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Two Martians kissing or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the library.

September 2nd, 2015 · 1 Comment
Authors · Books · General Information · Reading Rocks Book Club

Well, since our last conversation, constant reader, there have been two colossal Reading Rocks meetings.  The first, on August 13th, was HUGE!  Emily counted 42 students!  We voted on what to read next and chose another Rainbow Rowell masterpiece, Fangirl!  Unfortunately we are having a difficult time getting enough copies for everyone, so when you finish it, return it for the next Rock, ok?  This is known in the library biz as circulation.  But you already knew that…

In other news…the Rocks have voted on the next two titles to read!  The Martian by Andy Weir, soon to be a major motion picture, and might I just say thank you so much to the Reading Rocks for choosing a book that your sponsor has not only already read, but is a colossal fan of and have been telling people for two years to please read it because it is amazing.

Two Boys Kissing, which I have not read, but feel very confident about due to its author, the reliable and gifted David Levithan, and many many recomendations from you, the student body.

Also brought up during the two meetings:

Student representatives!  A hardy few signed up to help plan fun activities and be the face of the Reading Rocks to RIHS, thank you!

Author Visit!  Simone Elkeles will be HERE AT ROCKY on September 16th, and the Reading Rocks will be joining her for a pizza lunch in the library!  If you haven’t signed up yet, see one of your friendly library staff to get on the list!

T-shirt design!  We have a design, next we have to figure out the logistics of having it printed…

BOOKS TO READ!  Recomendations from our magnificent YA liason as well as YOU, the Rocks…

Beyond the Body Farm by Dr. Bill Bass, sounds gross and forensic, my favorite!

Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes and Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan, of course!

Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley, a graphic with no flying and no tights, just mushrooms, a witch pot, and a little dose of magic.

See you next week in the library, because if you read, you are a READING ROCK!

1 response so far ↓

  • 1    Emily Tobin // Sep 11, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Great post! And I’m glad I’ve read Fangirl already, because I wouldn’t have time this fall. I think this would be a really fun book to read as a college freshman, though it could be a bit disappointing to not find a guy like Levi…