Up Periscope by Robb White

According to Jan Bloom’s Who Should We Then Read, Volume 2, author Robb White’s books are “high action, well-written adventure yarns peopled with realistically drawn, likable characters in plausible yet exciting situations.” This particular yarn is a World War II submarine adventure that takes place in the South Pacific. Kenneth Braden, lieutenant (junior grade), U.S. […]


Gaff by Shan Correa

The combatants, aptly referred to as gamecocks, are specially bred birds, conditioned for increased stamina and strength. The comb and wattle are cut off in order to meet show standards of the American Gamefowl Society and the Old English Game Club and to prevent freezing in colder climates. Cocks possess congenital aggression toward all males […]


Henderson’s Spear by Ronald Wright

Posted by Sherry on 4/29/2007 in Adult Fiction, Around the World, Pacific Islands |

Olivia, a British Canadian filmmaker, is writing to the daughter she gave up for adoption at birth. She’s writing from the jail in Tahiti because the French authorities suspect her of spying on nuclear testing in the Pacific, perhaps even murder. Olivia, in turn, shares her own story and the story of the ancestor of […]


LOST Rehash: The Glass Ballerina

Posted by Sherry on 10/11/2006 in Around the World, LOST Project, Pacific Islands, Television |

*************SPOILERS***************************** If you have not watched this second episode, third season, of LOST and you don’t want to know what happens, don’t read. 1. I don’t like Sun so much anymore. She managed to get her lover killed, get mad at Jin for obeying her daddy (for her sake), lie to Jin, and shoot somebody. […]


Week 6 of World Geography: South Pacific Islands

Posted by Sherry on 9/18/2006 in Around the World, Pacific Islands |

Music: Ludwig Beethoven—Ninth Symphony Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells–Wheeler Mission Study: 1. Bold Bearers of His Name: Kiayi Palus Tosari 2. BBOHN: Ruatoka & Tungane 3. BBOHN: Joseph Kam 4. BBOHN: Deu L. Mahandi 5. Window on the World: Indonesia Poems: Rime of the Ancient Mariner–Coleridge Science: Measurement Nonfiction Read Alouds: KIDS Discover: […]

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