Spring Makeup!

March 17, 2011

Since it is the start of a new season, it’s a great time to discuss makeup trends that are going to be really prominent this spring! Here are a few trends that you can either tone down or play up for the spring –

Bright Pink Lips

This is a popular new trend that can brighten up your whole face in the spring. The floral color can be worn softly if it is sheer, but can be bold and bright when an opaque color is used. This lipstick, by Revlon, is a great option because of the low price and very high quality. Apply lip balm under it to help moisturize your lips and prime them for the color. If you really want your lip color to last, apply one coat of the lipstick, press a clean tissue to your lips, take a loaded powder brush, and blot the powder onto the part of the tissue that will be covering your lips. Then apply another layer of the lipstick. This is a great method if you want to keep your lipstick lasting through a long day. Read the rest of this entry »


Book Review: The A-List by Zoey Dean

November 2, 2010

If you are looking for a fun way to pass time, the A-List, by Zoey Dean, is the perfect series for you.

The book is about a rich, preppy, New York City girl named Anna Percy and her adventures when she moves to California. She is extremely bright, and gets accepted into Yale early action. She decides to go to live with her father (her parents are divorced) in California because she gets an internship there at a literary journal. This internship would replace her senior year of high school. On the plane ride over to California, she meets a seemingly perfect guy, and her average high-class New York city-girl life is about to receive a new, exciting twist.

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Book Review: Along for the Ride

July 7, 2009

I am loving Along for the Ride, the new book by Sarah Dessen. Her style of writing is very realistic – she take ordinary situations and really delves into the dynamics of the relationships, portraying the intimacy and intracacies of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

June 23, 2009

Flipped is a novel that can truly make you laugh. When free-spirited, Juli Baker first sees Bryce Loski, her life changes. All of a sudden Bryce has become her whole life. Bryce, on the other hand, has a different opinion of Juli. To him Juli is annoying and weird. As Juli and Bryce grow up, nothing much changes until the day Juli’s precious sycamore tree is torn down. After that life changes for both of them. Pick up Flipped to find out what happens! You will be pleasantly surprised.

Adeem, 15, Knightdale

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

Have a hard time finding a book to read?

May 15, 2008

Sometimes I just can’t find the right book. I know what I want, but I can’t put my hands on it. Wake County Public Libraries has a cool database that can help solve that problem – Novelist. Try it out when you get a chance. You just need your library card and PIN to access it from home or try it in the library. Go to Libraries/Research/Databases and select Novelist (or click here). Then under Teens, click on Recommended Reads. It’s kind of fun to find new books or authors that might interest you. Then, just check our catalog and request the book!

HOT Off the Press!

May 12, 2008

Did you know that you can get a newsletter of new YA books sent to you by email? It’s very cool! Visit this site to get signed up – and tell your reading friends too!


Favorite Summer Books

May 7, 2008

Do you have a favorite book you read one spring or summer? It’s getting warmer outside and it’s perfect reading weather! What book would you recommend to others for spring and summer reading. First ones that comes to my mind is 13 Little Blue Envelopes and How to Ruin a Summer Vacation. The traveling, experiencing new places and the freedom that summer brings. If you haven’t read My Side of the Mountain or Alabama Moon – those are two great outdoorsy/survivalist books. What are your recommendations?

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