Hi Everyone! With less than a week to go before my Mid-Winter break, there has been a lot going on. However, I have found some time for my project. I’ve been a writing machine for the past week, writing The Fault in Our Stars and DIVERGENT series book reviews. I just finished writing these book reviews this weekend and hopefully will have them posted on my website (http://jackiekbookreviews.weebly.com/) by the following week. However, I will first be emailing them to my mentor, just to double check my writing and see if they include all the specific criteria needed. I am excited to be releasing the DIVERGENT series book review, because if you look at my previous posts, I did a special review where I reviewed the entire series. Also, because my project requires an eight minute speech to be given at the end of the year, I have been watching different TED talks about people who focused their speeches on books and reading. My favorite was about a woman named Lisa Bu, who grew up not being able to accomplish her dream but found confidence and role models in the different books that she read. Lisa was trying to stress how important reading is and how it can change and influence us as people in so many positive ways. I think that this is really inspiring because it is one of the main points that I want to include in my speech I have to give.
I think writing my speech is going to be the hardest part of this project. I’m really worried that I won’t include the right things to talk about. According to my teacher, my speech should be written by the end of next month. So the pressure is on. Also, the TEDx event being held at my school is official! This June I may have the opportunity of speaking in front of the entire world, as the video will be posted online.
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Above is the Lisa Bu TED talk.