it did for me this after noon.                  

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