blo Teens Read and Write: LIBRARY LOOT!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

LIBRARY LOOT!

Here is my addition to Marg and Eva's Library Loot.

Okay, you have got to understand that our local library rarely has great literary loot... I mean readily available on the shelves. You can order anything but we live in a rural area and the library is barely bigger than my bedroom! So when I go, I never expect to find any of the new hot picks at my finger tips. However, today I was proven wrong.

I did put in requests for many books (Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins? I'm 103rd on the list so it will be a while folks). But I have to tell you that I found two great new books that I have heard wonderful things about.

Savvy by Ingrid Law (which I heard about at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Conference that I just went to from the agent and editor that were involved in getting it published) and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman which I had also heard is fabulous.

So you better believe I snapped them up pronto. How thrilled am I? And I have got to tell you that I read the first couple of pages of The Graveyard Book on my way home (Well, my mom read me the first couple of pages while I was driving us home) and I am totally hooked. Let me give you the first line of the book...

There was a hand in the darkness and it held a knife.

Don't you love it! And the following lines just get better. I can't wait to read it. Although now my brothers and I (and my mom) are fighting over who gets to read it first!

I also found Thirsty by M.T. Anderson which is an oldie vampire book but looks good. A magical day at the library for a bookaholic!

Have you ever found surprising gems at your library? Are you a fan of Neil Gaiman? What do you think of the first line of The Graveyard Book?

9 comments:

Jake Kirk@Teens Read and Write said...

Test comment because we had a notice from Rachel that they weren't working on our new blog.

Eileen Kirk said...

Another test...

Gregory Kirk said...

testing again

Gregory Kirk said...

Okay, these seem to be going on okay. The only issue we had once was that we couldn't see the verification box to put in the funky letters. If that happens just hit the TAB key and it takes you right to it.

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Marg said...

Oh, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman! Loved that book when I read it earlier this year!


Thanks so much for participating in Library Loot! I hope you do so again. Please be sure to add your link to the Mr Linky so that others can come by and see what loot you picked up!

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