December 10

Six of Crows

I finished the Six of Crows series and it was amazing. It’s not exactly for the faint of heart but if you can handle a bit of blood and you love thrilling fantasy books this book is for you. If you have interest I suggest you just stop reading this post and go read the book because it is fun to go in blind. But for those who maybe want to know a little about it first let me tell you about it.
Six of Crows is set in Ketterdam: a place with merchants and the main profit are from trades but that’s only a skim of it. Ketterdam is full of gangs, thieves, and thugs and that’s what this story is really about. This story is about 6 people getting offered an impossible job and they accept for the money. You see them go on this journey to break out this prisoner held in the Ice Court. It’s never been broken into and their security is impeccable. The most interesting thing about this story is the fact that they’re not heroes. They’re not doing it to save the world, they’re doing it because they go a lot of money offered and they could benefit from it so that’s why they take the job.
There are six main characters in the story and it’s important to get to know them. There are six main characters. Kaz, Inej, Nina, Wylan, Jesper, and Matthias. Their all crucial to the mission and all are deadly and have multiple layers. Their not all good people, but you can’t help but like them. Kaz is ruthless, deadly, and smart. He runs the gang (The Dregs) that is the most important in this story. Inej is the spy of the Dregs. She’s silent and deadly and collects and keeps Kaz’s secrets. Nina is the Grisha of the group. Grisha is people who have abilities that are fantasy like. Nina has control over the body and she is extremely powerful. Wesper is a rich merchant’s son who ran away. He’s a lot more useful he seems and proves to have layers that make him useful. Jesper is the sharpshooter of the group. He’s social and he’s great with emotions and is able to make terrible times lighter. Matthias is the only one who knows around the ice court and is important to actually pull even any part of it off. He’s not a criminal though like the others. He hates everything the others represent and doesn’t like working with them but he needs to help them. You see the six of them work together and see them grow. They each have complex stories behind them and all are strong characters.
This story gets straight into the action. But alongside it all, you get to know about each of the characters. The way everything goes down is interesting because every surprise is unexpected and you can never guess the way things may end up. This story is different and a bit extreme. The characters are great and the action is exciting and different. This story is fantasy and adventure and so if you like stories like that and find anything interesting from what I said here to check this book out!

Here is a link to the official website

Here’s one to the fandom powered wikia

-Mina

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December 10

A-Z Science Words (SBC)

Hi, I’m Mina and this weeks SBC is all about science. I’m gonna go through the alphabet and name words related to science that start with the same letter I’m on.

A: Altitude (the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level)

B: Big Bang (the rapid expansion of matter from a state of extremely high density and temperature that according to current cosmological theories marked the origin of the universe.)

C: Chromosphere (a reddish gaseous layer immediately above the photosphere of the sun or another star. Together with the corona, it constitutes the star’s outer atmosphere)

D: Darwin (Scientist most known for his theory of evolution)

E: Electron (a stable subatomic particle with a charge of negative electricity, found in all atoms and acting as the primary carrier of electricity in solids)

F: Frequency (the rate at which a vibration occurs that constitutes a wave, either in a material (as in sound waves), or in an electromagnetic field (as in radio waves and light), usually measured per second)

G: Galaxy (a system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction)

H: Heliosphere (the region of space, encompassing the solar system, in which the solar wind has a significant influence)

I: Instrument (a tool or implement, especially one for delicate or scientific work)

J: Jupiter (Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System)

K: Kuiper Belt (a region of the solar system beyond the orbit of Neptune, believed to contain many comets, asteroids, and other small bodies made largely of ice)

L: Light (the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible)

M: Mars (Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun)

N: Nebula ( cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter)

O: Orbit (the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, especially a periodic elliptical revolution)

P: Photon (a particle representing a quantum of light or other electromagnetic radiation. A photon carries energy proportional to the radiation frequency but has zero rest mass)

Q: Quantum (a discrete quantity of energy proportional in magnitude to the frequency of the radiation it represents)

R: Radiation (the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, especially high-energy particles that cause ionization)

S: Satellite (an artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication)

T: Telescope (an optical instrument designed to make distant objects appear nearer)

U: Universe (all existing matter and space considered as a whole; the cosmos)

V: Vacuum (a space entirely devoid of matter)

W: Wavelength (the distance between successive crests of a wave, especially points in a sound wave or electromagnetic wave)

X: X-Ray (an electromagnetic wave of high energy and very short wavelength, which is able to pass through many materials opaque to light)

Y: Y-Axis (the secondary or vertical axis of a system of coordinates, points along which have a value of zero for all other coordinates)

Z: Zonal Wind (The component of a wind along a particular parallel of latitude)

Alright that’s a wrap. I hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading!

This is a link to the the website I used and for the definitions I used Google’s Dictionary.

-Mina

 

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April 27

SBC Week 8 Game Time

So this week it was all about the commenting game. So I went to the Flipboard Magazine and checked out a few blogs to comment on.

The first blog I commented on was Claire’s. She made three avatars about Percy Jackson, Ginny Weasley(from Harry Potter), and Emika Chen and talked about them. I decided to comment on it because I love the Percy Jackson series and in the Harry Potter series Ginny is my favorite.

This is the post I commented on her blog.

Hey Claire,
You did such a good job. I love the Percy Jackson series and I can’t wait for the Buring Maze as well. Although Percy will always be my favorite, Apollo had some series character development and the stories are so cool because it’s in the Greek world that I’m so used to. Ginny is also my favorite in the Harry Potter series she’s is such an amazing character in the books. If you have the chance come check out my blog http://hmsmina.edublogs.org/
From,
Mina

If you want to check her out here is a link to her blog.

The second post I commented on was on the same blog as the last one. But she her post was on the Flipboard Magazine and it caught my attention because she was talking about books by my favorite author and two series that I love. So who can blame me?

This is the post I commented

Hey Claire,
I honestly can’t wait for The Burning Maze and 9 from the Nine World. I knew there was a reason why Hazel reopened the Labyrinth in the Blood of Olympus and I can’t wait to see more Grover. I missed him so much in the Heroes of Olympus series. I’m a bit behind in the Magnus Chase area but I can’t wait. I’m a huge Rick Riordan fan and well May 1 is coming up in less than a week! I do hope though that Percy makes an appearance in one or maybe both of the series because well it’s Percy. Please come and check out my blog http://hmsmina.edublogs.org/ I talk a lot about Percy Jackson and my other fandoms.
From,
Mina

If you want to check her blog out click here

The last comment I made was on Figgy’s Blog. She was talking about how pizza was disgusting and commented on it because I found it hilarious and it was so fun to read.

This is the comment I posted

Hey Figgy,
I agree I don’t think ketchup on pizza is that good or when they stuff things into the pizza I don’t like it either. But I do like simple pizza’s and when they’re made with tomato sauce. It tastes amazing that way. You just find a good place to eat pizza or make it yourself! Give pizza another chance and if you hate it well there is always pasta.
From,
Mina

If you want to check her out here is a link to her blog.

So those were the posts I commented on and I think you should check them out. Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

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April 20

Commenting and Visiting

So for this weeks SBC I did the commenting activity where you visit 10 blogs and comment on the one’s you like most. I ended up on commenting on two of the blogs

http://hmsmari.edublogs.org

on this post http://hmsmari.edublogs.org/2018/01/22/weekly-themed-post-7-2/

I chose to comment on this post because she was talking about her favorite song by Exo. It caught by attention because my mom is very into that band and she talks about them all the time. What she wrote was intresting so I commented on it.

The second blog i commented on was http://hmsangela.edublogs.org

I commented on the post http://hmsangela.edublogs.org/2018/04/17/ioafhioahfiowpfhpohfpahfpweohpwa/

I commented on it because she was talking about the third HTTYD movie. I’m a huge fangirl of the two movies and shows and so I decided to comment on it.

So those were the two posts I commented on and I’m glad I got to check out them. If you had the chance check them out.

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April 16

Post of Quotes

So for this SBC it was all about quotes so here are some.

 

Doubt kills more dreams the failure ever will.

-Suzy Kassem

 

Stay a mystery it’s better. – Unkown

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Real queens fix each others crowns. -Unkown

 

Every moment is a fresh beginning. -T.S Elliot

 

Learn from Yesterday, live for today, hope for tommorow.

-Albert Einstien

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April 13

Let’s Play Favorites

So this week’s SBC is Free Choice so I chose to say what my favorites are. So here they are.

TV SHOW

En tv…Creative Commons License Patrick Strandberg via Compfight

My favorite TV show is Avatar the Last Airbender. This show is a childhood favorite and I still watch it now. Avatar has such cool world and I love everything about it. I love the characters and the script in the show is amazing. It’s funny but it can be moving. I like how they portray the elements.  The character development in this show is unreal and I think a lot of people should check it out.

Book

DSC05740-02 Suzy Hazelwood via Compfight

If you read some of my posts you would know I love the Percy Jackson Series. No questions asked. It was the first book I ever got into. Percy is sassy and laid back but a butt-kicking hero. The story is always full of plot twists and while reading one of them you probably can’t get a lot of sleep because you just can’t put it down. This series completely consume you into the world of Gods and monsters but it still has a modern twist. If you like to read fantasy I think you would really enjoy this book.

Comic Book

Batman sign Kyller via Compfight

So I was gonna do a movie but I just couldn’t decide which is my favorite so I decided to go with comic book hero. My favorite is Batman. I love the rebirth issues of his and his enemies are my personal favorites. I also love the pairing of him and Catwomen in rebirth as well. Although my favorite has to Hush. That comic book is my favorite and the whole story was so intriguing. You had to constantly guess what was gonna happen and it loved it. If you like comic books I suggest you go read Hush.

So those were my favorites and I think some people would enjoy checking them out. Thanks for reading!

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April 5

SBC Week Four Activity One

Woman’s Rights

Woman have been fighting for their rights for a long time now. These days you see posts all over the internet and the news talking about the marches they have. So I decided to research a little more about it and here are some links to the websites that I visited.

History Net on Woman’s rights

CNN’s article on Woman’s Rights

Global Fund for Woman’s Rights

Women's March on Washington - Vancouver, Canada Sally T. Buck via Compfight

I learned a lot while reading checking out these articles and if you have a free time I think you should because it’s important and impacts everyone woman or not.