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5   Halloween movies that I like and that you should see

  1. Nightmare before Christmas or anything done by Tim Burton
  2. The monster squad
  3. Dracula(the original black and white one)
  4. Carnival of souls the cabinet of Dr. Caligari


October 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment


Shock and awe





5   Books to read around Halloween

  1. Watchmen
  2. Dracula and all the other horror classics
  3. Teenagers from mars
  4. World War Z
  5. cirque du freak and demonata series


October 27, 2009 at 6:23 pm Leave a comment

ETHAN’S Words on Halloween

I wanted to take the time to introduce you to our new teen blogger, Ethan.  Everyone meet Ethan, and Ethan meet everyone.  Now that we are familiar with one another, here is the first of many great things about Halloween by Ethan…

Halloween is wonderful time of the year when reality is put on hold and the surreal and all sorts of unimaginable things happen and will happen no matter what anybody says. The reason why is there will always be an undead army of hard core Halloween lover to keep IT ALIVE!! And, also, we are told right off the bat as kids if you dress scary enough you’ll get  lots of candy.  And, what kid doesn’t love candy unless they are a zombie in that case they love brains, and I’m sorry that I cant lend you mine I’m using it write this blog. The costumes, the candy, the movie and the season are all just awesome around this time. So, my children of the night come forth, with faces decaying and fangs bearing, reek havoc this Halloween and enjoy the rest of this mortifying month.


October 26, 2009 at 8:59 pm Leave a comment

Freaky Friday

I thought that we should officially start our Halloween countdown off right with the trailer to Cirque du Freak (PG-13), which comes out today!

October 23, 2009 at 3:39 pm Leave a comment

Who was #1?

Happy Teen Read Week, everyone!  I know this is a little late, but is better late than never – right?  And, one of the great things about Teen Read Week is that you find out who won the Teens’ Top Ten.  This year over 11,000 teens voted to decide which books where the best of the best.

Here is your 2009 Teens’ Top Ten (click here if you want to see the video announcement of the winner):

  1. Paper Towns by John Green
  2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  5. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
  6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  7. Wake by Lisa McMann
  8. Untamed by P.C. & Kristin Cast
  9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
  10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

By the way, Tabi saw John Green speak on Monday.  When I asked her about it, she said, “I liked his hair it was thick and swoopy (don’t worry about looking this one up in the dictionary – Tabi created it all by herself) in the front – he has REALLY COOL HAIR!”  Yes, folks, apparently the best thing about John Green according to Tabi is not his writing, working toward the end of world suck or videoblogging, but his hair

Paper Towns paperback

October 22, 2009 at 11:59 pm Leave a comment

Flashback Friday – It’s Rex Manning Day!

It’s Friday – not to state the obvious or anything.  While many of you are looking toward the upcoming weekend, I am looking back to the past – specifically 1995, when a little movie called Empire Records (rated PG-13) came out.  You may be asking yourself, “Why would she be thinking of Empire Records?  Isn’t that movie really old?”

Well, I will tell you why.  First off, the classics are never old, and, even though you were only an infant (or not even born) when Empire Records came out, it is never too late to revisit the classics – even the contemporary classics.

Secondly, the movie takes place in an AMAZING independent record store called Empire Records (the kind that I dreamed of working in way back in the day when I was a teen) on the Rex Manning Day.  Rex Manning is the idolized rock star that visits the store to sign his albums and ends up being not so cool – but I’m digressing (look it up – it’s a good SAT/ACT word).  Anyways, the staff of Empire Records is overjoyed that is Rex Manning Day, and the joy of the Empire Records’ staff is equivalent to my joy on book buying day at GPL – which oddly enough just so happens to be today!

So, enjoy this clip of Rex Manning Day at Empire Records (and, yes, on book buying day, I am the GPL equivalent to the crazed red-haired guy running down the steps), and I am off to convince Michael that we need to add Powerless by Matthew Cody to our collection.  Wish me luck!

October 16, 2009 at 6:57 pm 1 comment

Halloween Teen Movie

Are you looking for something to do on Halloween? Well, GPL Teens may have exactly what you are looking for. We will be showing a movie for teens, which is based upon a certain favorite book featuring a combo of vampires and forbidden love! The movie will start at noon, and, as always, there will be free food!  This movie is rated PG-13.

P.S.  I forgot to mention that we will be giving away a copy of this book after the movie.


October 15, 2009 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

Teen Read, Teen Reviewed

Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick is probably the best book EVER! 😀 Okay sure this book has been out for more then a decade but it’s still SO good! I first read it in my 5th grade year, (I’m in 8th grade now) and I haven’t been able to stop reading it!

Freak the Mighty is about a boy named Max who is humongous, in 8th grade and a little less then smart if you ask me. He even says he has no brain. Like any other middle school students would do, they keep bothering him and taunting him about how dumb he is. But what keeps most kids away is the fact that his dad is the dreaded Killer Kane. Max’s dad, Killer Kane, killed Max’s mom when he was only an infant. The police took his dad to jail and he’s been living with his grandparents ever since. Then, one day, a boy named Kevin, or Freak, moves in across from where Max lives. Max and Kevin later become best friends and together become, Freak the Mighty! Pretty clever. 🙂

Like I was saying, this is a great book! It makes you want to laugh, shout, and cry all at the same time! And there’s so much suspense!! 🙂 However, I can’t give away any of the suspense or you might not want to read it. L I’ll just say an unexpected guest comes to Max’s house on Christmas Eve.  🙂 <— That smile can be a good thing, or a bad thing. Read Freak the Mighty and find out. 🙂 <— That’s a good one.

And if you liked that book, then you’ll really want to read Max the Mighty.


October 15, 2009 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

Mooooove over Gemma Doyle

Did you enjoy The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray?  Then, you may want to check out her latest book, Going Bovine. Click here for a description.  And, if you aren’t sold by the description of the book, you may sold by this video of Libba walking around New York City in a cow suit discussing her latest novel.

October 7, 2009 at 8:47 pm Leave a comment

Get Your Freak Face On!

Come and get your freak face on during Teen Read Week.  The 2009 Teen Read Week theme is Read Beyond Reality, and GPL’s very own Jessica Hage will teach you make-up techniques to transform yourself into an otherworldly being just in time for Halloween.  The program will be on Wednesday, October 21st at 4:00 p.m., and, yes, there will be free food!  Space is limited to the first 15 who sign-up!


October 7, 2009 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

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