Friday, January 25, 2008

My picks for January

Fiction Book- Red Moon At Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells

In the year 1861, the war has begun- North vs. South, Union vs. Rebels. India Moody has to leave school because the teacher is now in the army. But her neighbor, Emory Trimble, will now be her tutor- and India loves learning all the chemistry and Latin that he is teaching her, even more than the lessons in deportment a young lady like her was supposed to receive. Now India's father has to go to war- and Emory decides to join the war as a medic, even though his asthma prevents him from fighting in the fields. What about India's mother, grandfather, and baby brother? What's this war all about- it has taken a mind of its own, very different from what the Union originally fought for. And the Battle of Sharpsburg will be decisive.

Non-Fiction Book- Your Career in Animation: How to Survive and Thrive by David Levy

If you love cartoons and anime so much that you want to create them and not just watch them, then this is the right book for you. Read all about the steps in becoming a professional animator: from getting into animation school, to finding a job in one of the many studios, to all the elements that are part of creating an animated feature, and more. Whether you like 2D or 3D, whether you prefer cel or computer generated animation, does not matter. This book will provide you all the information you need in order to make animation your future career.

Manga- Revolutionary Girl Utena by Chiho Saito and Be-Papas

When Utena Tenjou was a little girl, she met a prince who rescued her. Now Utena is in the Ohtori Academy- and while part of her wants to be a prince, part of her also wants to find the long lost prince of her childhood. But now Utena has won a duel against the Student Council Vice-President and won the Rose Bride as her prize- but she has to duel the rest of the Council in order to keep the Rose Bride. How is Utena going to bring the revolution? And what are the Student Council and Rose Bride hiding?

Anime- .hack//sign

The World is a popular online RPG. However, while most other characters can log out of The World anytime they wish, a shy character named Tsukasa does not seem to be able to do so! What is the mysterious Key of the Twilight? How can Bear, B.T., Lady Subaru, and Mimiru help Tsubasa find out who he really is? .hack//sign has one of the best soundtracks in all of anime, as well as various related video games and anime spinoffs.

Website- I Used to Believe

Did you use to have an imaginary friend? Or believed that there was a secret hidden room inside your house? Or thought that water towers contained something other than water inside? Guess what- you are not alone! This website has a fantastic collection of crazy things that people used to believe- and perhaps still do! You can even submit funny beliefs of your own.

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