The hit movie, and Oscar contender, 12 Years a Slave is based on the book by Solomon Northup, first published in 1853. This means that that it is available FOR FREE, because it is in the public domain. Whatever you do, you shouldn't buy an ebook copy of Twelve Years a Slave. You can even get an audiobook version for free too!
Kat Ward of New York Magazine and Vulture.com has created a wonderful flowchart for deciding which YA Novel you should read. If you're new to YA Fiction (and let's face it, between The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, it's not just for teens anymore), then this is a really good place to start.
You can find the flowchart here
Learn all about zombies in 3 minutes with this short video clip:
Tomorrow night, Thursday, October 17th, at 9 pm Central Time, Mythbusters is airing a zombies special! There are several clips from the show on the Discovery Channel website. Here is a preview of the episode.
This fall is an exciting time in the world of Young Adult Literature. With the release of highly-anticipated sequels, installments, and conclusions to a number of popular series, months (and even years) of eager, impatient waiting will finally be rewarded across several fandoms.
This afternoon I was able to preview the panel discussion that we will be hosting on Zombies, Art, and Pop Culture. Here's a sample from a prior Moraine Valley panel event on how to survive the zombie apocalypse:
JSTOR, a large digital repository for historical, full-text academic journals, announces individual accounts for people not otherwise affiliated with colleges or universities. Databases like JSTOR usually cost thousands of dollars for an annual subscription, yet are invaluable to researchers.