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Revelling In Reading 9 D


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Revelling In Reading 9 D

  1. 1. Revelling in Reading 9D English
  2. 2. The Value of Reading <ul><li>&quot;Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body&quot; - Sir Richard Steele. </li></ul><ul><li>Neil Postman, media critic and author ( Amusing Ourselves to Death and Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business ) pointed out the ways that reading teaches us to think in a logically connected way . It cultivates a sustained attention span . Readers learn to think in terms of abstract ideas, objective truth and sustained reflection . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Enjoying Reading
  4. 4. <ul><li>We live in a Golden Age-never before have so many books been within easy reach. But when anything is possible, choice becomes torture. What to pick? Where to start? This one? That one? How about this-and that? What will I like? What’s worth my time? (J. Peder Zane) </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Top Top Ten List <ul><li>Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy </li></ul><ul><li>Madame Bovary – Gustav Flaubert </li></ul><ul><li>War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy </li></ul><ul><li>Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov </li></ul><ul><li>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain </li></ul><ul><li>Hamlet – William Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald </li></ul><ul><li>In Search of Lost Time – Marcel Proust </li></ul><ul><li>The stories of Anton Chekov </li></ul><ul><li>Middlemarch – George Eliot </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Read! Read! Read! Read for pleasure, for thrills, for escape, for ideas. Read books that make you laugh and cry and wonder and think. Read for yourself and not for others. But share books too, with friends, teachers and family. The best kind of recommendation is from someone whose opinion you trust or whose tastes are similar to yours . </li></ul><ul><li>(Agnes Nieuwenhauizen ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Survey Results 9D <ul><li>My reading habits: </li></ul><ul><li>I enjoy reading and I read quite a lot 12 </li></ul><ul><li>I enjoy reading but I don’t get much time to read 13 </li></ul><ul><li>I only read what I have to for school 1 </li></ul><ul><li>I really don’t like reading 2 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Comments <ul><li>I am usually running out of books though I love reading. I could read all the time if I was allowed. </li></ul><ul><li>I only read a book when the front cover appeals to me </li></ul><ul><li>I only like some books and if the beginning is interesting. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Genres that interest me : <ul><li>Teen life 26 </li></ul><ul><li>Historical 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Adventure 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Crime 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Family/relationships 16 </li></ul><ul><li>( Other : sport, young adults, real life shocking stories, mystery) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Series <ul><li>Harry Potter* </li></ul><ul><li>Twilight* </li></ul><ul><li>Vampire Academy (1,2,3,4) </li></ul><ul><li>House of Night (1,2,3,4,5) </li></ul><ul><li>The Mortal Instruments series* </li></ul><ul><li>The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson * </li></ul><ul><li>The Bitterbynde Trilogy* </li></ul><ul><li>The Crowthistle Chronicles* </li></ul><ul><li>Inkworld trilogy* </li></ul><ul><li>Cherub series* </li></ul><ul><li>The Inheritance Cycle * </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>True Blood </li></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow When the War Began series* </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew Reilly series* </li></ul><ul><li>Lemony Snicket </li></ul><ul><li>Girlfriend series </li></ul><ul><li>Artemis Fowl * </li></ul><ul><li>The Evil Genius series * </li></ul><ul><li>The Gossip Girl series </li></ul><ul><li>The Clique series </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The Inheritance Cycle * </li></ul><ul><li>Alex Rider </li></ul><ul><li>Garth Nix novels </li></ul><ul><li>Agatha Christie novels </li></ul><ul><li>OTHER SUGGESTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Janet Evanovich </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander McCall-Smith </li></ul><ul><li>My Story </li></ul><ul><li>Fashionistas </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Westerfield </li></ul>
  13. 13. Individual titles <ul><li>When the Hipchicks went to War </li></ul><ul><li>Lirael </li></ul><ul><li>Kiss My Book </li></ul><ul><li>Book of Lies </li></ul><ul><li>Master of the Book </li></ul><ul><li>Matilda </li></ul><ul><li>On the Jellico Road </li></ul><ul><li>Watership Down </li></ul><ul><li>Dreamland </li></ul><ul><li>Just Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Grief Girl </li></ul><ul><li>Once </li></ul><ul><li>Then </li></ul><ul><li>Driving Cassie Crazy </li></ul><ul><li>Truth or Dare </li></ul><ul><li>Dogtales </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball Star </li></ul><ul><li>Surf Chick </li></ul><ul><li>Hoop 2 Hoop </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Book Mark Days </li></ul><ul><li>Losing It </li></ul><ul><li>Gone </li></ul><ul><li>Tea Rose </li></ul><ul><li>Posse </li></ul><ul><li>The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas </li></ul><ul><li>Guantanamo Boy </li></ul><ul><li>Amulet of Samarkand </li></ul><ul><li>Being Bindy </li></ul><ul><li>Sophie’s Journey </li></ul><ul><li>The Name of the Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Pony </li></ul><ul><li>The Red Necklace </li></ul><ul><li>Fool’s Gold </li></ul><ul><li>The Christmas Doll </li></ul><ul><li>The Beckoners </li></ul><ul><li>The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe </li></ul><ul><li>A Puppy Called Aero </li></ul><ul><li>A Letter to Sophie </li></ul><ul><li>Solo </li></ul><ul><li>Sealed With A Kiss </li></ul>
  15. 15. Often Mentioned Authors <ul><li>Roald Dahl </li></ul><ul><li>Jodi Picoult </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Brashares </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Jennings </li></ul><ul><li>Morris Gleitzman </li></ul><ul><li>Meg Cabot </li></ul><ul><li>Tamora Pierce </li></ul>
  16. 16. Biographies and Autobiographies <ul><li>Most have been shelved at 920 </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Sometime in the late twentieth century the book died. Sherman Young, passionate book lover and a consumer and producer of digital technology, is on a mission to make book culture matter again. Shirking nostalgia and without apology, The Book is Dead (Long Live the Book) investigates the economics and technological demands of publishing, making a case for books and reading all the while. His bold and exciting book will inspire readers, non-readers and publishers to put books centre-stage again, even if they’re not books as we now know them. </li></ul>