The Ouran Host Club (also known as the Ouran High School Host Club) is an independently functioning high school club that was founded by Tamaki Suoh, the self declared and unquestioned leader of the club. The club is located in Music Room #3 of the high school grade level building of Ouran Academy. Although she is not as rich as the others, Haruhi, the main character, strives on her grades and recieves a scholarship to attend this prestigious school. But another thing that our female lead lacks besides money is a feminine sense of style, because she is ultimately able to fool many of peers into thinking she is a boy.http://ouran.wikia.com/wiki/Ouran_High_School_Host_Club_Wiki
Prior to the establishment of the club, many of its members were considered outcasts. However, as time progressed, the members of the club skyrocketed in terms of popularity among their peers (which consists mostly of girls). The club was created with the sole purpose and vow of entertaining and pleasing all who visit the club regardless of the person's background or preferences. The Host Club usually holds a fundraiser each season of the school year for publicity. Due to the fact that the Host Club is an independently managed club, all profits made go to the club's budget for future club events as well as practical uses.
'I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they're here. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It's like looking at all the students and wondering who's had their heart broken that day...or wondering who did the heart breaking and wondering why.'
Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through unchartered territory: the world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends, the world of sex, drugs, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offer a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
'Outside! What's it like?'
Masklin looked blank.
'Well,' he said. 'It's sort of big-'
To the thousands of the tiny nomes who live under the floorboards of a large department store, there is no Outside. Things like Day and Night, Sun and Rain are just daft old legends. Then a devastating piece of news shatters their existence: the Store - their whole world - is to be demolished. And it's up to Masklin, one of the last nomes to come into the Store, to mastermind an unbelievable escape plan that will take all the nomes into the dangers of the great Outside ...
The first title in the magnificent trilogy, The Bromeliad.
Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you’ve got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s only – and finest – female private detective. Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she’s got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger . . . Delightfully different, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency offers a captivating glimpse of an unusual world.Discussion thread can be found here: OBC - May '13 - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Underneath the kitchen floor is the world of the Borrowers - Pod and Homily Clock and their daughter, Arrietty. In their tiny home, matchboxes double as roomy dressers and postage stamps hang on the walls like paintings. Whatever the Clocks need they simply "borrow" from the "human beans" who live above them. It's a comfortable life. Comfortable - but boring if you're a kid. Only Pod is allowed to venture into the house above, because the danger of being seen by a human is too great. Borrowers who are seen by humans are never seen again. Yet Arrietty won't listen. There is a human boy up there, and Arrietty is desperate for a friend...Discussion thread can be found here: OBC - OBC - June '13 - The Borrowers by Mary Norton.
English novelist, historian and science writer Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) abandoned teaching and launched his literary career with a series of highly successful science-fiction novels. The Time Machine was the first of a number of these imaginative literary inventions. First published in 1895, the novel follows the adventures of a hypothetical Time Traveller who journeys into the future to find that humanity has evolved into two races; the peaceful Eloi - vegetarians who tire easily - and the carnivorous, predatory Morlocks...Discussion thread can be found here: OBC - July '13 - The Time Machine by HG Wells.