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And Another Thing December 19, 2008

Filed under: science fiction — sclrobyn @ 9:44 pm
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hitchhikerEoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, has been signed up to write the sixth installment of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. Take a look at Eoin Colfer’s blog to read & watch interviews…

http://eoincolfer.com/news/

How is he going to pull it off? What does Arthur Dent think about all of this?

And the answer is… 42  (For those of you who’ve read the books, you know what I’m talking about…)

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Gods & Goddesses December 18, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — sclrobyn @ 1:45 am
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quiverI just started reading Quiver by Stephanie Spinner, which tells the story of Atalanta, who in Greek myths was an accomplished hunter, swiftest moral alive, and fiercely determined never to marry. When her father commands her to marry, she swears an oath that she will marry the first man to outrun her in a race, but whoever she defeats must be put to death.

Spinner has also written Quicksilver, a teen novel about Hermes, prince of thieves and messenger to the Gods.

 

I’m excited about rediscovering these books, partly because they remind me of some other favourite titles set in the times of ancient Greece:

lightningThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesen
Troy by Adele Geras

Mythology by Hestia Evans
The Twelve Labours of Hercules by Rick Riordan
The McElderry Book of Greek Myths retold by Eric Kimmel

 

Top 5 Classics December 4, 2008

Pride and PrejudiceA couple of months ago, some teens came into the library with a school assignment called “Books that Make You Smarter”. They had to read books from a list of new & old classics – everything from The Iliad and Great Expectations to The Lord of the Rings and The Lord of the Flies.

This really got me thinking about all the books that I’ve read and forgotten about over the years! So, I have  a new project to catch up on some great classics of literature. I’ve been reading like crazy, and watching all the movies I can get my hands on that have been based on the books. This leads me to my top 5 favourite classics – top heavy on “chicklit”…

1.  Pride and Prejudice (or anything else by Jane Austen)
2.  Jane Eyre
3. Wuthering Heights
4. Ivanhoe
5. David Copperfield