Read a book Week 11-16
Week 11 reading log 1
Week 12 reading log 2
Week 13 reading log 3
Week 14 reading log 4
Week 16 reading log 5
Reading log 1. How far have you read? Page:______
1a. How does the novel start? Choose one of the alternatives. Does it start with…..
- somebody saying something
- a description (of the environment or of a character)
- something happening
- an explanation of the background to the story
- something else____________________________________________
Copy the first sentence of the book.____________________________________________
1b. Do you think it’s a good beginning? Why?
1c. Was it easy or difficult to ”get into” the book?
- How do you like the novel so far? Explain why and motivate your answer.
3. Write a short summary of what has happened so far.
Reading log 2. How far have you read? Page:
Choose one or two characters to describe.
Ask yourself these questions: Who is the character I’m describing? What do I think about his or her personality and why?
Describe what the person means to the novel and how he or she has been acting up until the point you’ve read. How do those actions make you feel? Try to describe them as carefully and detailed as possible and relate them to quotations/give examples from the novel.
Reading log 3. How far have you read? Page:
- Choose a quote from the book that you think is interesting, funny, irritating,… Copy it and explain why you chose it. What happened before this quote and what happened afterwards?
- What do you think about the author’s descriptions of the environment? Are they too long, too few, beautiful, realistic, etc? The environment is not just the landscape. It’s also feelings,… Give examples and use quotes from the book!
- What do you think about the story so far? Why? Give examples and use quotes from the book!
Reading log 4. How far have you read? Page:
Almost all novels have conflicts of some kind. Sometimes they are between two or more people
(external conflicts), and sometimes the conflict is within the characters themselves, (internal
conflicts). Try to find examples of both of these kinds of conflicts. The character might for example be fighting with another character, and that would make an external conflict, or the character might be struggling with him‐ or herself over something he/she has done that he/she knows was wrong.
Describe these conflicts Give examples and use quotes from the book to show what those
conflicts are about.
Reading log 5. End of book.
- What’s the theme of the book (love conquers all, unhappy love, war, evil, the poor boy/girl reaching success,…)? Give examples and use quotes from the book!
- How do you like the ending? Why? Do you think the book should have ended in another way? Why/why not? If you want another ending, what would it be?
3. Try to sum up the book in five sentences.
4. What do you think about the book? Would you recommend it to somebody else? Why? Give examples and use quotes from the book!