Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I hope all my readers have a great holiday break!  I'll be back in January....unless I am just dying to post something before then.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mickey Minnie Merry Christmas
Oh, and a Merry Christmas from my Annabelle also!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What's New Wednesday 12/19/12

New books at CHS:

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
BOMB: The Race to Build-and Steal- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos
Bright Young Things series by Anna Godbersen
Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron
Keep Jumping/No Hating (a Flip book) by Stephanie Perry Moore (we also got 3 others in this series)
A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan
All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin
Grace, Gold, & Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas with Michelle Burford

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday 12/11/12

Here are the top ten checkouts at the CHS Library this week:

1. Nook (not a book I know, but there are books on it!)
2. Warm Bodies: a novel by Isaac Marion
3. Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
4. Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry
5. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
6. Brothers in Arms by Paul Langan
7. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
8. City of Glass by Cassanrda Clare
9. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
10. Dead is Not an Option by Marlene Perez

Missing book solution?

This is something new I'm going to try in the library for books that grow legs and walk away (taken without being checked out to anyone).  I chose 4 books that were new titles when they disappeared.  I am going to see if drawing attention to the covers/titles helps us recover the book.  I offered a small (but valuable in our library!) reward for those that are turned in to us.  I'll keep you posted on how it goes!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Every Day by David Levithan

Summary (from In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a "wise, wildly unique" love story about A, a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life.

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.

Ms. Kiplinger's Opinion: I LOVED this book!  I wanted to read it from the minute it walked into our school library, but I was in the process of reading another book and had lots going on.  I left it so someone else could have the chance to read it, and someone checked it out right away.  When I went to the Young Adult Literature Symposium in St. Louis at the beginning of November, I was excited to see that this author was going to be at the Book Blitz signing copies of this title.  He was my first stop and I read the book right after I got home.  Yes, it's taken me awhile to get to this review!  Anyway, the book is easy-to-read and fast-paced (rightly so considering the character is in a different person's body each day).  The character is a very well-developed and dynamic character that you want to know more about.  You never really know if A is male or female, but it doesn't really matter as you're reading.  It is also a love story which will appeal to many of my readers.  This is not a concept that is usually written about, so I am recommending this to any and everyone who stops in because it just has that wide appeal.  There is the usual teenage drama and angst, but it's told in such a different way that it isn't annoying and you want to fully support the character.  My verdict: READ IT! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What's New Wednesday 12/5

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Panther by Nelson DeMille
Tell Us We're Home by Marina Budhos
Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber
A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans
Don't Sit on the Baby: The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting by Halley Bondy
The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin