Saturday, May 30, 2009

YA book I'm Reading Right Now: Naomi and Ely's No-Kiss List

I'm back into YA fiction and I'm reading the hip and heartfelt Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan, who wrote Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. This book is in the same vein with Cohn and Leviathan writing alternate chapters and star-crossed teenagers with good taste in music. This time, however, Naomi and Ely can never be a couple because Ely's gay. Since they both have similar taste in boys, they devised a Do Not Kiss List of boys that are off-limits, but Ely breaks the rule when he kisses Naomi's boyfriend, Bruce the Second. ( There's a Bruce the First, a likable, if slightly pathetic, character who has an unrequited crush on Naomi).

Naomi deals with the betrayal by cutting Ely and Bruce the Second out of her life, but it's not so easy for her to let Ely go. How does she deal with her own unfulfilled crush on Ely? How does Bruce the Second feel about his changing emotions about who he is? How does Ely earn Naomi's trust again? You have to read this fun and sweet book to find out.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gaming Tomorrow Now Online!

There's gaming tomorrow online! See you at 4!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Read on the Wild Side this Summer!

This summer, River Grove teens can read and win an iPod shuffle! How? Details coming soon.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gaming Tomorrow!

Just a reminder about gaming at the library tomorrow at 4!

Monday, May 18, 2009

YA Books I'm Excited to Read!

I know I haven't done my Book of the Week in a while, but I'm really into adult books right now. I'll return to YA books soon, though, starting with manga. I'm starting a manga club Monday, June 22 at 2 and I want to be somewhat familiar with it, so I'll start with Naruto and Fruits Basket, the most popular ones at the library. If there are any good manga you can suggest a newbie like me should read, let me know!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rock Band Tourney Tomorrow!/Still Time to enter Graphic Novel reading contest

The Rock Band tournament is tomorrow, but there's still time to enter! There's also still time to enter the graphic novel reading contest! Read 10 comics this week and get one for free next week, so come in for a reading log today!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Are there any good YA books about mother-daughter ( or mother-son) relationships?

I wanted to put some books on display in the library for Mother's Day, but I couldn't find any that were YA. I know teens and their parents have volatile relationships, but aren't there any anger-free books about teen daughters/sons and their mothers? I'm sure there are, but I can't find them. Maybe there will will be some great ones written for next year.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Twilight book club this weekend!

There's still plenty of time for Twi-hards to discuss the book all weekend! Come today at 3:30 or tomorrow at 11 AM !

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Gaming Tomorrow Now Online!

Come for gaming tomorrow and now you can play games like Halo 3 online!

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Books at the Library!

There are some great new books at the library this week and all month long. We just got Wintergirls and Wolverine Vol. 2 Savior, plus Wolverine Vol. 3, The Swift and the Terrible coming to shelves soon. Already out on the shelves are extra copies of the Twilight series and Watchmen. Come check out a book today!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Rock Band Tourney May 14!

So you think you're the next Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Red Hot Chili Peppers? Prove it at the Rock Band tournament on May 14 at 4! Sign up today!