Just to prefaces this, yes, I am an adult. Yes, I do have a job. I am actually married (for #? years now!) Yes, I am mature…sometimes.
But, I also love to have a good time. Just got this piece of “evidence” for that in from Shanella, with whom this past Halloween got a little YA crazy…and that was after our Lit-themed Halloween party. (Click here for the down-low on my “costume.”)
Had to giggle at this. Too funny not to share.
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influential book of the month: December ’11 – January ’12
The Iliad by Homer
Written around the 8th Century BC, this epic Greek poem about the Trojan war has influenced countless classic authors with its tragic and quintessential tale of hubris, love, and war. With hunks like Achilles and Odysseus, hotties like Helen, and powers that be like Ares, Apollo, and Aphrodite, it's no wonder this book is also prime inspriation for today's YA otherworldly writers.
Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney
Nobody's Princess by Esther M. Friesner
Nobody's Prize by Esther M. Friesner
Troy by Adele Geras
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
The Memoirs of Helen of Troy by Amanda Elyot
Achilles: A Novel by Elizabeth Cook
peter and the starcatchers
a web of air*
the last werewolf
there's no such thing as dragons*
the light fantastic*
pride and prejudice and zombies
the book thief
down the mysterly river
the princess and the goblin*
the iron king/daughter/queen*
the name of the star*
the picture of dorian gray
the name of the star*
the 11th plague*
the last little blue envelope*
rip tide (dark life)
city of ember
*s denote books I own, but just haven't gotten to (yet!)
To Be Read!
Here are some titles that I highly recommend, but haven't had a chance to review (quite) yet.
The Uglies Trilogy - Westerfeld
Extras (bk 4) - Westerfeld
Leviathan, Behemoth, and Goliath - Westerfeld
We Hear the Dead - Salerni
Here Lies Arthur - Reeve
Earthsea Cycle (1-6) - LeGuin
Forbidden Sea - Nielson
Blackbringer and Silksinger - Taylor
Lips Touch: Three Times - Taylor
Well Between the Worlds and Dark Solstice - Llewellyn
Birthmarked - O'Brien
13 Little Blue Envelopes - Johnson
Dark Life - Falls
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