Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Have you ever heard about Harry Potter? Probably yes, but if you have only heard about it you should really start reading one of the books of this amazing series. So why do I recommend this book so convincingly to you? Harry Potter is a fantasy novel and this special edition is probably one of the most fascinating books I have ever read.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of the Secrets is my absolute favourite one. It got my attention right from the beginning and I could hardly stop reading. It is about wizardry and about friendship. The story also shows some aspects of racism: the magicians don’t accept the muggles because they think they’re all disloyal and bad-natured. They come to this judgement even though they don’t really know them. Just because the muggles are different that doesn’t mean that they are evil. This is exactly what happens in real life, too.

The Harry Potter novels were all written by the same author, named J.K Rowling, who has become famous all over the world with this series. She had her breakthrough with her first Harry Potter book and her books are bestsellers world-wide.

I also saw the movie, but I liked he book better, because you can let your fantasy work and imagine it the way you want it to be. This author also has an incredibly convincing way of expressing the characters’ feelings and describing the situations they are in.

Repeating myself, I can only advise you to read this book yourself. I am convinced that you will like it just as much as I did.

By Matteo and Moritz


The book is about a 10 year old boy named Augustin Pullman. He is acctually a normal boy but he has a problem. His face is nothing like other faces. This makes Augustin’s life very hard because noone will accept him the way he looks and wont want to know him and how he really is. The book is mainly about that to his 10th birthday his parents decide that they can’t teach him anymore at home and send him to middle-school so he can live a normal life like other kids of his age. Augustin is scared and doesn’t want to go. We liked the book very much and we think that every age could read it and enjoy.

Young Sherlock Holmes 4

I think this book is awesome for people who don’t like reading so much but like these kind of books (like me).

The main character is Sherlock Holmes but his brother Myrcrof, Amus Crow (his teacher) and Marthy his best friend are impotent as well.

By Moritz

How to create your first blog

Watch this short video to find out how to create your first blog entry. You will need the following things:

  • Open your book recommendation text (in word or on moodle)
  • Open your video (eyejot, mybrainshark or present.me) in a separate tab on your browser.
  • In a third tab open www.readingiscool.xyz

Now you are ready to get started. Watch the short video and then do exactly the same. You’ll see — blogging is easy.

I forgot one little tip at the end of the video: If you want to preview your video before submitting it, click on “preview“.

Let’s get started…

Dear 3b, This is your very own blog. Let’s use it to present your favorite books to the rest of the world. We’ll do this by posting a little video for each book. The easiest way to do this is by using eyejot.com. With eyejot you’ll be able to show …

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Internet Safety Tips

Dear students, Be aware of the fact that this blog is different from our Moodle course. This blog is public. Anybody will be able to see it — that’s what we want here. For this reason you’ll have to be very careful: Use your firstname, but do not share any …

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Posts need pictures

Our blog will look best if we start each entry with a picture of the book that we are presenting. Then add a few lines of text and your video. I’ll show you in class how to do this. It’s very simple, you’ll see. I’ll just add a test video …

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Featured content

In this area at the top of our blog we can show a few special pictures that will be linked to specific blogs. We can use this area to showcase some of our favorite blogs. Now at the beginning we’ll use it for my tips and “help” blogs. As soon …

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Now it’s your turn…

Choose one of your favorite books that you have recently read in English. For the first post it might be helpful to work with a partner who has read the same book. plan your presentation, prepare your materials (drawings, objects, props…) record your presentation check if you like it // …

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This is a video post

That’s another test post. In this one we don’t have a static picture, just the embedded video. In this case you’ll only see the video on the front page if you select “Video” from the Format menu on the right.

More examples…

Here’s another eyejot video that will show on the front page . This one is about the book Holes. Just testing here. I must tick off “video” in the format menu in order to see the video here on the front page.