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

September 2nd, 2015 · No Comments

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 […]

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Eleanor and Park!

March 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Now we know why there’s a blurb from John Green on the cover!  Rainbow Rowell is on that level as an author, that super high, hard to put down, believable and lovable characters level with Mr. Green.  Just one little quote, page 11, “As if they had been hired to kill her in a past […]

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Nerdily Rocking the Book Club

February 4th, 2015 · 3 Comments

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 […]

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FINALLY, the post you’ve been waiting for…

January 20th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Greetings to you, Reading Rocks!  It’s been a long hiatus here on the library blog, and we know you’ve been frantic to read another scintillating report on the madcap hijinks that happen here when we host the occasional READING ROCKS book club meeting. The atmosphere in the library last Thursday, January 15th, 2015 was nerdy […]

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Reading Rocks discover controversy

November 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on Reading Rocks discover controversy

Last Thursday, the Rocks met to discuss the book Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz, a book that has some issues.   When I say issues, I mean that one of the characters is openly gay.  Some of the Rocks were uncomfortable with this issue, while others were fine with […]

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Farewell, Senior Rocks

May 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Farewell, Senior Rocks

Our last Reading Rocks meeting of the year was bittersweet and kind of loud.  The bittersweet part was saying goodbye to our seniors, the brightest and most well read people in the class of 2014.  Not to mention the minion!  I am excited for you all  and your next adventures, but the Reading Rocks will […]

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Last week with Anna and Cas

May 6th, 2014 · Comments Off on Last week with Anna and Cas

The Reading Rocks met last Thursday to shout at each other across the table, eat doughnuts, plan the end of year party and (oh, yeah!) talk about our ghostly friend Anna and her ghost hunter boyfriend, Cassius.  Most of the rocks had read at least some of Anna dressed in blood, so the discussion was wide […]

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Reading Rocks , agendas and procrastination…

April 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on Reading Rocks , agendas and procrastination…

Yes!  The Reading Rocks met last Thursday and it is now Monday.  What about it?  The meeting was cacophonous  and jubilant,  as usual.  The RIHS book club group are arguably the most interesting and interested humans on this planet, therefore much discussion was had about books, movies, video games, writing and reading fan fiction, and […]

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In the form of a letter to a fallen Rock

February 24th, 2014 · Comments Off on In the form of a letter to a fallen Rock

Dear Sydney, The Reading Rocks meeting on February 20th was raucous and fun, as usual, but you were missed.  We did talk about and distribute copies of the fabulous John Green book The fault in our stars, we had a few snacks, we heard about some public library programs from Emily Tobin, and we got some […]

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Other things that happened at book club

February 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on Other things that happened at book club

February 6th, 2014, BEST BOOK CLUB EVER.   We talked about a few books, including the one we were SUPPOSED to talk about, Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.  One of the Reading Rocks liked it because of the interesting, unusual premise.  I think we all agreed that the plot of animals reacting to human progress […]

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