We're half way through Southington Public Library's 2016 Summer Reading Program for Teens! Congratulations to the winners so far:
7/5 Patrick B. won a $25 Kiwi Spoon gift card. He read "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
7/11 Lily H. won a $25 Dunkin' Donuts gift card. She read "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green.
7/18 Danielle H. won a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. She read "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan.
7/25 Kayleigh M. won a $25 AMC Theatres gift card. She read "Pisces" by Rachel Medhurst.
Remember, you've got to be in it to win it! So for every book, audiobook, magazine, graphic novel, or comic you read, fill out an entry form here or in the Library and be entered into the weekly drawing for gift cards! And on August 22 is the Grand Prize Drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card, a $75 Amazon gift card, and a $50 Amazon gift card.
I've got a bad case of the winter blues!
At the beginning of winter, I was excited because, for me, winter means days and nights of snuggling under a blanket, sipping hot coffee, and reading a book. But now as the winter days drag on into winter months, I'm getting restless. I wish I could be sitting on my deck, in the warm sun, sipping iced coffee, and reading a book. (Do you see a pattern here?)
So since Mother Nature isn't cooperating and spring's arrival is delayed, I've decided to focus on reading books about spring and summer. I just finished reading "We Were Liars" by E. Lockhart. The book tells the suspenseful story of Cadence Sinclair Eastman, the oldest grandchild of a wealthy family who spends their summers on a private island off the coast of Cape Cod. One summer, Cady is involved in a mysterious accident which leaves her with amnesia and severe migraine headaches. Two summers later, Cady pieces together her memories and the nature of the accident is revealed. A revelation so shocking that I actually gasped!
Do you have any suggestions for good books that take place in the spring or summer?
This week, the organization Reading is Fundamental, the nation's largest nonprofit organization devoted to children's literacy, is celebrating "Reading is Fun Week."
While you may not have much time to read for fun right now because the end of the school year is looming, you can certainly look forward to summer days and reading strictly for pleasure.
What's on your summer reading list? Right now, I'm reading "The Impossible Knife of Memory" by Laurie Halse Anderson and looking forward to reading "Hollow City" by Ransom Riggs, the second book in the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series.
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