Monday, April 14, 2014

The Ninja Librarians Blog Tour Week 5

As we wind up the blog tour, our final prompt is to tell which historical figure we would like to be an apprentice for and what we would like to learn from them. My choice is Hypatia of Alexandria. Her father was the last librarian of the great Library of Alexandria and she was his student and coworker, but also taught students of her own and wrote about astronomy and mathematics. She was part of the last generation to actually work in the library before its destruction. In the book, The Accidental Keyhand (the first book in the Ninja Librarians series), the Lybrarians have saved Hypatia from death at the hands of an angry mob. I was a Classics major in college, so getting to study with someone actually from that time period would be an incredible experience. I could ask all the questions that used to cross my mind as I studied the history and culture of the Mediterranean area. Plus - she could teach me how to speak the Egyptian of that time. That would really come in handy if I ever traveled back in time, went through a portal to another world ("Star Gate"), or met a priest like Imhotep ("The Mummy" and "The Mummy Returns").

Do you have a favorite historical figure? What would you like for them to teach you? Keep reading to see what the Lybrarians do next!

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