Monday, January 26, 2015

TUESDAY, January 27th at 7PM: More form A WALK IN THE WOODS

''A Walk in the Woods'' isn't necessarily a book that makes you want to start packing for your own 2,100-mile jaunt. Bryson and his traveling companion  . . .  Bryson writes: ''Every bend in the path presents a prospect indistinguishable from every other, every glimpse into the trees the same tangled mass. For all you know, your route could describe a very large, pointless circle.''

"Bryson's book is anything but a pointless circle. Once he and Katz have hit their stride, there are countless fine moments on the unexpected joys of deprivation and the possible threats from bears, hypothermia and the often spooky (think ''Deliverance'') strangers they meet along the way." 
~ Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of the New York Times in "Thinking on His Feet" 

Kayden Oconnell continues sharing selections from Bill Bryson's adventure, live in voice.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

MONDAY, January 26th at 7pm: THE FUTURE AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE


“Age of the Pussyfoot”
by Frederik Pohl
1969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671270124
In the distant future, corpsicle Charles Forrester has been revived.  Bank interest over the years has made him rich ... possibly.  Remember, “the future ain’t what it used to be.”
Part One

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

SUNDAY. January 25th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street has Returned!

They're back!  The Tea Time Crew has returned: Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower.  And like the Great Detctive himself, they are doing something unexpected. Rather than finishing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's canon of Holmes, they are starting over at the very beginning with A Scandal in Bohemia.

A Scandal in Bohemia was the first of Arthur Conan Doyle's 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories to be published in The Strand Magazine and the first Sherlock Holmes story illustrated by Sidney Paget. Doyle ranked A Scandal in Bohemia fifth in his list of his twelve favourite Holmes stories.

It was first published on 25 June 1891 in the issue of the magazine dated July, and was the first of the stories collected in “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”  in 1892.

While the currently married Dr. Watson is paying Holmes a visit, a visitor arrives, introducing himself as Count Von Kramm, an agent for a wealthy client. However, Holmes quickly deduces that he is in fact Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, Grand Duke of Cassel-Felstein and the hereditary King of Bohemia.

It transpires that the King is to become engaged to a young princess. However, five years previous to the London.
events of the story he had a liaison with an American opera singer, Irene Adler, while she was serving a term as prima donna of the Imperial Opera of Warsaw, who has since then retired to

Fearful that the marriage would be called off, he had sought to regain letters and a photograph of Adler and himself together, which he had sent to her during their relationship as a token. The King's agents have tried to recover the photograph through sometimes forceful means, burglary, stealing her luggage, and waylaying her. An offer to pay for the photograph and letters was also refused. With Adler threatening to send them to his future in-laws, which Von Ormstein presumes is to prevent him marrying any other woman, he makes the incognito visit to Holmes to request his help in locating and obtaining the photograph.


Presented live, in voice.

NOTE:  Due to scheduling, presentation of The Valley of Fear has been postponed - don't worry!  We'll get to it!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time:









Sunday, January 25th:  
  • at 1:30pm  TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET Returns! The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia with Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower
  • at 6 pm -  MAGICLAND STORYTIME: IN Search of the Castaways, Selections with Caledonia at Magicland Park.
Monday, January 26th AT 7pm -  THE FUTURE AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE,  with Gyro Muggins. Tonight: "The Age of the Pussy Foot! by Frederik Pohl (1969)

Tuesday, January 27th at 7 pm Bill Bryson's A WALK IN THE WOODS with Kayden Oconnell continues

Wednesday, January 28th at 7 pm  BEGGAR'S DAY: THE CAGED KING with Caledonia Skytower continues

Thursday, January 29th at 7 pm   CONAN THE BARBARIAN  with Shandon Loring

Saturday, January 31st:
  • at 9am   @ SEANCHAI KITELY -  TIMELESS TALES OF GODS & HEROES: Love Stories with Shandon Loring
  • at 3pm  @ EXPLORE SEANCHAI in KITELY THE GREAT GATSBYPart 4 with Shandon Loring (grid.kitely.com:8002/EXPLORESeanchai)
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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity Our featured charity for January - February is Project Children (http://projectchildren.org) teaching and building peace in Northern Ireland, one child at a time.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

THURSDAY January 22nd at 7pm: POE'S CHILDREN (Happy Birthday Edgar!)

From the incomparable master of horror and suspense comes an electrifying collection of contemporary literary horror, with stories from twenty-five writers representing today’s most talented voices in the genre.

Horror writing is usually associated with formulaic gore, but New Wave horror writers have more in common with the wildly inventive, evocative spookiness of Edgar Allan Poe than with the sometimes-predictable hallmarks of their peers. Showcasing this cutting-edge talent, Poe’s Children now brings the best of the genre’s stories to a wider audience. Featuring tales from such writers as Neil Gaiman and Jonathan Carroll, Poe’s Children is Peter Straub’s tribute to the imaginative power of storytelling. Each previously published story has been selected by Straub to represent what he thinks is the most interesting development in our literature during the last two decades.

Crossing boundaries and packed with imaginative chills, Poe’s Children bears all the telltale signs of fearless, addictive fiction.

Tonight a tribute to the Master of the Macabre.. A special selection from the book "Poe's Children"...

"The Voice of the Beach" by Ramsey Campbell: Demonstrably Poe-like, featuring a neurasthenic narrator, suffocating suggestibility, and nearly palpable imagery.

ISBN-10: 0385522835

DON'T FORGET LATE NIGHT!  Tonight at 9pm - Science Fiction with Finn Zeddmore: "The Emperor of Mars" by Allen M. Steele, live in voice.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WEDNESDAY, January 21st at 7pm: BEGGAR'S DAY - BOOK TWO Continues!

Vikings, and wagons, and infants, and apples, and horses - OH MY!

As if that weren't enough... there's the possibility of total annihilation, and a King who seems to be severely challenged now that, after 25 years, he is rightly King once more.  He "drifts."  Not a good skill set for a monarch.

Whatever happens-Gallaway will never be the same. Caledonia continues with selections from the next book, just released, in author MJ McGalliard's "Beggar's Day" Series.

"The story itself was a journey which twisted and turned with delightful and surprising regularity. Whether it was the improbable relationship between a King and his chickens, or the wry commentary of the noble steed, BEGGAR'S DAY is delightfully original, delivering everything you might desire from such an adventure and much more.

Mr. McGalliard's writing is clever, filled with wit and good-humor." (Reader Review of Beggar's Day Book One)

Presented Live in voice.

Monday, January 19, 2015

TUESDAY, January 20th at 7pm: A WALK IN THE WOODS Begins

The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

Kayden shares selections from Bill Bryson's adventure, live in voice.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

MONDAY, January 19th at 7PM: JACK OF SHADOWS


“Jack of Shadows”
by Roger Zelazny
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451075871

Earth is divided.  The West Pole is dark, full of magic.  The East Pole is perpetual daylight, the world of technology.  Jack derives magic not from a "place of power" but from shadows, the interface between light and dark.
Part Three

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________


Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time:








Saturday, January 17th at Noon  @ EXPLORE SEANCHAI in KITELY -  THE GREAT GATSBY, Part 1 with Caledonia  (grid.kitely.com:8002/EXPLORESeanchai/153/46/22)

Monday, January 19th 
  • at 1pm  @ EXPLORE SEANCHAI in KITELY -  THE GREAT GATSBYPart 2 with Corwyn Allen (grid.kitely.com:8002/EXPLORESeanchai/153/46/22)
  • at 7 pm -  Roger Zelazny's JACK OF SHADOWS, Continues with Gyro Muggins.

Tuesday, January 20th at 7 pm Bill Bryson's A WALK IN THE WOODS with Kayden Oconnell

Wednesday, January 21st at 7 pm  BEGGAR'S DAY: THE CAGED KING with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, January 22nd:
  • 7 pm  POE'S CHILDREN  with Shandon Loring
  • 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore
Saturday, January 24th:
  • at 9am   @ SEANCHAI KITELY -  POE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY with Shandon Loring
  • at NOON  @ EXPLORE SEANCHAI in KITELY THE GREAT GATSBYPart 3 with Shandon Loring (grid.kitely.com:8002/EXPLORESeanchai)
Sunday, January 25th 
  • at 1:30pm  TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET Returns! The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia with Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower
  • at 6 pm -  MAGICLAND STORYTIME: IN Search of the Castaways, Selections with Caledonia at Magicland Park.
________________________________

All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity Our featured charity for January - February is Project Children (http://projectchildren.org) teaching and building peace in Northern Ireland, one child at a time.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Friday, January 16, 2015

SATURDAY, January 17th at 9am in Kitely: WINTER DREAMS


WINTER DREAMS
(precursor to The Great Gatsby)
Dexter Green is a middle-class boy who aspires to be part of the "old money" elite.
Like the novel 'The Great Gatsby', for which this tale Fitzgerald stated served as a rough draft, tonight's story examines a boy whose ambitions become identified with a selfish rich girl.
[be sure to visit http://exploreseanchai.blogspot.com/ to learn about our latest project]

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN: 978-1840227048

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE


PRESENTED AT SEANCHAI LIBRARY IN KITELY
Seanchai Library Kitely - FALLING WATER
grid.kitely.com:8002:Seanchai

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

THURSDAY, January 15th at 7pm: WINTER DREAMS


WINTER DREAMS
(precursor to The Great Gatsby)
Dexter Green is a middle-class boy who aspires to be part of the "old money" elite.
Like the novel 'The Great Gatsby', for which this tale Fitzgerald stated served as a rough draft, tonight's story examines a boy whose ambitions become identified with a selfish rich girl.
[be sure to visit http://exploreseanchai.blogspot.com/ to learn about our latest project]

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN: 978-1840227048

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

AND DON'T FORGET!  at NOON Today EXPLORE The Great Gatsby officially opens in Kitely!

It can be reached from the Seanchai Homeworld via its own teleport gate.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WEDNESDAY, January 14th at 7pm: More from BEGGAR'S DAY - BOOK TWO

WOW!  Things in Gallaway are really hopping!  If it isn't a King who is shy of open spaces, it's his brother's wacky new invention, or his nephew off on another quest lead by the mysterious Brishee.  And let's not even start on what's going on at The Feathered Pig!  A magical painting of a naked woman?  Really?  Did Eugene also get some magic beans for just a little extra on that deal?
But things are never what they seem in Gallaway.  The evil Percy has been resurrected and that cannot be good for anyone!  Join Caledonia as she shares more from the latest saga in MJ McGalliard's BEGGAR'S DAY Series:  BOOK TWO - The Caged King. Presented live in voice.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

MONDAY, January 12th at 7PM: JACK OF SHADOWS


“Jack of Shadows”
by Roger Zelazny
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451075871

Earth is divided.  The West Pole is dark, full of magic.  The East Pole is perpetual daylight, the world of technology.  Jack derives magic not from a "place of power" but from shadows, the interface between light and dark.
Part Two


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Friday, January 9, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________

Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time:

Friday, January 9th at 6 pm  @ SEANCHAI KITELY CHRISTMAS GHOSTS: A Collection of Spooky Tales for a Winter's Eve with Shandon Loring

Saturday, January 10th at 9am   @ SEANCHAI KITELY -  THE FAIRY REEL - Tales from the Twilight Realm with Shandon Loring


Sunday, January 11th from Noon to 2pm -  *SPECIAL* WINTER'S WARMTH: An Afternoon of Shakespeare featuring Corwyn Allen, Aoife Lorefield,  Derry McMahon, Kayden Oconnell, Dubhna Rhiadra, Bear Silvershade, and Caledonia Skytower. Scnenes and Sonnets, live in voice.

Sunday, January 11th at 6 pm -  MAGICLAND STORYTIME: IN Search of the Castaways with Caledonia at Magicland Park.

Monday, January 12th at 7 pm -  Roger Zelazny's JACK OF SHADOWS, Continues with Gyro Muggins.

Tuesday, January 13th at 7 pm - Bill Bryson's A WALK IN THE WOODS with Kayden Oconnell

Wednesday, January 14th at 7 pm  BEGGAR'S DAY: THE CAGED KING with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, January 15th:
  • @ KITELY EXPLORE The Great Gatsby opens to the public
  • 7 pm  WINTER DREAMS  with Shandon Loring
Friday, January 16th at 7 pm  @ KITELY THE GREAT GATSBY, Part 1 at EXPLORESeanchai

Saturday, January 17th at 9am   @ SEANCHAI KITELY -  More WINTER DREAMS with Shandon Loring

Saturday, January 17th at 1pm  @ KITELY THE GREAT GATSBY, Part 1 (repeat) at EXPLORESeanchai
________________________________

All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity Our featured charity for January - February is Project Children (http://projectchildren.org) teaching and building peace in Northern Ireland, one child at a time.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.