We’re all nerds here right?

Day/titles 54-58

So nerd to nerd, I can unleash my I sheer excitement about this new development in the Dewey-A-Day project.  I found a solution to last week’s quandary! Let the Fiction title exploraration begin!!!!

I found this site, it allows you to generate a random identity, name, occupation, address, the works–if you’re into that sort of thing.  Ok, so I:

  • went to the site
  • got a name
  • went to the library’s catalog
  • did a search for the name in the fiction section
  • chose the 1st title on the list

And that brings us to….

My name is not Bella! It's Ella!

Bibligraphic information:

Tempestuous
Livingston, Lesley

HarperTeen, 2011

Summary (Booklist Review):

Kelley and Sonny are caught in the middle of a war involving fae and Greenmen, and only their faith and trust in each other can offset the treachery that surrounds them. This book brings the trilogy that started with Wondrous Strange and Darklight (both 2009) to a careening, crashing, chaotic conclusion. Livingston’s artistry at creating imaginary worlds that exist side by side with contemporary New York remains strong, and while it isn’t a good place to enter the series, fans of the first two entries will gulp this one down with gusto.

My Reaction:

I took one look at the cover and thought: Twilight knock off. I read a few passages. From what I can glean there’s some time travel or flash backs involved.  There was mention of a place called Avalon (isn’t there always?), some maidens and leprecauns for good measure.  I’m not being fair. This could actually be a good read.  I’m just not keen on anything teen (funky fresh rhyme alert!!!! :D)  and this is a teen read.  Hope the lottery doesn’t yield too many more.

**CURMUDGEON RANT. STOP HERE IF YOU ARE A TEEN OR IF YOU OWN/LOVE ONE**

Teens are good for one thing, self centered-ness and these books reinforce the notion that the world does indeed revolve around them.  You’re a fair maiden, the fate of the world centers on whether your boyfriend is a wolf or a blood sucker with sparkly skin! Choose wisely! 

Also I’d like to send a telegram to 1990:

Sorry mom! My teenager-ness made me do it! STOP

So kids, no reviews for the other 3 books, just images. I’ve worked myself up into a tizzy.  We fogey’s are prone to this from time to time.

Looks rather promising.

Because we all can't have a phalanx of bodyguards. Arm yourself with this book ladies!

I'm actually pretty good at woodcarving.

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Day 26 With arms wide open…

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A picture of somewhere you’ve been:

This is me in Africa. I honestly don’t remember whether this picture was taken in Morocco or around Goree Island.  Judging from the somber draw to my face I’d guess Goree.

My Africa trip was the medicine I didn’t know I needed.  I was a typical teen, a tad self centered, jaded and completely convinced I had all the answers.  The Africa trip quieted my internal noise pollution and shifted something in my soul…

Here’s a poem I wrote about my trip:

Prelude to shahada

there is a night worthy of climbing into, with whispered prayers ebbing… Laillah-ha-illalah
and flowing …Subhanallah…

there are horizon’s worth breathlessly chasing,

and the breezes? enlivening, more honest.
the night’s lights assured a young girl she was on the cusp of something great… over there,

sweet smoke and wisps of the wash woman’s soap float on enchanted air.
there are trees with perfect silhouettes, boughs that beckon east and west,
o’ how capable those arms and how welcoming, i was home over there.