Friday, March 16, 2007

World Book Day

Our Librarian, Tom McConville, writes :

"World Book Day on March 1st was marked by the distribution of book tokens and some very stylish bookmarks. Our survey in search of St Columba’s favourite book showed that Eragon by Christopher Paolini is this year’s choice. The survey, held by the Library with the support of the English department, revealed a wonderful reading range—109 authors were mentioned, and 137 separate books. Other high scorers were Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy and Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider series, with honourable mentions for The Catcher in the Rye and Lord of the Rings.

Our favourite authors were as follows: 1st Christopher Paolini and Anthony Horowitz; 2nd Philip Pullman; 3rd JRR Tolkien; and 4th J.D. Salinger, William Shakespeare and Meg Rosoff.

Thank you to all who took part, and to the English Department for facilitating the survey.

€10 Book token winners. Survey: Karl Rysbergen. Junior Quiz: Kezia Wright, Archie Brooke, Eochy O’Conor, Kate Boyd Crotty. Senior Crossword: Ben Armstrong, Lauren O’Connell, Eki Osayande."

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