Reading with Luke: Exploring new interests

Luke holding a basketball

Basketball is one of my favourite sports. I love going to the park to shoot hoops with my friends! Earlier this year my Dad got tickets for me to see The Harlem Globetrotters at Braehead Arena. It was AWESOME! I got to go on court to play with the Globetrotters before the game. I scored two baskets! I was going for a hat-trick but I missed!

The Globetrotters are a famous team from America. They tour the world and do lots of amazing tricks like throwing the basketball backwards, half the length of the court. I’m still trying to do that!

When the First Minister’s Reading Challenge started again in September I decided to have a sports theme for my P6 reading journey.

When the First Minister’s Reading Challenge started again in September I decided to have a sports theme for my P6 reading journey. I’ve challenged myself to find out more about the Globetrotters so I am now looking for a book about them and I’ve asked the library to help me find one.

I also love playing hockey so my second personal challenge will be to read Learning Field Hockey by Katrin Barth so I can learn new hockey skills for when I am at training and playing in tournaments.

Reading About Greek Myths

As well as sport my other new interest is Greek mythology. I got interested in this in the summer holidays when I read my first Percy Jackson novel by Rick Riordan. Percy Jackson is the most amazing character ever created in a book! He is an American boy who seems quite ordinary at first. He does all the things I like doing, like playing basketball, spending time with friends, going to the beach, eating tacos and hanging out at the skatepark - except Percy has a skateboard and I have a scooter. One day he accidentally vapourises his teacher on a school trip (I have never done that!)

Percy doesn’t live with his Dad and at the start of the first book he doesn’t know that his Dad is actually Poseidon, The Greek God of the Sea. This means that Percy is a demigod with superpowers - he is a really cool character. He gets to stay at Camp Half Blood and travels the world on quests, which I think is amazing. I wish I was a demigod!

I read five Percy Jackson books during the summer holidays.

I read five Percy Jackson books during the summer holidays. I think Rick Riordan is an awesome writer. I love his books!  For my new reading journey I’m challenging myself to read every book he has written. There are a lot! It is going to be a challenge reading all of them before May, but I really want to do this because I find it interesting reading about the Greek and Roman Gods. I like both but prefer the Greek ones because I can pronounce their names. I can’t pronounce all the Roman ones!

The Percy books made me want to find out more about Greeks and Romans so I’m also working my way through the Horrible History books. Yesterday I read that the Romans used to gouge each other’s eyes out. I didn’t know what “gouge’’ meant until I asked my Dad. Those Romans had serious anger issues when someone disagreed with them!

Now I’ve finished writing my blog I’m going to go out on my bike, then clean my rabbits, then read a few chapters of Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades before I go on my PS4.

Happy Reading,

Luke  

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