Colton

Mansfield / Richland County Public Library

Bio

I’m Colton H. I’m a 8th grader at Lexington Junior High School.  I love music (if you didn’t know). I play two instruments, alto saxophone and viola. I love reading. (I know what you’re saying, “DUH!”). It’s the most effective way to leave this world (other than video games). My favorite books are: the Fablehaven Series, Eon & Eona, and the Mortal Instrument Series. If you haven’t read them, read them!!

Book Review

Book Cover

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

The book Allegiant by Veronica Roth is a gut-wrenching book that will keep you reading to the very last sentence. Although a good book, it is also a very sad book for any Divergent fan, for reasons that I cannot say as it would spoil the book. But it is overwhelmingly sad in the end. Although a very good book, it still has me questioning if I like it. It does give an explanation for everything. If that is a good or bad thing, you decide. Read Allegiant by Veronica Roth to find out.

Random and Useless Facts

~In an average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
~No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
~There is a city called Rome on every continent.
~A snail can sleep for 3 years.
~A group of geese on the ground is called a gaggle; a group of geese in the air is a skein.
~Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of 1,000 and just 108.7 acres.
~Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
~A rhinoceros’ horn is made of compacted hair.
~The “zip” in zip code means zoning improvement plan.
~According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds in the world.
~American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by taking out an olive from first class salads.
~The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
~Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
~There are 336 dimples on a regulation US golf ball. In the UK there are 330.
~The average life span of a major league baseball is 7 pitches.

Found on http://uselessfacts.net, accessed 11/26/13.

 

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