Archives for: "May 2007"

Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

May 29th, 2007
Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure story is one of the most widely read romantic novels of all time. In it the dashing young hero, Edmond Dant├Ęs, is betrayed by his enemies and thrown into a… more »

May 25th, 2007
"... Cory, I want to say one word to you. Remember." "Remember? Remember what?" "Everything," she said. "And anything. Don't you go through a day without remembering something of it, and tucking that memory away like a treasure. Because it is. And… more »

Book of the Month - June, 2007

May 21st, 2007
Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam With the grace of a natural storyteller, NASA engineer Homer Hickam paints a warm, vivid portrait of the harsh West Virginia mining town of his youth, evoking a time of innocence and promise, when anything was possible, even… more »

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling

May 3rd, 2007
Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their… more »

May 3rd, 2007
All I do is lie, and that has made me immune to compliments. more »

Boy's Life - Robert McCammon

May 2nd, 2007
Zephyr, Alabama, is an idyllic hometown for eleven-year-old Cory Mackenson -- a place where monsters swim the river deep and friends are forever. Then, one cold spring morning, Cory and his father witness a car plunge into a lake -- and a desperate… more »

May 1st, 2007
"Would you like to remember everything?" Mr. Jakov said. "Yes." "To remember is not always a blessing." "I would like to remember everything." "Then you will need a mind palace, to store things in. A palace in your mind." "Does it have to be a palace?"… more »