Monday, December 28, 2009

2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge

The 2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge, hosted by J.Kaye, is all about exploring young adult novels. Here are the guidelines:
  • Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate. –Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post. To learn how to sign up without having a blog, click here.
  • There are four levels:
    • The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.
    • Just My Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 25 Young Adult novels.
    • Stepping It Up YA Reading Challenge – Read 50 Young Adult novels.
    • Super Size Me YA Reading Challenge – Read 75 Young Adult novels.
  • Audio, eBooks, paper all count.
  • No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
  • Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010.
  • When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your post where your Young Adult novels will be listed. Include the URL so that other viewers can find this fun challenge. If you’d prefer to put your list in the sidebar of your blog, please leave your viewers the link to the sign up page. Again, so viewers can join the challenge too.
Sign up is at J. Kaye’s Book Blog! My list will be below — I’m choosing the Mini YA Reading Challenge option:

1. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
2. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
3. The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
7. Surviving Hitler by Andrea Warren
8. Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Audio Book Challenge 2010

Since I received a brand new purple Ipod this Christmas, I decided to join the Audio Book Challenge. This challenge is being hosted at the Royal Reviews. I've been enjoying listening to audio books on the Ipod while doing housework and driving in the car.

Here are the guidelines...

Challenge Guidelines:
1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.
--Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.

2. There are four levels:

-- Curious – Listen to 3 Audio Books.

-- Fascinated – Listen to 6 Audio Books.

-- Addicted – Listen to 12 Audio Books.

-- Obsessed – Listen to 20 Audio Books.

3. Audio books only.

4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.

6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to the post about the Audio Book Reading Challenge. Include the URL so that other participants can find join in and read your reviews and post.

I'm going to shoot for Addicted-12 books

1. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
2. Testimony by Anita Shreve
3. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
4. The BoneMan's Daughters by Ted Dekker
5. UR by Stephen King
6. Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Greg Heffley is at it again in the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book #4.

Here's what an editorial review on had to say about this book:

"It’s summer vacation, the weather’s great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where’s Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn. Greg, a self-confessed “indoor person,” is living out his ultimate summer fantasy: no responsibilities and no rules. But Greg’s mom has a different vision for an ideal summer . . . one packed with outdoor activities and “family togetherness.” Whose vision will win out? Or will a new addition to the Heffley family change everything?"

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days will be released on October 12, 2009. I think it's time for another library giveaway and this time it will be a brand new copy of this book. Check back here at the LJHS Library blog for details!

p.s. Did you know that the author of this series is also an online game developer and designer?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Favorite Author of All Times

Leave us a comment about whose books we should be checking out.

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Let us know what books you are reading!