Monday, April 14, 2008

Have you hugged your librarian lately? :)


Hiya Rattlers!
I'm bombarding you tonight! Just wanted to let everyone know-- in case you missed it somehow-- that this is NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK (click the title of this post for more info about why we celebrate!), and that TUESDAY is National Library Workers Day, which of course is when we acknowledge the hard work of librarians and other library staff. Which means me. :) I'll settle for you stopping by and saying Happy Day!
:)
Mrs. P

54 comments:

balletrox21 said...

This is cool!

Maddie Toretto :) said...

You are the best librarian in the world! Thanks so much!

Nathan said...

sup Mrs. Pulley
Hope You like your bookmark
I linked my site!!!!
Check out book of the week

balletrox21 said...

I love books!!! Yay!

BulldogCrazy said...

I love love love the twilight series!!! :)
BulldogCrazy

bit said...

i will give you some chocolate

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hey balletrox21,
I love your enthusiasm, and I hope to see you around more on the blog now. Have you seen our ballet books, both fiction and nonfiction? If not, just come and ask me!
:)
Mrs. P

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hi maddie!
Why thank you very much for that high praise; that is always nice to hear! It's kiddos like you who make my job a pleasure. Hope to see you on the blog more often!
:)
Mrs. P

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hiya Nathan,
I don't see any links... but I love my bookmark, and as I told you, so does my cat! :) Tell me more about your site though; I'm intrigued by the "book of the week". Try linking it again!
:)
Mrs. P

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hey bulldogcrazy!
I love love love the Twilight series too, but I guess that's obvious. :) Have you been to Stephenie Meyer's website? If not, I strongly suggest you do-- there's all sorts of fun stuff on there. I've got a link to it on the blog main page, so check it out and let me know what you think!
:)
Mrs. P

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hi Bit,
I do love chocolate. That is no lie.
:)
Mrs. P

unknown said...

this is aswsome

Pookie said...

Mrs. pulley you are the coolest libraian EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You rock Mrs.Pulley! Reading rocks!

J-Cocunut said...

Books are kinda cool

D-lean said...

This is so sweet. A recomendation is the 4th book in the percy jackson series. I think it's out.

Your mom said...

Needs more Manga books this library does.

your mom said...

im avery

moctezuma.ramiro said...

Sports books,Soocer? if u do
let me know

rock star 69 said...

you rock

samantha mango said...

i am really looking forword to reading this book it looks like so gooooood.

Anonymous said...

your a fair teacher and i admire that. good job

stephanie_rox!!!!!!!!!! said...

Hi Mrs.Pulley!!!!!!
I'm sorry i have not hugged my librarian.

someone said...

your nice and cool

Mini Moose said...

Hi! I just want to know if you have read the Gregor the Overlander series. If not they are great!!!

Lindworm said...

His Dark Materials trilogy ROCKS!!!!!!!!! :) (a.k.a the golden compass, the subtle knife,the amber spyglass)

rosiev96 said...

the land of eloyn searies is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nate Donaldson said...

Hey Mrs.Pulley I think u should get some naruto comics.^_^ Please! And your the best librarian in the world ^_^

Anonymous said...

your the best one for the job for the libary i hop you keep your job

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

hi mrs. Pulley!!!

since i checked out Life as We Know It, i have been reading it with an open mind. it's a little scary, not as in ghost and goblins, but as in reality scary. it's still a good read, although, i must say, it didnt take around 40 pages to get going, it only took about 20! you can or can not reply to this (very long)comment

cheers!

Analie Sevin

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

mrs. Pulley,

i was wondering if you had to learn a 2 language to become a librarian. i had heard that somewhere and i wondered if it was true. if you did have to, what language did you learn. i'm learning chinese, so if you know it, id love to strike a conversation with you after i learn it more!

cheers! ciao!

analie sevin

I_L!K3_P!3_27 said...

hello!
i have read almost all the clique books i just have about 4 more to read and i think they are awesome!!!!!!!!!!

~stephanie_kol~ said...

i think this blog is sooooooo awsome!!!

balletrox21 said...

This is so fun! Have you ever read Just Jane? It's such a good book i've read it 2 times! Another good book is Fever 1793 i've read that one about 3 or 4 times!! If you get any new historical fiction please please please tell me! Btw The ballet books you have are awesome!!!!!!

Mrs. Pulley said...

Okay, there are so many comments here that I'm going to start with the most recent and work my way backwards. Balletrox21, I am so pleased that you have discovered the joys of blogging! I really think it's a great way for us to exchange ideas based on the books we read. I told one of your classes to check out the older posting on the book Boy in the Striped Pajamas; this was a requested forum from a student, and she and a couple other people have been having a long, thoughtful conversation over a great amount of time about the book. Check it out to get a feel for what we can accomplish here.

But I digress a bit, I have not read Just Jane; what is it about? Fever 1793 I've been meaning to read for years but I haven't gotten around to yet. It's on my list! Maybe we should do a post that is just about our all-time favs books... what do you think? That could be fun! I'll kick that one around, so give me feedback on the idea.

i_l!k3_p!3_27-- Welcome to the blog! I'm thinking that based you your comment and knowing how much those books are flying off the shelves, maybe I should set up a post for those books so you guys can discuss them. Since I've not read them, it would be a good learning site for me! I'll set up something this weekend. Thanks for the idea!
:)
Mrs. P

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hiya d-lean!
Battle of the Labyrinth is on my radar-- check out the column "Coming to the Library Soon!" to see the complete list of what I know, and book four is there. I can't wait for that, either! I think it comes out in May, so there's a bit of a wait.

We'll have to compare notes on it when we finish reading it!
:)
Mrs. P

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hi Analie,
Librarians do not have to learn a 2nd language, necessarily-- there is, however, another degree program that you must complete involving library, mulitmedia and other technology skills, and also management skills. But no Chinese! Je sais un peu Francais, that's about it!
:)
Mrs. P

Kira said...

I'm a little late, but I hope you had a great Library Workers Day, Mrs. Pulley, and that you got many hugs. Also, I'd be interested in an all-time faves list, though it'd be really hard to narrow mine down. There's just so many great books out there!
@ lindworm: Have you heard of the band HIM, or His Infernal Majesty? Everytime I hear/read about the His Dark Materials trilogy, or just Phillip Pullman in general, I can't help thinking about them.
@ nate donaldson: I don't really think Naruto manga would be right for a middleschool library. There's a LOT of violence and gore, at least for the younger grades. I'm a fan of it, though, and have been checking it out from the Longmont Public Library. If you can, you should see about going there. The comics and manga are near/next to the Teen section.
@ blue wolves and mushrooms: I read the last chapter of Life as We Knew it the other day, and it completely blew my mind. I have it on my to-be-read list.
@ balletrox21: I was a little reluctant at first to read Fever 1793, but once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Laurie Halse Anderson is a very talented writer. What's your favorite part of the book?

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hey nate donaldson, mini moose, moctezuma.ramiro, rosiev96 and lindworm!

I'm killing five birds with one stone here; hope you guys don't mind. :)

Nate, I'm looking into the Naruto comics-- I just sat through a presentation about them at Borders, and I'm interested. Kira's comment is a concern, however; I know she reads a lot of manga and graphic novels, so she knows what she's talking about. So we'll see.

Mini moose, I have not read the Gregor books yet, but everyone tells me how good they are! There is actually a posting about them if you want to try to strike up a conversation; it's older, so you'll need to scroll to the bottom of the page and hit "older posts". Give it a shot!

Lindworm, I love the His Dark Materials Trilogy. I thought the movie was very good, also. There's an older posting about these books, too-- take a look and strike up a conversation!

Rosiev96, The Land of Eloyn is not a series I've read yet, but I am interested. Would you like me to set up a post so you can blog about them?

Thanks, everybody! Keep up the blogging!

:)
Mrs. P

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hey kira,

An all-time favs list... interesting! Yes, that is a tall order since I like so many genres and age levels and types of writing. I'll have to mull this one over. I can name a few fantasy books right off the top of my head:
1. Watership Down by Adams. LOVED this one since I was a kid.
2. The Blue Sword and Hero and the Crown by McKinley. Even though they're YA, I read them in college and couldn't put them down. Very good!
3. The Harry Potter series. I re-read them straight through every summer. I'll read them again this summer, but will I continue this tradition now that they are all out? I cannot say.
4. Madeline L'Engle books. Take your pick!
5. The Twilight Saga. Did you think I would leave them out? :)

There's a start. I'll continue this later!

:)
Mrs. P

I_L!K3_P!3_27 said...

A lot of people do check out books it bums me out that the last day to check out is may second! :(
well its okay because i can check out books next year! :)

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

mrs. Pulley,

what is Watership Down about, could i read it? i saw it on Mr. Barrnet's Pick during CSAP, so i thought it sounded, um, more war and teen-like. not that i'm against reading about the wars, they make me sad but i believe in learning about our important past.
please reply! (if you find time)

cheers! ciao!

analie

Balletrox217 said...

Kira, my favorite part of the book would have to be when, hmmm let's see in the beginning when nobody gets sick that's the happiest part of the book,except for polly how sad the only thing i didn't like is that a character died so soon and we didn't even really know anything about her :(

Balletrox217 said...

Mrs. Pully, could you start a blog on the clique series books? Those books are so much fun to talk about and I think it'd be a great blog! The new summer collection is coming out and i'm SO excited!!!!!

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hey balletrox217,
I believe you will see that your post is ready for you to write in!
:)
Mrs. P

Kira said...

@ balletrox217: My favorite part, I think, is the ending. It's realistic, but happy; not super mushy, though. I also found the real-life aspects of it intriguing. That such a thing could happen and kill so many people, in a relatively modern time, just astounds me. Of course, there are still natural and human-induced disasters happening nowadays, but its still mind-boggling.
@ Mrs. Pulley: I'm not even going to think about my 'All-time favorites'. I could never make the decision, and there are so many books I love, and some I haven't read in a while but remember liking, so of course I'd have to read them again before making the list, but then I'd have to reread all the books I'm thinking about including on the list, just to give them all a fair chance...Yeah. So, instead, three series I really like right this second:
1. 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU series by Meg Cabot (written under a psuedonym).
2. The Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer.
3. The Hitchhiker's Trilogy (really five books) by Douglas Adams.

nathan said...

Sorry, faulty link
I'll Try again to hyperlink it to my name!!!

If that doesn't work heres the url

http://www.ifire.webs.com/

I will try to update book of the week today

nathan said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! It worked well back to bloging I also adore the hitchhikers trilogy like Kira had said. Recently I am finishing "so long and thanks for all the fish"

Does anyone know why he calls it a TRILOGY????

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

nathan,

good question, same with the uglies "trilogy", which is really a quadology (is that a word?)
weird...

see you later alligators!!!!!!!!1

analie

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hey bwam,

Watership Down is an epic tale about a rabbit, Hazel, and a few of his friends who are poisoned and blasted out of their warren by humans looking to build more homes. They travel a great distance looking for the perfect place to start a new warren, meeting all sorts of characters along the way. Eventually, they must engage in a great battle to protect their new home from a rival warren that is suspiciously reminescent of Hitler's Germany. It becomes a classic Good vs. Evil fight, and it has an ending that makes me cry every time I read it. :) Actually, the beginning makes me cry, the middle makes me cry, the end...

Yes, it is violent-- I don't think anyone would imagine that wild rabbits' lives are not filled with danger-- but it's such a wonderful, realistic-yet-not tale that I highly recommend it. And it was Mr. Mehsling's pick, not Mr. Barnett's. FYI!
:)
Mrs. P

Mrs. Pulley said...

I will give you guys my theories on the trilogy questions--

Douglas Adams obviously had a very quirky sense of humor, and I personally think he never really intended a trilogy. The books are based on a BBC radio show he wrote, and he probably had a pretty good idea that it was not going to be a trilogy. But I'm not sure on this one!

The Uglies books I am almost positive were originally intended to be a trilogy, but the popularity of them was such that Westerfeld decided to write another, sort of "companion" work. Possibly he didn't feel like the story was complete, but I tend to think it had to do with striking while the iron was hot and there was money to be made. I'm a cynic, for sure. :)

Mrs. P

Nate Donaldson said...

Hey mrs.pulley so since you sat through a meeting at borders does that mean your gonna get them? Another book you should try to get is nineth grade slays from the series of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Hether Brewer.

Thanks alot,
Nate Donaldson

blue wolves and mushrooms said...

ooooooooookkkkkkkkkkkaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy......................

so i dont have to (and others) scroll down just to see if anyone replyed to me, i'm going over to the coca and books post to continue a conversation with mr. Pulley. anyone care to join me?

ciao!

analie

Tech Dude said...

OK, The Percy Jackson series is so awesome!!! I want to read that new book so bad!!!

-Tech Dude-