West Regional Reads: Second Summer of the Sisterhood

August 5, 2009

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*This blog post got Hilary a ticket in the prize drawing for our Teen Summer Contest.*

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares

This is the second summer of the Sisterhood and its Traveling Pants. Each summer brings surprises, life, and love.
Bridget, after finding her grandmother’s letters, ones that she had never saw before, sets off for Alabama to see who her grandmother truly is. Read the rest of this entry »

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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

August 5, 2009

harry_potter_and_the_half_blood_prince_potter-_poster2*Warning: this review contains spoilers for anyone who hasn’t already read the book or seen the movie!*

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – the Movie Read the rest of this entry »


West Regional Reads: The Curse of the Campfire Weenies…

July 23, 2009

campfire*This blog post got Hilary a ticket in the prize drawing for our Teen Summer Contest. Click here to find out how to enter!*

The Curse of the Campfire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales
by David Lubar

One of the creepiest books I have ever read, the Curse of the Campfire Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales will definitely delight those in search of strange and mysterious accounts. Read the rest of this entry »


Photo Contest in Full Swing!

July 23, 2009

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You have until July 31st to submit your masterpieces, so get a move on!  You can submit up to 2 photos of anything you want as long as it’s an original work of yours!  Plus, earn a ticket for the Teen Summer Contest for each entry you submit!

Here is the Photo Contest Packet 2009It includes the contest guidelines and a submission form.

Prizes graciously donated by Jerry’s Artarama and others (tba).


East Regional Reads: News for Dogs

July 16, 2009

newsfordogs*This blog post got Kayla a ticket in the prize drawing for our Teen Summer Contest. Click here to find out how to enter!*

News for Dogs by Lois Duncan

Another fantastic book by Lois Duncan! I’m not a big reader but I became a bookworm when I got this book from the Library! “News for Dogs” is about this teenager, Bruce, also from Lois Duncan’s “Hotel for Dogs”, and his little sister, Andi, trying to raise money with a doggy paper. Bruce and Andi get a couple of friends together and create a newspaper for dogs called “The Bow Wow News”. Read the rest of this entry »


West Regional Reads: Incantation

July 11, 2009

Incantationincantation by Alice Hoffman
The main character in this book is Estrella deMadrigal. Estrella had a quite abnormal family in comparison to most teenage girls in Spain during the early 1300’s. Her mom, Abra, was the most beautiful person Estrella had ever seen. Abra used to make remarkable yarn in shades of blue never imagined. Everyone in town had believed Estrella’s mother was also a grand healer. Abra was believed to cure almost anything known to man. Read the rest of this entry »


SE Regional Reads: The Lake House

July 9, 2009

The Lake Houselakehouse by James Patterson

The Lake House was a great book. It was so suspenseful I couldn’t put it down. James Patterson is one of my favorite authors because he writes short chapters which means that it is never hard to put the book down, if you must. He also writes with very powerful dialog.There was never a boring part in the book it was all action. There is so much detail in the book you can almost see it happening. The Lake House is the sequel of When in Wind Blows. It is about a journey Read the rest of this entry »


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