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Monday, December 27, 2010

Teen Reads for January!

Check out the new list of Teen Reads for January! 

Teen pajama Day!

Next Tuesday, January 4th, we will be having a Pajama Day all day long!  We will have board games, loads of movies and snacks all day long!  Cast your vote for what movies you want to watch by commenting on this blog post!  Or you can email Ms. Laura at so be sure to let me know so I have enough time to get all the movies!  We will have lots of fun!  Happy Holidays to those of you that celebrate!  I had an awesome Christmas and got loads of stuff!  Come into the library and check out some awesome books and be sure to stop by to see me and I will tell you all about my awesomeness!!!  Remember Pajama Day Tuesday January 4th from 10-6pm!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dust City

Wow!!!  So for those of you that dont know, I have been in a fairy tale re-tell type of mind set for like the last 6 months and have read a lot of fairy tale type books (sleepless by cyn balog, the grimm legacy, fairest of all (the true story of the wicked queen),etc.).  Well this book just fits right in!  Dust City: "When you're dad is the wolf that killed little red riding hood, life is no fairytale" is what it says on the back cover.  This book was good!  It was a little slow to start, but once it starts going, I really enjoyed it!!!  Here's the synopsis:

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?

His son, that's who.

Ever since his father's arrest for the murder of Little Red Riding Hood, teen wolf Henry Whelp has kept a low profile in a Home for Wayward Wolves . . . until a murder at the Home leads Henry to believe his father may have been framed.

Now, with the help of his kleptomaniac roommate, Jack, and a daring she-wolf named Fiona, Henry will have to venture deep into the heart of Dust City; a rundown, gritty metropolis where fairydust is craved by everyone and controlled by a dangerous mob of Water Nixies and their crime boss leader, Skinner.

Can Henry solve the mystery of his family's sinister past? Or, like his father before him, is he destined for life as a big bad wolf?

For those of you interested in other books that deal with fairy tale related themes, check these out!

Leave a comment, or ask Ms Laura for more types of things books if you're interested!!!
Happy Holidays!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Magician's Nephew

Over the weekend Ms Laura and the Husband watched the Chronicles of Narnia movies (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian) in preparation for the 3rd movie being released this weekend!  I had never seen the movies before so when we finished them I decided I wanted to read the off to the first one I ran!

Now there is some confusion as to which book actually is the first!  Some say Lion/Witch/ Wardrobe, some say magicians nephew.  Well I looked up that pick mamma jamma copy they have at Borders with all the books in it and saw that they have it published in a specific order so that's the order I decided to read them in; Magician's Nephew was up!

Order I'm reading (in case you wanted to read along):
Magicians Nephew
Horse and His Boy
Prince Caspian
Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle
(they say you can read "magicians nephew" and "horse and his boy" whenever since they dont really coincide with the story arch of the other books)

I was intrigued!  No wonder so many people love the Chronicles!!!  The Magician's Nephew was wonderful!  It was like writing you wouldn't see nowadays (probably cause it was written in the 50s)  Here's the synopsis and a link for the trailer of the new movie!!! (trailer is on the right hand side under "Related Videos")

When Digory and Polly are tricked by Digory's peculiar Uncle Andrew into becoming part of an experiment, they set off on the adventure of a lifetime. What happens to the children when they touch Uncle Andrew's magic rings is far beyond anything even the old magician could have imagined.

Hurtled into the Wood between the Worlds, the children soon find that they can enter many worlds through the mysterious pools there. In one world they encounter the evil Queen Jadis, who wreaks havoc in the streets of London when she is accidentally brought back with them. When they finally manage to pull her out of London, unintentionally taking along Uncle Andrew and a coachman with his horse, they find themselves in what will come to be known as the land of Narnia.


Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters!

I did it!  I finished the book!  Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters was good!  It's told in three parts from the perspectives of three sisters.  I liked the book off the bat but the further I got, the less interested in the character I was.  The parts also get smaller and smaller to the point where once I got to the last sister, I didnt really want to get to know her cause there wasn't enough time to and her character wasn't very developed.  But I finished it none the less just because I wanted to see how it turned out.  If you like books baout high-society, you should pick it up.  Ms. Jen really liked it!!!  Here's the synopsis!

The Sullivan sisters have a big problem. On Christmas Day their rich and imperious grandmother gathers the family and announces that she will soon die . . .and has cut the entire family out of her will. Since she is the source of almost all their income, this means they will soon be penniless.

Someone in the family has offended her deeply. If that person comes forward with a confession of her (or his) crime, submitted in writing to her lawyer by New Year's Day, she will reinstate the family in her will. Or at least consider it.

And so the confessions begin....