Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hello everyone,

Eeyore Vs. Darth Maul - Only One Can Rule!!!!! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!!!!!
This event was great. I saw it on Naboo and I tell you, man, those cats sure can scrape with the best of them!
Unfortunately due to Pay-Per-View restrictions, I cannot reveal who won.

I know you are extremely happy to hear from me yet once again. It does this Sith's heart good to see that all the young Sith out there are such avid readers. I guess it's just to much to hope for a Jedi to achieve the same heights of greatness. Therefore, I must do something to draw the Jedi out to see if I can get them to post. Hum, ah, I've got it!!!! How about a little contest? If just 5 Jedi post by the end of this month (August 31, 2007) talking about books they like, I will suffer humiliation by having my picture taken in a dress. Yes you heard me correctly!!!! Come on you cowardly Jedi, I openly challenge you!!!! Are you up to it? We will see I guess?

Now I want to talk about some pretty cool books I have recently read:

1) The Midnight Library Series by Various: Liar & End Game - These books are not for the easily frightened or scaredy cat reader out there. These ghoulish books are wickedly good in scaring the devil out of you and making it hard to go to sleep at night. End Game has this really cool story of the same name in it. Just imagine if you had one of the most powerful Personal Computers in the world. Imagine that you were offered for free a game for this PC that was so realistic you could not even tell it was a game. Well this is just what happens to rich and somewhat spoiled Simon. In this game he gets to control a vicious criminal that carries out crimes in the very town he lives in. What could be cooler than this? Almost anything else it turns out when Simon loses control of the game and the stakes become much higher than he could have imagined. Another great story from Liar is "Tickets, Please." Brian, Emily and Craig are best friends that have tickets to see their favorite basketball team play in a really big game. Much to their chagrin when they reach the train station that is to take them to the game they realize they have no money to buy tickets for the train ride to the arena. They decide they will jump a train when no one is looking and ride for free. After all what's the worse that can happen? More than they bargined for it turns out. Read both these stories from The Midnight Library series along with the 2 other chilling stories in each book. I dare you or are you to scared to try?

2) The Battle of Iwo Jima: Guerrilla Warfare in the Pacific by Larry Hama and Anthony Williams - This book is a Graphic Novel in the Graphic Battles of World War II Series. It tells the true life story of how the U.S. Marines fought and defeated the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima in 1945 during World War II. The battle for this small island was one of the most deadly between two armies in recorded history. U.S. General "Howling Mad" Smith is quoted in this book as saying: "The fighting was the toughest the Marines ran across in one hundred and sixty-eight years." The story is told from both the American and Japanese forces points of view. Pivotal individuals, battles, and events are delved into with great detail in this amazing piece of non-fiction. This is a very moving and powerful story that all should know about.

Until next time all,

Darth Corder

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