Thursday, August 31, 2006BOOKENDS
Drawing a Blank: or how I tried to solve a mystery, end a feud, and land the girl of my dreams by Daniel Ehrenhaft (illus by Trevor Ristow)
This book is exactly what the title says it is. When Carlton Dunne IV's semi-estranged father is kidnapped by a feuding Scottish clan, the up-til-now timid comic artist (Carlton) sets out to rescue him. From New York to Orkney he travels, in constant peril but soon befriended by a Scottish beauty who is training to be a cop. Action, mystery, a comic subplot (with drawn-in comic panels relating the story of Signy the Superbad as she rescues unfortunates)... makes for a fun read! You can hardly go wrong with a title like this!
Do you like to read? Do you like to listen? How 'bout both? This website, LibriVox, features audio-readings of books in the public domain -- you can listen or become a volunteer! (There are even some that are summer reading classics....) Let your voice (or someone else's) be heard!
Try The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (enthusiastic reader)
a Ghost Story Collection
Poe's The Raven (with an accented reader)
Anne of Green Gables
...or one of many others! I can hardly wait to give it a try!
~emily - 6:34 PM~
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