Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A True Classic

This edition of "Don Quixote" by Miguel De Cervantes was translated into English by Edith Grossman. "Don Quixote" is a story about a man named, Alonso Quixano. Quixano is a gentleman in his fifties who becomes obsessed with books about chivalry. He becomes so obsessed that he determines to be a knight himself and, while others think him mad, he sets out to do spectacular and chivalrous things. Full of comedy and tragedy, this is a true must read! This book is one of the most influential Spanish writings ever. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Powerful Memoir

"The Glass Castle" is a memoir written by Jeannette Walls. It takes a look at a family that is not only very dysfunctional, but very unique. With a drunkard father, and a mother that doesn't want to be tied down to family life, the children have to grow up fast. The children take care of each other and protect each other as they grow up. The memoir shows the struggle of growing up and the pain of being successful, while the parents are homeless. This is an intense book that shows even if some aspects of family life are terrible, people can find a way to not only survive, but prosper. Take a read and let us know what you think of it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

High Quality Notebooks

We just got a shipment that includes some Moleskine notebooks. Moleskine creates some of the best notebooks of all sorts. From large ruled notebooks, to pocket sized memo packets, to music notebooks, you'll always find high quality notebooks. Each has an elastic band to close it, acid free paper, and oilcloth cover. We have a wide variety of these notebooks, so check them out! If you take notes, journal, or sketch, you definitely won't regret picking up one of these!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Choice Poetry

Have you ever wondered what a poetry book would look like if it had poems selected from a wide range of famous people. Wonder no more! "Poems for Life" is a compilation of poems selected by famous people of all sorts. Famous authors, actors, newscasters, politicians, and others have come together to share poetry that has moved them and inspired them. Pick this book up and find out if these poems can move you as well.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Politics and Comedy

"Aristotole and an Aardvark Go to Washington" by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein is a book that takes the methods that politicians use to spin the facts and puts a humorous spin to them. This hilarious book will use cartoons, wise words from some of the greatest philosophers, and examples from political situations, to show the way that politicians twist words and divert attention from scandals and issues. Take a look at this hilarious book and then listen to what all of the politicians say.

Monday, April 5, 2010

21 Classic Disney Stories

"Disney Storybook Collection" is a book with many stories based on classic Disney movies. Including stories from Bambi, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Alladin, and many others. This book also has full color images from the movies most memorable scenes. Enjoy sharing these classic tales with your child.