Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Breakers, turfers, mc’s, dj’s, spoken word, come to Hip-Hop Elements practice today after school in the Spot. Dj equipment provided.
GSA meets today - come and watch a film in Room 52.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Plume (November 1, 2006)
“There’s no denying French women do have a certain something. Anglo-Saxons have always admired the French sense of style. Even English soldiers during the Hundred Years’ War were impressed with the French women and the way they looked. If your best friend tells you her husband has a Bulgarian mistress, you can at least console her and give her some hope. If she tells you he has a French mistress, you know your friend is toast.”
Half autobiography, half how-to book, All You Need to Be Impossibly French is an interesting look at the lives of French women. It is an in-depth look at how exactly some of the sexiest women in the world manage to be sexy all the way up to their deaths.
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 1st ed edition (July 1, 2000)
Looking for an escape from childhood abuse, Reymundo Sanchez turned away from school and baseball to drugs, alcohol, and then sex, and was left to fend for himself before age 14. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became his refuge and his world, but its violence cost him friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly his life. This is a raw and powerful odyssey through the ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs are members of your own gang, who in one breath will say they’ll die for you and in the next will order your assassination.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Jan. 6, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide.
(Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by Cahners Publishing Co., a division of Reed Elsevier, USA. (c) 2007 by Reed Elsevier, USA)
1. For One More Day. Mitch Albom. Hyperion, $21.95
Last Week: 1; Weeks on List: 14
2. The Hunters. W.E.B. Griffin. Putnam, $26.95
Last Week: -; Weeks on List: 1
3. Cross. James Patterson. Little, Brown, $27.99
Last Week: 3; Weeks on List: 7
4. Next. Michael Crichton. HarperCollins, $27.95
Last Week: 2; Weeks on List: 5
5. Shadow Dance. Julie Garwood. Ballantine, $25.95
Last Week: 4; Weeks on List: 2
She was born in the village of Thornton, Yorkshire, England, the last of six children. Anne's mother, Maria Branwell Brontë, died of cancer a year later in 1821, after the family had moved to Haworth where her father, Patrick Brontë, was appointed perpetual curate. In 1825 her two eldest siblings, Maria and Elizabeth died of tuberculosis contracted at the Clergy Daughters' boarding school at Cowan Bridge, Lancashire and much has been written about the influence of these deaths on her and her siblings and its possible influence on their later writings.
Read Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, one of three of her works available free from Project Gutenberg.