Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I hope you all had a good holiday season (I did, at least) and that you all will feel happy when the year comes to a close and 2006 begins its reign on the calendar. Bye for now!
'She's Only 8, And She's Written A Book!'November 15, 2005 By John Sharify
Video : KOMO 4 NEWS Adora Svitak has written 300 short stories, and now she's just released a new book on how to spread the joy of writing. Watch VideoVideo requires the use of the free QuickTime Player. Tools Email This StoryPrinter-friendly Version REDMOND - Her feet didn't even touch the floor, and yet then-7-year-old Adora Svitak was spitting out one short story after another when we met her last February. "You just can't stop writing?" I asked her. "Probably not", she responded. Her resume included 300 short stories. After we did that story on KOMO 4 News, ABC's Good Morning America interviewed Adora. Peter Jennings was on the set that morning. The late ABC anchorman was just as curious about Adora and her talents, as we were. Mr. Jennings never got to know this about her: "I just turned 8, and I just wrote my book 'Flying Fingers," Adora told 3rd graders at Redmond's Horace Mann Elementary. One student observed: "I think it's pretty amazing that she's only 8 and she's written a book!" Adora wrote the book to spread the joy of writing. It's a 'how to' book. The Redmond girl believes anyone can write, you just need a little inspiration. I asked her: "What's the key to being creative?" Adora responded: "Just letting your ideas flow, not holding them back". Adora wants to share her gift with others. That's why she's visiting the 3rd grade class at Horace Mann Elementary. "Gift? Maybe," says Adora's mother Joyce. "But I think all children have the gift. It's how to discover and develop them." Adora will be autographing her book 'Flying Fingers' at Third Place Books in Forest Park. It's this Sunday (Nov. 20) at 3:30. If you want more information about the book and Adora's work go to www.adorasvitak.com. For More Information: July 12, 2005 -- Earlier Story From KOMOtv.comFeb. 4, 2005 -- Earlier Story From KOMOtv.com
I just finished watching a great movie yesterday--it's called Citizen Kane, and it's one of the best movies of the century. Even though I said we could have a book club, I will not stop anybody from recommending movies, games, or any other fun activities. One of my favorite games is Cranium, and it's really entertaining and educational, plus the entire family can play it. Another is Scrabble and I really like Chess and Checkers.
Oh by the way --- I'll be at Third Place Books in Forest Lake Park on Nov. 20 at 3:30 You can listen to my sister Adrianna's violin if you have enough of my fiery words. I'll be doing live writing and I'll make my voice boom in the microphone. At least I hope so.
I think it would be really cool to have a book club---we could all recommend books, read them, and then write book reviews and post them on the blog. I would definitely recommend The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, all the Harry Potter books (I'm sure everyone has read those), the Redwall series by Brian Jacque, Napoleon by Albert Marren (he wrote a lot of other biographies, but my favorite is Napoleon), the books by Tamora Pierce, books by Jane Yolen, Cricket, Cobblestone, and Cicada magazines. Those are magazines, but they're very good and it would be cool to read them. I also like to read books stuffed with legends and myths, so you might want to read Mythology, a book I bought from Costco. If you want to recommend any books you can just go to my blog and put it on comments.
I will be on Northwest Cable News and Komo4 News next week, and I'll appear on Kiro7 Eyewitness News in about a week in a half. If you wish to know the exact time please email me.