Thursday, May 19, 2011

Start of My Summer Reading

No Visa, No Plane, No travel sickness...

So far I've traveled to Morocco, China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and now I am in Mali with the authors of this book. 

Much of what I've read so far has taken me back to my travels and research in Indonesia. 

The experiences of loneliness, confusion and meeting lots of generous people are cropping up in me. Everything Casey and Steven write about are ideas, feelings and emotions I have felt and they voice them so well including the drawings that go along with the words. 

Its a great read for those who have and have not traveled out of the country. We all can identify with trying to find your place in a new environment.  

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Summer Reading

Check out books this summer from the Greyhills Library!!!!!

Sign up for a library card at the library to check out books through June.

Last Book Club Read

Will Grayson, Will Grayson
by John Green & David Levithan

What a way to end our year with this book!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.

This book was enjoyed by almost all who read it and we can't wait to read the next one.

We also looked up an image of the Anthropophagi to get an idea of what this creature looks like.


Book Club is currently reading

by Catherine Fisher
Incarceron -- a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device -- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ...

The beginning of the book took some time to set up the plot and setting. The characters began to take shape as well. Now that I'm in the middle of the book connections between worlds are being made but the mystery and suspence are building up which makes for a fun read.

Can't wait to see what happens in the end, will two people meet, or will Incarceron keep the two worlds apart?

Friday, April 8, 2011

April is National Poetry Month

"School Librarian" by Kristine O'Connell George

Mrs. Thompson knows I love sad stories.
The books she lends me
come with
hidden bookmarks---

folded tissues tucked into the sad parts.

Share your favorite poems here and check out our collection of poetry in the display or on the shelves look for 811 on the spines!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Book Club is Currently Reading:

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien.