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Monday, May 20, 2013
This is a blog post of my fourth quarterly writing prompt.

The Call Of The Wild
4th Quarter Writing
Hope Carter
Period 4

"And when, on the still cold nights, he pointed his nose at a star and howled, long and wolflike, it was his ancestors, dead and dust, pointing nose at star and howling down through the centuries and through him" Call of the Wild chapter 3. Jack London's book, The Call of the wild, features a dog named Buck who learns and follows something called 'the calling.'  

This is about how Buck changes throughout the story becoming wilder and listening to his instincts because of the 'calling.' Throughout the story, he become more “wild”.  Eventually, he was hunting and getting his own food.  He was also attacking other dogs that would try to overrule him. In the book it says, ‘From below came the fatal roaring where the wild current went wilder and was rent in shreds and spray by the rocks which thrust through like the teeth of an enormous comb.’  Buck changed overtime becoming wilder and listening to the ‘call’.

Buck has an ability to become full circle as he adapts to the wild because of the 'calling.'Buck has changed a lot in this book. He killed Spitz, hunted on his own, joined a pack of wolves, and killed a group of indians.  He was adopted by a man who saved his life when he was getting clubbed by an inexperienced musher. Buck became full circle while killing Spitz, hunting on his own and getting adopted.

Jack London's book, Call of the wild, features a dog named Buck who learns and follows something called 'the calling.' Buck changed overtime becoming wilder and concentrating on the ‘call’.  Buck became full circle while killing Spitz, hunting on his own and getting adopted. “He knew he was at last answering the call, running by the side of his wood brother toward the place from where the call surely came.

I will now answer some questions about this and feel free to do so yourselves!

I liked.... I liked how I used quotes from the actual book in my writing prompt.
I wonder... I wonder if I could have put even more interesting words than I did.
How might.... How might this have been if I had put a couple more sentences in each paragraph.
What if..... What if I put another paragraph in my writing propt to make it better.

Friday, January 11, 2013
      “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”― Groucho Marx

This is my first blog post and it is going to be on my favorite books and authors. Some of my favorite book series are Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, The 39 Clues, and of course Harry Potter. Harry Potter is one of my favorite book series because you get sucked in to the book and you just can't put it down. I like both the first and second series of Percy Jackson books because you get very involved in the book and you can really imagine the characters in your mind. The first series is about Percy as he is growing up at Camp Half-Blood as a son of Poseidon (greek god of the sea). Percy has to go through many intense battles with many greek monsters like the minotaur or a fury. In the second series, (second book) Percy has had amnesia and he has found himself at a Roman camp- Camp Jupiter. He must fight to get his memory back, save his friends, and save Camp Jupiter. In the 39 Clues series 1, Amy and Dan must race against their family to get the ultimate serum. In the second series, the serum and its formula has been destroyed and Amy and Dan must fight to prevent the Vespers from finding and taking the formula and destroying the entire CaHill family.  Now, I have saved one of the best for last. The Hunger Games series are books about a girl named Katniss Everdeen, and a boy named Peeta Mellark. They have been chosen to compete in the Hunger Games, an event where you have to be the last one alive.

What is/are your favorite book(s) and why?

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