Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
All right, Rattlers-- the title of this post is hyperlinked to Rick Riordan's info on the fourth novel. Very exciting! Along with this, check out Riordan's blog at http://rickriordan.blogspot.com/ (it's also linked off his website page I've directed you to above), where he discusses the FILM version of Lightning Thief! Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter movies along with the first two Home Alone movies, has signed on to direct. Read all about it on his blog.
May isn't that far away...
Hey Stephenie Meyer fans!
I won't go on too long here, but since I did the movie news for the Lightning Thief, I thought I should post info about the Twilight movie. :) The title is hyperlinked to the IMDb website (Mrs. P's go-to site for movie news!), where you can get the latest and greatest about Bella and Edward's screen debut. They haven't announced the cast yet, but the director has the movie Lords of Dogtown to her credit.
2008 isn't that far away...!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Hey my Internet-friendly bloggers! The title of this post is hyperlinked to a site where you can vote on the American Library Association's Teen Top Ten for 2007. Go there, participate, and let your voice (and opinions!) be heard. Of course, then you can come back here and discuss what three books you voted for and why. I would love that!
P.S. I know what my three picks would be... can you guess?
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Are you folks hiding in the stacks? :) Well, to update you on my reading life, I finished The Absolutely True Diary f a Part-Time Indian, and I have to tell you, it was one of the top three books I read all year-- and that's saying something. Now, it has a well-earned YA sticker on it, and it is not for youngsters (8th graders only please!) due to language and mature content. But once you are of age, give it a try; I think you'll really like it!
Sherman Alexie has written a semi-autobiographical tale of an 8th-grader-going-into-high-school who lives on "the rez"-- an Spokane Indian reservation. Arnold Spirit Jr. (Junior) is a smart, honest, funny, artistic and sad narrator. His life isn't easy, but he deals with it using humor, grace and his cartoon drawing. He decides to leave the reservation high school and attend the all-white school in a small town sort of nearby. Junior is then known as "an apple" by the rez folks-- red on the outside, white on the inside. He describes for us the ups and downs of his life, which include fistfights, being ignored, surprise semi-girlfriends, mad basketball skills, the loss of loved ones, the tragedy of alcoholism, and the undeniable power of believing in oneself. Junior is a true hero who will make you laugh and cry, often in the same moment.
Wow, I should have written that for the back of the book, hunh?!