The Bastard Legion is an action-packed thrill-ride into space warfare. Gavin Smith stays in the very top tier of science fiction writers with his future mercenaries. When I first saw the back of the book, I thought this military science fiction sounds like Suicide Squad. And I was right - it even has a science fiction Australian guy with a killer boomerang. The next question: is this space opera more like the mess of the movie or the well-crafted graphic novels?
Entwined is a fairy-tale inspired fiction of the story The Twelve Dancing Princesses. It's a suspenseful retelling. If I'm honest, the folktale that inspired this fantasy fiction was never been one of my favorites. This author manages to take a rather thin story and turn it into something interesting with a hero that is a strong woman of steel! This atmospheric version is my favorite retelling.
Based on the romance between English poet, John Keats (played by Ben Whishaw), and Fanny Brawne (played by Abbie Cornish). Keats, not considered a successful writer during his life (dying at only the age of 25), is not considered a suitable husband for a woman of Brawne'
Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that the winners to our summer contest writing on the theme of Oceans of Possibility. Our 15-19 year old winner is entitled, "The Perfect Underwater Seascape" by Naomi Adachie
The Perfect Underwater Seascape
Here, down under in the ocean blue
a little fish is looking for a view.
One most pleasing to the fish king,
for one can’t give him just anything.
You see, today is the king’s birthday
and he’s been asking for a scenic display.
Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that the winners to our summer contest writing on the theme of Oceans of Possibility. Our 12-14 year winner is entitled, "The Thank You Bag" by Kennedy Kirkland.
The Thank You Bag
Flowing, crashing waves
And an eternal blue hue
Color for miles on end
But far from where waves rise and fall,
Far from where laughter hovers in the air
Is a white, crinkled
With a bright yellow “Thank You” embroidered upon it
Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that the winners to our summer contest writing on the theme of Oceans of Possibility. Our 11 and under winner is a piece entitled, "Atlantis" by Liesel Kirchhofer.
A foggy mist disappears,
Unveiling a realm full of statues with three pegged spears,
And in the center of it all,
Raised on a platform so high and tall,
Is a gigantic busy, city enter,
Fit to house an emperor,
Supported by columns,
At the very bottom,
Johnson County Library is pleased to announce that Molly Hopkins has won our short story writing contest on the theme of Oceans of Possibility with her piece "Dead or Alive."
Molly Hopkins is a feisty individual, who lives out adventures in her mind as there is little she can do with her body. Driven to writing due to a severe chronic illness, Molly finds purpose, intrigue, and joy in the world of her imagination and the art of storytelling. For more of her work, visit www.goldinthegray.com.
I cannot convey the excitement felt seeing this film get added to the library collection as a result of a newly restored version of the film being released on DVD. Summertime is such a beautiful film. Director David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Doctor Zhivago) turns the camera to the city of Venice. The city itself is one of the main characters, and it is beautifully captu