- Death Cloud by Andrew Lane
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The library budget cuts. Libraries are being placed lower on the county agenda, replaced by schools and the county safety public departments, which are of course equally and more so important. However, as we all know, libraries are one of the perpetrators for increased literacy, help provide a place to study quietly and read books, in which we can escape the pressures of school. For me, especially, a library is a second home.
One of the programs I hope to start is an Advanced Reader Copy program, in which teens can borrow the ARCs, which doesn't limit their reading choices to only the YA books at libraries, and can write reviews about them. To jumpstart the program, I'm planning to email YA publishers very soon. However, I wanted to ask all book bloggers for your help and even possible contributions. A lot of bloggers are in contact with publishing agents or have a lot of ARCs lying around, which can't be sold. I wanted to ask you guys to help me start the program, by donating extra ARCs for this library program or help me get in personal contact with publishers. It would help salve the pain of the budget cuts for teens at our library system. (In addition, if you have any personal suggestions or comments, please let me know.)
How do you guys cope with the budget cuts? Do you guys have any programs for teens that you think are great? If so, please please let me know. I really am open to comments and suggestions (even defamation.)
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Oh God. How could I miss this?!
Incarceron is being turned into a movie (projected release date is 2013, too far away) and Taylor Lautner is cast as Finn, while Emma Watson is the number one candidate to costar with Lautner (probably as Princess Claudia).
While I love Lautner (with his abs and looks, of course, drools :)), I really can't imagine him as Finn. Finn is supposed to be small and weak, who grows up, but with Lautner's body and age, I'm not sure they can pull it off. However, I do think Emma Watson will do a fantastic job as Claudia, because she express the bossy streak for Hermione really well and I absolutely cannot wait to see her in another movie.
But, I'm actually interested in how the chemistry will play out between Watson and Lautner. What do you guys think? Will this movie be a flop with the casting?
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Borrowed (from Library):
Borrowed (from Library):
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver (absolutely loving it and so excited that there's going to be a series!)