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