pretty good. does a good job mixing the real world with fantasy.

The Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife sequel to Northern Lights.

The Ride of the Valkyries by William T. Maud, 19th c. British artist. One tradition links the Northern Lights with the sunlight glinting on the shields of the Valkyries. They were the servants of Odin who took brave warriors from the battlefield to Valhalla to await the final apocalyptic battle. ©Mona Evans, “Tales of the Northern Lights” http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2161.asp

"Eleanor and Park" made our list of the best young adult books of 2013.

Young adult books for the feminist reader

The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell http://www.50ayear.com/2012/09/04/24-mrs-bridge-evan-s-connell/

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Aurora Borealis timelapse HD by Tor Even Mathisen. ©Mona Evans, "Aurorae - Polar Light Shows" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art12312.asp

Aurora Substorm - Real time motion on Vimeo. (Kwan O Chul) Yellowknife, Canada. Mona Evans, "Aurorae - Polar Light Shows" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art12312.asp

The Amber Spyglass

Bridges Jones Diary

Briar Rose - Jane Yolen - Year 12 English

I missed her when the book was over.

Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria (book available at Mountain Rose Herbs)

The Memory of Running. Stories within stories. Lovely read.

Secret Life of Bees.........Wonderful characters! Amazing story

The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger - Bookclub

Winter Sea - Susanna Kearsley - Another one I couldn't put down. Story takes place in Scotland and involves historical events in an interesting story of remembering ancestral events. Loved it.