Let's start December out with a little fun!
Egypt Melodies (Silly Symphony)
Without a doubt, this video is my favorite Egyptian Disney, but Silly Symphonies have always spoken to me.
Dance like a Pharaoh
Prince of Egypt
. . . as he watches the palace servants struggle getting his well-rounded body onto a stretcher, that, “Maybe a little less honey cake and fine wine might have been a good thing.”
from How I Became a MummyIn last month’s column, I described the ways in which museum curators and archaeologists are bringing together a number of scientific techniques in order to delve deeper, and more meaningfully, into the real lives of individuals who were mummified in ancient Egypt.
About once a year I make suggestions of what books or guides will be of interest as gifts for my reader's loved ones and friends who are interested in art and Egyptology. I am of course a giant fan of museum and exhibition guides as they usually contain objects and artifacts that are rarely if ever published elsewhere.22,000 sign up to learn the secrets of ancient Egypt
Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it's not going to be fired, it shouldn't be hanging there.Scott's fall in Harmony has the exact opposite problem. There's no gun, not even a shelf. It feels contrived. Still, there's a lot to chew on, and you wouldn't be wasting your time if you read Harmony.
A fresh take on YA dystopia when a disabled person goes to a dark version of Hogwarts to prepare for a supernatural Hunger Games and finds herself in the middle of Lord of the Flies.The writing is good; the author knows his Irish mythology; the characters work. I was hooked from beginning to end. If you're a fan of horror, YA dystopia, or mythological twists, read this book NOW!