Ever read titles by Neil Gaiman? I had not, but my interest was piqued by his book on CD Stardust which the author himself reads. The story is sweet and romantic and exciting and scary all at the same time! Here's a brief blurb from the author's website: In the tranquil fields and meadows of long-ago England, there is a small hamlet that has stood on a jut of granite for 600 years. Just to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here, in the hamlet of Wall, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. And here, one crisp October eve, Tristran makes his love a promise -- an impetuous vow that will send him through the only breach in the wall, across the pasture... and into the most exhilarating adventure of his life.
Here is the first sentence:
"There was once a young man who wished to gain his heart's desire."
Also, if you would like to see Neil Gaiman's list of the Top Ten Mythic Fantasy books to read, click here, you'll go to Amazon.com's website where you can read the list. Also, did you know that if you go through the Jefferson County Library Cooperative's website to order a book, our cooperative can receive a portion of the sale? It's true - try it!
The Emmet O'Neal Library, in the heart of Mountain Brook, Alabama, is one of our community's gems. In today's fast-paced world, we offer an amazing variety of resources and programs for people of all ages. In our award-winning library, you can enjoy the newest books, study an art collection online, read of ancient civilizations, learn a new language, research the latest business trends, or travel to distant worlds of the imagination.