Tor Books, the publisher for the book For the Win by Cory Doctorow is giving away free copies of this not yet published book. They are looking for teens who are interested in reading this book to write a book review for a blog or school newspaper. For more information on how to win a copy of this book please go to: ht
Teen authors have contests all the time! The authors of the new book, Beautiful Creatures, are giving away 12 signed books and a chance to have a virtual chat with them through Skype. Interested?!? Visit their website for more information! http://castergirls.com/beautiful-creatures-book-club-contest/
It's that time of year again! People across the country are examining the books that were published in 2009 and making the "best of" lists. Since we are about to embark on a new decade, there are lists for that too. You may find something interesting to read on any of these lists.
Ten Most Underappreciated Teen Books of 2000-2009
This list is created by Reading Rants, a blog created by a teen librarian for teen readers.
The final book in The Luxe series is out! If you log on to The Luxe website you can enter to win the complete series! This contest ends December 14th. If you like reading The Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar you will love The Luxe series! The Luxe series is The Gossip Girl in the 19th century. You want to read this series in order.
Every couple of months the Rincon Valley branch will pose a question to the teens. Teens can write their answer down to be posted on the the information pillar. At the end of the summer Rincon Valley asked the question "What was your favorite book this summer?" Here are the responses in no particular order.
Did you have a favorite book this summer? Let us know!
Every Tuesday The Press Democrat publishes a page in the "C" Section called Teen Life. Teen Life features a Teen Face and Point of View, an essay written by a teen for teens. The Rincon Valley Library has created a binder for all the Teen Life pages. Or you can read The Teen Face online at www.pressdemocrat.com.
You can find more Luann comics on comics.com. Its fun to see the public library the subject in a popular comic strip. This one was published on August 14, 2009. The library means lots of different things to different people. What does the library mean to you?
The very popular series, The Saga of Darren Shan, AKA The Cirque du Freak series, by Darren Shan is being made into a movie. The movie, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, will include the first three books in the series. Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) will give you all the details you need including photos. Check it out!
When you read a book, do you pay extra attention to the first line? I wonder how much thought an author puts into a first line? Is it the hardest or easiest to write? Do you judge the book by the first line? Or by the first paragraph? first page? first chapter? When thinking about blogging about first lines I decided to go among the library stacks and find popular books to see what the first line is really made of; some of the books I've read and some of the books I haven't. I was surprised, some first lines are actually pretty boring and some are fairly interesting.