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They read it – they love it – and some are willing to TALK ABOUT IT!!!



Ok, that’s a bit over the top, but hey, it’s a new year, I’ve gotten some sleep, and I’m very keen on teens reading, getting together, talking about books and movies, and having fun.  🙂

By all accounts, that’s exactly what happened at the Hope Mills Branch on December 18th during the program “A Vampire Story,” a book club/party celebrating the recent release of the movie Twilight, based on the bestselling novel by Stephenie Meyers.  Here’s the details:

Edward Cullen Madness


Teens descended upon the Hope Mills Branch Library that Monday for an evening of nonstop Twilight mania a la the “A Vampire Story” program. And mania it was. Everyone had a fabulous time, decorating cupcakes, making Twilight magnets (complete with “sparkle”), and arguing about the relative hotness of Edward and Jacob. “When’s the next Twilight party?” they asked. “This is fun!” they proclaimed. Stephenie Meyer, I officially love you. -Vicki


Vicki is youth services librarian at the Hope Mills Branch library.


Thanks for hosting this event, Vicki!  Teens also quizzed each other with trivia from the book and shared their favorite quotes from the movie. 




More pics available on our Flickr page and the latest on teen programs @ your library on our homepage.  Check it out!





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Fun and games with WordPress polls!

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…well, if the folks who make ’em want a good bet, then they look to the really cool teen books that we all know and love (or plan to know and just might love, if we ever get a spare moment to read for ourselves rather than school or work.  Sorry, sorry, must control the ranting…   🙂  *deep breath*

So, some movies to check out:

I’ve already mentioned Twilight a couple of times, so now you can read the professional reviews for Twilight here (Roger Ebert is pretty evenhanded), and salivate over the sequel: New Moon!

Another to take a look at is Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (10/08), based on the novel by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn, with Michael Cera and Kat Dennings playing the titular characters…

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…and there’s a screen adaptation of Daren Shan’s Cirque Du Freak (2009), featuring Selma Hayek and Chris Massoglia, due sometime next year. 

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Other notable releases now in theaters, on DVD, or coming soon:

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (5/08)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (7/08)

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City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau (10/08)

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The Clique by Lisi Harrison (11/08)

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (11/08)

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The Tales of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (12/08)

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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (1/09)

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2/09)

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Please note, some of these movies may be rated higher than PG-13.  You can always check the Internet Movie Database or the official websites for more information about each film. 

So, have you read any good movies lately?  (My latest fav is Blood and Chocolate starring Agnes Bruckner and Hugh Dancy, based on the book by Annette Curtis Klause).   🙂

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Thanks for visiting!



WHOOPS!  Almost forgot, and just to make a long post even longer, in my many online travels I came across Dragonball, scheduled for release in US theaters sometime in 2009 (always so VAGUE!).

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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]



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