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Nerdily Rocking the Book Club

February 4th, 2015 · 3 Comments
Authors · Books · Reading Rocks Book Club

Reading Rocks finished flying Into the wild nerd yonder last Thursday, before the advent of SNOWPOCALYPSE 2015 that I am currently blaming for all the stuff I am still procrastinating over.  I SO LOVE THE MIDWEST WINTER!

Anyway, back to nerdy skirt girl…there were some widely differing views on the book, many were still put off by it, some didn’t finish it (different reasons), and a hearty and vocal few (including the intrepid Emily Tobin) thouroughly enjoyed the main character’s embracing of her true D & D friendly nature and rejection of the ridiculous machinations of her ex best friends.  Some were of course surprised that she didn’t realize earlier that she was firmly in the nerd camp, based on the fact that “normal” 15 year old girls (could say “average”or “typical” or perhaps “boring”) would not spend their summers sewing…KNITTING, maybe, but not sewing.


From our public library YA liason, the resplendent Emily Tobin, we learned of some developments that will positively impact the Reading Rocks!  TEEN GAMING NIGHTS will be a regular feature now, occurring at 5:45 one Thursday a month, February 26th, March 26th, and April 23rd. As a bonus, you can be an influence at your public library by participating in the TEEN ADVISORY BOARD before you put your hands on the controller!  Also, the public library’s Teen Book Club is reading The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, so join in if you have a GoodReads account, and if you don’t, get one!  Emily also talked up a manga we don’t have (yet) that sounds extremely readable and fun,  Wolf Children by Mamoru Hosoda based on the author’s 2012 film of the same title.


Student representatives are contemplating t-shirt designs and maybe a fund raiser of some kind…

Thi had the Rocks dance for her Dance Marathon video and I was so totally impressed that a group of readers could be so…so awesome.

Book recommendations were thrown around a lot…

Tiger’s Curse (of course)

A Drowned Maiden’s Hair

Z for Zachariah

Please don’t tell my parents I’m a supervillian

The first fifteen lives of Harry August

So, anyway, see you on the 12 of February for our next Reading Rocks meeting, where we will contemplate the complexities of The Iron King by Julie Kagawa!  And other stuff will probably happen!


Also, youth culture killed my dog.


3 responses so far ↓

  • 1    Emily Tobin // Feb 10, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    You called me “intrepid” and “resplendent”! Thanks! See, I remembered to comment on the post this time. 🙂

    Oh, and the Hub Reading Challenge started on Monday! I love this thing because it gives me a reason to read books I wouldn’t read otherwise. (Because I like lists and I like the idea of completing the challenge, plus I’m addicted to reading challenges in general.) You can see the list here:

    I’m probably most excited about the graphic novels, which are on their own page but not the Hub page yet. And Wolf Children is one of the titles! 🙂

    See you Thursday! 🙂

  • 2    Mrs. Curtiss // Feb 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    We here at the Rock library do revel in our vocabulary words! Thanks for the list, fittinduh look at it today.

  • 3    Emily Tobin // Feb 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Here’s a link to the blog with my graphic novel book talk as the top post–I don’t know why Tumblr even gives you the option to make things italic, since italics don’t show up on the actual blog…