Monday, December 21, 2009

The Season, once again!

As part of my look at the new Lone Star titles, I've linked to my previous review of The Season by Sarah Maclean. 

I loved this book, and its perfect for holiday reading.  Okay, it's perfect for anytime reading, but that includes holidays, does it not?

Also, here is a new video for your enjoyment!  Love the song--it is actually in another of the videos posted in this blog from way back in the beginning.  :) 

yes, it is a librarian book cart drill team competition....we have those here  ;)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw

I love ghost stories.  I love the whole creepy factor, the spine-tingles, the chills. 

The hunt for the seventh is a unique ghost story---not to give too much away, but there is a rather unusual twist. 

After the death of their mother, Jim and Sal have moved to an estate with their father, who has been hired on as the groundskeeper.  The owner of the home, Lord Minerva, is a regular creep-meister.  Seriously cranky and not a man of laughter by any means. 

Although Lord Minerva has forbidden the children from roaming the grounds, Jim finds himself desperatly needing to do so in order to "find the seventh".  Several children (um, guess how many) have died tragically on the property through the years.  Jim goes on a quest aided by Lord Minerva's son to solve the many mysteries surrounding the property and the family who owns it. 

A great spine-tingling story made for rainy nights when the thunderclouds roll in and the lightening dances through the sky.  Read it by candlelight... if you dare!

Friday, December 4, 2009

North of Beautful by Justina Chen Headley


sometimes a book hits you over the head with its truth and beauty.

this is one of those books.

for every girl who longs to be beautiful. to be loved.
to be ENOUGH
 just as she is
                her  parents,
                      her friends,
                              her boyfriend
                                      her self.

This book is for you. 

I HIGHLY recommend this book to 7th grade and up. 
It is a lovely and beautiful read.