Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Hot Zone - Day One

Welcome!  As you begin your literature circle study of The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, what are your thoughts and expectations regarding this book?  Leave a COMMENT below during class today and then respond to a lit circle member in another class tonight/tomorrow before school.  Other homework: read Part 1, Something in the Forest, Jumper, and Diagnosis by Thursday.

Remember to use only first names in your response.  Never leave an email address or contact information online.  Comments are moderated, which means that you will not see your post immediately.  I will approve and accept postings between classes.

In your responses address the member by name. Ex: Hey Tanya, I agree with/that ....

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope this will be a great book, I'm ready to start reading!

Anonymous said...

This book is making me very apprehensive. By this, I mean that I will almost definitely be horrified, and the suspense makes it somehow likeable. I look forward to it with dread.

Anonymous said...

Pretty excited for this book, but I'm anxious about exactly how graphic this book will get :P
--Jackson

Anonymous said...

I really want to know what happens to people when they catch the virus.
--Maddy

Anonymous said...

I am concerned that The Hot Zone will have a lot of gory and graphic details. My teacher has informed me that it will have both types of details. I can't wait to start the book. It will give me a lot of scares.
--Kade

Anonymous said...

Pretty excited for The Hot Zone! It's going to be interesting I bet
--Jackson

Anonymous said...

I can't tell if I am excited to read the book or if I can't wait to get past all of the gory stuff. I want to know more about the virus and what actually happens even if it is disgusting.
-Claire

Anonymous said...

I think that The Hot Zone will be an exiting book. I want to know how many people died and how they contained it.
--Logan

Anonymous said...

I'm kind of nervous about the gory details, but I think this will be a great book!
-Marie

Anonymous said...

Marie, I agree with you about being nervous and also about how it will probably be a great book.
-Claire

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to this book, but at the same time I'm anxious to see how gory it will get. I am curious to see how they contained the disease like Logan.

--Katherine

Anonymous said...

Claire, I agree with you about wanting to know more about the virus. It seems so interesting to know about since it actually happened.

Anonymous said...

I want to start reading and i hope this book will be good. I want to see what happens to people when they get the virus.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jackson, i agree with you im really excited about that.
-- Mason

Anonymous said...

I really like the book, but it is so strange as to how all these gory things happened to people. And do any of y'all know what 'black matter' is?
-- Dawson

Anonymous said...

Yeah I can't wait for it to past the setting and get to what they are going to do about the virus
--John

Anonymous said...

Good point Dawson, and I think the black matter is the virus in his blood and vomit.
--Logan

Anonymous said...

same, Jackson.
-Maddy

Anonymous said...

Well, now you know Maddy.
--Jackson