Thursday, April 26, 2007

Endymion Spring

Endymion Spring
Matthew Skelton

When Blake finds a blank book in the library at Oxford university, he knows it is something special. As he flips through the pages, he finds a riddle that tells of the destruction of the book. Can he and his sister, Duck, figure out the riddle before the evil and mysterious Shadow catches them?

This was one of the most interestiong books I have ever read. I like that a few chapters in the book are Endymion so you can know what happened to him. I made the desctiption soud like it was a little kids book, but the book was amazing!!!!!! Great job Mr. Skelton.

If you found a blank book in a library, what would you do with it?

Would you prefer to have the life of Blake or Endymion? Why?

How would you navigate through the Stacks?

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The Amulet of Samerkand

The Amulet of Samerkand
Bartimaeus Trillogy : Book One
Jonathan Stroud
Young apprentice magician, Nathaniel (or John Mandrake), has a normal life until a harsh and embarassing encounter Simon Lovelace, a ruthless and ambitious magician. In order for revenge, Nathaniel studies books he isn't at the age for and conjures up Bartimaeus, a djinni. Nathaniel commands Bartimaeus to steal an amulet from Lovelace, which he later finds out Simon illegaly has...
Every time I looked at this book, it looked absolutely stupid. (There was a different cover on my copy, and it scared me a little, too.) Once again, I learned the lesson not to judge a book by its cover. I was going to read a very funny book called, A Dog Called Grk next, but I can't wait to get my hands on the next in the trillogy. I like the foot notes in the story when Bartimaeus is thinking, although it is hard to get used to. I also like that the chapters switch off between Bartimaeus and Nathaniel. I would reccomend this book to anyone looking for some suspenceful action.
What kind of Demon would you want to be? Why?
How would you go about revenge on your enemy if you were a magician?
Would you like Bartimaeus as a companion?
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