Oct 22, 2011

The Week In Review & A Look Ahead

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 Week in Review:

     I watched The Nine Lives of Chloe King TV series on Netflix based on the trilogy of the same name by Liz Braswell (who originally published the series under the pseudonym Celia Thomson). I really liked it! Sadly, this series only made it through one, 10 episode season (ABC! They apparently have a thing for cancelling shows). So I bought the omnibus paperback. I couldn't help it (it's on sale on Amazon and the series ending was just too intense not to find out what happens). More about this story and show after I read the book.

     Saturday was the awesome Authorpalooza event at the Orem Barnes & Noble. SO MANY authors were present! Many of them were youth authors. Here's the list: Jessica Day George, Jenni James, Debra Hulet, Frank Cole, Berin Stephens, Kim Justesen, Kristen Chandler, B. K. Bostic, Paul Talbot, Cindy Hogan, Michael Young, Jewel J. Adams, J. A. Anderson, Joy Spraycar, April W. Touchette, and Jennifer Laurens.
If you'd like to see some photos, please click here.
((And P. S. : Sorry if any of you went looking for Jessica Day George's Tuesdays at the Castle. The book ended up not making it to the event. Jessica did have special book plates for the book though. It will be officially released this upcoming Tuesday (how fitting!))

Books aquired this week:
(I won a couple, was given several, and got several at the Authorpalooza. Woah.)
Wings of Light by Laura Bingham (LDS)
The Last Archangel by Michael Young (LDS. I'll be using this as a giveaway!)
Marsipity by Barbie McConnell (LDS)
The Nine Lives of Chloe King (omnibus) by Liz Braswell
Insight (Beholders, Book 1) by Terron James (LDS)
Shattered Lives Shattered Dreams: The Untold Story of America's Enemy Aliens in WWII  by Russell W. Estlack (this is not YA. It's for my mom)
The Tale of Telsharu (Tales of the Seventh Kingdom, Book 1) by Valerie Mechling & Samuel Stubbs (LDS)
Girl's Don't Fly by Kristen Chandler (LDS)
Heavenly (Book 1) by Jennifer Laurens (These books are now in hardcover with really eye-catching covers!)
Wizard Magic (Book 1) by Paul Talbot (LDS)
Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye
The Wand & the Word: Conversations with Writers in Fantasy by Leonard S. Marcus
Island (omnibus) by Gordon Kormer
The Wit & Wisdom of Discworld by Terry Pratchett
The People of Sparks (Books of Ember, Book 2) by Jeanne DuPrau
The Prophet of Yonwood (Books of Ember, Book 3) by Jeanne DuPrau
Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven, Book 2) by Brandon Mull (LDS)
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater
((Thanks, Tim, for all of these free books! [the last 8 are from Tim].))

Book release:
On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker (LDS)
What are some other releases this past week?

A Look Ahead:

     Friday, Oct. 29th, is the Provo Library's "Scary Stories in the Attic". It must be pretty intense because you have to be 10 or older to attend! The program starts at 7 PM, but seating is limited so the library recommends that you get there early. And it really is in the library's attic.
See the flyer on the right for more details ------>

     This upcoming Saturday, Oct. 29th, a couple of things are going on:

      First off, the tickets for the Ally Condie key note address for the November 12th, PCL Teen Book Fest will be available to Provo Library cardholders starting at 9:00 AM at the library.

     At 5:30 PM at the University Village Deseret Book in Orem, Richard Paul Evans will be doing a book signing.

     And for any of you WriMos out there, the official, Utah County NaNoWriMo kick-off party is from 6 - 9 PM at the Dragon's Keep (260 N. University Ave., Provo). Please bring something yummy to share or pitch in for pizza!

Upcoming Releases:
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George (LDS) Oct. 25th
What are some other upcoming releases we should know about??

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