Friday, April 24, 2009

Reading Suggestions

Okay, I don't really have time for a long blog post. So, instead of lots of words I am just going to leave you with a short list of books that you can read that fit into the body image challenge that I am focused on.

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Go Figure by Jo Edwards
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
The Confessions of Georgia Nicholson Series by Louise Rennison (this series is great because it shows that you don't have to be "beautiful" to be fantastic)
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going

These are only a few of the books that are out there that focus on loving yourself for who you are. Tomorrow we are going to be gone all day, we have a meeting in Radford. I'm not really sure how the blog posting will go, but I've already failed BEDA so it's not really a huge deal if I miss another day! Happy weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Body Images

Today when I opened my blogger homepage, I saw that some of the bloggers that I subscribe to (Lenore and The Story Siren) were asked to be guest bloggers for a special theme week (well more than a week because it is lasting until the end of April) that is being hosted by SpeedReader at MyFavoriteAuthor. The idea is that it isn't just teens who have negative self images, but that we all should try to love ourselves more. Obviously this is a problem that we associate most with teenage girls. We have all seen the horrible pictures of anorexic girls who have ribs sticking out of their skin and look like they are about to die. However, just because we aren't starving ourselves or binging and purging doesn't mean that we love who we are. For example, I recently lost about forty pounds, and I am still losing weight. I didn't radically alter anything in my life, I just stop eating when I'm full. I also run around and play with my younger cousins. Even with the recent weight loss and all of the people who tell me that I look good, I still have days (most of them actually) when I look in the mirror and think "Ugh." This is horrible!!! And I hate it about myself. It's true that I also have really great days where I wake up and look in the mirror and think "Wow are FINE!!!" However, these days don't happen as frequently. Positive reinforcement is always nice. This past weekend two of my brothers friends questioned me about my body consciousness. I told them that I there were times I felt uncomfortable in clothes even though I have a rockin' bod. Their response? Simultaneously they turned around, looked at me, grinned, and said "yeah ya do!" And that was nice!!! Two attractive 20 year old guys complementing me? Yeah, I felt really good. Unfortunately, I can't count the number of times that someone says "I love those pants you look so good in them" and I respond with "yeah okay..." THIS MUST STOP!!! Part of the challenge is that when compliments are given you accept them. You are also supposed to find one thing about yourself that you like each day and concentrate on that. The third part is that you also let the people around you know that they are awesome too. So here is the blog post where the challenge is issued. I think that everyone should participate because it is a wonderful way to help feel better about who you are. If you decide to participate sign up at MyFavoriteAuthor and let us know in the comments!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: April 21, 2009

Today's Teaser comes from Identical by Ellen Hopkins.

"Nothing less sexy than stubble
when you're leg to leg
with an amazing guy.
And, teacher or no teacher,
ten years (or maybe more) my
senior or not, he is def amazing.

I love Ellen Hopkins (even though I've only read one of her books) and I really think that everyone should experience her style of writing once in his/her lifetime. However, if this teaser doesn't excite you then you can always find more here.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Library In Our Pants-Banned Books Edition

It's not Banned Books Week, but there has been a lot of noise this week about books that are banned for offensive subjects/language/etc. so I decided to dedicate this week's Library In Our Pants to some frequently banned books. It just seemed appropriate.

* And Tango Make Three (In My Pants)
*I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (In My Pants)
*The Great Gilly Hopkins (In My Pants)
*The Witches (In My Pants) (by Roald Dahl)
*The Headless Cupid (In My Pants)
*Where's Waldo? (In My Pants)
*The House of Spirits (In My Pants)
*The Misfits (In My Pants)
*One Night (In My Pants)
*Doing It (In My Pants)
*Daughters of Eve (In My Pants)

So, most of you that are patrons know how I feel about challenged books and censorship. Basically it's a load of bull. I hate when people make judgements about what is okay for everyone. If you have a problem with a book don't recommend it or don't let your own child read it...don't try to keep other people from reading it as well. Also, I am generally more eager to read a book if it has been challenged or banned. So, in the long run all challengers are doing is helping book sales!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Slow Week

So, National Library Week has been pretty boring (at least blog-wise.) We have had so much extra time/programs/outreach that we haven't even been at the library much. However, all that is over tomorrow and we will be back to our regular schedule. I promised a long blog today, but I'm not sure how I'm going to manage that since everything we had going on at the library is over...I could have a few (book and movie related rants) I guess. Tonight we had a teen movie night at the library and I showed The Princess Bride. I was truly shocked by the number of people who had never seen the movie. It is so epic! Since so many new movies for teens are not really library program appropriate, we usually end up showing older movies that Ally and I loved when we were growing up. I don't know that the teen love this, but since we usually only have three teens come it doesn't really matter. Now, as shocked as I was that kids haven't seen The Princess Bride, I was equally shocked to learn that many people are unaware of the fact that The Princess Bride was originally a book. So now, the problem is that I really want to read the book. Why is this a problem you ask? Well, I started this Spring Reading Thing challenge and I've already picked the books that I was supposed to read. This is a problem anyway because I several of the books that I picked have holds on them at the library. So, it is really looking like I am going to have to take some time on Saturday and decide which of my books I am going to have to take back to the library, and which ones I am going to put on the list. I still plan to read 28 books, they are just going to be very different from my original list. So at least now I have something to blog about on Saturday! I know you guys get really excited reading the lists of books that I choose to read! Also, in exciting blogging news, Christina at {Insert Book Title Here} gave us a Super Comments Award! I am sure that I am supposed to somehow put that cute little badge on my profile, but I have no idea how. I'll play around with it this weekend and figure it out.

Um, in an effort to make up for lack of posts this week I'll also do a Teaser. This one comes from Graceling by Kristin Cashore. This is a Teaser for me as well because I have been waiting to read this book since it was published, and I only just got it.
"When Raffin had given the go-ahead to fight a few days later, she'd insisted they fight barefoot. And in truth, she had taken more care of his face since then."
I really hope that this book lives up to all of the excellent reviews that I read! It looks fantastic! I'll let you guys know what I think of it as soon as I actually have time to read.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

In Which I Suck At BEDA (again)

Okay, so I totally didn't post yesterday!!! I'm sorry! It's National Library Week so we have a million things going on. Wythe County teens- don't forget that there is a volunteer meeting and a movie night tomorrow. We want to see you there! Since I'm typing this on my phone that's all I'm going to say today...tomorrow is open until about 4:30 so I will write a long post then! Sorry our blog hasn't been exciting this week!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Nothing To Blog

Yeah, so today we had movie day and there were several kids who came and participated. Ally and I both have strange schedules this week because we have to take ten hours each off work because we have worked overtime with the movie days and also with the benefit from Saturday. Wythe County teens don't forget that we are have a volunteer info meeting on Thursday at five and also that we are having a teen movie night that night as well. That's really all that I have...except Thursday is Support Teen Literature Day and I still have no idea what I'm going to do. If you have any ideas let me know in the comments!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Review: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Cassie and Lia were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy saving other people's lives. Her father is away on business. Her stepmother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way-thin, thinner, thinnest-maybe she'll disappear altogether.
I recently realized that (most) every time I finish a book I think "this is the best book I've ever read!" However, this can't be true of every book I read. Regardless, I think that this is one of the best books that I have read this year. Laurie Halse Anderson has such an incredible ability to write gut-wrenching stories about characters who are broken. Lia is so sad, and your heart breaks for her more page by page. Her family is messed up, her best friends dumped her and then died, and she is starving herself to death. There is a beautiful relationship between Lia and her stepsister Emma. Emma is the person that make Lia want to be whole and healthy, but her journey is not easy. The story follows Lia as she goes through the weeks after Cassie's death.
There are many things that I love about this story. There are entire lines of crossed out thoughts. I think that it is a beautiful way to see the difference between what Lia thinks/feels and what she is supposed to think/feel. This is a common theme with most people, you have thoughts or feelings that are vastly different from what you actually express. However, Lia does this to the extreme. Another aspect that I thought was especially eye-opening was the fact that every bit of food Lia eats has the calorie count beside it in parenthesis. For example “half a slice of bread (38) + quarter tablespoon butter (25) = 63.” This helps emphasize Lia’s downward spiral.

This really was a wonderful book. Laurie Halse Anderson has an ability to suck you into the story and want to fix the broken and bruised characters in her book. You don’t feel pity for the characters though, at least I didn’t. Instead I felt a deep sorrow that anyone would ever deal with the things that Lia deals with in the book. I would recommend this book for any teen. The story will appeal to any age group and even though the main character is a female, I think that many males would benefit from reading this book as well as females. Bottom-line? This is a book about an especially sensitive topic (eating disorders) that doesn’t glorify them or make the character seem like someone who is completely unrealistic. I could relate to Lia, and so can most people. A fantastic story by an award winning author, and it was so much more than I expected.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Benefit and Haircuts

Today Ally and I worked at a benefit for a local charity to benefit children with special needs. Basically, we just had a booth for the library and talked about programs we have planned. We also got really cheap haircuts by one of the best salons in town.


Okay, obviously there is more that I would like to write, but he sooo trumps everything in my life! Sorry for the cruddy blog post. I'll do better tomorrow and Ally will have more details about our charity work on Monday. Have a Happy Easter!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Library In Our Pants (Classics Edition)

Okay boys and girls. Ally and I frequently play the "In My Pants" game. If you don't know what this is, I feel sorry for you. However, a brief explanation is as follows: John Green (YA author and co-founder of the Nerdfighters {HOO!!!HAA!!!}) made this game up. Basically, any book title is funnier with "in your pants" added to the end of it. we present The Library In Our Pants: Classics Edition.

*Madam Bovary (In My Pants)
*Gulliver's Travels (In My Pants)
*Crime and Punishment (In My Pants)
*The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (In My Pants)
*The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (In My Pants)
*A Doll's House (In My Pants)
*The Inferno (In My Pants)
*To Kill A Mockingbird (In My Pants)
*The Outsiders (In My Pants)
*The Age of Innocence (In My Pants)
*The Awakening (In My Pants)
*Beowulf (In My Pants)
*The Call of the Wild (In My Pants)
*Dracula (In My Pants)
*Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (In My Pants)
*Hard Times (In My Pants)
*Frankenstein (In My Pants)
*Great Expectations (In My Pants)
*The Importance of Being Earnest (In My Pants)
*The Jungle (In My Pants)
*Heart of Darkness (In My Pants)
*The Last of the Mohicans (In My Pants)
*Les Miserables (In My Pants)
*Oh Pioneers! (In My Pants)
*Persuasion (In My Pants)
*The Return of the Native (In My Pants)
*The Secret Garden (In My Pants)
*Sons and Lovers (In My Pants)
*Treasure Island (In My Pants)
*White Fang (In My Pants)
*Wuthering Heights (In Men's Pants) you all have any funny classics in the Library of Your Pants? If you do please let us know in the comments!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Movie Days and National Library Week

Next week is National Library Week. The theme is a very exciting one: Worlds Connect @ Your Library. Now, it's true that this theme is a huge improvement over last year's theme (A Circle of Knowledge), but it is still not super fun. However, since we bring the party, we are livening things up! On Monday April 13th we are having a Family Movie Day. Local schools are closed, so we will be playing movies all day that day. We will have free popcorn, cookies, and drinks. Here is the schedule:

11-12: A short movie about a spring holiday, a dog, and a bunch of Peanuts
12-1:30- Revist some zoo animals as they roam around Africa
1:30-2:30- A movie about a dog who is a TV action star who realizes that he isn't really a superhero.
2:30-4:30- A movie about a warrior mouse, based on a popular children's book by Kate DiCamillo
5:30-7:30- A movie about a pampered puppy who is dognapped in Mexico.

If you can't figure out what these movies are, come in the library and we'll be glad to let you know! There will be other events throughout the week. On Thursday April 16, we will have a teen volunteer meeting at 5:00. If you need volunteer hours, or if you just need something to keep you busy, come by and get some information. After our meeting we will be showing a teen movie. I will have more details about teen volunteers and the teen movie later this week.

Teaser Tuesday: April 8, 2009 (Yes, I know, It's Wednesday...)

Today's Teaser come from Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls. I can already tell that I am going to be completely obsessed with this book. I just started it this morning and it is fantastic.

"I take a whole wheat roll (96) out of the basket and two buttery Brussels sprouts (35), even though I hate them. In jenniferland I am An Example and must take at least two bites of everything."

Laurie Halse Anderson is such an amazing writer. I have only recently picked up her books, but I regret waiting this long to read her work! She is quickly becoming one of my favorite YA authors. If you aren't excited by this Teaser you can always find many more here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Review: Love Is Hell

So, I said last night that I really like short story collection. Today I plan on giving you a rundown of the latest short story collection that I read. Love Is Hell is a collection of five stories written by Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Gabrielle Zevin, and Laurie Faria Stolarz. Before I read this I had only read books by Melissa Marr and Scott Westerfeld, so it was nice to read some new authors.

Sleeping with the Spirit by Laurie Faria Stolarz is a story about a girl who moves into a haunted house. The boy who haunts the house needs her help solving her murder. This was a pretty good story, even if it was a little strange. The whole girl meets ghost and falls in love concept is strange for me. It also becomes predictable. The story was well written, and the main character is really likable, but it wasn't one of my favorites.

Stupid Perfect World by Scott Westerfeld is a story of two kids who live in a world where there is no sickness, coldness, discomfort, nothing bad at all really. However, for a class project they have to pick one of the discomforts of the past and live with it for two weeks. Keiran chooses to sleep and Maria chooses to suspend her hormonal imbalancers. The story follows the pair as they go through the two weeks of their project. I really enjoy Scott Westerfeld. A lot. I really think that he has such a gift for creating these crazy alternate realities that are so much like our own worlds. Everything I have read by him completely sucks me in! This short story was no different. My only complaint? I wish it were a novel (or even a series) because I would love to know more about what happens between Keiran and Maria.

Thinner Than Water by Justine Larbalestier is a story about a girl who is desperate to escape from her family. She meets a guy who she loves and they are happy until her family ruins it. Jeannie must find a way to survive while her family continuously tries to crush her spirit. I loved this story. I have never read anything by Justine Larbalestier before, but this story made me want to hunt up everything she has ever written. It was a wonderful story about love, loving yourself, and not ever giving up. It was beautiful.

Fan Fictions by Gabrielle Zevin is a story about Paige, a loner nerd girl who spends most of her time in the library. One day she meets a dreamboat who sees her and sweeps her off her feet. I didn't really like this story. It was really strange, and didn't make a lot of sense to me. The ending was really abrupt and I thought it left a lot of plot points unaddressed. I don't necessarily need every little thing tied up with a pretty bow, but I hate not knowing something big. Maybe it's just me though.

Love Struck by Melissa Marr is a story about a girl and a selchie who fall in love. This was another really good story. Fairies, elves, and other fey creatures are really popular right now, and I think that Melissa Marr did a great job with this story. Legend says that if you take a selchies pelt that he/she is bound to you until he/she finds the pelt again. Melissa Marr really puts a new spin on this legend and also manages to show that if you really love someone that you don't have to change who you are.

I thought that this was a really good collection. There was only one story that I really didn't like and that was only because it seems like it was a few chapters from a book more than a story. I would definitely recommend this to any teen who is looking for a quick read.

BEDA 6 and Reading

I finished two books today!!! YAY!!! Do you ever not want to read? Or, even worse, want to read and can find nothing to satisfy you? I hate that! Right now I have so many great YA books checked out and I also have several that I have purchased, and I am unhappy with all of them. I guess I should take them back, but I really want to read the books I have. I don't know what the deal is...probably just that I am in a funk. Anyway, today I finished Promises in Death and Love is Hell. I don't know about you guys, but I love short story collections. I especially love them if they are collections with various authors. This is the number one way that I find new authors to obsess over. It is really nice to buy a book for $8-$11 that has fifteen or so different stories all by different authors. If you are lucky and like all of the authors, that's great...but if you hate some of them then you haven't spent a ton of money on fifteen different books. Anyway...short post I know, but it's late! So let us you all prefer short story collections, novels, both, or something else completely?

Monday, April 6, 2009

In Which Rochelle Fails at BEDA... my suck level is HUGE right now!!! I totally didn't get a post in yesterday!!! Now, its true that I could post-date this blog and make it look like I posted yesterday...but I don't want to lie to you guys or jeopardize the integrity of BEDA. So I'm just going to do two blog posts today. plan for yesterday was to do a featured YA author. I chose E. Lockhart. It is no secret that I love her books. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is one of my favorite books I've read this year. E. Lockhart has also written several other books including the Roo series (The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, etc.), Dramarama, and Fly on the Wall. I have read all of the E. Lockhart books that we have in our system and I think that she is one of the best YA authors being published today. Frankie Landau-Banks was a beautifully written book about a girl growing up and learning about love. The Roo series is similar, except that Roo becomes a leper and has no friends, no boyfriend, and no way of fixing her problems. She sees a shrink, she deals with a skeezy ex-boyfriend and a heinous ex-best friend. The books are wonderful though. You feel sorry for Roo, and you understand her actions, but at the same time you are shaking your head wondering why she hasn't clued in yet. But she is believable!!! That is my favorite kind of character. One who is not perfect, who is flawed, who learns about life, and who is a better person in the end.

E. Lockhart has a wonderful ability to write about characters who are easy to relate to. I could have been Roo in high school. Actually, except for the tons of men, I was Roo in high school! E. Lockhart is definitely an author you should check out. If you love her books you can also find her on the web. She has a hilarious blog that you can find here and if you use twitter you can now follow her there as well.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Saturday Randomness...oh yeah and BEDA 4

Well, I finally finished Nick and Norah, so maybe for the foreseeable future you all won't have to hear me go on and on and on and on about it! Although, if I haven't already gotten this point across: IT IS FANTASTIC!!! READ IT NOW!!! So, since I finished that book up I am pretty much on track with my Spring Reading Thing Challenge (not really) and I should have no problem completing it before the deadline in June. However, I am about to do something not so good...I am going to re-read Suite Scarlett. I know, I know...I can't use it for any challenge except for my 50 (or 100) Books In a Year challenge I gave myself. However, Maureen Johnson is seriously Made of Awesome!!! I read S.S. over the summer and I loved it. I loved it so much that I almost just paid for the donated copy and kept it for myself...but I didn't! It is in my "To Be Catalogued" pile. That is how much I love you Wythe County Teens!!! Instead of buying a hardback copy of the book for a dollar I am instead waiting for May first to purchase the paperback! That's a big deal!!! You all know my budget (which is small) you know that I don't just buy every book that tickles my fancy (yes, I do!!!) That is how good this book is!!! And I'm not just saying all of this because it's BEDA, and Maureen Johnson came up with the idea. S.S. was one of the best books I read last year (and that's saying something because I read a lot of great books!) Okay, finished with that tangent.

I learned some random things today...1) April 16th is Support Teen Literature Day. Now, I'm not sure how I am going to support teen literature...I mean-I work at the library, I only read YA lit (usually, I do sometimes read grown-up books, but not really), I buy books EVERY week (seriously I need to find a used bookstore) I haven't really figured out my game plan for supporting Teen Lit. I already frighten the few teens who come into the library by thrusting books on them and saying "OMG!!! THIS IS FANTASTIC!!! YOU SHOULD READ IT LIKE...YESTERDAY!!!" I will let you know what I decide to do...and...if you have ideas leave them in the comments (seriously, you don't have to live in my area to give me advice.)...2) It is very, very easy to be green (and not vlogbrothers Green). Today I built a compost heap, in an hour! And it's fancy!!! There are fence posts, and a wire fence enclosing it, and a door, and a straw bottom. And that's pretty much it. Our wood chipper is out of gas so I can't build my "brown" layer today, but I will soon!!! Now this summer when we are growing our own veggies (that are totally organic) we will have mulch!!! I am so excited about this...3) It is really hard to read 200+ blogs in one day...I actually only managed to read is so embarrassing!!! Seven?!?! Geez...I am going to do better tomorrow (and maybe more today)!

Hopefully you all are enjoying reading my BEDA posts, because I am really having fun writing them. I know that they are really random, but it's still fun.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Most Teens Are Cooler Than I Am

Hey guys, its Alissa. I thought that since taking on writing every single day might make Rochelle grumpy and crazy, I would help her out by writing something on here. First of all, I am a terrible librarian for anyone over 10, because I don't read as much as I should. Unless of course it's People magazine. I can tell you all about how Jessica Simpson is in a weight battle, or how the Octo-mom is all kinds of crazy though. Really important stuff. You would think with my vast knowledge of pop culture I would be irresistibly cool, hip, and with the times. I thought I was all of these things, until I stupidly helped with a Teen Bible Study last week. The group was full of teens ages 12-17 (maybe older because I swear one of them looked at least 30). They were all really welcoming to me. I have to wonder if it has to do with the fact I am five feet tall and have braces. (and totally smokin') Anywho, we played the Human Knot which is a prime way to find out if someone has body odor or get up close and personal with someone you have a crush on. (Tic-Tacs are a must!) During the game my voice was cracking, because I was recovering from a massive cold that left me sounding like a combo between Linda Blair in "The Exorcist" and Tim Curry. I understand that unless you are over 25, you do not know who I am talking about. Google it. One of the teen girls like said "I really like your voice Alissa, its all like sexy and smokey." And like I said "Hey thanks, I think I sound really scary. I normally sound like a Muppet Baby." And like she said "What is a Muppet Baby?" WHAT IS A MUPPET BABY?!? WHO DOESN'T KNOW WHAT A MUPPET BABY IS? Come on!! Come freakin' ON!!! When your world gets kinda weird and you wish that you weren't there.....just close your eyes and make a wish and you can be anywhere.........anyone alive during the 80s can finish that sentence man. Whatever happened to the days where people watched "Pee Wee's Playhouse?" What happened to Pop Rocks? Jelly Shoes? Slap Bracelets? Punky Brewster? Whatever happened to that guy from Growing Pains, you know the other less hot brother of Kirk Cameron? These were the good ol' days. Days of tying the corner of your shirt in a knot and playing with Beanie Babies. These teens were so much more stylish and with it than I am. They were talking about celebrities I had never heard of. Who is Trevor Ariza? And when did purple and yellow mismatched socks become the posh thing to wear? I am so old. I looked in the mirror that night at my almost 26 year old face and noticed my huge patch of grey hair is spreading. Enjoy being a teen while you can even though most days it feels like it sucks. I know that acne, cliques, dating, all of that stuff can be totally miserable. But then one day you wake up and look in the mirror and wonder where it all went, and where all of your dark colored hair went. Instead of asking yourself questions like what will I wear to the prom, you ask how am I going to pay for my car insurance? So while I don't know much about books, I do know that I am not as cool as I thought I was. (Or else I am SO cool that I am TOO cool to be considered cool-yeah that's it) so yeah, that's my thoughts for today....that and how come they never showed Nanny's face? (unless you know what a Muppet Baby is, you will not know what that means)

BEDA2, Blogging, Budgets, and other "B" words

Okay, actually those are the only "B" words that I'm using...well...except for books...Anyway, onto the blog post. Today is day two of BEDA (Blog Every Day in April) and yesterday I did a teaser instead of really talking about BEDA and Maureen and stuff. So, BEDA is pretty self explanatory, and it was created (thought up by) Maureen Johnson (author of many fabo YA books.) So, during April I will be blogging every day. Saturdays and Sundays won't be exciting because I'm at home and not really working so they will be short and sweet. And that pretty much sums up BEDA!

Now...onto the other "B's"...Budgets and books. Basically the economy sucks. Hard. Right now I am in the middle of a huge budget freeze. Essentially the only thing that I am allowed to buy is program supplies. It sucks. Hard. I cannot buy books. Period. If J.K Rowling published a surprise Book Eight, the readers of Wythe County would be out of luck. So...what does this mean for the library? Basically it means that we really are depending on you, our patrons, right now. We need you to read and comment on this blog. We need you to come in to the library and check out materials. We need you to come to the programs. We need you to volunteer. We need you to be active so that the Board of Directors sees how vital our contribution is to the library itself. Another way that you can help is to donate books. We love book donations. If books that we don't own are donated then we can have the catalogued and put into circulation. If books are donated that we can't use then we give them to our Friends group. The Friends then sell the books at their monthly book sale and the money comes back to us for various things. post number two of BEDA is a cry for help!!! We love our job, we love seeing you guys in here. One of my favorite things is introducing teens to the authors I love. So, don't be strangers!!! Support us so that we can continue to support you!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: April 1, 2009 (Again on a Wednesday)

Today's Teaser comes from Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Yes, I know, I have a sick obsession with this book, but it is sooo fantastic. Before we go any farther, I will say that this book has very mature content. I would not recommend anyone under the age of 17 reading it without a parent reading it first, or giving their permission. I do love this book, and I'm reading it for the third time, but I'm 25 and I pretty much am not influenced by the mature themes in this book. However, there is material that I think some parents in our area would have a problem with thier children reading. Anyway...on to the Teaser...

"'Wanna watch some nuns make-out?' Am I even speaking out loud?"

Like always, if you aren't satisfied with this teaser or your parents aren't crazy about nuns making out, you can always find more teasers here.