With a new season of Doctor Who quickly approaching, my assistant and I decided it would be great fun to create a Doctor Who Themed month. We decided to pull books that cross several of the genre Doctor Who represents: Time Travel, Science Fiction and Historical Fiction.
Doctor Who has become a classical cult icon to several of our students and staff. There are numerous Whovians amongst us who have our favorite character, favorite Doctor (Mrs. Wells thinks David Tennant is the best) and even favorite episode. Our devotion to the Doctor led us to our December Theme.
Because Doctor Who travels through time in his TARDIS (for non Whovians, a TARDIS is a machine shaped like a Police Box that is enormous and never ending on the inside, think of Hermoine's purse from Harry Potter but capable of transporting through space and time. Doctor Who and his companion travel to various points in history to solve problems and outrun Daleks and Weeping Angels. Long story... you have to watch to see. ) Since we moved our collection to a genre style, we pulled titles that Doctor Who would experience- historical fiction books set in various eras (We pulled Chain by Anderson, A Northern Light by Donnelly, The Springsweet by Mitchell, Crispin by Avi, just to name a few.) We also grabbed some Science Fiction books that fit a typical Doctor Who experience (Delirium by Oliver, Ashfall by Mullin, Starters by Price, Search for Wondla by DiTerlizzi, and XVI by Karr.) Our final genre of choice was none other than Time Travel. We grabbed books by James Dashner, Margaret Patterson Haddox and The Time Traveler's Wife. We even shared the new Infinity Ring Series.
On Friday, we decided to have a Doctor Who themed day, wearing our Doctor Who shirts and maybe a Fez. Cause like Books, Fezes are cool.
So, Read a book: As Doctor Who says, "We are all stories, in the end just make it a good one!"
Donna Noble has left the library, and Donna Noble is safe!