It’s the end of the end of the world

December 18, 2010

So, I think it’s time that I move off of post-apocalyptic books.

In the past few months, I’ve read Darkwood by M. E. Breen, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Cooper, and the Sword of the Spirits trilogy by John Christopher. That’s kind of a run.

I picked up The Neverending Story last night, thinking that that might be the way to go. But, you know, it’s about preventing the end of a world. I think I might try to get a little farther from the previous theme.

This time I mean it … Charles Dickens, here I come!


Quote of the Day – 12/18/2010

December 18, 2010

“I happen to be a very good nerd-to-Asgardian translator” – Tony Stark, Thor #617.

Quote of the Day – 12/15/2010

December 15, 2010

“The wood-nymph instructors left me in the dust. They told me not to worry about it. They’d had centuries of practice running away from lovesick gods. But still, it was a little humiliating to be slower than a tree” – The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (p. 107).

Miramax Books, 2005. ISBN: 978-078683865-3

Quote of the Day – 12/14/2010

December 14, 2010

“Poultry in motion is a beautiful thing” – “Phildelphia Chickens” from Philadelphia Chickens by Sandra Boynton (p. 47).

Workman Publishing, 2002.

ISBN: 978-0-7611-2636-2

Quote of the Day – 12/13/2010

December 13, 2010

“Anyone can make an error, Ensign. But that error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it” – Grand Admiral Thrawn, Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn (p. 185).

Bantam Books, 1991. ISBN: 0-553-29612-4

Quote of the Day – 12/12/2010

December 12, 2010

“Oxygen is power!” – Frankie, Hank Zipzer: Niagara Falls, or Does It? by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver (p. 2).

Grosset & Dunlap, 2006. ISBN: 978-0-448-43162-8

Quote of the Day – 12/9/2010

December 9, 2010

“Truth which lacks pity is a cruel thing, and where there is cruelty there can be no beauty” – the Bishop, The Sword of the Spirits by John Christopher, p. 57.