Obsolete Man [fromThe twilight zone. Season 2] [videorecording]

From Andrea Kalinowski
Author:  Rod Serling
Obsolete Man [fromThe twilight zone. Season 2] [videorecording] 
Obsolete Man, an episode of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone, is about a librarian who is summoned to court to defend his profession. The librarian is designated as “obsolete” because there are no more libraries and therefore, there is no knowledge to organize. The “obsolete” librarian (or person) may choose his or her method of execution. He is,in addition, permitted to meet with his executioner and discuss with him, in private, his desired method of termination. Shortly before his execution is to commence, the librarian summons the Grand Chancellor to his room and locks the door. The librarian displays admirable cool as the clock ticks down while the Grand Chancellor shows a total lack of it. The Grand Chancellor is permitted out of the room before the termination is committed but beware of your judgment upon others because your judgment may be reflected back at you. The Grand Chancellor is the next to be determined “obsolete” but the viewer is led to the conclusion that this sentence was determined by the cowardice demonstrated and caught on tape while he with the condemned.

The reading promise : my father and the books we shared

From Andrea Kalinowski
Author:  Alice Ozma
The reading promise : my father and the books we shared  
The Reading Promise: my father and the books we shared by Alice Ozma with foreword by her father,Jim Brozina, was an inspirational read. It reinforced in me the love of books and the connection that reading can forge between people. As a librarian, I believe a shared love of the words contained within books and recently within a handheld computer device can bridge cultures and open new vistas. The Reading Promise is a promise which is too often pushed aside in today’s society for encroaching technologies. A shared love of books fosters communication, a verbal exchange of ideas and facilitates understanding of ourselves and others. The father is a school media librarian and his love of books and performance has transmitted itself to his daughter and strengthened the bond between them, helping them weather the emotional storms inherent in daily life.

Legacy

From  Justin Teen Book Reviewer
Author:  Tom Sniegoski
Legacy
The book Legacy by Thomas Sniegoski  is an action packed, mysterious adventure about an 18 year old boy named Lucas Moore who finds out that his dad is a superhero. Legacy  takes you inside the lives of two superheroes who have to fight crime, keep a low profile, and overcome sadness. Personally, I loved this book. I think the author tied up all the loose ends. I also think he wrote the book so descriptively that you would think it could be a famous motion picture. Another great thing about this book is that it is a quick and very detailed read. I would recommend this book to anybody who loves action and adventure. I believe any person who loves those types of genres would enjoy this book. So read this awesome book!

Brain Jack

From Megan Teen Book Reviewer
Author:  Brian Falkner
Brain Jack 
Brian Falkner’s newest creation brings the reader inside the inner workings of a teenage technological mastermind. Brain Jack is a fast paced thriller that keeps the reader enticed throughout. This book, however, could leave the reader confused with the technical terms and tech savvy jargon. This mysterious Sci-Fi thriller explores a world with vastly advanced technology. In our present world that is constantly fixed upon the newest and fastest technology, Brain Jack amps up our fixation and explores the possibility of taking technology too far. Falkner brings the level of technology to a whole new medium. He brings the reader into a world where not only computers can be hacked into… so can the mind. New mind video games dominate society and produce over obsessive game addicts. These new video games surpass the present day creations like the Wii or Xbox that require controllers and screens. In this alternate world, the brain functions as both the controller and the screen. Your very own neuro connection will allow you to put away your keyboard mouse and even your computer screen and let you operate solely using your own brain. The brain is described as acting like a piece of technology, which leads the reader to ponder the possibility of a brain hack. Brain Jack resembles the very popular mind warping Inception, yet leaves the reader similarly confused. Far from being a must read, Brain Jack is enticing as it dramatizes the growing technological aspects of society.