Posted - 06/14/2004 : 8:26:40 PM
If you liked the religious conspiracy aspect of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci
Code, then you may like:
J. K. Rowling's much-loved epic tale of Harry Potter, an orphan who also happens to be a magician, starts with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.
This first book in Rowling's series is followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and finally Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
If you like the Harry Potter series, you may like these:
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
A classic series of fantasy books about the land beyond the wardrobe.
Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
A princess grows bored with life at the palace and takes up with a nest of dragons.
If you liked "Good to Great" by Jim Collins, you might like the
My first recommendation is an electronic book. If you'd like to read
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You can look for more books on your topic in the electronic book database, netLibrary, by
searching on the keywords "organizational change" or "strategic
Leading at the Speed of Change
by Bill Capodagli
If you like books with a similar writing style to those by Raymond
Feist, you may enjoy the following titles (some of them are not in the
fantasy/sf genre, but are wonderful, just the same!):
Necromancer by William Gibson
"Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information
superhighway--jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through
tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone
with the money to buy his way--and burned the talent out of his brain,
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
"After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old
Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a
finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and
ability to see into the spirit world." (Catalog Summary)
From the Ashes by Meghan Brunner.
"Do you believe in magick? More than a picture you once saw of a place
you've never visited? More than the idle wish you'd like to see come
Hello! If you liked "Harry Potter" and are looking for more titles that combine epic fantasy, romance, and drama, you may enjoy these titles:
Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo Bk. 1
by D.M. Cornish
If you liked "Who Moved My Cheese", you may also like these books about
change and motivation:
"Attitude Is Everything for Success" by Keith D. Harrell
Annotation from the book jacket: "This is an enlightening, inspiring,
and practical guide for gaining control of your career and your life by
ridding yourself of negative attitudinal baggage, building positive
attitudes, and then turning them into actions to help you achieve your
We've run an article on revving up your computer with the right software configuration, but there's an even more basic way for computer users to increase their speed. Learn to keyboard. Hunting and pecking for the correct keys can take a lot of the joy out of PC applications. If you've never learned to type, consider picking up this useful skill on your own with books from the library and online practice tools.
"Keyboarding is a motor skill," Nansen noted. "It is a matter of training fingers to respond correctly and quickly to press the correct key — kind of like in athletics where you keep doing it over and over again until it becomes habit."
—"Teaching Keyboarding — When? Why? How?" Education World, 2/02/2001
If you liked the "Harry Potter" series for the believable way the magic elements are handled, for the glorious escapism, and for their appeal to girls, you may enjoy these titles:
"Olivia Kidney" by Ellen Potter
12-year old Olivia gets locked out of her apartment and spends the evening searching for her father, the building's superintendent. Her encounters with the strange occupants of the building help her to resolve the problems in her life.
"The Trolls" by Polly Horvath