Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tons of New Books!

We have tons of new books to go with our new manga! It's like Christmas came early for me--this kind of thing makes me so happy...sigh...

First I have to make a sales pitch. I am holding in my hands another copy of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac that any and all may check out and read. When you do so--remember that we are having a book discussion...and this is the book! So if you are the fated soul who checks this out, make sure to stop by either circulation desk and sign up for our October 22 book discussion.

This is currently my favorite novel, and it has amazing music--so during the discussion, we'll be designing cover art for our playlists. If you don't know what I'm talking the novel. I know. I'm really mean.

Our book discussions are totally casual. You can even come if you haven't finished reading the novel and we'll avoid spoilers for you. We always eat junk food, and you can meet other people who love to read and might be hiding under the radar at school.

I couldn't hide. My copy of The Complete Sherlock Holmes was too big.

Anyone doing the Rosie Reading Challenge? You all know I am, and we have another title to add to our list. Yellow Flag, by Robert Lipsyte, which involves cars and racing them.

Finally, at long last, we have Graceling! I love this novel. It is fantastic, the best fantasy of the year. Kristin Cashore has a new book, Fire, out in October and we are so not waiting for paperback this time, ladies and gentlemen. I can't do that to you.

Katsa is blessed--but mostly cursed--with a Grace (special freaky/magical talent). Her Grace is killing; she's been able to take down a grown man since she was eight. Unfortunately, her uncle is a king, and he's been using her as an assassin ever since.

But when she meets Po, who is Graced with combat skills himself, she starts to reexamine her life and her role in the world. His friendship finally allows her to come to grips with her Grace and to reveal a horrible secret that will soon touch every part of the known world.

We have another of the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, Stop in the Name of Pants by Louise Rennison.

This is a long running series that started back when I was in high school (don't ask how long ago that was), and it's absolutely hilarious, full of all the great British slang and humor missing from life here in the states...sigh. I miss England.

Maximum Ride fans can check out the newest novel in The Protectors series, Max by James Patterson.

Something is messing with the ocean life near Hawaii, so Max and the flock head out to find out what's up. They end up rescuing Max's mom, putting military men to shame, facing shark attacks, claustrophobia, and finally figuring out what is up between Max and Fang.

From Catherine Gilbert Murdock we have Princess Ben. Murdock wrote Dairy Queen, The Off Season and has a new novel Front and Center coming out in October. Princess Ben chronicles Ben's transition from an orphan whose parents were murdered by bandits to a near-prisoner under Queen Sophia's control to her discovery of a secret room and the magic concealed within. Soon after, Ben adds saving the country (and herself) to her To Do list...

Princess Ben is also available in audiobook, so check out our audiobook collection on top of the paperback shelf (the tall one that starts with "A" in case you're confused).

Another addition to our audio collection is E. Lockhart's The Treasure Map of Boys.

This is the newest Ruby Oliver novel, follow-up to the The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book. She also wrote Dramarama and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (which I happen to be reading right now).

Would you believe we have more? Well, we do. But I am saving those for tomorrow, because I am tired and because you're all going to start losing interest, if you haven't already.

But those are enough for you to get started with, right?

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