So, we got this thing called bookclub. It runs every Wednesday and Thursday. Do you think you can get better at the Rubik’s Cube just by thinking about it? Of course not!
How can you get better at reading and writing? By doing more of it! We’ll be reading stories —both fiction and non-fiction— poems, graphic narratives (like comics!), and other things to help us become better readers and writers.
This Wednesday, we’ll be reading a short by Ray Bradbury titled “A Sound of Thunder.” Here’s an excerpt:
The sign on the wall seemed to quaver under a film of sliding warm water. Eckels felt his eyelids blink over his stare, and the sign burned in this momentary darkness:
TIME SAFARI, INC.
SAFARIS TO ANY YEAR IN THE PAST.
YOU NAME THE ANIMAL.
WE TAKE YOU THERE.
YOU SHOOT IT.
Warm phlegm gathered in Eckels’ throat; he swallowed and pushed it down. The muscles around his mouth formed a smile as he put his hand slowly out upon the air, and in that hand waved a check for ten thousand dollars to the man behind the desk.
“Does this safari guarantee I come back alive?”
“We guarantee nothing,” said the official, “except the dinosaurs.”
So what do you think? The link to the short story is here: Ray Bradbury’s “A Sound of Thunder”.