Graduation Day (The Testing 3)

I finished reading Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau. It is the third and final book of the Testing book series.

Warning: If you can’t handle The Hunger Games, then this book is not for you.

In this book, Cia does become a spy for the rebellion. She is assigned to work with the President. She discovers that the first assignment the President gives her is a test. While on a test set by the University, Cia realizes that someone is living on an airbase. She and Tomas go back to the airbase and find out the rebels were there. She also finds out her brother is one of the rebels. Her testing guide tells her that the rebels are set to attack within a matter of days. They need info to give the President to get The Testing to stop. She and another student go to the airbase to take the info to Cia’s Testing guide. He gives it to the rebel’s leader and is killed. She finds out the rebel factions are designed to kill each other and Dr. Barnes will continue The Testing. She tells this to the President which ends up being a bad thing. The President gives an assignment to kill twelve people who are part of The Testing. She enlists some other students to help her. She goes behind the President and decides to kill only five people on the list. In her task, she finds out that the people that are Redirected aren’t killed. They are experimented on. (I thought this is what really happened ever since she said the animal she killed looked human.) When she goes to kill Dr. Barnes, she learns that the President really wanted The Testing to continue. Cia was tested on if she really could kill Dr. Barnes. She doesn’t, but another student does and tells the President that Cia did it. The President lets Cia visit the place they experimented on the students that failed. She finds two of them unharmed and brings them home. (I was glad they were unharmed. I was afraid one of them was the one she killed.) The President keeps her promise and gets rid of The Testing. But Cia isn’t convinced and she heads out to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Even though there were some sad parts, I really enjoyed this book. Now I’m going to read The Wizard and Glass by Stephen King. It is the fourth book of the Dark Tower series. It is a reread for me.

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Master of the Drunken Fist Beggar So

I watched Master of the Drunken Fist Beggar So yesterday. It is one of the martial arts movies I taped.  It has Zhi Hui Chen,  Jun Cao, and Ying Wang in it.

Warning: there is some violence and there are subtitles.

Before I begin I should say that I had been studying Shaolin Kung Fu via youtube. One of the various forms is the drunken fist. I actually tried it. It’s a pretty cool form because it confuses the opponent.

In this movie, a man named So Chen is a wealthy military scholar. While the other scholars wait for the Emperor to show up, So sneaks in the kitchen to steal some food. He hides under the table and finds another thief. This thief knows the Drunken Fist form and he frames So in a big conspiracy. So’s family gets exiled and killed. So becomes a beggar with a beggar sect.  He learns that thief that framed him is the leader of the sect. Instead of killing him, he joins the cause to bring down the man who ordered his family killed.

I really liked this movie. Next week I’m watching Fearless. It is another martial arts movie.

Independent Study (The Testing 2)

I finished reading Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau. It is the second book of The Testing book series. It is a YA book. There are three books in the book series.

Warning: Like I said previously if you can’t handle The Hunger Games, this book is not you.

In the book The Testing, the students have their memories erased after the Testing. Cia had recorded some of her memories on a device she stole (borrowed) from her brother. After the memory wipe, she discovers the recording.  In this book, Cia doesn’t know if she can trust the recording. She does have dreams about what happened but doesn’t trust them either. The students take more tests to see what field they go into. Cia wants to go into Mechanical Engineering, but she doesn’t get it. She gets Government Studies instead. Tomas get biological studies. Another student gets redirected. Cia finds out that redirected means dead. Her Testing guide tells her that there is a rebellion happening that will put a stop to The Testing. She ends up becoming a spy for the rebellion.

I really really enjoyed this book even though it does have a sad part near the end. Now I reading Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau. It is the third and final book of the book series.

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The Testing

I finished reading The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. It is the first of a three book series.  My hairdresser suggested this book last year. I decided to read it since I’m getting my haircut Tuesday.  This book is a YA book.

Warning: If you couldn’t stand reading or seeing The Hunger Games, this book is not you. But this book does make you think.

This book is like The Hunger Games. In this book, when kids graduate high school, they are selected to do a thing called The Testing. The government makes the students do it. Once a student passes The Testing, they can go to the university. A girl named  Cia is picked to do the Testing. Her colony hasn’t picked a candidate in ten years. There is a reason why which revealed later in the book. Cia learns from her father that The Testing is more than a test. Cia does pass the written and hands-on tests. She and Tomas barely make out alive in the final test.

I really really enjoyed this book. It does make you think about leaders and what could happen in the future. Now I’m reading Independent Study by Joelle Charbooneau. It is the second book of the book series.

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The Bronze

I watched  The Bronze yesterday. It was one of the movies I taped when the movie channels were free previews. It has Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Sebastian Stan, Haley Lu Richardson, Dominique Dawes, Olga Korbut, Dominique Moceanu, and Thomas Middleditch.

Warning: there is lots of cussing and one sex scene.

This movie was supposed to funny, but it’s not funny to me. It was an ok movie. It’s about a gymnast named Hope. She’s bitter because she lost after she had an injury. Her old coach dies and she gets a letter saying to be a coach to another gymnast and she will receive some money. So she does for the money, but she later finds out there is no money, but she coaches anyway.

Next week I’m watching Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So. It is another martial art movie I taped.

The Dark Tower III: THe Waste Lands

I finished reading The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands by Stephen King. There are eight books in the series.

Warning: there is some violence and some disturbing scenes.

Before I begin my summary, I should say that I got lost in the book and keep forgetting that Stephen King wrote it. It’s that good. I really enjoy it.

In this book, Roland, Eddie, and Susannah made their way to the forest. Eddie and Susannah learned some shooting. Roland slowly was losing his mind because he saved Jake. (Jake was supposed to die in his world, but Roland saves him. He couldn’t see him die a third time.) Eddie remembers about craving wood so he begins to do that. He also sees a key and a rose in a fire. He craves a key out of wood. Meanwhile, Jake also loses his mind too. He buys two books that help the team later on. He also sees that rose and kinds the key. He goes to a haunted house and unlocks a door that brings him to Roland’s world. Jake joins them. They make their way to a city filled with old people. The old people tell them about the train and the city named Lud. Lud is a terrible city. It is modernized but filled with crazy people. Jake gets kidnapped but gets rescued by Roland. They made it to the train that has a plan to kill itself and them unless they can tell him riddles.

Now I’m reading The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. It is a three book series. After I read those three books, I’ll continue with The Dark Tower series.

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The Month of March

I have a little bit of a cough. I decided not to take Theraflu last night to see if I could sleep without it.

March is not really busy for me. I will have to celebrate my birthday with my mother which I hope to do soon.

St. Patrick’s Day is the 17th. I will be wearing green.

March 13th a new show is coming on that I have been waiting on. It is called For The People.

I might be getting my hair cut this month.

The picture below is the first coloring I did while I was sick.