Thursday, August 28, 2008


Breaking Dawn is finally I will post my review as soon as I have time. We'll see how long that is.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Passing the time...

Nope, still no Breaking Dawn copies from Baker & Taylor. GRRRR!! Just the ones the publisher so kindly sent me. I've been assured they will be in this week. So I'm still holding off on my ranting and raving about Stephenie's final Twilight book.

In the meantime, I've been passing the time by reading a few other books....

Princess Ben
by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
I actually read this one a while back, but for some reason I forgot to write up a review. It's by the same author who wrote Dairy Queen and its sequel, The Off Season. What I love about Murdock's books are that main character is always a strong, independent female. And she's not perfect! After her mother & uncle (the king) are murdered and her father is missing, it's up to ordinary Ben to transform into Princess Benevolence in order to save her kingdom. Stuck under the controlling grasp of her aunt, Ben discovers that there is more in her blood than royalty. With the help of a little magic, Princess Ben becomes the leader her people need. Though she will never be thin or graceful, she is strong and saves herself. This book provides a great new twist on several fairy tales, while providing a strong female figure to carry the story.

Stop in the Name of Pants!
by Louise Rennison
In this continuation of the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, Georgia may be the girlfriend of an Italian Luuurve God, but her red-bottomosity is back in full force. With Wet Lindsay hanging all over Robbie and watching Georgia's every move, she feels compelled to save him. And then there's Dave the Laugh and an accidental 5 on the snogging scale. What is he up to? I could not stop laughing throughout the entire book. And once again, I found myself saying ridiculous things like "erlack a po-gos" and whatnot. It's infectious. But Rennison has once again left us hanging...will Georgia ever decide on just one cake from the rack of love or is she doomed to continue her red-bottomosity?

Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox
by Eoin Colfer
Okay, so this isn't a teen book. But if you love Harry Potter (again not a teen series) or fantasy, you will love this latest installment in the Artemis Fowl series. Everything all comes together. With time turned upside down and inside out, Artemis must face his worst enemy yet--himself at age 10. This book is exciting and fast-paced with lots of adventure. It helps to have read the other books in the series (there's lots of things that fall into place after all these years!), but it can stand on its own as well. It's a nice escape, especially for those starting back to school ;-)

New READ Posters

I've finally bought some new READ posters for the TeenScene area. I can't wait to put them up! ALA finally came out with some really good ones. Let me give you a sneak peek of what will be appearing on our walls soon....

READ with Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart
@ your library

*From James Patterson, here's a manga adaptation of his hit series MAXIMUM RIDE!*

Sink Your Teeth into a Good Book
*From the popular YA graphic novel series Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber*

Friday, August 15, 2008

Make Your Own READ Poster

Now you can make your own mini READ poster online. There's only a few background to choose from, but it's amusing. Make your own here. Mine came out okay...I didn't have a great picture to use.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Poof! Next Harry Potter Flick Moves to Summer

ARGH! They just started showing the trailer for the next Harry Potter movie, and now they're delaying its release by 8 MONTHS. Who's bloody idea was this? What a tease! I am NOT a happy camper. Read more here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Maximum Ride Goes Manga

Okay, I'm a little slow to pick up on things. I was perusing the lastest ALA Graphics catalog looking for new teen posters to order. And whoa! There's one for Maximum Ride, but doesn't look like Max. It looks like a manga version of Max. Turns out it is. Maximum Ride is going manga in January 2009. And I'm the last to know. Check it out here for a sneak peek:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Rumors by Anna Godbersen

I've finished reading Breaking Dawn. Actually I did several days ago, but I've been trying to hold off on posting a review until OUR copies come in. And they haven't yet. It's been out for a week and a half, and we still do not have our copies for the library. *hrumph* I am not a happy camper. Thanks to the hype of the book and our successful release party, there's about 40 people waiting for those books. So I'll refrain from spoiling any secrets until our copies show up. To be continued...

On the other hand, I never did post a review for Rumors by Anna Godbersen. It's the 2nd book in the Luxe series (first book being The Luxe--clever, huh?). If you haven't read the first one, you should. I picked it up because I loved the cover. I'm such a sucker for a pretty cover. It's a historical romance with gossip and intrigue and secrets. Think Gossip Girl but with more depth (these are thick books!) and they're also set in the 1800's. Give or take a 100 years.

Rumors again has the draw of an alluring cover, and it picks right up where The Luxe left off. It's suspenseful--flashing between the rich society of Manhattan and the rural beginnings of the California oil rush. It was heart wrenching though. I got nearly to the end and the author did something that angered me so much that I wanted to throw the book away. But I didn't. It's just that I usually get very attached to the characters, and when things go awry I tend to forget that it's just fiction. Signs of a good book. It's a light and yet very juicy read. Even for someone who doesn't like historical fiction (yes, that'd be me), I'd still give it a try.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


I'm still reading Breaking Dawn *sigh* So many other things to do....I will maintain my blog silence until I finish. I'll post my review of Rumors by Anna Godbersen, the second book in The Luxe series. So far...they've both had one thing in common and that is at some point I wanted to throw the book across the room (for very different reasons though!).