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Akash K

About Me

A little about me is that I don’t really have a process for reading. Another thing that is cool about me is that I like to read for fun or if I’m asked to by a teacher/parent.

My Goals

My goal(s) for reading are to read at least 50 minutes each week, continuously for a whole year.

My Favorites

Minecraft books, Anthony Horowitz, Alex Rider Series, Adventure, and etc.

Blog Entry

I’m currently reading super, the second book of the powerless series. The last thing that I read was probably either powerless or a Minecraft book.

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Origins And Influences Of Author

  • Anthony Horowitz was born on 5th April 1955 in Middlesex, England.
  • As a child he used to tell stories to his friends at boarding school. He loved Dracula by Bram Stoker and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley , and he knew he wanted to be a writer from the age of 8.
  • He has two sons, Nicholas and Cassian.
  • His first book was published in 1979. It was called The Sinister Secret of Frederick K Bower.
  • In 2000 the first of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider books was published. This was called Stormbreaker. There are nine Alex Rider books in total and Stormbreaker has been made into film.
  • Horowitz has written many scripts for television. In the 1980s, he wrote for the Robin of Sherwood series. In the 1990s he adapted several of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot stories. He also wrote the World War 2 TV drama, Foyle’s War.
  • His novel for adults, Mindgame, was released in 2001 and was adapted for the stage in 2008.
  • His three tips for writing fiction are: (1) Read more. (2) Write more. (3) Believe in yourself.
  • One of his favourite books is Great Exectations by Charles Dickens.
  • He listens to a lot of classical music, such as: Chopin, Benjamin Britten and Mozart.
  • Author's Books, Genres, Messages/Themes

    The Alex Rider series is great for teens that don't like to read.

    Alex Rider is a fourteen year old orphan.

    Quotes by your author and explanation

    His three tips for writing fiction are: (1) Read more. (2) Write more. (3) Believe in yourself. Anthony recently joined the board of the Old Vic. He regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines on subjects ranging from politics to education. He has been a patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices and the anti-bullying charity, Kidscape, since 2008. This is something I'm asked quite often and my advice is fairly simple. 1) The more you read, the better you'll write. 2) The more you write, the better you'll write. 3) Believe in yourself. It's not easy getting started and there'll always be someone to tell you you're not going to succeed. They're wrong. The only difference between a successful writer and an unsuccessful writer is that the unsuccessful writer gives up. 4) Have fun. You need something to write about so make sure you have plenty of experience. Travel. Meet people. Do irresponsible things. If you sit in a dark room staring at a piece of paper, you'll only be able to write about someone who sits in a dark room staring at a piece of paper.

    Trivia-Interesting facts

  • he wrote his first book when he was only 23 years old.
  • he was born on April, 5, 1955. he was born in London, England, UK
  • He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2014 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Literature. He is an author and screenwriter. ____________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Website for the facts below: http://primaryfacts.com/669/10-anthony-horowitz-facts/
  • 1)Anthony began writing because he wanted to be like Tintin. [ From the comic book The Adventures of Tintin ]
    2)He has traveled to all the places in the Tintin books (except the moon).
    3)Some settings in his books are based on where Anthony lived as a child.
    4)He takes research for his books very seriously.
    5)He got married in Hong Kong.
    6)He spent a year working as a cowboy in Australia for fun
    7)His passion is scuba-diving. He has dived all over the world.
    8)He is a major film fan and goes to the cinema three or four times a week.
    9)He is also a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock's mysteries.
    10) His favorite band is Coldplay and he prefers classical music.
  • Works cited-Noodle Tools bib. and URL's for Pics.