Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. I am going to keep this post short. First, the news. I will be increasing after school activities for teens to 5 days a week. Some of these activities will be held in the teen room, others will be in one of the lower level meeting rooms. Be sure to stop in and see what we have going on!
November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), so all you writers out there should check out their website and get involved. The library will be hosting a NaNoWriMo discussion panel and writing event this Saturday, November, 7 10am-4pm. Come “write” in, all are welcome!
Next week is a busy week for teens at the library! There is still time to join our Skype interview with Shelley Pearsall which will take place Tuesday, November 10 at 7:15pm. For older teens preparing to take the SAT, the Princeton Review will be here Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 pm to talk about test taking strategies and tips. Please call the library or register online for this class. If you want to skip the class and just take the test, there is still room in the SAT practice test session on Saturday, November 14. The test starts at 9:30! Be sure to register. Not interested in these events? How about a SmashBros Smashfest? Celebrate National Gaming Day on Saturday, November 21 10 am-5 pm. Sign up now so I can have brackets ready to go!
It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts. This is two weeks worth of reading and I am keeping it even shorter than usual!
- Fables vol. 22: Farewell by Bill Willingham-♥♥♥♥♥. I thought this was a great wrap-up to an amazing series. Can’t wait to reread from the beginning.
- Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson-♥♥♥♥♥. A delightful and often painfully honest look at mental illness.
- Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld-♥♥♥. I was kind of meh about this one. Interesting premise and I will pick up the next volume before writing the series off.
- The Mirror World of Melody Black by Gavin Extence-♥♥♥♥. I LOVED The Universe Versus Alex Wood, so I was thrilled to have a new novel by the author. This was another book about mental illness, and while not as amazing as his first book, it was a welcome addition. He continues to be an author to watch for me.
- Crap Taxidermy by Kat Su-♥♥♥♥. So wickedly creepy. I am fascinated by taxidermy.
- Poorly Drawn Lines by Reza Farazmand-♥♥♥♥. Weird and fun.
- Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff-♥♥♥♥♥. The second half of this novel saved it from being a 4-star rating. This is the book everyone is talking about. It was shocking and wonderful.
- The Worrier’s Guide to Life by Gemma Correll-♥♥♥♥. I can sadly relate to most of these cartoons…
Currently Reading: (I am doing a terrible job of reading right now!)