In Over My Head

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

In Over My Head
Written by: Brian Deets
                          Start of Travels: June 08, 2010
                           End of Travels: July 29, 2010
Not Ready, But Here I Come
Washington, Illinois, United States
June 10, 2009
Hello, fellow travelers! My name is Brian Deets, and I am sure that I am not ready for this summer's literary adventures.
A little summary of myself: This is my sixth semester here at ICC and I only have one more semester before I transfer to ISU in January.
I was raised in West Peoria, Illinois, but have lived in Florida, Chicago, and Normal before settling down in Washington, Illinois. All of my family lives in this area and I have a 12 year old son that I spend a great deal of time with, especially in the summer. My son and I both love to travel and that is one of the reasons that I have chosen education as my major.
I am a huge hockey enthusiast and love winter activities. I actually love all the seasons, especially summer when my son and I make annual trips to Chicago, Indiana, and Michigan. I also enjoy music, opera, and dining out, which by my weight should be apparent.
This summer, I have some virtual travel plans. My first trip will be to Dreamland Amusement Park on the Ohio River in the book Wild Ride (Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer).
My travel plans also include a transcontinental flight from Los Angeles to Boston in which my flight gets diverted to Bangor, Maine, only to find out no one is anywhere to be found. This is The Langoliers (Stephen King) which puts a strange twist on flying by plane.
I will also be travelling to Germany and Holland during World War II in the story of Four Perfect Pebbles (Lila Perl and Marion Blumenthal Lazan) as life takes its toll on a family imprisoned in a concentration camp.
I will continue my journey through a period after World War II. I will feel what life was like in a large American city without any literature and a lot of government control in the story of Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury).
Final destination is The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) in which the United States has fallen apart and students are chosen to participate in televised games that are part entertainment and part intimidation.
Happy Trails!   
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stephscott on

You're going to be doing a lot of time travel this summer, Brian. I can't wait to talk to you about the different portrayals of the future you're going to find in Fahrenheit 451 and Hunger Games.


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