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A review… of the Dictionary

It’s me, procrastinating again and avoiding revision! But this time, I’m going to do something a little different. I’m going to review a book that I’ve only read a few words of!
THE DICTIONARY
This totally counts as revising for English.

Summary
Er… It has words and definitions in a big big book.

Cons
“Look it up in the dictionary”
Did this ever frustrate anyone else? In primary school when you didn’t know how to spell a word the teachers were always too lazy to tell you how to spell it so they were always like: “Go look it up in a dictionary.”
HOW THE HELL DO I LOOK IT UP IF I DON’T KNOW HOW TO SPELL IT?
Does anyone else understand my pain…?

Pros
THE PLOT
It was just so awesome and fast paced! It literally consisted of one word sentences that really sped the pace up. It has given me a lot of inspiration for my English Language creative writing paper. 😛

The Imagination
Usually when there is a lack of a plot I get frustrated, but this time I didn’t! I really enjoyed it! I could literally imagine anything I wanted. For example: “zodiac, zombie, zone, zoo”. This could be: “recently there has been a new zodiac constellation; the zombie. The zombie is held in the zone in space called the zoo, because there are so many other inhabitants there”, and at the same time it could also be “The zodiac’s animals tried to eat the zombie but the zombie went to it’s own zone and ate all the other animals in the zoo”.
It’s just so fun. You should try it!

Such a good writing style
The author just has such a wide range of vocabulary and often I couldn’t understand what they meant, but I guess that”s good because then I can broaden my vocabulary.

Favourite Quotes

  • “Gullible: easily taken in for tricked.” and that’s to the people who tried to make me gullible and who said “Gullible is not  in the dictionary; WHEN IT ACTUALLY IS!”
  • “Samoosa: a small spiced meat pasty.”
  • “Zymurgy: the branch of chemistry concerned with fermentation processes in brewing, etc.” (The last word)

Summary
So yeah, of course I read this book. And it is amazing. I don’t know if it is actually fair to rate this since I didn’t actually read this, so you can just imagine a rating. 😛
It was fun procrastinating!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

What do you do while trying to revise for exams? Procrastinate, of course! So, while I have some exams and modules and god knows what in the following weeks, I’m going to type up a review of a good book that I read ages ago, because you (whoever you are) are just so special. 😛
Hmm… Now I need to find a good book to make me happy.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
(Procrastination at its best.)

The Very Hungry CaterpillarSummary
There is a caterpillar. He’s hungry. It’s awesome.

Cons
I AM EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED.
I can’t give away my copy. It will never ever ever happen. Each time my mum does a clean up of what to give to charity, I can’t give it away. I am such a selfish person. I just love this book way too much.

Pros
IT IS MY CHILDHOOD
If you haven’t read it then YOU HAVE NO CHILDHOOD.
The covers of my book are so worn because I’ve read it so many times.
Hmm… here’s a funny story that just happened! When I tried to type worn, I accidentally typed worm instead. It’s like a pun! Get it?!
Another pun: This book is holy.
Like hole?!

The pictures are awesome
I love the caterpillar.

I would say the plot or the writing style or something, but it’s a kids book.

It’s a kids book
Like Percy Jackson or Skulduggery Pleasant. But MORE awesome.

Er… so I noticed that this was just me procrastinating and waiting time, so it’s nothing like a review. Okay. I’m going to get serious now.
HEHE. that is never going to happen (I will try though) <– the sad thing is that I actually laughed.

Symbolism
Sure, like when the caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly. It’s like people growing up and flowering and becoming awesome – like before and after reading The Knife of Never Letting Go:
Before – Your life will never be complete.
After – YOUR LIFE IS COMPLETE!

Favourite Quotes
Um… this could be a little hard considering it’s made out of short sentences and mainly pictures.

  • “In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.”
  • “On Saturday, he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon.”
  • “He was a beautiful butterfly!”

Overall
I may be a little biased, since, you know, I have loved this book since I could read and talk. So YEAH! 5 Shuriken Stars!
I would definitely recommend it; for me it’s up there with Chaos Walking and Unwind and that lot!