Saturday, April 26, 2014

Teens to Teens Reading Project Post 22

Hi Everyone! I’ve had a really great break and I hope you did as well. Spending time and being with my family has always been very important to me. And just being around them for Easter gave me some great ideas for my 20 Time speech. As a result, I now have my speech written and completed. The only thing that I am lacking is one picture for my slide show, which will be shown during my speech. But I am hoping I will find something that fits the idea for that part of my speech soon enough. My speech is about my life and how my project affected me and the happiness that reading brought back into my life. I am really excited to put all the finishing touches on this speech because I would really like to be chosen to speak at my school's TEDx event in order to share my ideas. I want to show people how doing the things that you love can make a huge difference in our lives. I feel like too many people are unhappy with the way things are for them; and sometimes it could be themselves causing their own unhappiness without them even realizing it. I want to show people that nothing ever has to stay unhappy, that they can still find time for the things that they love doing, because that is true happiness.

In addition to writing my speech, I also finished reading The Mortal Instruments City of Bones.  But because I had relatives visiting right and left this week, I was unable to start the second book in the series. However I can assure you that I will be visiting the library later today to go and pick up the second installment of The Mortal Instruments. I really enjoyed the book because it was a completely new concept for fantasy novels. It included all the monsters: vampires, werewolves, wizards, and new demons as well. The City of Bones was the perfect blend of Harry Potter, Twilight, and Divergent. If you liked any of these series, I am sure you will enjoy The Mortal Instruments as well. It has romance, action adventure, and magical mysteries. Therefore, I hope to have this review written and uploaded to my website within two weeks; and I also will work on writing the book review for The Great Gatsby as well.

On a final note, I put up my flyers, advertising my website, at my local library. I am hoping that this will invite more teenagers to check out my website and hopefully leave helpful comments that will improve my reading selection or website.

Thanks for reading and stayed tuned for more information in the next two weeks!


  1. Hi Jackie!

    I like that you said being around your family gave you ideas for your project. I have found the same thing to be true for me: sometimes when I try to isolate myself in order to get a paper done, I can't come up with very good ideas, but just one conversation with a friend or family member can spark some really fabulous ideas! Too often, people cut out the things they LIKE to do in order to make time for the things they HAVE to do. I love that you found a way to do both and that your speech is going to help encourage people to do the same!

    As far as promoting your website, have you thought about sharing it online too? I mentioned to you earlier that I created a Weebly to supplement one of my own projects last year, and I still shamelessly share it on Facebook and twitter hopefully to get some traffic on my site. In addition to promoting your website, you will also be improving your "digital footprint". In other words, people who Google you or your project might come across your blog or Weebly and learn about what a cool project you're developing!

    Keep it up :)


    1. Hi Becca!

      Thank you again for continually reading my blog and giving me wonderful ideas. I have not shared my website via social media because I do not have a twitter or facebook account. I am hoping to set up a twitter this summer and I will definitely share it there as well.

      Thanks again for supporting me every week!