Archive for August, 2009
Here are some new teen books at GPL for you to enjoy!
Voting is now open for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten! Teens’ Top Ten is a “teens’ choice list,” where teens like yourself nominate and vote upon your favorite books from the previous year. Just go to YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten website to vote.
Here is what you can vote for as your favorite from 2008:
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- Untamed by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Truancy by Isamu Fukui
- Truancy: Origins by Isamu Fukui
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Paper Towns by John Green
- Runemarks by Joanne Harris
- Identical by Ellen Hopkins
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
- Daughters of the Flame by Zoe Marriott
- Wake by Lisa McMann
- Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
- Bloodline by Katy Moran
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
- Evermore by Alyson Noel
- Geek Charming by Robin Palmer
- Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce
- Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
- Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
- Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
- Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
- Impossible by Nancy Werlin
- Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee
Seriously, where are their helmets? And, why is this not an Olympic sport? Also, please do not try this at home!
Michael found this online. It’s supposed to be a mental health break, which I figured that you all will be needing since school has started! The website has a sinewave synthesizer (I have no clue what this means, so please do not ask!). Basically, you click on the squares within the square with your mouse, and this produces different sounds waves that you can alter by clicking on other squares. Have fun with it!
I have been working at GPL for almost 2 years now, and one thing has remained constant over those 2 years…there has always been one – if not many – of the books from the Twilight Saga on the hold shelf. Which leads us to this morning, when I came into work expecting to see a copy of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse or Breaking Dawn on the hold shelf, and, instead, I found the hold shelf completely void of Edward, Bella, Jacob and the rest of the Cullen clan! What does this mean? Has the Twilight Saga seen its ever growing popularity come to an end in Goshen or is everyone taking a breather from the series until the movie version of New Moon comes out in November? What do you think?
This is a post is for all of you who are intrigued by Jane Austen, but at times may be a little bit terrified to pick up one of her books and immerse yourself in her late 18th century/early19th century world. Someone out there thought that it would be a wonderful idea to rewrite Austen’s masterpieces using various kinds of monsters.
For example, there is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: the Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem where a mysterious plague falls on Meryton, and Elizabeth Bennett is left to fight off zombies. IT’S AMAZING, and there are illustrations of Elizabeth drop kicking zombies!
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is the next installment of monsterfied Austen classics. So, please feel free to sit back and enjoy the book trailer!
Leah from Maple City Market took us on a trip to Hoke Farm, which is a community farm here in Goshen. While at Hoke Farm, we checked out the gardens and livestock. John and Ethan even tried a rather large piece of garlic – which you can see the hilarious facial expressions below! Then, back at good ol’ GPL, Leah showed us how to make basil pesto and sesame ginger carrots along with snap peas from food that we harvested from the gardens. Trust me, it definitely tastes better to eat locally!