Monthly Archives: October 2009

FETCH…a book with promise

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Like historical fiction with a twist? No, not twisTED, just a twist. The supernatural titles seem to be getting a lot of play and reader interest…we all want to be mystified, I think.  This storyline involves

the-fetchCalder, a Fetch – death escort- who is the first of his kind to step from Heaven back to Earth and the first to fall in love with a mortal.  His love overwhelms his task and as a result of his interference in the ‘real’ world, the worlds of mortals and spirits are opened to each other in a remarkable and dangerous way.  Set during the Russian Revolution, the story is both historical and other worldly.  Laura Whitcom previously wrote A Certain Slant of Light, also using the conversation between ‘worlds’ as a story anchor.  Not a perfectly written book but very readable.  I love the Rasputin inclusion and the mystery of such powerful characters in history’s major events.  Good read. Try it.  Probably more of interest to girl readers than guys, but still recommend it for either.

Halloween Meeting – TAG Launch

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tabcola[1]This Saturday at 3 pm the TAG (Group or Board, i.e., TAB)Launch group will be meeting to continue to get the entity identity.  If you LIKE the library, have GOOD IDEAS that benefit teen patrons and HAVE THE TIME…consider coming to the meeting (no costume required).  The only regulation is that you must be in 6th to 12th grades and have an interest in making your library an improved spot for Sandwich (and beyond) teens.  ??? email me at yasandwichpl@yahoo.com.

Harsh…Catching Fire is a read with bite…

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For those of you who have read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and are on the list to read Catching Fire, a word…it is not for the faint of heart.  While the competition in HG was fierce and deadly, the competition in the ‘Quell Games’ turns deadlier and with more at stake than the main characters could have imagined.  The book is almost a treatise of underground revolution and the fight against a seriously vindictive government towards those subjects who do not tow the ‘Capitol’ line.  No, I am not done with the book…almost…andcatching-fire[1] the intensity of situations draws the reader in as a fly in drawn into a web.   The mockingjay motif that Katniss wore on her uniform has taken on a rebels’ symbolism, and she is seen as the heroine of the rebels’ new energy.  Things turn deadly and all previous victors are sent to fight again in  the ’75th Quell ‘. Who is friend, who is foe? I am fascinated by this turn of events.  This is good reading.  Try it, but know that it is not a pretty sight at times.

What’s the news? Back at the ranch….

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Everyone should have a camera.  One idea I read recently was teens creating commercials for books…Twilight, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Hunger Games….I have a little Flip video camera and I am thinking that, why not?  Anyone interested in making a commercial to be featured on this blog?  Could be fun, hmmmmmm.  Anyway, I returned to my old home in Olympia Washington and definitely visited the local public library to check out the ambiance of the Teen Area.  I like the neon sign – Teen Zone – in the area.  The set up is similar to Sandwich PL in that there is not wall-offed, separated area, just a demarcation with book shelving, signage and good display.  We have to work with what we’ve got.  I am hoping that some of you get interested in that aspect of library volunteering – makeover with a purpose.  Anyway, next Teen Advisory Group ( or name to be decided upon) will be this Saturday at 3 pm. this is short…have some reviews to offer but go to any of the websites listed if you need an immediate hint for something readable.  Thanks for checking in every once and awhile.  :O)