Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Hound of the Baskervilles. By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (2000). Alladin. # ISBN-10: 068983571X.

Plot Summary Sherlock Holmes and Watson are called to investigate the mysterious death of Charles Baskerville, at his estate on the dark and frightening moors. A curse has been blamed for his death, the curse which calls hounds to kill … Continue reading

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Return to Labyrinth, Volume 2. By Jake T. Forbes. Illustrated by Chris Lie. Cover by Kouyu Shurei. Los Angeles, CA. Tokyopop, 2007. ISBN: 9781598167269 and 159816726X.

Plot Summary Jareth, The Goblin King, is slowly losing his powers. He makes a deal with his nemesis, who begins teaching Toby how to use magic. Instead of wondering about her motives, Toby gobbles up the magic lessons. Slowly, he … Continue reading

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Return to Labyrinth, Volume 1. By Jake T. Forbes. (2006). Illustrated by Chris Lie. Cover by Kouyu Shurei. Los Angeles: Tokyopop. ISBN: 1598167251 or 9781598167252.

Plot Summary Toby, kidnapped as a baby and held captive by the The Goblin King, is now a teenager. Throughout his life, things have always gone his way. All he had to do was make a wish. But the help … Continue reading

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Thwonk. By Joan Bauer. (2005). Speak. ISBN-10: 0142404292.

Plot Summary Your typical senior in high school, A.J. McCready wants nothing more than the perfect boyfriend, or even just the right boy to notice her, and for her photography to be recognized. When a real-life cupid comes to help … Continue reading

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Catcher in the Rye. By J.D. Salinger. (2001). Back Bay Books. ISBN-10: 0316769177.

Plot Summary A few days after being expelled from his private school, Pencey Prep, Holden Caulfield nears the brink of a mental breakdown, but ends up experiencing a lot of life; from prostitutes, to crazy roommates, to a simple day … Continue reading

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Siddhartha. By Herman Hesse. (2010). Tribeca Books. ISBN-10: 1936594366.

Plot Summary Siddhartha was sheltered his whole life until the day he went outside and for the first time saw sickness and old age. He wanted to try to find an escape from suffering, and so his religious journey began, … Continue reading

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Ender’s Game. By Orson Scott Card. (1994). Tor Science Fiction. ISBN-10: 0812550706.

Plot Summary Ender Wiggins is taken from his home in order to be trained at the Battle School, a training ground for genius children, in space, where he quickly rises to the top in command. But tensions are high in … Continue reading

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Starship Troopers. By Robert A. Heinlein. (1987).

Plot Summary “Come on, you apes! You wanta live forever?-Unknown Platoon Sergeant, 1918. Juan “Johnnie” Rico lives in a society where citizenship is not promised, but offered as a trade for military or other government service. Starship Troopers follows him … Continue reading

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Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert. By Brian Herbert. (2004). Tor Books. ASIN: B001OW5NR8.

Summary Rarely are we offered such a detailed glimpse of the life of an author: their struggles, relationships with loved ones, and real-life inspirations for the worlds they create. Here, Frank Herbert’s son Brian offers insights into the very personal … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet Workout, Vol. 2(DVD). (2003). Palm Pictures / Umvd. ASIN: B00008L3WX

Summary Dancers and non-dancers alike will benefit from this DVD workout, which focuses on small movements rather than aerobics. Exercises are performed by four members of the New York City Ballet. The workout consists of a moving warm-up, exercises for … Continue reading

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