Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hot off the Press: PSLA Top Forty Reviews

The Top Forty Pennsylvania School Library Association 2009 book reviews are now online! Want to know what books should be on your "TO READ" list this summer? This is a great place to start. In fact, the two books which I am presently reading: Paper Towns by John Green and Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins caught my attention because of my colleagues intriguing reviews.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Sister's Keeper: The Movie

On June 26th, the movie version of My Sister's Keeper will be released in movies throughout the US. With good reason, this novel by award-winning author Jodi Picoult has been one of the most popular in our school library. Though it's been a few years since I read the book, I have to admit that the movie trailer doesn't quite match what I remember. And Picoult admits that the ending is not the same as in her novel, but she also adds "you're still going to like it" and that kleenex is necessary. I suppose we'll have to wait until June 26th to decide for ourselves.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Reading Olympics 2010 List is Released

Okay, Reading Olympics members...it's countdown to Reading Olympics 2010!
And check-out this reading list! There are some great new titles including two favs of the year: Hunger Games and The Adventures of Johnny Bunko.
Time to get reading, RO members!

Friday, May 8, 2009

How To Get Through A Semester With Your iPhone : iSmashPhone

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Validate Your Resources!

Attention Wikipedia users: Dilbert reminds us that it is crucial to validate your resources!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Jog The Web for Copyright Friendly Images

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Blog posts 05/03/2009

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Duck Duck Go

  • A new search engine with less garbage and better results. With less clicking forward and back between results, it is for anyone who wants to get information faster. You can click on an icon to easily search through sites such as Twitter and New York Times.

    tags: searchengine, search

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PSLA Top Forty Cooks-up Some Good Reviews

I was so glad to be a part of another fun-filled night at this year's PSLA Top Forty presentation. Lead by our Top Chef, Joyce Valenza, we "stirred-up" the audience with some "tasty morsels" and "gourmet selections" of this year's best YA books. Look for our list , soon to be posted on the Top Forty website.
My own "favorite dishes" were Over and Under by Todd Tucker (simply superb!), The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti, Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris and Graceling by Kristn Cashore.