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A Living Fantasy

The Chronicles of Narnia: The lion, the witch and the wardrobe.
(Buena Vista)
C.S. Lewis’ famed Narnia bookseries makes a magical appearance for the second time on screen. (Back in 1988, the movie had great success, but a few less special effects.) Follow the adventures of four kids who discover a hidden world on the other side of a closet, and, of course, save it from evil.

Asia major

Media Room - Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha
The story, the art, the makeup. Take home the splendor of the traditional Japanese world of Geishas, and this year’s Oscar winner for cinematography, art direction, and costume design. Be sure to grab the Universal Media Disk format that plays on your PSP, and don’t miss the 11 in-depth featurettes that delve into the this aweinspiring culture including (wait for it…) “Geisha Bootcamp.”

Kings of comedy

In Living Color
In Living CoLor: Season Five

Who could forget fire marshal Bill and Homey the clown? This 90s comedy sketch show brought the Wayans brothers, Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, David Alan Grier, and fly girl Jennifer Lopez to your living room long before any of them hit the silver screen. The fifth and final season even adds Chris Rock in the mix.

Hero handbook

How To Save The World In Your Spare Time
How to Save the World in your Spare Time
by Elizabeth May

(Key Porter)
Finally, a how to for something of substance. How to Save the World in your Spare Time is the go-to guide that shows you how to fight for a cause. Learn the steps required for getting involved including: getting your issue in the news, organizing events, lobbying your idea, and leading a successful campaign. Whether your motivations are political, social, or personal, make a difference while you grow your leadership and life skills.

Deadly diary

Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice
by Anonymous

(Simon & Schuster)
This teen classic of the horrors of drug addiction is as gripping and moving today as it was 35 years ago when it was originally published. Candid diary entries detail the life of a young girl who loses herself and everything she knows to a world of drugs. You won’t be able to put it down.

From Joey to Emma

Degrassi Generations (The Official 411)
by Kathryn Ellis

(H.B. Fenn)
Best described as the ultimate Degrassi encyclopedia, Degrassi Generations by Kathryn Ellis is a comprehensive, insightful, and exciting look into one of TV’s most successful teen series. Encompassing all 25 years of the show’s history, Degrassi Generations is chock full of images (over 700!) and behind-thescenes information. This fun-filled read is guaranteed to satisfy Degrassi fans of all ages.


Great Abs
The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Great Abs
by Tom Seabourne, Ph.D.

We already know a modification or two on the basic crunch. This book adds to that abdominal roster. Read up on your abs’ four muscle groups, the foods and cardio moves that blast fat, and get stepby- step instructions for a multitude of moves (photos included).

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