Reader's Advisory: Terry Pratchett-alike
Boyfriend: There are no more Terry Pratchett books. And I've listened to all of the Discworld books at least four or five times. I need something different.
Me: Read some Jasper Fforde!! Start with The Eyre Affair, work your way through Thursday Next, and then head to The Nursery Crime series (starting with The Big Over Easy) and finish off with Shades of Gray. And, if you're feeling super loving, you can even buy his new books, The Last Dragonslayer & also One of Our Thursdays is Missing for me (they're only available in the UK).....
March Reading Madness Challenge
I have long thought of using tumblr or formspring as a Reader’s Advisory tool, but wasn’t sure how it would work. Obviously… having a ton of followers like thecanary would be useful — kudos to you for figuring out a great way to do RA on social media sites! (If you need another canary to help with the RA-ing… I can wear yellow clothes & learn to chirp! :P ) ...
Book Review: Benjamin Franklinstein Lives!
You’ve heard of Benjamin Franklin. You know, the guy from like, the 1700s, you know, famous for being in the thunderstorm with the kite and the key, discovering electricity? Yeah, him. That guy. He’s been dead for what, like three hundred years? Think again. — Victor Godwin is smarter than most people he knows. Definitely smarter than the weatherman, who’s...
Book Review: The Wheel on the School
It all starts when Lina brings an essay she has written about storks to school. She carefully reads it aloud, wondering to her fellow students about the lack of storks in their seaside Holland town. Discussion spurred by her essay by students and teacher alike causes Teacher to cancel school for the rest of the day – so his students can wonder about the stork problem. Lina gets to wandering and...
Book Review: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Our story begins in 1775. Nat Bowditch, a small boy for his age, loves arithmetic more than anything because the answers always come out the same – unlike many other aspects of his life. His eldest brother has just signed on with a ship leaving for the open ocean and Nat’s father, deciding that his son needs to begin a trade, has pulled Nat out of school. Nat is apprenticed to a ship chandlery...
Book Review: Matched by Ally Condie
The Society always makes the right choices for its citizens. Cassia has never doubted the choices made for her, never saw any reason to question the Society in any way. The night of her matching ceremony, where the Society will tell her who she will spend the rest of her life with, the man she is best suited to love, is no different. And her Match is perfect. Against all the odds, Cassia is...
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Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.– Edwin P. Whipple
When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.– Marie de Sevigne