E8 L60 – Scarlet Pimpernel and Tale of Two Cities

Two books, one boring and one fast-paced, one thrilling and one slow.  Let’s see which is the better of the two, Tale of Two Cities and the Scarlet Pimpernel. The first of the two is the Scarlet Pimpernel.        This book, by Emma Orczy, is fast paced, and is a historical fiction with a mystery-type twist.  …

H8 L50 – Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams

Around the 1800s, two men were fighting over the presidency: Andrew Jackson versus John Quincy Adams.  Both had their ups and downs, and they were completely different in many ways. John Quincy Adams was the first of the two to win the presidency, even though they ran at the same times.  Born in Braintree, MA…

E8 L50 – Out on the Pampas Book Report

       All G. A. Henty books are great, and Out on the Pampas is no exception.  Henty combines a set of historical facts with fictional characters, and packs in a fictional plot with realistic details to make it more real.    Henty is a great writer, and I’ve read a few of his books. …

E8 L45 – 20,000 Leagues Character Analysis

          In the book 20000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, the characters were many and each one was different, but the two main characters Ned Land and Professor Arronax were complete opposites.   They had a few things in common, but really not all that much.  Professor  Arronax was a chill guy with a…

E8 L40 – Complaining

        The question for today’s Interrogative Informative is “Should we complain to get what we want?”  the answer is absolutely not!  It not only looks bad but makes it more unlikely for you to get the next thing and makes you more dependent on everybody else.  So, complaining is most definitely a bad thing, but…

E8 L35 – E8 L35 – Happiness and Satisfaction

           The question posed to me today by my English teacher was this: “Which gives us more happiness and satisfaction?  The pursuit of a desire, or the attainment thereof?”   In other words, he’s asking: Does the process of earning a thing, or actually gaining it, give you more pleasure and satisfaction? …