Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blog news

It has just recently been decided that my school's mascot will no longer be the Knights after this year.  Well, pooh.  Kinda takes the fun outta the blog name, now doesn't it? 

Actually I've been feeling like a change was needed for quite some time.  It took me a while to come up with just the perfect new name for the perfect new blog, but at long last I'm happy to announce it:

The Sassy Bibliophile
(go ahead, follow the link!)

Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?  And just describes me to a "T"!  To borrow a phrase from the immortal words of Karen Carpenter, I've only just begun to work on this new blog, so it isn't actually all that sassy yet.  But soon, my friends and readers, soon. 

So, we'll be moving, but just down the block as it were.  You can just click the oh-so-sassy name and follow it to my new space which should be really sassified and open for business soon. 


Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

So, here is my official Lone Star animoto for the fabulous book, The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima. I love the book (yes, Lauren, I LOVE this book!) and hope you enjoy the video.

It's always just a bit nervewracking to create a digital book talk--particularly when it will be shown to the huge crowd at the Lone Star book talking session at TLA this year and then posted on the website. Especially when so many librarians (and others) are out there creating AMAZING digi projects. So, in between carting my older daughter back and forth to church choir and making the baby happy and getting dinner cooked (okay...heated up) and reading over hubby's grad school assignment this is what I came up with.

Hope you like it. Really hope you'll read the book--man, is it ever amazing.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Oh my goodness!  Look how cool this website is!!!

Go watch the movie trailer and "wimp" yourself!


Monday, February 22, 2010

I, Q book TWO!

Great news!  A sneak peek at the second (l-o-n-g awaited!) book in the I, Q series has arrived!

Since the first book in the series was our One Book, One School book this year and fabulous author Roland Smith came to visit, I know the kids at my school will be thrilled to see it. 

The book will be released on April 15th...and I'll be first in line to get my copy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

a few fabulous updates...

For you Hunger Game fans (isn't that everyone?) here's some news about the final book in the trilogy:

Also, check out this link to info about the Greater Houston Teen Book Convention--really cool!  Sharon Draper, among other fabulous authors will be there (!) and it's FREE!

For all you Percy Jackson fans, let me know how you liked the movie and how well you think it matched up with the book!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

Okay, so I KNOW we aren't supposed to judge a book by it's cover, BUT....how cool is this cover?  Man, just looking at it makes me feel intrigued and settle down on a cold and rainy day (such as today---36 degress for our high here in Nacogdoches, Texas!) to read this one (kudos to whomever designed the cover art--truly genius!).

The book tells the story of twins born into a family with an important mystical history which the girls, of course, know nothing about.  As the tale unfolds you find yourself in the midst of a web of intrigue & deception and a battle between good and evil that could...quite possibly...mean the end of the world as we know it. 

I know, I know...it sounds amazing, doesn't it?  Well, it IS!  So, what are you waiting for?  Grab it off the shelf before there's none left, brew a hot latte and head for the comfy chair to settle in for a long winter's read. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Knights Read It Forward

I am excited to announce that MMMS will participate in a Read-It-Forward activity this spring using the new Lone Star book, Sweetheart of Prosper County by Jill Alexander!!!

If you are a MMMS student be sure to blog about your read-it-forward adventures at our special read-it-forward blog at: