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Last night, when my brother was at Boy Scouts, me and my dad went fishing off of this pier near our Downtown area. We had two fishing poles and a type of net that you drop off into the ocean and then when you pull it up you have a chance of catching something.

The first time we used the net, it didn’t have any bait on it. While we were waiting to bring up the net, we used our fishing poles and then realized it would be near impossible to catch anything because we were using the wrong kind of bait, (Eels instead of shrimp!). After we put the poles away, we brought up the net for the first time. Nothing.

My dad had brought little pieces of chicken to tie onto the net so we tried that. We lugged up the net and caught a little soft shell crab, which are everywhere in Florida. We picked it up in the net and dropped it back into the water.

We did it one more time to see if we could catch a fish. Instead, we pulled up the biggest crab I’d ever seen! We got it out of the net and let it scurry around the pier for some time, snapping it’s claws at us when we wagged our fingers in its’ face. Finally when we decided to set it free, we tried to get the crab into the net, but it would not get in it! Scared that the crab might get run over by the cars driving down the pier, my dad picked it up in his index and thumb finger. Just as he was walking to the ledge, it bit him! (By “bit” I mean pinched him with its’ claws, we just call it a bite.) This caused my dad to slam the crab on the ground out of reflex. Afterwards, I think the crab was kind of stunned since he was still alive and moving, but he was much more eager to get in the water again. Now, my dad has a huge chunk of his thumb missing,

A Picture of my dad's thumb after a crab bit him.

The picture is kind of grainy, but the bite is really deep into his thumb.

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Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

I loved Bronx Masquerade! It was one of the BEST poetry books EVER!!!Poetry books are always my favorite genre especially when the poems tell a story. Oooh! I just can’t get over how great this novel was. I’m going to reccomend this to a bunch of my other poetry-loving buddies. Also, it won the 2003 Coretta Scott King Award.

Bronx Masquerade is a book with a bunch of little stories inside. It’s about a classroom full of students who start a poetry slam club called Open Mike Fridays. It starts out small but soon grows to a giant crowd of kids eager to share their poems. Each student in the class eventually goes up and tells their story in verse. Their poems tell about their struggles, fears, and other emotions that they feel. By the end of the year, the kids at Open Mike Fridays realize they’ve turned into one giant family.


Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

This book was nice. I’d certainly reccomend it, but, it wasn’t nearly as good as Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. Next, I’m going to try to get my hands on Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List so I can read it.

Boy Meets Boy is about Paul, a boy who is somewhat confused about his love life. That is, until he meets Noah, the boy of his dreams. Soon, they fall in love and it’s very romantic. Paul’s ex-boyfriend, Kyle is jealous, though and this disrupts Paul’s and Noah’s love life. Meanwhile, his best friend Joni has started to go off the deep end when she goes out with Chuck, a meathead jock who nobody approves of except for Joni. There are lots of other colorful characters in the story, too, that make the book very interesting.


I drew this picture when I was down a few days ago, in the depths of sadness,

My Picture Is Not Here...


I was looking around in the library the other day in the little kids section. Don’t judge! Sometimes I like an easy book to read! I came across the “Scary” section and I thought it would be things like Goosebumps or something. I started looking and I found a very-and I mean VERY- scary book about the Salem Witch Trials. Are kids, like 1st graders¬†allowed to even read this stuff? I know if I had a child, I’d let them read it. maybe. But, aren’t some people like really¬†against this kind of stuff? Especially for kids?

Anyway, I got the book and I plan on reading it sometime this week. Maybe I’ll put a review on my blog. The book is called Witch-Hunt by Marc Aronson if you’ve heard of it or think you might want to read it.



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