It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, isn’t it, Bits and Bramblers? What with everyone decking their halls, shopping for presents, baking cookies, and bundling up in warm coats, because it’s cold outside. Cold, but not snowing.
Which I am okay with, really. I’m one of those “only wants snow at the end of December and then never again” kind of people. I mean, snow’s great when it means you get to miss school, but…when you have to walk in it? Or worse yet, drive in it? Not so fun.
There are some kinds of snow I don’t mind, though. Like, let’s say, the kind of snow you find in books. If you’re in the holiday spirit and missing the white stuff, check out Let It Snow. It’s three short stories written by some of the coolest teen authors out there—Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle, and if you’re looking to curl up on the couch with a blanket, this is the book for you.
Find out more about the book by watching our book trailer…and let it snow! (Maybe. Not really.)
And why wouldn’t you be, Bits and Bramblers? After all, it is Halloween, right? And if you don’t get a little scared and eat a bunch of candy, well then…what’s the point?
Luckily, your library can help you there. We have tons of books, TV shows, and movies that will make your heart pound and send shivers down your spine. In a good way, obviously.
Like Such Wicked Intent. Remember way back in June when I told you that you should read This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel? Well, I’m just going to assume you’ve read it, so you know that it’s a prequel to the Mary Shelley classic, Frankenstein. And you know we meet a young Victor Frankenstein, and see him do some pretty…er..grim things to save the life of his twin brother, Konrad. And you know the book ended on a liiiiiitle bit of a cliffhanger.
Well, the new sequel, Such Wicked Intent picks up right where we left off, and it might be the perfect book to read this Halloween. It’s the kind of book you can get lost in–the kind of book that when someone innocently asks you a question, you end up jumping and maybe half-screaming. Probably. I wouldn’t know. That didn’t happen to me last week. Nope, that didn’t happen at all.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaanyway, grab some candy, turn on the lights, and check out Such Wicked Intent…and have a SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN, BITS AND BRAMBLERS!
Are you feeling nostalgic, Bits and Bramblers? After all, another Teen Summer Library Program is nearly over. So many of you have registered, earned awesome prizes for reading, and you’re eagerly awaiting the grand prize drawing to see if you won a Kindle Touch. Good times, Bits and Bramblers. Good times.
But you know the best part? It’s not over yet. If you haven’t read your 1000 pages, you have until July 28th to turn in your entry forms at your faaaaaaavorite library. And you know what else is awesome? If you haven’t registered yet…technically, you can still finish sign up and finish–assuming you can read 1000 pages by JULY 28TH (and it anyone can do it, Bits and Bramblers, you can. You’re ridiculously smart. Also made-of-awesome. That’s important.)
If you’re a few pages short, I can help–in fact, I can help you earn exactly 290 pages. All you have to do is read Chomp, by Carl Hiaasen (Seriously…falling iguanas. Alligators. TV cameras. What’s not to like?)
We’re in the final stretch, Bits and Bramblers…check out this book trailer, and then get reading. After all, you have TWO DAYS left to earn your prizes!
So…we’ve talked about the Teen Summer Reading Program, right Bits and Bramblers? Bunches of you signed up for it, after all–I mean, over 1300 of you have signed up. And bunches of you have already earned your $5 gift card to Barnes and Noble, and your $8 gift card to Target, so you’re automatically entered in the grand prize drawing to win a Kindle Touch.
Now…it’s true that time is running out. After all, the program ends on July 28th. But–BUT–you still have time to register, if you haven’t already. And you still have time to read 1000 pages to complete the program (because you’re awesome, and you love to read, right? Right.) All you have to do is head to your faaaaaavorite library location and sign up.
I’ll even help you knock some pages off that 1000 page total…288 pages, to be exact. All you have to do is read Dying to Know You. Check out this book trailer:
What’s your favorite part of summer, Bits and Bramblers? The warm weather? Summer Vacation from school? Swimming? Summer Vacation from school? Lemonade and Picnics? Summer Vacation from school? The Teen Summer Reading Program, which lets you earn cool prizes just for reading? That you still have time to register for at your faaaaavorite library location? It’s Summer Vacation from school, isn’t it?
I know you, Bits and Bramblers. Not only have you registered for the Teen Summer Reading Program, you’re already done, aren’t you? You’ve read your 500 pages, and picked up your $5 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Then you kept on working, and read 1000 pages, earned your $8 gift card to Target, and you’re automatically entered into our grand prize drawing to win a Kindle Touch. Easy, right? No problem at all.
Unless…you’re not done with your 1000 pages yet. Or maybe you haven’t even registered for the program. Which is not a problem, Bits and Bramblers, because you still have time to sign up. All you have to do is visit your faaaaavorite library location and say, “I want to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program.” And then you have…a little less than a month to read 1000 pages. But you’re crazy smart, Bits and Bramblers. I know you can do it. In fact, I’ll help you by knocking some pages off your total–211 pages to be exact. All you have to do is check out Ten Miles Past Normal.
You know what I think, Bits and Bramblers? I think those “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” are here. But if you’re not a fan of hazy days with 100° heat (er…are there fans of hazy days with 100° heat?! Honestly?!) we’ve got lots for you to do here at the library. Like…I don’t know, let’s say…our Teen Summer Library Program.
But I don’t have to tell you about THAT, do I, Bits and Bramblers? You’re all ridiculously smart and generally awesome, and you’ve probably already completed the program, right?! You read 500 pages, and earned your $5 gift card to Barnes and Noble. You’ve read 100 pages, and earned your $8 gift card to Target, and you’re automatically entered in our grand prize drawing to win a Kindle Touch. Right? RIGHT?!
But just in case you…you know, haven’t registered for our Teen Summer Reading Program, you still have time. Seriously, head to your faaaaaaavorite library location, and sign up today! While you’re there, you’ll have to load up on awesome books to help you reach your 1,000 page goal. Luckily, I can help you there…in fact, I can help you knock exactly 354 pages off that total.
Haaaaaaave you read All These Things I’ve Done? Let’s just say I’m glad I’m not Anya Balachine. She finds herself in an absolutely horrible position, and has to make a choice: will she pick love, and stay with her boyfriend Win…or will she choose to help her family? That’s a hard enough decision to make, but…what if by “family,” what I mean is…”organized crime family?” You know…mobsters.
So…you’ve nearly read your 1000 pages for the Teen Summer Library Program, right?! I mean, over 700 of you signed up in the first which, which is just…made of awesome. Now…if you haven’t signed up, I won’t lecture you (much, anyway,) but I will remind you that you can register at your faaaaavorite library location. You read, you earn cool prizes. What’s not to like?) If you’re still working on those 1000 pages, I can help you out. In fact, I’ve got a great way for you to knock exactly 304 pages off that total.
Haaaave you read This Dark Endeavor? Now, I’m not going to lie…the book is pretty dark, and if you’re squeamish, there are a few pages you might want to…skim through. It’s the story of Victor Frankenstein, and his twin brother, Konrad. Aaaah, that’s a familiar name, right? Frankenstein? Well, this is a prequel to the classic Mary Shelley novel. In it, you’ll learn how Victor Frankenstein became…well…Victor Frankenstein (and you’ll be ready when the book’s sequel, Such Wicked Intent, comes out at the end of August!)
So, Bits and Bramblers, I’m assuming you’ve signed up for our Teen Summer Reading Program (what? you haven’t? What are you waiting for? You know about the cool prizes you earn JUST BY READING, RIGHT?!We’ve covered it? You know that if you finish the program, you go into the grand prize drawing to win a KINDLE TOUCH, RIGHT?! SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! SIGN UP, ALREADY!)
Okay, well…now that you’re all signed up, you’re trying to read 500 pages so you can earn your first gift card. Well, I can help you knock exactly 402 pages off that total. Haaaaaave you read What Happened to Goodbye? You should…check out this book trailer, then head to your faaaaaaavorite library location and get reading! You’ve got awesome prizes to earn!