Sunday, August 29, 2010

Loved it!!!

I finished Mockingjay in two days. It was marvelous. I don't want to say too much here to spoil it for anyone. If you haven't read the Hunger Games trilogy, then you must. Suzanne Collins really rocks! I wonder what she will come up with next.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010



I can't believe it,and I am so excited. Today is the day. I have reserved my copy of Mockingjay at Octavia Books. I will leave school in just a few minutes to go pick it up. I will be set for an evening of reading. I might not make it to sleep tonight. Yesterday, I watched Suzanne Collins read the first chapter on youtube. Katniss had a southern accent. That was really disconcerting, and there is lots of talk on the net about readers who were really surprised and unhappy with the accent. Katniss is from Appalachia, so it is not a huge surprise.

I think that I am as thrilled to be reading the end of the Hunger Games trilogy as I was with the Harry Potter series.

Go to--> http://www.mockingjay.net/ for all things Hunger Games.
Read this interview that Suzanne Collins gave to School Library Journal--> http://bit.ly/c3wuTt She talks about the connection between mockingjays and Katniss. Happy Reading!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to School

I started back to school on August 9th, and the students arrived on the 12th. Students wanted to check out books on the first day. I was pleased to see that they were excited that the library was open for business. However, I have been too busy to complete the processing for the 200 new books. Of course, those are the titles that are so enticing. I hope to get those done by the end of the day tomorrow. That's my intent anyway.

Who would have thought that a book about bridge for teens would be interesting. I adored Louis Sacher's new book, The Cardturner. Alton is a character that you have to love. He just wants to have a summer of fun, but his parents think he should assist his rich uncle who wants to keep playing bridge even though he has lost his sight. It's Alton's job to tell his uncle what cards are in each hand. There is a little romance along the way, you learn something about bridge, and you get a real interesting story with great characters. I loved the way Sacher used a whale (from Moby Dick) to signal to the reader that there would be a technical discussion of bridge that could be skipped if was deemed boring. I read every word.
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