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The Great Love Affair?

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A statistical anomaly is present in my reading life. If I were to plot my progress on a graph, there would be a huge drop in the last 6 weeks of school. It has taken me over a month to finish my in-class book, as I have had no opportunities to read outside of school. My free time has considerably diminished since the beginning of the school year. With AP tests and my audition in orchestra added to the original homework, study, review, dinner and sleep schedule, it has been hard to take a break. This, however, is no excuse for my lack of performance in reading, I have come to the conclusion to take action and start reading in abundance after my audition and AP test. I will also be able to read continuously during the Summer. During the period of a seemingly endless struggle, I have taken the time to read a challenging AP book known as The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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The Great Gatsby is a narrative story of Jay Gatsby but is told by Nick Carraway. Nick moves t…

The Immortal Life of Lawrence Choi

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These days, my readings seem to be flowing smoother than normal. I am attempting to continuously read about 30 minutes outside of the 15-20 minutes in class whenever I can. My goal is to make reading a strong habit that will benefit me in the long run. The books I have recently started are becoming more and more arduous which is a challenge I have brought upon myself. Since the beginning of the semester, I have not read any nonfiction books, so, I took the time to start The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks takes place in the 1900s to 2000s explaining the life of a colored woman's contributions after death. Without her knowledge, doctors removed her cancer cells and they became a revolutionary item for research. Her cells still live on and are decades older than the age of when Henrietta Lacks died.
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When Rebecca Skloot came to the Lacks' family, they had no clue or any knowledge of…

Exploration of Reading and Me

I go by Lawrence Choi, and my current occupation is being a student at Hebron High School. My early stages of life were filled with the sweltering heat of Texas' weather, then the blazing winds of Nevada. My next encounter was with Washington state's leafy environment, Georgia's row of churches, and later came back to my birthplace of Texas. As you can tell I have moved a total of four times in the span of 12 years. Each new state meant new opportunities, new schools, and new people. However, now my family and I have permanently settled in Texas ever since my second year in middle school (7th grade). My free time consists of immersing myself in the world-wide-web known as the internet, entering hibernation, and saving the world from a swarming abundance of food. Reading has also been a personal hobby of mine that continues to flourish inside of me. Ever since I was a young lad, I remembered reading books like, "Junie B. Jones" by Barbara Park, "The Magic Tre…