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Running out of time

A nice book I read this vacation is " Running out of time", a novel by the award-winning author Margaret Peterson Haddix. The book was a real page-turner and once I began reading I couldn't put it down .

Jessie Keyser is a 13-year-old girl from the village of Clifton, Indiana in the 1840s. During a village-wide bout of diphtheria, Jessie's mother reveals that the actual year is 1996, and that Clifton Village is actually a tourist attraction, a replica of a historical village. She secretly sends Jessie out of the village to retrieve a cure for the disease from a man that disagreed on having Clifton as a tourist attraction, Mr. Neeley. But Jessie has to be careful because there are a few guards that have to make sure that no one from Clifton leaves and finds out that it is really 1996 and not 1840. Miles Clifton was the creator of Clifton.The author and publisher have alleged that the M. Night Shyamalan film The Village is an adaptation of this novel.

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Let's start feeding it!

Hi anyone who might read this! It is late and I can't come up with a good idea for a post now, so let's explore the blog itself. If you teach, study or enjoy the English language, you might want to take a look at the videos you can see in this blog. They are really interesting to apply in an English class or in your self-studies. The ones starting with "Real English" present topics related to day-by-day language and are basically interviews with native English speakers. The others with the camera focused on a guy's face are all about pronunciation. The guy's name is Dave Sconda. His explanations are fascinating and he is hillarious. Have fun!=D