Monday, December 28, 2009

"Georgia on My Mind"

(Ray Charles, anyone?)
(please tell me u know that song???
A classic I tell you! A classic!)
My Read o' the Week:
Fallen by Kate Lauren
If u can't get enough of that whole
eternally tortured love thang,
this one's for you!
(i mock, yet stayed up muy last night...)
FYI: Wider audience appeal than her last book,
The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove.
I give it 3.5-4.0 / 5 stars --
& I'm a harsh critic!
Oh, and I am sooo gonna make it to Savannah, GA 1 day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

FYI: (Finally!) One HOT Read!

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margie Stohl
1 of the latest installments to
the modern gothic/tortured romance genre--
and this time it's a good one.
I've got the sleep deprivation to prove it!
Note: the HOLD list is GROWING,
So, GET ON IT! :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Top Picks: 2009
Mine, that is, but feel free to cast your vote!
I'd love to read those that I've missed!!!

Is It Just Me?

Or, is there simply 5 not-so-hotso books
published per 1 wowzer?
Still sadly waiting to be blown away...! :(
Nevertheless, a few recent reads (in order of enjoyment!):

1. Rosie & Skate by Beth Ann Bauman (yes, I really, really liked this one!)

2. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (better than avg chick lit)

3. Breathless by Jessica Warman (quite interesting)

4. Viola in Reel Life by Andriana Trigani (cute & artsy)

5. Girl to the Core by Stacey Goldblatt (yep, it's girly!)

6. Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate (4 older readers!)

7. Swoon by Nina Malkin (again, 4 older readers!)

8. The Seven Rays by Jessica Bendinger (have a feeling that others' will like more than I...)

Up Next: Beautiful Creatures; The Uninvited; Fallen; & Once Was Lost

I'll keep you posted...

Monday, November 30, 2009

Egads! Open Gaming!

THIS WED. 12/2, 4:30-6 PM
Please Note:
It'll be the FINAL Teen Program
of the year, so...
please, please, come if ya can!
(might even give out a few door prizes...)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gobble, Gobble, (but save the turkeys!)

Perhaps it's time to try tofurkey?
(then again, maybe not--ever the vegan,
even I won't touch the stuff!)
Happy Thanksgiving All,
WHEREVER it is that you ARE?!?
* * *
Recent Reads:
Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Premble
Random Analysis--thought provking, fantastical, cool Russian mystique, an exploration of the senses, the power of dreams, & time tripping realities. Could become a series...
My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman
Random Analysis -- frustratingly good, cool premise, & almost annoyingly realistic characters. Well done, but not sure I can say that I enjoyed it!
Last, but not least, check out my new FAVORITE blog!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Don't Be Such a Grinch!

Yep, that's right!
Stinginess STINKS!

Get ur gift groove on w/ me
@ our hand-made

(this) WED. 11/18/2009
4:30-6 PM

(special guest: Elvis & Trans-Siberian Orchestra!!!
Or, a few of their festive CD's at least).

Also on hand? Why, supplies for...
Beaded Jewelry &/or Keychains,
Record (player) photo frames,
Snazzy CD cases (for those burned tunes)
Duct tape decals,
Bookmarks, Cards, & other Cool stuff
like, Magnetic Magnets! :)

Come 1, come all! The MORE the MERRIER!

"Helllloooo! Anybody Out There???

"Yoo-hoo! Anybody home?"
I know this Teen Librarian Chick,
she's recently read a lot of books,
but not a lot (lately) that's really, really GREAT!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween: It's Such a Scream!

Hope y'all have a good one!
Any cool costumes out there?
Good & scary PG-13 movie suggestions?
(&/or votes for best literary thrillers...)
Just Finished:
Crash Into Me by Albert Borris
(Oddly uplifitng for a suicide road trip tale. Seriously!
I really dug this one!)
Currently reading:
Hold Still by Nina LaCour
(Warning: This is not a happy book, but oh-so good!
Definitely for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why).
Up Next:
Prada and Prejudice by Amanda Hubbard
(cuz it comes so highly recommended by our own Ms. SP!)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Oh, What a Treat!

Teen Gaming
(& a Whole Lotta Sweets!)
WED. 10/27/09
4:30-6:oo PM
Dare ya to be there...or B square!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Librarina Bookshelf

Greetings Gals (& Guys???)--hope these dreary days
don't bug ya so much as they bug me! Blah, blah, blah... :)
Doesn't seem to keep me from reading though,
so I thought I'd share a few titles from thy present plate.
Currently reading: Bad Apple by Laura Ruby
Recently Finished:

The Sky Always Hears Me and the Hills Don't Mind by Kristing. Cronn-Mills

The Blonde of the Joke by Bennett Madison

According to Kit by Eugenie Doyle

Up Next???:

Is a question for the ages! So many books, so little time.

Suggestions welcome!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Inked Guinea Pigs

I wanna be one!
Do you...?
Well, if you're feeling brave
Join me this Wed. 10/14 @ 4:30 PM
4 some experimental
(& hopefully) hot henna hurrah!
If you're not--bring a friend!
Bonus: I'll bring a few new books
(& I can't hold 'em forever!)

Sunday, October 4, 2009


More new titles that are cool beans 4 teens
(& happy to not act their age teen librarians):
And, now, a few of my favorite recent reads...
Demon Chick by Marilyn Kaye
(if a book about a girl who's mom sells her to hell
can be described as delightful, this is it--made me wanna be a demon chick!)
The Everafter by Amy Huntley
(if u liked Elsewhere, try this one--and if u didn't, try it anyway!)
Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
(a modern, & might I say, unique take on Beauty & the Beast)
Positively by Courtney Sheinmel
(a break from all-things-goth, but not by no means a fluff read,
this one gives a glimpse of what it's like to be a teen with AIDS)
TEEN TALKS in 2 weeks...
how u feel about a little Halloween Henna....?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Goth 'N Games

Greetings & Salutations my fellow word nerds;
and for thee, a new books list --
(A slightly sunnier version shall be be arriving shortly).
In the meantime...
feel free to stop by & get your kicks
@ our this week's Open Gaming bout:
Wed. 9/30, 4:30-5:30 PM.
I may even bring a few new books,
should it tickle my fancy... :)
Recommended Read(s):
Rachel Cain's Morganville Vampires series--
pleasantly suprised to find that I'm actually enjoying it!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

In Case Anyone's Reading This...

I'd like to give a shout out to all my TEEN GROUP homies,
& say I sure hope to SEE YA THERE this
Wed 9/16 @ 4:30
'cuz I sure do miss you guys!!!
BONUS: Shoud u show up, I just might feel so inclined to select a new CD for purchase
(which would be awfully nice w/ those brand spankin' new books I'll have in tow...)
FTY: The New Moon Soundtrack's been ordered, so place your hold NOW
Also: Keep your eyes' peeled 'cuz I'll be updating other "incomings" soon!
(incoming = books I shall try not to hog)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy Labor Day (& all that jazz)

1st things 1st:
A belated "Good Luck!" w/ the new school year--
not that you'll need it! :)
2nd things 2nd
(but of equal importance, @ least in my book)
our 1st TEEN TALKS / Teen Group mtg is on the horizon!
Please feel free to join me WED 9/18 @ 4:30 PM for
tantalizing chatter & moderately appetizing snacks!
(how's that for an endorsement?!?!).
There will also be NEW books!!!
A few I myself have read lately...
Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
(a well done & rather raw look at teen pregnancy)
Poster Boy by Dede Crane
(arrogant & sometimes annoying narrator,
but a beautiful ending guaranteed to make ya cry)
Three Witches by Paula Jolin
(Intrigued by seance? Like to learn about other cultures?
This one's for you!)
The Sweetheart of Prosper County by Jill J. Alexander
(chick lit to the core--right down to its pink cover--
& delightfully rightfully so!)
Tonight, however, it's finally time to Catch a little Fire
and I cannot wait...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


So guess who finally has a Facebook page? We do!
Search for the Sun Prairie Public Library on Facebook and become a fan of the library. There's info on our page about all of the stuff happening at the library - including the teen stuff - so this should be another good way to keep track of what's happening here.
Become a fan and show your favorite library (and librarians!) some love. :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sorry, my bad!

Life's little dramas have sorely cramped my reading style as of late
(hence, so much silence--sorry guys!)
but I did manage to squeeze in a few
that seem rather befittingly back to school...
Karma For Beginners by Jessica Blank
(Quite mature in content--consider yourself duly warned)
Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson
(I especially enjoyed the psych terms that preceded ea. chapter!)
Plus, my brand new reading chair
(or should i say throne?!)
is ready, set, go for fall's incoming delights
(Yes, I'm talking about Catching Fire!!!)
Also cool & on the horizon--
(I went ahead & ordered all 3, so we can check 'em out!)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thank You Summer Readers!

And, congratulations on a job well done!
Don't forget to stop in & pick-up your prizes
before u take off on those end-of-summer stayaways.
Now, if you're not booked out
(if there is such a thing...)
I've 2 great n groovy 1's for ya:
The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong
(kudos to my co-worker Ronda for "making" me read it!)
Meridian by Amber Kizer
(Digging it, absolutely digging it,
which is quite appropriate now
that I think of it...
You'll love 'em too--it's in the bag!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Last Call Low Down

Hello (hopefully?) Happy Readers--
it's been a while.
(It's also been busy as a bee 'round here!
Hope you've been 1 of the 1's buzzing abour.
If not, remember, tomorrow's the final day
that u can submit reading raffle tickets,
so be sure to stop by and say, "Hi!"
And, now, a few of my recent reads that I think you'll like...
Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart
(Read it 4 the story, but also 4 Kephart's top-notch writing)
You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith
(a serious road trip read that's seriously good)
It's a Mall World After All by Janette Rallison
('cuz real retail therapy is just too darn expensive--
or, at least that's why i read it!)
So Punk Rock
(And Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother)
by Micol Ostow
(read it cuz u like to laugh--and/or cuz i said so!).

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Summer Reading Reminders

Greetings my fellow book loving
(but non-blogging) readers--
what I wouldn't give for just 1 or 2 reviews...
Maybe you'll give me the live version?
FINAL Teen Gaming of the Summer!!!
WED. 7/29, 3-5 PM
(& last one til late Sept...)
FYI: Saturday 8/8/2009 is the last day to turn in reading raffle tickets,
extra challenge slips, and book reviews, so ya best stop in!
Recommended Read for u Guitar Hero Girls:
Tempo Change by Barbara Hall
(Yep,total cheese, but in a most pleasant way!)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Before You Read HOT STUFF...

Seriously! :)
It's gonna be an art smorgasbord,
so stop in and scrap it!
(this) WED. 7/22
3-5 PM
Note: Soda, Snacks, & MOST supplies supplied
HOWEVER, if ya plan to make an
Uber Cool T-Shirt + Duct Tape Bag
BRING an Uber Cool T-shirt
(that's Uber Cool to Scrap w/ Scissors!)
And, yes, there'll be other uber cool projects too--
just come see (& do)...

Friday, July 17, 2009

As Promised: NEW BOOKS!!! NEW BOOKS!!!

If you're lookin' for something to read...
lots of options are but a mere CLICK away!
(&, if you're not in the market for a marvelous new book,
CLICK anyway--this took forever!) :)


More HOT, HOTS (& slightly masculine)...

More + More = Girly Girl Newbies:

Monday, July 13, 2009

"Movin' On Up...

to that library lady castle in the sky..."
Guess who's soon-to-be a proud home owner?
Yep--that's right--Me! :)
So excited I just had to share!
I may soon be tapping your artisan eye
for future color scheme input
(via a pile of handy-dandy paint samples!)
In the meantime...
I'm only too happy to relive my youth--
courtesy of 2 simply amazing (pre-teen) books:
Love, Aubrey by Suzanne M. LaFleur
Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
Both are seriously too good to miss!
(Also not to miss--this week's Gaming Wed!)
hint, hint... :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hey, Hey, Hey...

3-5 PM
(there will probably be Twizzlers--
& certainly some other stuff--
So, come 1, come all,
and I'll beat ya a bowling....!)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Waiting for Dessen?

Then check out my new favorite Harley chick in:
Riding the Universe by Gaby Triana
--A great way to while away the time
As u oh-so-patient await
Along for the Ride
(by Ms. Sarah Dessen, of course!)
p.s. you're awfully quiet out there... :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fireworks Fun

Ok, not literally, but...
Best wishes for a Happy (Happy!) Fourth of July!!!
This week's "beachy" book pick:
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
by Simone Elkeles (YA pb E)
FYI: I'm taking home some uber good-looking books tonight--
So, if you're nice, I just might come back w/
a "Don't Miss This!" list for ya...
FYI 2: DIY Henna rocked--y'all should've been there!

Online Book Lists

Hey guys! I know that a couple of you had questions about the online book lists and their - how shall I say it - functionality. Hopefully this post will answer those questions.

First, for those of you who haven't discovered them yet, we have created a whole bunch of book lists filled with suggestion of things to read. There are paper copies available in the library for you to grab while you're here (located on the tables near those comfy chairs). But if you prefer looking online, feel free to visit our website, where all of our lists can be found. The online lists also have links right next to each book so you can find it in the catalog and place a hold if you need to. Just click
here to check out all of the lists that we have to offer.

Those of you who have started working on that Extra Challenge booklet may also be looking for the much-discussed Teen Art Scene list(s) to fulfill one of the challenges. Old-school paper copies of all 3 (yes, THREE!) lists are currently available in the library. Unfortunately, things have been so hectic with the summer program that poor Sandy (who's in charge of putting everything online) just hasn't had time to finish getting everything up just yet - thus the links that aren't working. Sorry! But keep checking back periodically - it may be a somewhat slow process, but hopefully everything will be functioning properly soon. Also, please note that there is also an option to look at a printable version of this list on the website. It's not quite as snazzy as the online list with the links, but if you just need to grab a few titles, you can use that as a jumping point from home if you need to.

Again, many apologies for any confusion or inconvenience this has caused! As soon as everything's completely online, we'll be sure to let everyone know.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

This, That, and HENNA Tats...

(: Friendly Reminder :)
3-5 PM
For the first 50 through the door!
Space is limited, so if u wanna think ink,
arrive early, in style.
** As in do-it-yourself (or together!)


Geared for older teens (or those starting to think about leaving the nest)
Funny How Things Change by Melissa Wyatt
is a story of love, life's decision, &
the choice to leave home
-- or not--
as that post-H.S. graduation summer
draws to a close...
Makes for quite the good read.
FYI: Lots of new titles currently en route to shelves --
Feel free to stop in & check 'em out!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Let's Hit the Road, Jack!

Inspired by me & Rachel's shared affinity for Defining Dulcie,
I've whipped up a list of a few more don't miss road-trippin' reads.
And, so, in no particular order...
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer
Two*Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
Absolutely, Maybe by Lisa Yee
Stealing Henry by Carolyn MacCullough
Tallulah Falls by Christine Fletcher
ZigZag by Ellen Wittlinger
So, keep those reviews comin'!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Since It's Sooooooo....HOT!

Here's 2 more HOT (girly) summer reads for ya:
1 old -- Love, Meg by Leigh C. Purtill
1 new --Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Note: Lots of holds on this one, but it's worth the wait....
Kill the time w/ a few others on our various lists
(& don't forget to let me know--i wanna hear all 'bout 'em!)
Note2: Sure hope to see you all tomorrow @ 3!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


The FINAL Last Thing:
WED 6/24/2009
3-5 PM
food, friends, fun -- & fun, friendly librarians!
Hope to see ya there!

Oops one more thing

From the list --
Fresh Off the Boat was fun
(or at least much more my speed than De La Cruz's Au Pair stuff)
Same Difference by Siobhan Vivian --
very, very good. Check it out! :)
Final FYI of the day
More creative book lists coming soon...
(umm, @ least that's the plan, if I have time!)

"Let's Get This Party Started!"

But, first, let me say, "Thanks!"
Ya'll sure seem ready & rearin' to go!
(Cuz me too!!!)
But, first, a disclaimer:
(My) being obsessed w/ books means...
When u ask for more recommendations
you're liable to get 'em in spades!
I'll try to keep in manageable. :)
A Few Recent Favorites
(that aren't necessarily "summery,"but...)
Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Skunk Girl by Karim Sheba
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
The Saver by Edeet Ravel
Swoon by Nina Malkin
Brutal by Michael Harmon
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Marcelo in the Real World by Fransisco X Stork
Reality Check by Peter Abrahams
Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne
The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
And the list goes on..! :)
NOTE: In honor of Ms. A's recent AWARD WINNING
Ally Carter essay contest,
I just finished the Gallagher Girl series
(& for added fun,
also read Spy Goddess by Michael Spradlin.
Conclusion: I wanna be a spy!
What you got for me?!?

Saturday, June 13, 2009


So simple, it ought to be illegal.
Thankfully, it's not!

However, in honor of the summer sun,
We're going anti-goth--think beach reads.
To help get ya started, I've whipped up a short list
(u can also p/u a hard copy @ the library)

So, without further ado...

Suggested Hot Reads:

Alegria, Malin. Sofi Mendoza’s Guide
to getting Lost in Mexico YA F Alegria
Anderson, Jodi Lynn. Peaches YA F And
Baptiste, Tracey. Angel’s Grace YA F Bap
Bradbury, Jennifer. Shift YA F Bradbury
**Brooks, Kevin. Black Rabbit Summer YA F Brooks
**Calame, Don. Swim the Fly YA F Calame
Coleman, Evelyn. Born in Sin YA F Col
De La Cruz, Melissa. Fresh off the boat YA F Del
DuPrau, Jeanne. Car Trouble YA F Dup
Evans, Michael R. 68 Knots: A Novel YA F Evans
Frankel, Valerie. Fringe Benefits YA pb F
Gehrman, Jody Elizabeth. Confessions of a
Triple Shot Betty YA F Gehrman
**Green, John. An Abundance of Katherines YA F Gre
Griffin, Adele. My Almost Epic Summer YA F Gri
Harper, Suzanne. The Juliet Club YA F Harper
**Hartinger, Brent. Project Suite Life YA F Hartinge
Herbsman, Cheryl. Breathing Beautiful YA F Herbsman
**Howell, Simmone. Everything . YA F Howell
Johnson, Maureen. Girl at Sea YA F Johnson
Kerr, M.E. Someone like Summer YA F Kerr
Kidd, Ronald. Monkey town: A summer of the
Scopes Trial YA F Kid
Komaiko, Leah. Malibu Carmie YA F Kom
Levithan, David. Are We There Yet? YA F Lev
Lopez, Jack. In the Break YA pb L
**Lubar, David. Dunk YA F Lub
Lynch, Chris. The Big Game of Everything YA F Lynch
Nelson, Blake. They came From Below YA F Nelson
Perkins, Mitali. Monsoon Summer YA F Per
Placide, Jaira. Fresh Girl YA F Pla
**Reinhardt, Dana. How To build a House YA F Reinhard
Runyun, Brent. Surface Tension:
A Novel in Four Summers YA F Runyun
Smith, Charles R. Chameleon YA F Smith
Stevenson, Robin H. A Thousand Shades of blue YA pb S
Trueman, Terry. Hurricane YA F Trueman
Uhlig, Richard A. Last Dance at the Frosty Queen YA F Uhlig
Vivian, Siobhan. Same Difference YA F Siobhan
**Yoo, David. Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before YA F Yoo

NOTE: ** means I've read it, & most definitely recommend it!

So, go ahead, read, review, & get friends to do it too(more book bloggers = more fun!)

FYI: Other worthy Reading Raffle reads may also be discussed. :)

Anna's RULES for a ROCKIN summer...

1. Spend some quality time @ the library
(free a/c, "learned" librarians, & books galore--
who could ask for more?),
2. A Reading Raffle that means:
Read lots = free stuff,
3. An Extra Challenge to prove your mettle
(& a chance to win some really cool stuff),
4. Ample opportunity to rock your inner artist
(think Henna Body Art, a Creative Blitz, music, & more...)
and, last, but not least,
5. Our first ever ONLINE BOOK CLUB
that lets YOU write all about it!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Which means...
I shall be expecting your avidly devoted participation!
Rules, Regulations, and a
List of Righteously Recommended Reading
Coming Soon to a Blog Near You!

"Hear About It! Summer Reading @ SPPL!"

School's out for Summer!!
So get yourselves to the library,
(start turning in those tickets 6/2)
An Annual Reading Raffle,
An EXTRA Special Challenge,
A Series of Seriously Cool Programs,&
An Assortment of Amazing Prizes!
You've got to see it to believe it!
(and to get the goods)
P.S. Hope the finals went well! :)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Just Because...

I felt like sharing,

Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah--the title might make you wrinkle your nose.
Don't let that deter u!
For why?
Becuz it's by far the best "chick lit" I've read in a coon's age!
Note: The hold list is growing, so hop to it like, yesterday! :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Sad Saga of the Group that Went AWOL...

Since school stuff seems to have most of y'all MIA these days,
I am virtually guilt free regarding the following announcement:


You're busy prepping for finals,
& I'm busy prepping for you this summer!

(So, I expect to see you out here full force, oh so very soon!!!)

In the meantime, I give you my sizzling hot reads o' the week:

Wings by Aprilynne Pike
My first favorite faerie book--miracles do happen!

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
If Speak moved you, this one's mandatory.

The Saver by Edeet Ravel
Don't let this one fly under your radar--
a slow to build story that's impossible to put down.
Loved it.

Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic by Suzanne Weyn
The Leonardo Dicaprio/Kate Winslet "classic" film it ain't.
There is, however, a little romance, alotta drama, & most importantly,
commune with the dead... (cue the spooky music)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

New Books! New Books! New Books (that rock!)

Greetings Earthlings!
So, anyhoos, I've been bummin' as of late 'cuz I never see any of our best new books in the library--which means that you aren't seeing too many of them either! Thus, I've taken the liberty of creating a list, so ya can go ahead, place holds, & get geared up for
(and there's more where these come from!)
Just follow the Yellow Brick Road...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Kudos to One of Our Own!!!!!

(for the official version)

Abbey B. from Sun Prairie, WI! You are the winner of the essay contest.Also, congratulations to Stephani W. from Fairfield, PA who came in second!Congratulations to you both and to everyone who wrote such amazing essays!Now it's my pleasure to share Abbey's winning essay with you all.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A REAL GALLAGHER GIRLBy AbbeyCammie, Macey, Liz and Bex are Gallagher Girls in both body and mind. They are real Gallagher Girls. However, you don't have to attend Gallagher Academy to be a real Gallagher Girl. If you have the heart of a Gallagher Girl, then you truly are a real Gallagher Girl. All you have to do is have the right mindset, outlook, and attitude.Gallagher Girls aren't perfect. The girls at the Academy may seem like they can do no wrong, but they have fears and flaws just like everyone else—this is something all real Gallagher Girls understand. Just because you are a Gallagher Girl doesn't mean you aren't selfish, stubborn, or scared, but real Gallagher Girls have the strength and will to overcome these flaws.Gallagher Girls have the mindset that they can do anything regardless of what others may think. They are brave enough to follow their hearts and learn from their mistakes. Gallagher Girls have a positive outlook on life—they know life won't be perfect, but they take it as it comes. Gallagher Girls have a good attitude as well; though they have flaws, they are respectful, caring, strong, and helpful.The moral here is anyone can be a Gallagher Girl. You don't have to be rich, pretty, fearless, or brilliant. You can fall flat on your face every day as long as you pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and laugh. To be a real Gallagher Girl, you simply have to be the best person you can be.Again, thanks to everyone who entered. The number and quality of the entries absolutely blew my mind.Have a great day, everyone!Allyps...It has come to my attention that the winning essay went over the 250 word limit by two words. This was an oversight on the part of me and the celebrity guest judge (my mom). But yesterday was Mother's Day, so I think the Gallagher Girl-verse should cut her (and me) some slack.The prizes are in the mail and the contest is finished. I hope everyone enjoyed the contest. If you would like to see more contests in the future I highly recommend the aforementioned slack.It was a lot of work but also, hopefully, a lot of fun. And, again, congratulations to EVERYONE for a job well done.
posted by Ally Carter at
Monday, May 11, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Where's Harry?

Why, there he is!
And, it looks so cool, even I, an admittedly proud ANTI-Harry, wanna go!
In other news, I'm reading a lot of good books--are you?
Soul Enchilada (David M. Gill) is a death defying gut-buster! (aka: funny)
Bad Girls Don't Dies (Katie Alender) is NO gut-buster
A Thousand Shades of Blue (Robin Stevenson) -- good "summer's commin!" read
Life As We Knew It (Susan Beth Pfeffer) -- Awesome!!!
Need I say more???
Well, then we shall discuss it @
Wed. 5/13/09
4-6:30 PM

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Don't Forget...

I know you love us and would never forget, but just in case you need a reminder...
Teen Group
Wednesday, April 29 @ 4:45 PM
Read anything sweet lately? Feel free to share.
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

"Dude, I have the coolest job!"

So, I've been MIA for a week, courtesy of
(1) vacation (Yay!),
(2) illness (not so yay), &
(3) wisdom tooth extraction (definitely not so yay!).
However, cuz I was recently ordering books like a mad woman,
(Summer Reading will be here soon...)
& in my absence, many have arrived.
Hence, home w/ me tonight shall come:
"Busted: Confessions of an Accidental Player" by Antony John
"King of the Screwups" by K.L. Going
"Girls for Breakfast" by David Yoo
"Nothing Pink" by Mark Hardy
"Soul Enchilda" by David Macinnis Gill
"The Anatomy of Wings" by Karen Foxlee
"In Mike We Trust" by P.E. Ryan
"Cold Hands, Warm Heart" by Jill Wolfson
"Messed Up" by Janet Nichols Lynch
"Heartsinger" by Karlijn Stoffels
(as well as a few more, but my hand is cramping.)
Yet, I need remind you--
WED. 4/22, 4-6:30 PM
You know the drill, so please come & visit with me! :)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter... my peeps!
Pretty Sweet...
But even Sweeter...
a few titles on my table that might interest you...
The Reformed Vampire Support Group
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Door of No Return
All the Broken Pieces
The Teashop Girls
Roots and Wings
Hail Spring and Happy Reading!
See Ya in a few!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

So Twisted

FYI: Librarians are cool!
(April Fools?! Maybe, Maybe Not)
You'll just have to come, & see for yourself
(Wed) APRIL 1, from
4:45-5:45 PM
@ our
Teen Knitting Circle
"Let's get Twisted!"
(Plus, I'll be bringing some new, top secret books...)

Friday, March 20, 2009

And to my fellow geek(s)

The librarian requests that a sweet fellow geek out there,
(who shall out of respect remain anonymous...)
**but U know who you are!**
Kindly return the following materials:
"Fat Hoochie Prom Queen"
"My Lost and Found Life" &
"Live and Let Shop"
And, might I suggest that you do so
this Wed. 3/25 @ 4:45 PM--
Just in time for TEEN GROUP!
I've got Twizzlers...

Hail to the Geek

"Whatcha readin', whatcha readin'?
Inquiring librarians want to know...

My current stash includes:

"Broken Soup" by Jenny Valentine
"Brutal" by Michael Harmon
(complete with a character named Velveeta!)
"Creepers" by Joanne Dahme
"The Forest of Hands and Teeth" by Carrie Ryan
"Jo-Jo and the Fiendish Lot" by Andrew Auseon
"Season of Ice" by Diane Les Becquets
(also authored "The Stones of Mourning Creek)
"The Spectacular Now" by Tim Thorpe
"Ten Cents a Dance" by Christine Fletcher
and I keep checking out more.
It's a compulsion.

Hence, I must also recommend,
"Word Nerd" by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund

Hail to the Geek!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Greetings & Salutations!

Sizzling hot read of the week:
"Marcelo in the Real World"
by Francisco Stork
(one I grabbed on accident & discovered to be
one happy, happenstance mistake! 4/5 stars!!
this WED 3/18
4:00-6:30 PM
FYI: Lots of new incoming Twilight wanna-be vampire tales...
Keep an "I" out, so we can compare...!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Chicks with Sticks--

-- that would be us
(or, at least those of u with the smarts to knit!)
Teen Knitting Circle
Wed. 03/04/2009
4:45-5:45 PM
So, bring your gear, grins, & grumbly tummys;
the library will provide the rest~
Oh, and, in case you missed it...
Use it, or lose it, guys!
(Ok, ok, false threat, but 'tis good stuff, Maynard!)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

So let's have some!
You, dear Teen Group members,
are cordially invited to
(this) Friday, 1-3 Pm
Cute Kids, a lovely library,
and Arts galore...
Who could possibly ask for more?
(And, of course, we could really use the volunteers,
so if a "Pretty please?" carries any weight...).
Hope to see ya then!

Friday, February 13, 2009

I'm hungry, etc.

"I couldn't stop reading...Addictive..."
--Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly Review

"I was so obsessed with this book I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn't have to stop reading. The story kept me up for several nights in a row, because even after I was finished, I just lay in bed wide awake thinking about it...The Hunger Games is amazing."
--Stephenie Meyer, author of The Twilight Saga
" close to perfect an adventure novel as I've ever read."
--Rick Riordan, author of The Percy Jackson Series and The 39 Clues
(Just a 'lil X-tra incentive for any "Hunger Games" stragglers...)
Hope to see u @ Teen Group this week!
[same time, same place,
but w/ the welcome addition of the Wii,
so we can test our mental metal
via Brain Academy].
I'm nervous...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My, my, my...

What a small knitting group we had this week--
I even brought books, hand-picked for each and every 1 of you!
(Are you feeling sufficiently guilty yet?)

I certainly hope so--
at least enough to entice you to

Open Gaming
next week...
Otherwise known as the 2nd annual
4-6:30 PM

Come for red treats, stay for the fun!