Thursday, September 29, 2011

la.. la.. la.. links! i know... i'm cool.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut

In my book one of the main characters is Missy. Missy is from Connecticut. This URL is to a page all about Connecticut with pictures also so you can see the setting when the book talks about Missy.

http://www.iloveny.com/

This URL is a link to a website all about New York. It shows pictures and talks about what there is to do in New York. Claire and Genevieve the other two main characters both live in different parts of New York in the book, so you can see what their life is kind of like.

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Westchester_County%2c_New_York

This link is to a page that has information all about Westchester County, New York. This is the town that Claire is from. So you can see even more what the setting is when it talks about Claire.

http://www.longislandexchange.com/longisland.html

This link is to a page about Long Island, New York. In the book, this is where Genevieve and the 3 girls birth parents live. All the characters in the book go there at the end, so you can see the pictures on the page and get a better feel of the setting.


http://www.carolinebcooneybooks.com/

This link is to the author of my book, Caroline B. Cooney's website. It talks about her life and all the different kinds of books she's written. Once you read about the author of a book I think it makes it easier to understand the book from their point of view.


http://www.thefreedictionary.com/hoax

This link is to the definition of the word hoax. The whole story of my book is started because of a hoax. If you don't know what that is, you would probably be lost the entire book, so it's a good definition to know (:

http://survivingtriplets.blogspot.com/

This link is to a blog posted by a woman who has her own set of triplets. Since the book is about triplet girls I think having this woman's point of view would help to better understand the book. This woman actually kept hers though instead of the family in the book.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adoption

This link is about adoption. In the book the girls all wondered whether they were adopted. In the end only 2 of them were, understanding the process of adoption would help to understand the book.


http://family-law.freeadvice.com/family-law/adoption_law/independent_adoption.htm

This link talks about private adoptions. The adoption in the book was considered a private one. The legal one was at least, as the other was an illegal adoption.

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Black_swan_theory

This link is about the black swan theory. This theory is talked about multiple times throughout the book. Understanding the theory helped me understand the book a lot better.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_birth

This link is to a page about multiple births. This whole story is based off of a multiple birth. So this link is just a little background information on how 3 identical babies can be born at once.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slbeTHBFrrc

This link is to a YouTube video about triplets. These three adult triplet girls are all pregnant and around the same time. This is just an example on how alike identical siblings can be.

http://monkeywah.typepad.com/paranormalia/2008/06/triplet-telepathy.html

This is a link to a page about triplet telepathy. In the book there were times the girls wondered if they were thinking the same thing, then they realized they were. This article talks about real tests given on triplets that prove that there are phsycological connections between identical triplets.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/17/us-egypt-adoption-idUSTRE58G2M720090917

This link is to an actual article about an illegal adoption. In the book you find out that Missy's adoption was not legal. It wasn't like the one in the article but it shows you how difficult the process of adoption can be.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7295079-three-black-swans

This link is to a short and sweet summary of the book. It's just one of those things you can read to get the feel of the book and see if you will like it or not before you actually read it. You can also buy the book from this website, so if it looks interesting to you...why not? (:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1567542/Identical-twins-reunited-after-35-years.html

This link is to an article about two real life identical twins who were separated at birth. At the beginning of the book, Missy and Claire thought they were twins and they had no idea about Genevieve. This article is a lot different from the book because it has to do with the twins being separated for an experiment that they didn't find about about until they were adults.

http://lornareiko.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/identical-twins-who-were-separated-at-birth-what-are-they-like/

This link is to another page about identical siblings separated at birth. The first set of guys were separated named the same name, married, divorced, and re-married women with the same name, had a dog with the same name, and named their sons the same names. This shows how alike identicals are even if they don't know each other.

http://multiples.about.com/od/funfacts/Fun_Facts_Statistics_and_Trivia_About_Twins_and_Multiples.htm



http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20077622,00.html

This link is about 3 college boys who find out they are triplets. This article is very similar to what happened in the book. When I read this article it seemed like it could almost be a sequel to Three Black Swans. This just comes to show you that the dramatic things that happen in books can actually happen.

http://www.lhj.com/relationships/family/raising-kids/real-adoption-stories-baby-of-their-dreams/

This link is to a page about an adoption that seems to be becoming more common these days. One couple "adopted" the other couples child as it was a frozen embryo. This page just shows how many different forms of adoption there is.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

hey! it's me... hi! (:

video

I apologize for saying "like" so much.... it's a habit... don't laugh at me! haha

Thursday, September 15, 2011

my interesting, inquisitive, & insightful comments to my classmates (;

Comment to Stevie Dailey:
Stevie, you're blog is really interesting. Your pictures post make me better understand the book. Your book also looks like something that i would maybe like to read. How interesting is it to you? Do you think I would like it? I was actually thinking about reading that book next. Can't wait to see the rest of your blog so I can read more about the book! I also like the way your blog is decorated (: looks like mine! Oh! one last thing... you were supposed to actually post your comment on my blog... not just on yours.. haha Mrs. Hayes told me to tell you that (:

Comment to Hannah Gray:
Hannah! I think you did an awesome job relating this song to the book. Since we are both reading the same book I like how I can see your point of view on it. I think we both see it differently in some ways and the same in others. Your pictures explain the book perfectly! I'm looking forward to seeing your blog when it's all done so we can see how alike and different ours are! keep up the good work (; haha OH! and by the way... we're like the coolest people ever because we're reading this book... so uh yeah... bye (:


Comment to Michael Wilkison:
Well Wilky, your blog looks pretty spiffy. Even with your small amount of pictures i can totally get the feel of your book. I also think that you explained the piece of classical music nicely. Can't wait to see your blog when it is finished! Your blog titles make me laugh.. haha I love the sausage link title. Incorporating (that was a big word... (: ) humor with your blog makes it that much better to read. One last thing... your snack pack background is LEGIT. I want you to help me get an apple juice background por favor! thanks (:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

classic..

http://www.classicalconnect.com/music/5072


P Kellach Waddle

De Salones Espanoles: From Spanish Halls -- Caprice for solo Contrabass in G Minor

Yep, that's the name of that classical piece of music right there. It pretty much sums up the tone and mood of my book Three Black Swans. It's random, a little creepy, weird, and somewhat sketchy. It was difficult to find a piece to match the tone of this book, because the way people interpret music is always different. I found this piece though, and it seemed to go perfectly with my book. When I first listened to this i got a weird feeling, just like when i read my book, what a coincidence! The dramaticness of the music really captured the essense of this book.
The randomness is showed in my book because a girl just decides to create a hoax that her cousin is her twin when she was supposed to do a hoax with a group. Then it gets creepy because as a reader you wonder if they really are twins and then it gets confusing. Then the book drags on and on then out of nowhere it starts talking about a completely different girl named Genevieve. Complete randomness then turns really weird because then you find out that she is the two girls triplet. Then when the girls parents start to notice something they start acting all weird like they are hiding something... pretty sketchy stuff. Overall i think this piece of classical music right here and my book were made for each other, like a match made in heaven.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

el blog post dos.


So, there's this girl named Missy.. (^ that's not her though.. )


and she has a cousin named Claire..(^also not her)



they are both 16



& they are total BFFS




Missy is doing a biology project where she has to create a hoax.


 

She wants Claire to pretend to be her long lost twin.


Missy's school news has a segment on the girls


 

the hoax worked and everyone was like ^



then they we're all like ^ (cheering) "yay you found your long lost twin!"


 


Claire wonders if they could actually be twins


the news spread to Claire's school


 
the video was put on YouTube without the girl's knowledge




a black swan is a symbol in the story




 


then there's this girl named Genevieve





 
her parents don't spend much time with her




so she's really close with her grandma

her friend shows her the YouTube video of Missy and Claire




her face looks like ^ after she sees the video






Missy and Claire looked exactly like Genevieve



Genevieve was completely confused




the 3 girls are the three black swans