Thursday, April 14, 2016

National Library Week

Hey all!

A quick PSA:  It's National Library Week!  As a library employee and patron I want to express my love of my library system and the sincere hope that our communities keep them going.

Because what's better than free books?!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #3

Hosted by Breaking the Spine

Title:  The Problem with Forever
Author:  Jennifer L. Armentrout
Expected Publish Date:  May 17, 2016


For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

I've got my tissues ready!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Top Ten Books Every High School Student Should Read

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books Every High School Student Should Read

I chose this group of readers because there were some fantastic books I had to read in high school that a lot of my younger peers have never had to even look at!  And for the record, when I say younger peers I mean those still in high school, which I am not, by several years.

1.  Ordinary People by Judith Guest

2.  Lord of the Flies by William Golding

3.  Night by Elie Wiesel

4.  Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespear

5.  The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

6.  The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

7.  The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

8.  Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

9.  It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

10.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald