Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Teen Group Tomorrow!

Hello! My apologies for the extended silence from this end. I've had a busy spring break not working much. (I did, however, accompany my brother for the adoption of his new dog--then got to doggie-sit! Too fun (& talk about good exercise!).

Don't forget Teen Group tomorrow. Should be extra fun 'cuz unless I hear otherwise, we've got a special guest planned--an artsy one who will share a few creative how-to's.

(I'll also tell ya all about my new canine love, if you're interested!) :)

See ya then!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Let's make it a date

Since I won't see you guys before I talk to Kashmira, here are two dates I plan to run past her: May 14 and May 21 (both are Wed.). Got any big plans either evening that would prevent you from coming?

If we get a date set, I'll make cookies...How's that for enticement? :)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

authors, authors, everywhere... :)

"Let us read and let us dance--two amusements that will never do any harm to the world."-- Voltaire

Ok, here's the deal: I'll be chatting with author Kashmira Sheth later this week in order to discuss the likelihood of an upcoming visit. I need your honest-to-goodness thoughts on this (please?!).

The month of May appears best, wise. So, what do all you future famous writers out there think of this idea--a Q & A with Kashmira, where we have her discuss growing up in India & how she used her experiences to become an award-winning author, chat novels, etc.

(We could also get her take on Henna!). Also, considering the proximity to both Mother's Day & Father's Day, I'm open to us inviting any special parental units to join us--just for the day. :)


Friday, March 14, 2008

New Books & Writerly "Advice"

Recent arrivals, ordered with a certain A+ audience in mind...

Princess Mia by Meg Cabot
Skin Deep by E.M. Crane
The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher
Good Enough by Paula Yoo
You Know where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn
Final Warning: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson
Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

And, a few cool websites, for the writerly inclined...






Or, at any rate, it's a start, and, of course, I'll keep looking (& so should you!). In the meantime, I've still got a few copies of our next discussion books here--hint, hint! Note: I started listening to The Loud Silence of Francine Green yesterday & it ain' half bad. :)


Friday, March 7, 2008

Ordering Inquiries & Random Fun

It's no secret that you guys are fiction people, but still, I'd like to know--what's your take on non-fiction? Anyone a fan of true stories, or even poetry for that matter? Do you fancy memoirs, and if so, what kind? Oh, and if you're studying hard in school, are there any topics we folks at the library should have on hand that would be helpful to you? (Sorry for all the questions--we just really value your input!). BIG :)

And, since we're on the subject of learning, yet, alas, cannot travel, check out this cool website:


Once, I was here, and yes, Mona Lisa's eyes really do follow you. However, if you're a fan of Impressionism, this place is even more amazing. Personally, it's my fave...


Where would you like to go?

Don't forget Teen Group this Wed. same time, same place--and a special surprise. Also, Breaking Dawn is now in the system, so if you don't plan to purchase, put yourself on the hold list yesterday. It's fillin' up fast!

Monday, March 3, 2008

More titles, etc. for your reading pleasure...

I've got a pile of order cards in my hot little hands & I thought I'd give you ample time to prepare ...

"Avalon High: Coronoation, Vol. 1: The Merlin Prophecy" (a graphic novel by Meg Cabot)
"Kiss My Book" Jaime Michaels
"Leftovers" by Laura Weiss
"Ten Cent Dance" by Christine Fletcher (I call dibs!) :)
"The Red Necklace" by Sally Gardner
"Total Constant Order" by Crissa-Jean Chappell
"My Life as a Rhombus" by Varian Johnson
"Sweethearts" by Sara Zarr
"The Time Thief" by Linda Buckley-Archer
"Feathered" by Laura Kasischka
"Lock and Key" by Sarah Dessen
"A Little Friendly Advice" by Siobhan Vivian
"Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress" by Maria Padian
"I Conquer Britain" by Dyan Sheldon
"Exodus" by Julie Bertagna
"One Trick Pony" by Daniella Brodsky (dibs again!)

Also, Jay Asher's "Thirteen Reasons Why" on CD will soon be on its way.

However, for those of you who were wondering about the second Beka Cooper installment--not published til April 2009, so you'll have to remind me next year! :)

(Note: some will arrive sooner than others--depends on the publication date).

Saturday, March 1, 2008

New Teen Titles

Hi Guys! The library's hoppin' today, so this'll be quick, but I wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten my promise to post recently ordered & soon to be ordered titles here in order to enhance your "first dibs" success :)

A couple to watch for:

I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
Wake by Lisa McMann
Almost Fabulous byMichelle Radford
Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson
Hacking Harvard by Wasserman
Paraworld Zero by Matthew Peterson
The Other Book by Philip Womack
Primavera by Mary Jane Beaufraund

These are just a few that pop to mind. I'm in the process of filling out more cards (yay!) to I'll toss out a few more kernels next week. Til then, have a lovely weekend. I'm feelin' the spring fever kick in. You?!