The Lost Hero Activity

Greetings Mayor Buddy’s Book Club Book Buddies,

We hope you are enjoying The Lost Hero as much as we are! Throughout this book, you will encounter many interesting characters – both mortal and immortal – who have various roles in the story.

Your task is to pick a main character from the book and fill in the blanks in the poem format below.

You can do this activity individually, but we recommend that you do this with your book buddies!

“I AM POEM”

FIRST STANZA:

I am (name the character)

I wonder (something the character is actually curious about)

I hear (an imaginary sound the character might hear)

I see (an imaginary sight the character might see)

I want (something the character truly desires)

SECOND STANZA:

I pretend (something the character actually pretends to do)

I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)

I touch (an imaginary touch)

I worry (something that really bothers the character)

I cry (something that makes the character very sad)

I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

THIRD STANZA:

I understand (something the character knows is true)

I say (something that the character believes in)

I dream (something the character might actually dream about)

I try (something the character really makes an effort to do)

I hope (something the character actually hopes for)

I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

Share with us! Comment below with your poem to share with the whole Mayor Buddy’s Book Club book buddy community.

 

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The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero

Mayor Buddy’s Book Club’s next selection is…

 

lost hero

We have 6 whole weeks to read this book before the End of Book party on May 20th! In order to reach this goal you will need to read at least 13 pages per day (including weekends).

Happy reading!

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Lila and Ecco’s End of Book Party – April 1st

Mayor Buddy’s Book Club members,

At the next End of Book Party on April 1st, we want you to dress up in your favorite comic book character costume! We’ll have a competition at the end of the party and the winner will get an awesome prize! So come dressed to impress in your best outfits! We look forward to seeing you all there!

lila and ecco

The trivia will be based on the story of Lila and Ecco!

When: April 1st from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Where: Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd.)

There will be plenty of snacks, fun games and great prizes!

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Salt Water Taffy or Lila and Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club

Our next Mayor Buddy’s Book Club selection is your choice between these two graphic novels. We only have three weeks before Spring Break so make sure you have read one of these books by our next End of Book Party on April 1st!

Happy Reading!

lila and ecco

salt water taffy

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End of Book Party this Wednesday

Mayor Buddy’s Book Club members,

This Wednesday is The Name of this Book is Secret End of Book Party at the Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd.). We hope you can join us and can’t wait to see you there!

name of this book is secret

When: February 25th from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Where: Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd.)

There will be plenty of snacks, fun games and great prizes!

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Do you have Synesthesia?

Several characters in The Name of this Book is Secret have a neurological trait known as synesthesia. People who have this “confusion of the senses” often link images or words with certain tastes or colors. However, synesthetes can have any combination of linking their senses together.

Below is a quick test that you can take to determine if you have synesthesia. Feel free to comment below with your results!

Synesthesia Experiment

  1. Read a list of random numbers between 0 and 9 at a rate of about one every 3 seconds. For example: 7, 9, 4, 0, 3, 8, 2, 5, 1, 6.
  2. After each number is read, ask people to write down the number and what COLOR that they associate with each number.
  3. Collect the answers. These will be called “Answers #1″.
  4. Two to three weeks later, repeat the experiment, but change the order of the numbers. For example: 3, 6, 5, 9, 4, 1, 7, 0, 5, 2, 8.
  5. Collect the answers. These will be called “Answers #2″.
  6. Compare Answers #1 with Answers #2. A person with synesthesia will have all or most of the same number-color pairs on both Answers #1 and Answers #2.This experiment can also be done using letters instead of numbers.

*Source: https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/syne.html

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First book of 2015!

Happy New Year, Mayor Buddy’s Book Club members!

We’re starting the regular book club schedules at our in person locations across Orlando next week. Book club members are welcome to join us for discussion every Thursday at the Orlando Public Library from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The first book of 2015 is The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch.

name of this book is secret

We hope you enjoy this New York Times bestseller and nominee of The Edgar Awards Mystery Writers of America along with its many other awards.

To best prepare yourself for the upcoming End of Book Party on Feb. 25th, we suggest the following reading schedule.

Week 1: Chapters 1-5

Week 2: Chapters 6-10

Week 3: Chapters 11-15

Week 4: Chapters 16-20

Week 5: Chapters 21-26

Week 6: Chapters 27-32

Wednesday, February 25th: End of Book Party

 

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Get Rewarded for Reading

Happy Holidays from everybody at ORLANDO CARES: Mayor Buddy’s Book Club!

2014 has been a great year reading with you and having fun celebrating at the many End of Book Parties! Before we start our next book, The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch, Mayor Buddy’s Book Club is challenging you to read a book during Winter Break.

Participating in the Winter Challenge is easy. All you have to do is follow these rules:

  • Read a book of your choice during Winter Break
  • Comment on the “Winter Challenge” tab and tell us what you thought of the book by the deadline, Friday January 9th
  • Check your email for more details on how to receive your prize

* If you encounter any issues when you’re trying to comment on the page, please feel free to email us your review at orlandocares@cityoforlando.net.

Can’t wait to hear about the exciting books you chose! Happy Reading!

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Fiction Readers Make Better Friends

stack-of-booksIf you need another excuse to read more, check out this article by Gabe Bergado about how fiction readers literally have different brain activity versus those who don’t read fiction.

http://mic.com/articles/104702/science-shows-something-surprising-about-people-who-love-reading-fiction

When you’re reading your favorite books or one of the Mayor Buddy’s Book Club selections, keep in mind how exploring character’s lives helps us understand the world around us and the people we interact with on a daily basis.

Happy Reading!

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The Maze Runner End of Book Party

You’re Invited to Mayor Buddy’s Book Club End of Book Party!

Wednesday, December 3rd

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd.)

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

It’s that time again to celebrate finishing another great book! There will be crafts, cupcakes and prizes for our trivia winners!

Public Parking is available at the following location including street parking:

  • Library Garage – 112 E. Central Blvd.
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