Happy Father’s Day!


Here is a brief poem about father’s day I just whipped up for your enjoyment.

 

Our Father’s are so

important to all of us

guiding us in life.

-Double Alias

Okay, not completely true sometimes, but still! To those of you with or without fathers this father’s day, spend the time with someone you care about. Happy Father’s Day.

Review – Dies the Fire


Hey All, I know we’ve been a bit remiss lately in providing timely updates and reviews, but we have regular day jobs that keep us from doing what we love all the time! Anyways, Now that it is summertime we’ll have more time to write reviews for you! The first book I’d love for all of you to take a peek at is the book Dies the Fire.

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Zombie Survival Guide – A Review


Top Ten Lessons For Surviving a Zombie Attack

10. The Zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on…

This month I’ve been in a bit of a Zombie kick, so I’m going to review two books by Max Brooks, First the Zombie Survival Guide, a non-nonsense guide to surviving a world teeming with zombies (fictionally, of course…right?) Then in a few days I’ll be reviewing World War Z, Max Brooks’ semi-biographical/fictional oral account of the Zombie War.

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Four Children vs an Evil Mastermind: Round 1


The Mysterious St. Benedict Society is the suspenseful and entertaining story of four youngsters – Reynie (unknowing leadership material), Kate (gadget girl with an unusual twist), Sticky (Bookworm/Intelligence Figure), and Constance (the youngest and most stubborn member of the team) – on a quest to save the world. Although it doesn’t appear that way at first, this is actually, in my view, a more heartwarming story demonstrating great morals for young adults. Written in a similar method to A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, The Mysterious St. Benedict Society is a New York Times Bestseller, and author Trenton Lee Stewart has done an admirable job creating a believable world in which some quite unbelievable things happen. Definitely a must read for those children who loved the Lemony Snicket books, Society, is a bit more mature in some ways, with more interesting, and less obvious, methods of evil infiltrating the story and plot. Continue reading “Four Children vs an Evil Mastermind: Round 1”

The Lost Hero – Review


The anticipation surrounding Rick Riordan’s latest novel The Lost Hero was so strong, we could have built a temple atop it! What’s not to love? A whole new batch of demigod heroes sent to rescue the world again. Riordan’s novel gratefully returns us from his brief Egyptian venture (personally, that was a poor choice of a new series, but I’ll cover that later) and returns us to the god fearing, monster battling world of camp Half-Blood. This time, we follow a whole new set of demigods as they race to uncover who, or more precisely, what, has stolen a member of the Olympic counsel.

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Review – The Gathering Storm


At the End of Time,

when many become one,

the last storm shall gather its angry winds

to destroy a dying land…

Sounds somewhat prophetic doesn’t it? By any means, the latest novel by Robert Jordan (since deceased), and Wheel of Time newcomer author Brandon Sanderson, fits the claim. (Warning: the following review does contain some spoilers, especially if you have NOT read the previous titles) Whereas previous Wheel of Time novels have been long, drawn out affairs where absolutely nothing happens (See Evidence: Book Ten – Crossroads of Twilight), Sanderson has managed to continue the best of Robert Jordan’s writing in The Gathering Storm.

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The Basement Purge – Short Story

The Basement Purge is a screenplay/short story about toys in a basement trying to avoid ending up on the selling block at a yard sale… Read on to learn more!


We’re starting to add a new function to Modern Papyrus that embraces the other side of literature – writing. Modern Papyrus authors will be adding their short stories to the website in the following days and weeks. Take a look and check it out! 🙂 Please remember, all content created here is original and should not be used without the express permission and agreement of the authors.

The Basement Purge

Characters: Clay person, lion king animal, micro machine, legos, large army man, children, adult as hands/moving boxes

Scene 1:

Scene opens on a cluttered basement: A pair of hands moves boxes around, a slow pan centers on a pile labeled “for yard sale” the pan continues, passing a box of army men, animals, scattered legos, other debris…

Narrator/Clay Person: Every spring, in households near and far, comes a tradition that causes grief in many a toy’s heart. The Spring Yard sale.

Camera focuses in on one particular box….tilts down to focus inside box.

Lego man walks over to large army man.

Lego: Did you hear the news? The Petersons are at it again. This is the third yard sale in three years! They’re trying to get rid of all of us!

Army Man: Ever since Bradley left for college, they’ve been down here, purging us, sending us away, donating us! It’s horrible! I heard that Game Boy got sold to that kid down the street, you know the one who can’t keep anything in one piece? And Sue, the stuffed bear, got donated to charity. The Big truck took her!

Lego man: We gotta warn the others. Lets get outta here. (Builds stairs with legos)

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New Review Coming Soon!


Hello all, Double Alias here. Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I’ll be finishing the book The Mysterious Benedict Society very shortly. A New York Times Bestseller, the book is somewhat of a cross between Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events. Can’t wait to share my review with you!

Review: Three Cups of Tea

A Summary and Review of Three Cups of Tea


Three Cups of Tea

  • By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

The New York Time’s bestseller Three Cups of Tea is the follow up to Mortenson’s earlier book Stones into School. For those of you not acquainted with Mortenson’s work as an educational philanthropist/rock climber/do-gooder/school builder, here is a quick catch-up/summary of the story before my overall thoughts.

1. After a failed attempt to climb K2, one of the toughest/tallest mountains in Pakistan, climber Greg Mortenson, lost, hungry and half frozen, stumbles into the tiny village of Korphe in the Kashmir autonomous region encompassing parts of India, Pakistan, and China. Continue reading “Review: Three Cups of Tea”

Changes …Featuring…a Lot of Changes

A review of the novel Changes by Jim Butcher


This week we’ll be taking a look at the book Changes by bestselling author Jim Butcher, who is one of our favorite authors here at M.P. His fast-paced, witty and charming first person narrative accounts of Harry Dresden’s actions as Wizard, Private Eye, Warden (Magic Police Officer, Judge, Jury, and Soldier all rolled into one) keep readers coming back for more. I’ll admit plainly that, after reading the first book on recommendation from a friend, I went out and bought/rented the next 10 – whoops says my bank account. Anyways, Changes is the latest novel in the Dresden series, and like its name implies, everything you know about Harry will change.

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