Through the Prism

After passing through the prism, each refraction contains some pure essence of the light, but only an incomplete part. We will always experience some aspect of reality, of the Truth, but only from our perspectives as they are colored by who and where we are. Others will know a different color and none will see the whole, complete light. These are my musings from my particular refraction.


Long Overdue

Like last year, I thought I'd share the books I read during the library reading challenge. I really should keep some kind of reading log year-round, but probably won't.

Revenge of the Witch, by Joseph Delaney
Last Apprentice series. I've read the second one. Not bad.

Epic, by Conor Kostick
Future non-violent society in which all conflict is resolved in World of Warcraft-like game. Interesting concept and a good tale.

Good Masters, Sweet Ladies, by Laura Amy Schlitz
The Newbery winner. Medieval nonfiction. Well done.

The Hero Revealed, by William Boniface
The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy series. A world in which everyone has a super power except our protagonist. Clever and fun. Improved in the second book.

The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart
Good, but long and drags.

The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean
Printz winner. Really good.

The Return of Meteor Boy, by William Boniface
The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy series. The better second book.

The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio, by Lloyd Alexander
An excellent last book by a master.

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, by Barbara Park
Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, by Barbara Park
Junie B. Jones and Her Big, Fat Mouth, by Barbara Park
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying, by Barbara Park
I finally got around to reading some Junie B., loved by young girls everywhere.

The Field Guide, by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
The Seeing Stone, by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
Lucinda's Secret, by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
The Ironwood Tree, by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
The Wrath of Mulgarath, by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
Spiderwick. I wanted to read them before the movie came out, which doesn't really make sense since I didn't see the movie. Really good faerie books for really young readers.

Robot Dreams, by Sara Varon
Amazingly simple yet complex wordless graphic novel. Powerful.

Kampung Boy, by Lat

Lunch Walks Among Us, by Jim Benton
Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist series. Great. The author is also responsible for Happy Bunny.

The Professor's Daughter, by Joann Sfar and Emmanuel Guibert
Quite good.

Skulduggery Pleasant, by Derek Landy
Really enjoyable.

Way Down Deep, by Ruth White
Surprisingly good.

River Secrets, by Shannon Hale

In Search of Mockingbird, by Loretta Ellsworth

Tanglewreck, by Jeanette Winterson

The Sweet Far Thing, by Libba Bray
Great finish to a great trilogy.

Tasting the Sky, by Ibtisam Barakat
Interesting autobiography. Author lives in Columbia, MO.

The Legend of Spud Murphy, by Eoin Colfer

6,579 pages (some of them audio).


At 3/22/2008 12:09 PM, Blogger k sime said...

impressive amount of reading


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