Submitted by Sarah on Sat, 2013-03-23 15:26
You may get assigned a "social issue" book, and you might think, "Ugh, I don't want to read about an issue." BUT don't think like that! Some of the best books out there are "issue" books! In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a good book out there (fiction or nonfiction) that doesn't talk about a "social issue" in some way.
So what are some incredible reads that focus on social issues? Try some of these...
Submitted by Sarah on Wed, 2013-03-20 11:53
Resolutions to Read By: Grace J.
Submitted by Sarah on Wed, 2013-03-13 12:40
Award season rolls around every year and immediately makes me feel like rushing out to read ALL the books on the award list that I haven’t read yet. Which is implausible since I’m usually already reading so much, but still!
Submitted by Sarah on Sat, 2012-07-28 15:00
The more I read, the more jaded I become. It takes a lot for me to finish a book these days. For instance, Young Adult literature has spoiled me for reading adult books. If it takes too long to get to the point or gets bogged down in too much detail and not enough plot, I won't read it. My litmus test for most books is the first line, first paragraph, first page and, if they're lucky, the first ten pages. At most I'll suffer through half a book before I quit. You wouldn't think it, but this librarian has become a reluctant reader! Jaded and easily bored by blah books, I have certain
Submitted by Sarah on Tue, 2012-07-17 14:25
Fairies really have stood the test of time, and there's never any shortage of fairy books to read since there are so many reasons to love the fey (or fear them, depending on the Court).
Submitted by ebooks on Thu, 2012-05-03 10:00
This is a busy week in the discussion about ebooks, technology, libraries, and the publishing industry. Authors are also speaking out and taking more control over rights to their work.
A Lifetime of Writing
Author Kate Wilhelm, who has published dozens of novels and short stories for over 50 years, will now publish her out-of-print titles, as well as those of her late husband, at InfinityBox Press, her new publishing company.
Submitted by Sarah on Mon, 2012-04-30 12:00
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is one of the most popular YA titles out there; it's hardly ever on shelf.
Here's the basic description of the book...
Submitted by Sarah on Mon, 2012-04-16 12:06
It's Percy time! Not only are we having our discussion of the Percy Jackson series on Wednesday (see calendar to sign up!), but news about the next Percy Jackson movie was recently announced. That's right; The Sea of Monsters will soon be a movie. Check out the cast! The actress who played Glimmer in the new Hunger Games movie has signed on to play Clarisse.
Submitted by Sarah on Thu, 2012-03-29 20:41
The Hunger Games is officially the hottest book in the world right now. We get asked several times a day, every day, all day, if we have copies of the book. "Why, yes, yes, we do have 10 copies of the book. No. No, they are not here, sadly. They are all checked out! There are 820 holds on the book system wide. Would you like to wait for the book?" That's how it goes at the desk. BUT have no fear! Ms. Sarah has a read-alike list for you!
Submitted by friends on Mon, 2012-02-06 13:11
While there are many books on the shelves to purchase daily at the book sale, none of them look quite like the dazzling selection of hand-picked books, packaged and ready to be placed in the hands of someone that is in need of a gift. These books are proudly displayed showing their best side and standing out among the rest of the group. With the help of some Friends, Carol Siano, Susan Weinrebe and Gretchen Dust, they made fast and fun work out of task of breathing new life into some old favorites.