Friday, October 15, 2010
This particular one is from Hans Rosling and was filmed in 2007 when TED was just beginning, there is now a newer one as well. You've never seen data presented like this.
"With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world." If you enjoy this one you will enjoy many of the others as well, upload them to your MP3 player and watch the videos for free.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Assassin’s Creed Renaissance is based on the game “Assassin’s Creed 2”. Having only played “Assassin’s Creed”, I was expecting a kinda Sci-fi type book, but this is nothing like that, as it only focuses on the actual Assassin himself.
The book is set in the late 1400s and focuses on the main character, Ezio Auditore, after his family gets brutally betrayed. This leads onto him discovering that his father was not just a banker, but a member of a secret group dedicated to protecting mankind.
So, the book is about Ezio, and is his journey of revenge and retribution as he seeks out revenge against all the men that caused his brothers’ and father’s deaths, while at the same time doing the work for the Order of Assassins.
As to be expected, the book ends with Ezio defeating the Templar’s, even though it takes 27 years, and ends with the Prophet completely revealed.
I liked this book because it is based on a game (which I have played the prequel to), and coz it ended up being on the type of book I prefer, just a good action book, instead of a sci-fi book, which just makes it so much better.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read action books, and definitely anyone who has played either of the Assassin’s Creed games.
Reviewed by Aidan Hall
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Reviewed by Reuben Hilder, Yr 10 (As part of the 50 Book Challenge)
Moist von Lipwig, an ex-conman has been given the task of resurecting the Ankh-Morport Post Office. This is a feat that has bought all those who have previously attempted it to their deaths! Not only must Moist beat the clacks system for customers he must also come out victorious in a seemingly unwinnable race. The character I liked the best was Adora Belle Dearheart and I didn't really like the "distorting the time-space continuum thing" but I did really like the book.
Going Postal is a Discworld novel and has been turned into a mini-series which has been screened on TV. In the video below you can see Terry Pratchett himself talking about the novel and the series.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Get your read on then guys and keep the entries coming in, you are still in with a chance.