Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Paige Picks

It's been awhile since I have featured any staff picks, so I thought I would ask our paiges to recommend some books. They are well read, as you can imagine, and it sounds like they have some good recommendations.

Jett picked Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead. Jett says, "I enjoyed the unique spin it puts on the Robin Hood legend."

"For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting.

Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Stephen R. Lawhead's latest work conjures up an ancient past and holds a mirror to contemporary realities. Prepare yourself for an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood."

Sean picked Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose. It is a nonfiction account of the trials faced by a company of soldiers during World War II. Sean says of the book, "It illustrates courage and bravery at it's finest"

"They came together in the summer of 1942. It was as good a rifle company as any in the world. Here is the story of E Company -- men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other -- from the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to their disbanding in 1945."

Anthony chose The Legend of Drizzt Series by R.A. Salvatore. The series consists of 13 fantasy books. Anthony says he likes these books because "there are elves and swords and fighting. What's not to like?"

The epic tale of everyone's favorite dark elf, Drizzt Do'Urden, reaches new heights!Drizzt Do'Urden struggles with his own inner voices, voices that call him back to the pitiless depths of the Underdark. But louder still are the voices of his newfound friends, and the dream that drives Bruenor Battlehammer on to reclaim Mithral Hall. Time and again they're told to turn back, that some dreams can never be fulfilled, but on they fight -- together.

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