Sunday, October 12, 2014

Reading Log #2

  • Due: Thursday, November 20.
  • Minimum amount of time spent reading: 6 hours.
  • Do not include time spent reading The Golden Compass.
  • Reading for this assignment may consist of novels, shorts stories, plays, or poetry. Graphic novels, magazine articles, and on-line articles do not count toward this total.
  • Record all books read in log.
  • Estimate the number of hours you spend reading each book. This number is just an estimate and does not need to be exact. Add up all the hours spent reading and include the total on the appropriate line.
  • Optional: If you would like to log each reading session, you may do this on the separate log provided. However, this is not required, and you do not need to turn in the optional time log.
  • If you do not finish a book please include “DNF” in the chart in lieu of a star rating.
  • If a book is a re-read, please put an "R" in parentheses after the book title.
  • At least one of the books you read this period must be in the Fantasy genre. Also, it is required of you that you finish this book (even if this requires spending more than 6 hours reading the book).
  • The required Fantasy book may not be a re-read, and it may not be a part of a series in which you have read other books in that series.
  • Please provide a typed response including the following components. Please type using size 14 Calibri font with 1.5-line spacing.
  1. Hero: Who is the hero of your book? What characteristics does the hero have which are typical of the fantasy genre? Describe these characteristics. Does the hero have any characteristics which are atypical of a hero? Explain.
  2. Quest: What is the quest the hero must embark upon? Describe the goal of the quest.
  3. Good vs. Evil: How are the forces of good and the forces of evil represented in the book? Are these forces typical of the fantasy genre? Explain.
  4. Magic: How is magic represented in the book? Who is able to harness magic? How does magic play a part in the story?
  5. Extraordinary Creatures: Describe the most interesting extraordinary creatures in the book. Are these creatures unique to this book, or are they found in other works of Fantasy? Explain.
  6. Fantastic Land: What is the name of land in which the book takes place? How is it similar to our world? How is it different than our world? Explain. Is there a portal between worlds? If so, describe the portal.

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