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Congratulations to the lucky winners of our drawings for the teen summer reading club.

Thanks to everyone who participated! 

Reading is it’s own reward, of course [*grins*], but did ya like the prizes this year? 

Hey, what ‘cha readin’?

Did you read a book that you’d recommend to someone else?  Tell us about it!  What did you like about it, was it new to you or had you read it before?  Have you read other titles by that author?  Did you stumble upon it or did a friend, parent, librarian, or perfect stranger recommend it to you? 

I was lucky enough to trip and fall over some great titles this summer, including the Honor Harrington series by David Weber, Dust, by Elizabeth Bear, and Wonder Woman: Love and Murder by Jodi Picoult.

Serendipitously, I met a young man who’d also enjoyed Dust, and although we couldn’t have been two more different individuals (an African-American teenager and a 30 year-old Caucasian woman) we were able to share a moment over a sci-fi tale of a generation ship stalled in the orbit of a star that’s about to go nova, an A.I. cannibalizing and compartmentalizing itself in a desperate attempt to survive, and a really cool take on the concept of “ghosts in the machine.”

Read on.

Always,

Missy

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…just gotta talk to SOMEBODY about Breaking Dawn, the latest book in the Twilight Saga?  Head on over to the forums at the Twilight Lexicon, the official Stephenie Meyer Fan Information and Discussion site.

Join other fans and talk about the characters, explore the books chapter by chapter, get info about the movie adaptations of the books, and add your 2 cents in the General Discussion forums on such heady topics as whether Edward should have left Bella in New Moon and whether or not vampires are really dead.

*Please note that you’ll need to register with the site if you want to post*

              

Read on, read on, ya’ll!

Always,

Missy

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…it’s been way too long since my last blog entry. 

The Teen Summer Reading Club has slammed to a close, I’ve been ordering titles for the Battle of the Books, replacing lost and damaged volumes in series fiction and manga, and working on all the lovely reports and statistics that are due.  Yay…lots of fun.

So, instead of that joyousness, let’s blog about something neat, new, and interesting. 

How about Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer being released on Saturday, August 2?  I’ve been informed that this series is “the best,” “awesome,” and “criminal not to read.”  Well, then.  I should be about it.  🙂 

In the meantime, you can reserve copies of Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse for yourself, check out Stephenie Meyer’s official website, and look forward with giddy anticipation to the film adaptation of Twilight coming in December 2008 and starring Kristen Stewart (Panic Room, The Messengers) as Bella Swan, and Robert Pattinson (the Harry Potter films, Ring of the Nibelungs/Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King) as Edward Cullen.

click the icon to view the official trailers!

Random fun book-to-film fact: Kristen Stewart also starred in the film adaptation of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak.

              

So keep reading, keep watching, and if you’re number 127 in the library’s queue for reserving Breaking Dawn, keep clicking…

Dracula by Bram Stoker [of course -ml]

Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside by Holly Black

Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Blue Bloods and Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz

The Silver Kiss or Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

Chosen, Betrayed, and Marked by PC Cast

Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde

You Suck: a love story by Christopher Moore

Vampire Kisses series by Ellen Schreiber

In the Forests of the Night, Demon in My View, Shattered Mirror, and Midnight Predator by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Stake That by Mari Mancusi

My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick

Vampire Knight manga series by Matsuri Hino

Vampire Hunter D manga series by Hideyuki Kikuchi

Chibi Vampire manga series by Yuna Kagesaki

 

Personally, I like Sunshine by Robin McKinley, Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Boys That Bite by Mari Mancusi, and…my favorite…Fray by Joss Whedon.  

Fray…she be fierce wit’ takin’ out dem lurks!   🙂 

    

 

You can also browse the rest of our large selection of vampire fiction. 

 

Vamp it up, ya’ll!  Fangs for reading! [Sorry…so sorry…couldn’t help it. -ml]

Always,

Missy

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