Sunday, May 22, 2011

How I spent the Rapture

The weirdest thing about May 21st is that the local religion TV station was off the air when I got up. At noon it came back, but it was no longer the religion station. Still isn't. No idea what happened.

That night I went to The Blasphemer's Ball at Hell's Kitchen. We saw...

Oceancats - Drum and bass duo. I really liked them. The woman plays bass and sings lead, the man plays drums and sings backup. I thought the bass was really good.

Robots from the Future - I was not impressed.

Le Cirque Rouge - My first burlesque show ever, so I don't know how to judge it, but the singing was really good and the 4-piece band was tight.

And now, continuing my book recs of fantasy books for 11-year-olds...

Classics. Do I even need to say anything about it? Well, probably not. But since that widget is putting them in random order...

1. A Wizard of Earthsea - Our Hero, Sparrowhawk, is a young goatherd, learning magic and having his first adventures.
2. The Tombs of Atuan - Sparrowhawk is an adult wizard on a mission. We don't actually know what it is because the book is from someone else's POV.
3. The Farthest Shore - Sparrowhawk has become the Archmage. Magic is leaving Earthsea and he has to restore it.

Not sure I'd recommend the fourth one, Tehanu, for an 11-year-old. Maybe 13+. Also, no one likes it as much as the others, including me. Not that it's bad, but it's a let-down after how good the first three were.

1 comment:

  1. I think that would be a bit freaky finding the religious stations off the air! I have to keep those books in mind to recommend to my 13 yo nephew! They sound like something he would enjoy!