Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," rushing to you on the first of many 10-hour work days! Cernunnos and I have been extremely busy today. He's not much of a paper-pusher, nor is He inclined to keep the faeries from stealing things. So I'm a bit stressed.
I have taken stock of the books in my English classroom, and they aren't great. Lots of V.C. Andrews and "Sweet Valley High." Ick.
Very little of anything a male student would want to read.
Ergo, another SOS.
If you have any of the following books lying around, just waiting for the bite of the dreaded silverfish, please contact me.
1. Anything a male reader ages 12-20 would like: sci fi, horror, sports, war. War books should be about current or recent conflicts, no older than Vietnam.
2. Twilight or any of its sequels.
3. "His Dark Materials" trilogy, esp. The Golden Compass.
4. The Hobbit
Also, there's not one single "Harry Potter" title in the room. And a shocking lack of nonfiction.
My next white magick project will be to alter the literary landscape of my classroom, with close attention paid to stuff boys would like to read. Even Barnes & Noble isn't very helpful in this respect (not that I can afford their prices).
Toodle-oo for now!