Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Listen to this!

Music- AFI- Sing the Sorrow
By Drake Schlepphorst

As well as being an avid reader, I also tend to listen to a huge amount of music. And Rock music is one of my favorite genres. So I picked up a not so new, but awesome AFI CD, Sing the Sorrow.

Wow, they do not disappoint! A Fire Inside started strong and finished clean with amazing bass and lead guitar rifts as well as the lead singer, Davey Havok’s insane vocals. This high-energy band passes along not just a good band, but a good message as well. With meaning behind their words, it isn’t just your average screaming punk band, but a group with a purpose. One of which is to bring good music to the masses, and just have fun doing it. I would definitely recommend this one J

Opposite from: The Casualties

Similar to: none

Eragon Book Review

By Drake Schlepphorst
Book- Eragon

I found myself skimming over my summer reading these past couple of days and I realized that it wasn’t going to be the most exciting thing to do. So I decided to make a trip to the Barnes and Nobel across the street from my house and look for something a bit more medieval. As I entered the bookstore a tear of light began to catch my eye. And as any interested person would, I walked over there to see what nature had highlighted for me. I picked up the book called Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. It looked like a fairly good Dark Ages styled book with the cover decorated with the bust of a dragon on the front so I bought it. Little did I know, there was more Mystique to the book than I initially thought.

So I began my journey through the mysterious land of Alagaesia and met the characters of the book, Eragon, a Farm boy living with his uncle Garrow and his stepbrother Roran. As the book progressed the young Eragon finds a rather large powder blue egg while hunting in a dangerous place called “ the spine”. Things begin to heat up after that.

As the book enveloped me with a sense of wonder as I turned the pages, there came a point at which I didn’t want it to end. When Eragon learns of an organization called The Riders, that where determined to fight against the evil Empire a common good vs. evil battle surfaces.
Many things that I didn’t expect came into light as I read through the first of the Eragon Trilogy. Many plot twists, as well as a beautiful sense of imagery, diction and even irony. But as more of the wonderful things came to pass, there where even some more intriguing and fascinating mystical things that were a pleasure to discover. So my suggestion to you all would be to take a trek to you local bookstore, (if you already haven’t) and check out the phenomenon that is the story of Eragon. 5 out of 5

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Gaming at the Main Library

Want to play the new Nintendo Wii? How about X-box and PS2? We're having another gaming night at the Main Library on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. Bring your own controller (if you have one). See ya there!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Welcome to 2 cents!

Post your 2 cents. What do you think about...whatever! Read a good book lately? Play any cool video games and want to tell us all about it? See any hot websites we should know about? This is the place to post it! Keep it squeaky clean...this is the library ya know.