Comic-Con 2012 is underway this weekend in San Diego, California. Your favorite books, movies, and TV shows are all present at this pop culture extravaganza. Get into the spirit by catching up on your favorites.
I hope you are having as much fun earning badges for Connect Your Summer as I am. I've earned some by reading really good books, a couple more for doing some fun things here at the library, and few by coming up with some creative ideas all by myself. I'm sharing my badges so you can see all the things I've done. I love reading all the things that you have done to earn badges too. Keep up the great work!
I'm trying to decide what badge I should earn next, and I need your help. Find the poll and vote for what badge I should earn. If you do, you can claim Geek Out Badge. Thanks for your help. Bear Hugs,
Daughter of smoke & bone by Laini Taylor
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The girl of fire and thorns by Rae Carson
Grave mercy by Robin LaFevers
[Austen folk dancing by Michael R Perry is used under CC BY-SA 2.0]
If you liked The Hunger Games, then try one of these out:
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Under the never sky by Veronica Rossi
Starters by Lissa Price
Partials by Dan Wells
The maze runner by James Dashner
Matched by Ally Condie
Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi
[Canton Liberty Fest 2012 Fireworks by Deborah Edwards-Onoro is used under a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.]
Suggested titles for the female sports fanatic:
Throwing like a girl by Weezie Kerr Mackey
MadCat by Kathy Mackel
Sliding into home by Dori Hillestad Butler
Yours truly, Skye O'Shea by Megan Shull
Bridge of time by Lewis Buzbee is a perfect book for older readers who are interested in earning the Time Travel badge. A wrinkle in time propels best friends Lee Jones and Jones Lee back to the summer Mark Twain spent in San Francisco. The class trip they were on was a total loser, so they snuck away to discuss the pending divorces of their parents. Upon awaking from a nap in a lighthouse they find the Golden Gate bridge has fanished, their cell phones don't work, and they are clueless as to how to get back to their class and/or time. Then they meet this young man named Sam Clemens who is on the run from a mysterious stranger, who soon is after Lee and Jone, too. A suspenseful summer, sci-fi, time-travel treat for all those who delve into its pages.
Copper Tom incorporates cool, sometimes arcane, rhythms into accessible songs. He draws inspiration from American roots music, including old time country, blues and roots rock and roll. He might even throw in a little New Orleans funk, Trinidadian calypso, reggae and some fun tales to boot. Join us on Wednesday, July 25 from 7:00-8:00 PM as we sing and dance to Copper Tom's eclectic music.