So summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time for some summer reading. Yes I know what a lot of you are thinking, reading? in the summer? talk about having a life. But I do have a life as matter of fact I have a very busy life. This is my first time doing some summer reading, yes I have read during the summer before specially when the 6&7 Harry Potter books came out, I was outside glue to the book. But besides that I haven’t done a lot of reading in the summer time. Books have never been my thing and when you are younger all you want to do is be outside, swimming, exploring the world and hang out with friends, not be sitting down and reading a book. But this summer it’s gonna be different for me in the reading part. I am actually very excited about my summer reading I got all these cool books picked out that I can’t wait to get my hands on and sit down on a tree somewhere and start reading them. I never been a fan of reading, specially those books your teacher would give you to read and you were forced to read a bunch of chapters a day no matter how busy you were gonna be that day. But now I’m really into reading, for me reading is that special moment where I get to relax and have some me time. Everyone needs some alone time for at least five minutes everyday to relax, especially before going to bed to let the long day go and start a new and fresh one in the morning. But anyways my love of reading came back during one of my senior classes which was an ACT prep class. If there is one thing I got out of that class is my love of reading because everything else I was bad at. That class was hard stuff for me, but thankfully I had an amazing, wonderful teacher who was understanding. But anyways it was the book ‘Sarah’s Key’ that brought my joy of reading back. It was the first book I read for that class and the one I loved the most. It reminded me how great books are, as I read ‘Sarah’s Key’ I could see the picture, feel the emotion and feel the pain and for me that has always been hard to do because I never took the time to understand the book, all I wanted to do when I picked up a book is read it and be done with it. ‘Sarah’s Key’ made me think, wonder, and I could not put the book down at night, it was that great. After reading ‘Sarah’s Key’, I joined the school’s book club and in the book club we had to read a different book for each meeting, any book we wanted, it could even be one we were reading for a class and we had to talk about the book, while having cookies and milk of course. Oh and did I tell you, I was the only guy in the club? I know guys really? you need to start reading some more, you would be amazed at the new worlds a book can open for you. But anyways after High School, during the summer I read ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ By JK Rowling, before I saw the 7th movie and this was my second time reading this book seems it had come out in my Freshmen year. After that I read ‘Modelland” By Tyra Banks, it had just come out so I got it to see what it was all about and it was really good, I even wrote a review on it. Soon after ‘Modelland’ I read “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone’ By JK Rowling and this was my first time reading it, the only Harry Potter books I read before where the 5th, 6th and 7th, but I don’t count the 5th because when I read it I didn't get the picture at all, as I said I read books to finish them not to enjoy them. I read the 1st book so I could be ready for Pottermore. Something that I really liked about ‘Sarah’s Key’ and ‘Modelland’ is that I got to picture the characters myself, unlike the Harry Potter books I had the characters in my head seems I had seen the movies before I read the books. But anyways the books that I got so far are ‘The Hunger Games’ By Suzanne Collins, ‘The Good Dream’ By Donna VanLiere, ‘Tarizon: Civil War Volume 2’ By William Manchee, ‘Illogical Nonsense’ By Janet McNulty, ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter’ by Diana Holquist, ‘Zsa Zsa Gabor, My Story Written For Me’ By Gerold Frank, and ‘How To Catch A Man, How To Keep A Man, and How To Get Rid Of A Man’ By Zsa Zsa Gabor. The book by Gerold Frank was written on 1960 and I have the first edition of the book, so that's really cool to own a book from that long ago. And the one write by Zsa Zsa Gabor came out in 1970, but I have the pocket book type and that one came out in 1971, and it was only .95 Cents back then. It also has a cigarette ad in the middle of the book, something you won’t see today inside a book you buy. I got the book written by Zsa Zsa because one i’m a fan of hers and the other to make videos about it, because it’s about relationships and I thought it would be fun to make videos and blogs about that for all of you, and I also heard it was funny, Zsa Zsa was a funny lady back in her days. But anyways I am planning on starting my summer reading in June, with two books, ‘The Good Dream’ and ‘The Hunger Games’. ‘The Good Dream’ will be my morning/afternoon book and ‘The Hunger Games’ will be my bedtime book. I will make a review for the books once i’m finished with them and let you know how they are. We’ll I will talk to all of you soon, Much Love

 -Jorge 
 





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