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  • Finding a Good Book

    How do you hear about new books to read? Friends' suggestions? YouTube book trailers ? Recommendations from Amazon? Best seller lists? Just browsing at the bookstore? Authors' blogs? [Here's a link to one of my favorite author blogs.] Asking your librarian? NoveList Plus from the EVPL databases...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 03-11-2012
  • What do you get the person who has everything?

    What do you get the person who has everything? These days of instant gratification ensure that when shopping for your loved ones you will be certain to get them something that they went out and bought for themselves on Black Friday or Cyber Monday because the sales were just too good to pass up. Then...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 12-13-2011
  • The Hunger Games Series!

    Last fall when I was preparing my presentations for Teen Read Week, I came across the book Catching Fire . I did not think much of it as I added it to the list of books to talk about in the schools I was visiting. Then Teen Read Week came and my visits started. In each classroom I showed the Catching...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 08-12-2011
  • Hate List by Jennifer Brown

    Junior year is drawing to a close when Valerie's boyfriend, Nick, comes to school one morning and begins to shoot people in the Commons. At the end of the shooting spree, six people are dead and many are wounded, including Valerie. Within hours the police have searched Nick and Valerie's homes...
    Posted to Teens Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 01-10-2011
  • "Moon" and the David Bowie connection

    Did you know that the director of the recently relased DVD "Moon" -- Duncan Jones (also known as Zowie or Joey) -- is the son of David Bowie? Which is especially intriguing because "Moon" is the ethereal tale of a lonely man finishing up a three-year stint as the sole operator of...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 02-05-2010
  • Toni Collette wins Golden Globe for "United States of Tara"

    Having always been a Toni Collette fan, I was happy to hear that she was the star of a new Showtime series. I was even happier when the first season of "United States of Tara" arrived at the libraries on DVD. Collette, who is Australian by the way (I didn't know that), played the mom in...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 02-02-2010
  • "Catcher in the Rye" one of the most censored books of the 20th century

    Reclusive novelist and short story writer J. D. Salinger died on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at the age of 91. "Catcher in the Rye" the penultimate novel of teen angst -- first published in 1951 -- has sold 65 million copies worldwide and over half a century later still sells 250,000 copies...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 01-30-2010
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    What a delicious piece of fiction! A truly precocious eleven year old girl delves into the gory details of a murder in her family's cucumber patch with the zeal and insight of Sherlock Holmes. The year is 1950 and Flavia de Luce lives in a giant manor house with her older sisters and her reclusive...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by evillebibliophile@evpl on 01-29-2010
  • "John Dillinger : the life and death of America's first celebrity criminal" by Dary Matera

    Because of the Indiana connection, I've always been somewhat interested in John Dillinger. But it was only after watching Johnny Depp bring the notorious bankrobber to life in his latest flick , that I decided to check out the details. This book was just the ticket. Here are some brief FAQs of his...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 01-27-2010
  • Spenser creator Robert B. Parker dead at age 77

    Prolific and beloved mystery/suspense author Robert B. Parker died suddenly on Monday, January 18. He was at his desk working on his latest Spenser novel. Parker actually wrote three different series, as well as a number of unrelated titles, but his most well-known character was, of course, Boston P...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 01-21-2010
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