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! :)