Latest novels by Lee Child in 2014February 28, 2022 – 11:14 am

Latest novels by Lee Child in 2014

Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child Do you like a slower paced action thriller, with some mystery, quite a few twists and surprises, and a hero who is very low-key, but can do much more than nearly any human alive. Jack Reacher has been around for a long time. This is the nineteenth book in the series, and there has also been many short stories , and even a movie. But if you haven’t read any of the books in the series, this one will be a fine…

Visual novels PSPFebruary 8, 2022 – 11:12 am

Visual novels PSP

Visual Novel, Corpse Party is the PSP remake of the 1996 game Corpse Party PC-98, developed by doujin group Team GrisGris. The survival horror game is part RPG and part visual novel. It follows the story of eight students and one teacher as they try to escape the halls of Heavenly Host Elementary School. Scares ensue. Despite not being good with horror games, I tried my hand at XSEED’s localisation of Corpse Party. Well, I may have needed a few pushes…

Top novels of 2015January 19, 2022 – 11:10 am

Top novels of 2015

So many books, so few hours at the beach! Get your summer reading on with these 10 great novels that will take you near and far, from the present to the past. Don t forget the sunscreen! What books are you reading this summer? From Amazon: Clara Cartwright, eighteen years old in 1929, is caught between her overbearing parents and her love for an Italian immigrant. Furious when she rejects an arranged marriage, Clara s father sends her to a genteel…

YA novels Black charactersDecember 30, 2021 – 11:08 am

YA novels Black characters

Most of the time, I love young adult literature and am proud to be a YA librarian. But there’s usually a moment once a month when I feel sick, tired, and embarrassed to be working with YA books for a living — and that’s when I flip through my stack of review journals and see a menagerie of gorgeous white girls staring back at me from the covers of upcoming releases. If a YA book features a white, female protagonist (and this accounts for a not insignificant…

Visual novels animeDecember 30, 2021 – 09:43 am

Visual novels anime

Visual novels are home to plenty of anime adaptations. Unfortunately, many anime adaptations are on the bad-to-barely-passable side. This has to due with the vast amount of content, branching paths, dialogue heaviness, and sprinkling of eroge scenes (for some, not all) that are found in visual novels. Clannad is regarded as one of the best and most emotional. It s not-quite-harem setup with the girls, the growth between Tomoya and Nagisa, and the…

What Is a Literature Circle?December 30, 2021 – 08:36 am

What Is a Literature Circle?

Literature Circle Protocol Read Norms Transition Clarifying Questions Deep Discussion Debrief/Reflection Shareout Each student wrote down a goal their literature circle. Ex. Keep people on topic more often The class went over the previously agreed upon Norms Come prepared share the flow you can read ahead, but don’t talk ahead stay on topic follow protocol be respectful discussion centers be responsible for everyone’s knowledge Everyone got into their…

100 novels to readDecember 12, 2021 – 08:48 am

100 novels to read

Voted for by 5, readers around Australia, there is no pretention to this Top 100 list, says Brigid Delaney. Photograph: Penguin Books They are the books you see in rented beach houses or in the communal pile at backpacker hostels, left behind by travellers wanting to lighten their load. They’re the books on a waiting list at public libraries, chosen by book clubs, and reviewed in (non-literary) magazines. They are not necessarily great books but…