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Isaiah S...

About Me

My earliest memory of reading is of my mom reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to me. The first book that I remember reading on my own was The Red Pyramid. I read this in the first grade and I was really into it. Then I started reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I had taken all four of my next door neighbor’s books and read them in four nights. The next memory I had was of one of my teachers yelling at me to get a book. I just decided to grab the first one I saw on the shelf. It was Cracker. I was really into that book for about a week. Now, I have a hard time focusing on what I’m doing after some family struggles. It’s more of a struggle of finding a book and focusing on it.

My Goals

I want to get a major in both law and theoretical physics. I also want to minor in banking. I feel that this is a good trio of knowledge. After reading the book about Mr. Richard Feynman's book about going to both MIT and Princeton, I would like to go to more colleges than one.

Interests

Egyptian Mythology

War Stories

Rick Riordan

Blog Entry

I read baseball and basketball statistics because, I want to know the MLB, NCAA Basketball and NFL standings. I have an app on my phone that tells me the standings.

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Origins and influences of author

Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, the son of a clerk at the Navy Pay Office. His father, John Dickens, continually living beyond his means, was imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea in 1824. 12-year-old Charles was removed from school and sent to work at a boot-blacking factory,

12-year-old Charles was removed from school and sent to work at a boot-blacking factory earning six shillings a week to help support the family.

earning six shillings a week to help support the family. This dark experience cast a shadow over the clever, sensitive boy that became a defining experience in his life, he would later write that he wondered "how I could have been so easily cast away at such an age."

Author's books, genres, messages/themes

This childhood poverty and feelings of abandonment, although unknown to his readers until after his death, would be a heavy influence on Dickens' later views on social reform and the world he would create through his fiction.

Quotes by your author and explanations

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.”
This quote means to me, when my parents started fighting, no matter how bad it seems to get just try to stay happy and don't give up on them.

Trivia-Interesting facts

The little education Dickens received as a youth ended for good by the time he was 15 when his father failed to come up with tuition. He got a low-level job as a junior clerk at a legal firm. Never sympathetic toward lawyers, the young Dickens passed a good deal of time there entertaining co-workers with his mimicry and dropping cherry pits onto the hats of people walking below his window. Soon, however, he mastered shorthand, the skill that would enable him to write so prodigiously later in life. He began working as a reporter, ultimately covering Parliament, and later landing a staff job on the Morning Chronicle — the day’s leading competitor to the London Times.

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Works Cited

Charles Dickens. N.p., 24 Mar. 2015. Web. 14 Apr. 2015. <http://charlesdickenspage.com/>.