“The Monstrumologist” by Rick Yancey, reviewed by Bear Schacht…an actual teenager!

Recently, there was a bit of online outcry when it was announced that Simon & Schuster had decided not to continue Rick Yancey’s Printz-Honor winning series The Monstrumologist.   After much protest from fans, word came down that there would be a fourth book in the series, huzzah, good work fandom! BUT!  Fandom must never rest! …

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Los Conchas Fire Update/Help/Where I’m At

Being evacuated sucks. It sucked when I drove away from Hattiesburg after Katrina, it sucks when I am unable to get into Los Alamos right now. It’s just the worst. I HATE being away from my library this long during our usually busiest and happiest season.  I wanna go back to freaking work already. So,…

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“Bitter End” by Jennifer Brown

Cole is a nice guy.  And Alex is lucky to have him for a boyfriend.  He’s a sports star and charming and likable; he encourages Alex’s poetry and thinks she’s special and he’s not afraid to pursue her or embarrassed to let her know how much he likes being with her.  Loves being with her,…

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leviathan by scott westerfeld

Grab Bag (with many thanks & an audiobook review!)

1. Thanks for all the amazing comments on my “No Required Reading” post!  So great to know so many people share the feeling that reading should be about fun and whatever we want to call fun.  I used random.org to choose five winners: Clementine, Anna, Trisha, Amy, and Neely.  Congrats to all, please contact me…

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Get Out The Vote for the ALA Elections!

Are you a member of ALA?  Have you voted yet in our annual election?  It really couldn’t be simpler, they’ve already emailed us links to our ballots twice.  You can also just visit https://www.alavote.org/2011/ where you’ll find more info on how to vote. The polls close this Friday and getting out the vote is just…

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