What are you reading this week? What books are you looking forward to reading during the break when you have more time to read?
Currently, I'm about 50 pages into Cold Calls by Charles Benoit. One of my librarian friends lent me an Advanced Reading Copy, as the book will not be published until April.
Cold Calls is about three teens. Each one has a secret and each has been receiving phone calls, but the phone number does not show up on the phones' call logs. The phone call is from a voice who tells the teens he/she knows each one's secrets. In order to keep the secrets from being exposed, each teen much complete a set of tasks, which involve bullying kids at their schools.
I really like Benoit's writing style: it is fast-paced. He crafts each chapter in such a way that one has to keep reading to find out what happens. I am not at a point where I know the main characters' secrets, nor do I know the identity of the caller, but I definitely want to find out more.
If you are looking for suspenseful reads, the library media center has Charles Benoit's other YA titles: You and Fall From Grace.
Today is the celebration of the Foundation of the Sisters of Mercy. According to the American Catholic Historical Society, Catherine McAuley professed her vows to become the first Sister of Mercy on this day in 1831.
If you see a Sister of Mercy today, please wish her a "Happy Foundation Day"!
Please welcome our library intern, Colleen Wilson! Ms. Wilson will be helping at the circulation desk and working on long-term projects for the library. Ms. Wilson graduated from OLM in 2008. She will be going to library school in the fall.
Book Club: Reminder--book club is tomorrow! Please RSVP with Mrs. Rouleau by tomorrow at home room.
Since school is not in session tomorrow, I thought I would post bits about reading for fun.
Teen Book Festival: The 9th Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival is coming up in 163 days! New authors have been added to the line up, so check out the website here.
Morris Awards: Each year, YALSA, which is part of the American Library Association, has an award for the best debut YA novel of the year. If you are interested to see what was nominated, click here.
What I'm Reading: I am in the middle of Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. I'm really enjoying it. It's a book for older readers. I would highly recommend it if you are looking to read a book that will get you thinking.
Interesting article: For those of you who read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, check out this article from today's Democrat and Chronicle about Salva Dut and Water for South Sudan.
Jazzercise on Tuesday: This coming Tuesday, December 10th, there will be a benefit Jazzercise session in the gym. Sign up with your PE teacher by Thursday, December 5th. All proceeds benefit Hannah Metzler, who is fighting brain cancer.