January 16, 2011 |
Tiger's Curse A Novel Colleen Houck Splinter: 416 pp., $17.95 Inter-species romance has become routine in young adult lit lately, especially between nubile young women who like their guys muscular and wolfen, at least for part of the day. In the kickoff to a trilogy from debut author Colleen Houck, the object of affection this time is feline ? a big cat of regal bearing with azure eyes and a purr that rumbles like a train. FOR THE RECORD: "Tiger's Curse": A Jan. 16 review of Colleen Houck's novel "Tiger's Curse" calls it the first part of a trilogy; it is part of a five-book series.
December 23, 2007
"The Lightning Thief" Rick Riordan Perseus (Percy) Jackson finds out he's a half-blood, which means he's half-human and half-god. His mother sends him to a camp named Camp Half-Blood. There he trains as a warrior. Percy's father is a god too. At camp, his father (Poseidon, the Sea God) claims Percy as his son. Little does Percy know that soon he will go on a heart-bending quest to find Zeus' master lightning bolt.
April 26, 2009
"Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery" Deborah and James Howe This tale gets you hoppin' once you start to read. Harold, a dog, and his pal Chester the cat get a new family member: a bunny with mysterious habits and fangs who mysteriously gets out of his cage at night! Will Chester and Harold get to the bottom of his mysterious habits in time? Find out more about this creepy tale!
February 12, 2010 |
If motion pictures that astound you or break new artistic ground are the reason you go to the movies, "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief" is not for you. But then you already knew that, didn't you? As directed by the risk-averse and reliably commercial Chris Columbus, "Percy Jackson" has standard Hollywood product so written all over it that the fact that it is unadventurous and uninteresting can be figured out from the film's advertising and promotion material alone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1994 |
Mayor Richard Riordan and a Clinton Administration representative announced Monday the release of $2.8 million in federal grants for local volunteer organizations to provide services and assistance to victims of the Northridge quake. The grants will be distributed to 13 volunteer organizations to provide quake cleanup in low-income neighborhoods and parks, tutoring for students whose schools were closed and day-care services, among other programs.
February 21, 2010
Fiction Weeks on list 1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. 37 2. First Rule by Robert Crais (Putnam: $26.95) Joe Pike's past catches up with him when an old friend's entire family is killed. 5 3. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (Knopf: $25.95) A hacker implicated in two murders must revisit her past to prove her innocence.