Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Advance Reader Copies Available!

A package of ARCs from Candlewick Press arrived this morning - head over to the UHSL Book Review Blog for more info on these books. They're all available now to take with you and read/review before they're published in the spring!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November Newsletter

The November Newsletter is here - check it out!

Featured this month:
  • More on National Novel Writing Month.
  • Book recommendations from Book Club.
  • What's on display in the library.
  • Some tech for dealing with stress.
  • A preview of the Winter Reading Challenge.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Last Week of NaNoWriMo!

NaNoWriMo is coming to an end - how is your novel going?

If you've discovered that 50,000 words is a tall order for November, the Office of Letters and Light offers a few alternatives:
  • Camp NaNoWriMo, in July, when you won't have to try to balance the challenge with school
  • Young Writers Program, which lets students set their own word count goal to something they feel they can manage during November.
Good luck to everyone still writing! We'll have one more Come Write In tomorrow afternoon, and everyone who began a novel is invited back next Tuesday to celebrate your achievement!

Friday, November 14, 2014

December 11 Book Club Pick

Book Club's next pick is The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, the first book in the epic fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings. All are welcome to join the discussion on Thursday, December 11 after school in the library.

From Goodreads: "In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose."

The next scheduled meeting after that will be on January 8, when we'll discuss The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor. If you'd like to get involved in choosing books for the rest of year, join us for the December meeting or give your suggestions to Ms. Charpentier.

Book Club Readalikes

If you enjoyed Book Club this month or enjoy stories about survival and the wilderness, here are a few suggestions like My Side of the Mountain.