Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
A long time ago, Coyote Woman gave two Native American spirits, a red dog and a jackalope, the ability to shift into human form on the condition that if within 100 hundred years they can both find soul mates who love them unconditionally they get to keep her gift, but if one of them does not than both will change back into their original form forever. Alice Corn Hair has found hers, but Jim Changing Dog has not found the right one and now time is running out.
Twins Laurel and Bess Dillard are traveling musicians touring the Southwest, playing their music and selling their cds. When they get to
As usual De Lint combines the world we live in and the spirit world with flawless ease. Injecting wit and romance with no loss to the mysteries of Native American mythology. (And if you come across his writing in conjunction with Charles Vess’s artwork count your self lucky indeed!)
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
After the success of writing the Mitford Series, Jan Karon sets out to explore the childhood of her beloved Episcopal priest, Father Timothy Kavanagh.
In this first book of a new series, Father Tim receives a cryptic letter of just two words – “Come home”. After much heart searching he drives from his home in
This book is much darker than the Mitford series and is a good read. However, I found the residents of
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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- increasing the blood and oxygen flow to the brain
- increasing growth factors that help create new nerve cells and promote synaptic plasticity
- increasing chemicals in the brain such as dopamine, glutamate, norepinephrine and serotonin that help cognition ~Wikipedia
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Sunday, January 13, 2008
This inspiring true story shows the courage of a group of young men determined to prove to the world that not all legends are wrong. Filled with action, drama, hardships and shark attacks this is a fantastic tale of men pitted against the sea.
But when his hypothesis is rejected, Heyerdahl sets out to prove his theory by making the journey himself. With a group of five friends, he builds a balsa log raft in
Saturday, January 12, 2008
This is the first of four books, each named for the four major characters of the series. This book is named for Sandrilene fa Toren, a young noble girl, who escaped the smallpox plague and subsequent riot when her nurse magically hid her away. While hidden in the darkness, half crazy with fear, she discovers a strange talent in spinning. Rescued by the Mage Niklaren Goldeye Sandry is taken first to her uncle and then to
Under the careful eye of Lark and Rose Thorn these four, unwanted, unloved misfits must come to terms with who they are and the magic they possess. A tentative friendship grows between the four. But is their new training and friendship enough, when they face the greatest challenge of all?
Don't miss this series, now available on playaway! Request it now from the catalogue!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Guest of honor is Donna Andrews.
Also scheduled to appear are the following:
Jane K. Cleland
Jimmie Ruth Evans/Dean James/Honor Hartman
Toni L.P. Kelner
Radine Trees Nehring
Pari Noskin Taichert
You won't want to miss this!
Monday, January 7, 2008
I like to read books of short stories to find new authors and am often pleasantly surprised to find tales by those whose books I already enjoy. This collection of short stories written by well–known authors and less well-known authors alike is no exception.
Don’t be mislead by the title, though, because while there are many tales of Coyote inspired by the North American tales, (some which take awhile for the reader to recognize him!) the authors also use tricksters from other mythologies. “The Listeners” by Nina Kirki Hoffman is one such tale, focusing on Hermes the Greek trickster god. She gives us the usual Grecian background but the tale itself is something new.
The majority of the short stories only touch on the tradition myths, taking well known aspects of the tricksters and creating whole new characters and tales. I have my favorites, but I won’t spoil them for you here. Go read it and then we’ll talk!
This is the type of book you can dip into and put back and then dip into again or just read from cover to cover.
One word of warning – these tales, just like Ellen Datlow and terri Windlings other collections are more for teens and grown-ups than children. Make sure you read the tale first before starting a bed time story or you might get an awkward question or two!