Thursday, January 31, 2008

First three chapters

Today in class, I read the first three chapters of In the Time of the Butterflies. The first three chapters, each narrated by a different Mirabal sister, went by very quickly. It might seem because each chapter is written by a different sister in different situations, and sometimes not in chronological order, that it would be difficult to follow; this is certainly not the case. The different stories are flawlessly seemed together, creating, so far, a clear picture of all the Mirabal sisters. The movie takes a different approach and follows Minerva primarily as you can see in the trailer.

Most of the time, it's a chore to read books for class. However, In the Time of the Butterflies has been an exception so far. I'm anxious to read on, despite the fact that I already know what happens.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

first post!

Hi! This blog was set up for my english class. Mostly what I'm going to be writing about is what I'm currently reading and my reactions or anything else related. The first book I chose to read is In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Last year, we watched the movie in Spanish class and it was very interesting. I am very excited to read the story of the four Mirabal sisters. Hopefully, the novel will be as good as the movie! The picture I included is one I took in Ireland.