Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience. • Supplies succinct, authoritative, and readable accounts on a wide range of genre literature and explains why these types of books appeal to readers • Promotes the librarian's role with readers and helps librarians design readers' advisory services to better serve readers • Offers valuable insights into readers and reading based on reading research • Includes an extensive bibliography and list of relevant titles for further reading • Provides a fascinating read for librarians, educators, and avid readers
'The world of Hogwarts is complete in every riotous, headlong detail. The richness and scale of Rowling's invention is exhilerating - but the real proof of quality lies in J.K. Rowling's power to draw the reader into Harry's world and make it seem believable' Guardian 'The Harry Potter books are that rare thing, a series of stories adored by children and adults alike' Daily Telegraph Enjoy the indulgence of all the Harry Potter stories right at your fingertips in this beautiful box set - ideal for dipping into all your favourite chapters or for diving in at the start to immerse yourself in the magical world of Hogwarts.
Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role-Playing Games
Author: Lizzie Stark
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
"The story of adults who put on a costume, develop a persona, and interact with other characters for hours or days as part of a LARP, or Live Action Role-Playing game. A look at the hobby from its history in the pageantry of Tudor England to its use as a training tool for the US military"--Provided by publisher.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The first four Harry Potter books in one amazing paperback box set. Fabulous box set containing HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE, HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, and HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE!
Boy meets Cop. For the first time, books 1 - 3 of The Adrien English Mysteries collected in one volume! Fatal Shadows - When his former best friend and employee is murdered following a very public argument, bookseller and sometimes mystery writer Adrien English finds himself suspected of murder. A Dangerous Thing - Adrien English arrives at the Pine Shadow Ranch only to find a corpse in his driveway. By the time the unfriendly local sheriffs arrive, the body has disappeared. The Hell You Say - It’s Christmas time and the “ill-starred and bookish” bookseller and occasional mystery writer must contend with a Satanic cult, a handsome university professor and his on-again/off-again relationship with the eternally conflicted LAPD Detective Jake Riordan. And, as ever, murder...
An intoxicating debut novel that will leave you questioning what is real and why we escape into fantasy, perfect for fans of Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer and Falling into Place by Amy Zhang. Secrets are con artists: they trick you into letting them out. Sadie loves her rocker boyfriend Henry and her running partner and best friend Lucie, but no one can measure up to her truest love and hero, the dazzling and passionate George. George, her secret. When something goes wrong and Sadie is taken to the hospital calling out for George, her hidden life may be exposed. Now she must confront the truth of the past, and protect a world she is terrified to lose. "A teen learns to use her rich interior world to fight trauma, but is this the only way out? This honest, heartfelt tale is deep and mysterious as imagination itself." --Judy Blundell, author of What I Saw and How I Lied and Strings Attached "You'll inhale as you skid into the first chapter and only exhale as you cling to the last. A beautiful book about longing and loss . . . and what is real." --Teresa Toten, author of The Hero of Room 13B, winner of the Governor General Award, and Beware That Girl
All three books in the Demon Blessed series! Demon Blessed: I know he’s a shifter before I see him. As I step inside, desire pulls me under like a wave. Vampires are delicious, but nothing is as scorching hot as a powerful werewolf. I’m not sure what I want more—to have him bend me over the table, or to feed on his otherworldly energy. I crave both. Temptation! This is how my problems begin. I can’t trust anyone, particularly supernatural creatures. With my power, I don’t even trust myself. I’m too damned dangerous. Demon Lost They say everyone has their inner demons, but in my case, I really do. Two hundred years ago, my mother summoned my inner monster. Since then, other than making me immortal, my demon has been trying to teach me murder, irresponsible lust, bloodthirsty violence, and the joys of total mayhem. Meanwhile, I’m trying to instill in him the best of human characteristics: compassion, understanding, moderation—you get the idea. Having an inner demon has made relationship issues challenging. Just ask my on again, off again hottie, the Beast Lord. I’m trying really, really hard to be good for my demon’s sake. It’s not my fault I keep accidentally killing people. Demon Dreams I’m finally mated to the Beast Lord. Our magical bond is INCREDIBLE. Thanks to his invention, we have children on the way. But will they be born werewolves, or something else? That’s not all I’m worried about. I’ve been having intense dreams. In my sleep, I slip into the skin of animals or people. I share their minds, their lives—and their deaths. I wake up screaming Demon dreams. I know there’s a powerful, scary-as-hell monster out there. It wants to eat me—and not in the way I’d enjoy. If I’m not careful, I’ll end up on its menu.