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ATTENTION READING ROCKS! THE BOOK HAS ARRIVED!

August 19th, 2016 · No Comments

COPIES OF THE RED QUEEN ARE HERE FOR THE READING ROCKS!!

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Saying goodbye to our little friends…

May 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment

The last Reading Rocks meeting of the year was a bittersweet event, although you’d never know it from the raucous guffawing of some of the attendees.  We were trying really hard to talk about Hyperbole and a half by the genius Allie Brosh, with mixed success.  Some of the Rocks were talking about when Allie had her […]

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It’s the end of the book club as we know it

May 4th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Having finished the conversation about the unusual and intriguing The rest of us just live here, the Reading Rocks are poised to end the school year on a decidedly high note with the two graphic books, Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh and Life Sucks by Jessica Abel.  When I say high note, I mean […]

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The rest of us just go to book club

April 14th, 2016 · 3 Comments

First of all, before I get distracted… HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK FROM MR. TRAYLOR!   Now on to the great book club meeting we had this morning centered loosely on The rest of us just live here by Patrick Ness, with a little bit of “Suicide Squad” trailer discussion, some good news and book talking from […]

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

September 2nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

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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