Monday, November 28, 2011

UHS Book Club - December

Our next book club meeting will be Wednesday, 12/21 at 2:00pm in the library.  We are reading and discussing the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.  New members are always welcome :)

A Christmas Carol is in the public domain so a copy can be downloaded for free at this website.  It is available in multiple formats - print it out or read it on your computer or e-reader!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The 2011 Seventeen Magazine Fiction Contest with Figment and Scholastic

SeventeenFigment, and Scholastic are teaming up to bring you this year's fiction contest! One lucky winner will get a $5,000 cash prize, the opportunity to have her story published on, and a phone call with Maggie Stiefvater, author of the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy – Shiver, Linger, and Forever

To enter, all you need to do is write an amazing, completely original story about absolutely anything, of no more than 500 words. Sounds doable, right?  

All entries must be submitted by December 31, 2011 (at 11:59:59, ET), so don't procrastinate, and get your story in now! Then vote for your favorite stories by "hearting" them — you can heart as many stories as you like, and it's your hearts that determine 50 of the 60 finalists. The top 50 hearted entries, plus 10 wildcards chosen by Seventeen, will be judged by the Editors from Seventeen magazine and Maggie Stiefvater. They'll consider all 60 finalists, and announce one grand prize winner on or around April 1, 2012. Remember, your story can be on any topic you like, so be creative!

Sorry guys, this one is for girls only - contestants must be between the ages of 13 to 21.  Good luck ladies!

Monday, November 14, 2011

November Meeting - UHS Book Club

The UHS Book Club will be holding our next meeting on Wednesday, 11/16 after school at 2:00pm.  We'll be discussing Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.  Uglies is the first novel in a trilogy where the main character works to take down a society created to function with perfect-looking people who never have a chance to think for themselves.  Should make for an interesting discussion!

Please consider joining us for a fun afternoon of book talk and light refreshments.  New members are always welcome!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Daily Lit

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