Monthly Archives: July 2011

Lightning Reviews!

We’ve been getting some very quick recommendations from readers, and while they’re all a little too short to be putting up as a full review, we’ll make sure we collect them and publish them every once in a while as “lightning reviews.” Look for these posts if you want a quick set of recommendations from your peers.

 [from spencer]
The book that I am reviewing is called Rebel Power Play, by David Skuy. The book was awesome and I would recommend it to all ages if u like hockey

 

[from anonymos]
Catmagic is by Holly Webb and i liked it because i really like the idea of animals being able to talk and girls that are my age being able to do magic

 

[from anonymos]
i just read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and it was really good and found that some parts were a little hard to get through though but overall it was a pretty good book

 

[from Zoe]
Kenneth Oppel is an absolute GENIUS!!! His book, Starclimber, is amazing. It tells you about possibilities in space you never would’ve dreamed about. It kept me hooked.

 

[from Natasha]
I am in the middle of reading the book: Just Another Girlby: Melody Carlson. And so far it is a very good book I love it. This book is about a girl named Aster Flynn and she isnt popular. But then she gets noticed by a boy!!! Read the book to find out why this boy notices her and what will happen next.

July Book Giveaway! Divergent by Veronica Roth

By popular choice, Divergent by Veronica Roth will be our giveaway book for the month of July! This book has been receiving rave reviews from all over the internet. A sample:

“I read Divergent not knowing what to expect. What I found was a fascinating and absorbing novel that draws on not only dystopian fiction, but throws in plenty action, some post-apocalyptic themes, currents of mystery and a splash of romance. I highly recommend it.” ~ Rajan Khanna, tor.com

“Be prepared to sit on the edge of your seats as this heart-pounding thriller hypnotizes you until the very last page. DIVERGENT is one of those books that you make time to read. Once I started this captivating page turner, all else was lost. Nothing else existed outside of this book – I didn’t want to put it down.” ~ Tina, Fantastic Book Review

Divergent was a nice balance of action and introspection, which I haven’t really seen yet this year in the books coming out. After the ending, I’m very curious to see where Tris goes from here and I hope wherever she goes, it’ll be full of adventures in a changed society.” ~ Jia, Dear Author

Want more? Divergent even has an awesome book trailer. Check it out!

As before, the following must be true for you to be eligible for this draw:

  1. You must be between the ages of 12 and 19.
  2. You must have a valid Wellington County Library card, or if you are under 16, you or your parent or guardian must have a valid WCL card.
  3. You must leave a comment on this entry and answer the following question: What do you think about eBooks vs. print books? Or do you think about them at all? 

Good luck! This contest will close July 31, so get your answers in before then!

Countdown Quote: 1 day to go

That’s right! Tomorrow’s the official start of the Teen Summer Reading Challenge. Some of you have already filled out ballots, and you can bring them in to the library starting tomorrow, July 4. We’re looking forward to seeing what you’ve been reading!

If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.  ~Toni Morrison

Countdown Quote: 2 days to go

A good book should leave you … slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. – William Styron

Poll: Who’s your favourite Canadian author?

Happy Canada Day, everyone! What better time to hang out with friends, good food and drink, and a great book? In honour of the fact that we are a country, I thought I’d see if we have some favourite Canadian authors. This list, as always, is embarrassingly incomplete; so help us out by adding if you don’t see your favourite Canadian author on the list!

Countdown Quote: 3 days to go

A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.  ~Lemony Snicket