Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Books for Fall

I really love when new books arrive at the library. I ordered a bunch of new titles over the summer, and one of the very first things I did when I came back to school was to open the boxes of books to see what new things we'll be adding to the Highland collection.

I was busy getting the library ready to open after school one day, when I picked up one of the books off the cart. An hour or so of reading later, I realized I was really enjoying the book I picked up!

The book was Janet Tashjian's Fault Line. Here's the review I wrote on my LibraryThing page:
Becky is a smart, funny, driven seventeen-year-old. When she meets Kip, an aspiring comic, she totally falls for him. Although when he starts to make her choose between him and her friends, becomes more and more controlling, and seems to turn on her for no reason, she starts to wonder if this is the relationship for her.
Interspersed throughout the narrative are notes-to-self Becky makes and Kip's journal entries that give more insight into what each character is thinking. A powerful exploration of an abusive dating relationship.

All of the new books that are being added to the Learning Center's collection this August and September will have purple tape on the spine and will be shelved on the "New Books" shelf. Add a comment to this post with your feedback on any of the new books you read.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Highland Summer Reading Wall of Fame

It is hard to believe that it is already time for school to start. I'm looking forward to get the library opened for business once again.

What was your favorite book of the summer?
Students and staff members are invited to contribute their favorite reads of the summer to the Highland Summer Reading Wall of Fame. To participate, simply submit a short description of the book and why it was a favorite. Then have your picture taken with the book. The resulting flyers will be posted outside the Learning Center.

I read mostly young adult books this summer. Here's the picture I took to use in the Wall of Fame with my favorite summer reads: Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. Of course, the end of Eclipse has left me anxious for book four. It won't be published until August 2008 at the earliest!