Posts filed under ‘NaBloPoMo09’

The End

I made it!  It’s the last day of November, the last day of NaBloPoMo, and here’s my thirtieth blog post.  Thanks for your suggestions – keep them coming, either here or in the library’s suggestion box. 

And now, there will be a short break in your regularly scheduled blog programming.  See you later in the week!



November 30, 2009 at 5:48 pm Leave a comment

Wish You Were Dead

Imagine your own personal hate list.  You know, people who you wouldn’t really mind if they disappeared forever.  People you WISH would disappear forever.  Now start a blog and tell everyone you know about who you hate.  That’s exactly what anonymous blogger Str-S-d does in Todd Strasser’s “Wish You Were Dead.” 

The only problem is, once Str-S-d wishes Lucy were dead, Lucy actually vanishes.  The last person to see Lucy is her friend Madison, who starts receiving anonymous notes saying she could be next.  Frightened about Lucy’s disappearance, Madison does everything she can to uncover the truth before her name appears on the blog. 

Told partially through the blog, partially from Madison’s point of view, this one is a quick read that will pull you in with plenty of mystery to untangle.  Who is Str-S-D?  Did they really have something to do with Lucy’s disappearance? Will Madison find out what happened before she’s next?  Find out!  “Wish You Were Dead” is available now at the library.


November 29, 2009 at 9:46 am Leave a comment


We’re slowly but surely adding some TV series on DVD to the library.  We’re getting the first six seasons of Lost and NCIS, but what else do you think we should have?  Comment me and let me know what TV shows you want the library to buy on DVD and I’ll do my best!


November 28, 2009 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

New Books

Homestretch by Paul Volponi

Five months after losing his mother, seventeen-year-old Gas runs away from an abusive father and gets a job working at an Arkansas race track, surrounded by the illegal Mexican immigrants that he and his father blame for her death.


The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade

In a steampunk Victorian London, fourteen-year-old Modo, a shape-changing hunchback, becomes a secret agent for the Permanent Association, which strives to protect the world from the evil machinations of the Clockwork Guild.

November 27, 2009 at 9:50 am Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving!



November 26, 2009 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

New Sequels

Splendor by Anna Godbersen, the fourth and last book in the Luxe series.




Be Strong and Curvaceous and Who Made You a Princess? by Shelley Adina, the third and fourth books in the It’s All About Us series.



Tempted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, the sixth book in the House of Night series.

November 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment

Listen to the AMA Winners

This Sunday, the American Music Awards were given out.  Check out one of these winning artists’ CDs at the library.

November 24, 2009 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

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