Friday, May 16, 2014

20 Tweet-size Genre Descriptions

Ever wanted someone to very succinctly sum up the major genres/areas for you in a very snarky, hilarious manner? Look no further! Oh, you answered "No"? Well, here they are anyways. Check out this list of genre descriptions in 140 characters or shorter. (You know, Tweet size.) Here are a few of my favorite:

1. Literary Fiction: There was a guy whose life wasn’t so bad but he was unhappy anyway. The end I guess?
3. Romance: There was a lady who was under-appreciated by her husband/mother/evil fiancé. Then: the stable boy showed up.
4. Young Adult: Used to be Nancy Drew. Now it’s all death tournaments and werewolf love. The end.
8. Noir Mystery: Hey there, doll face. What’s going on? Oh, that. The end.
16. Serial Fiction: The exact same person solved the exact same problem the exact same way. Again. The end (not really).
20. Experimental Novel: A story written on the inside of a mango peel, backwards, in Sanskrit.

Which is your favorite?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Book Banning: Sherman Alexie

I just read an article about a group in Idaho who were outraged that a school board in Meridian, Idaho voted 2-1 to remove The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie from the 10th grade supplementary reading list when a few parents objected to it. In response to that, a student and a few volunteers from Washington petitioned in protest, and then fundraised to purchase 350 copies of the novel to give to students of the school. Anyone with a valid student identification could take a book for free.

Have you read the book? If you haven't, I highly recommend it. It is a National Book Award Winner, and is poignant, powerful, and an accurate glimpse into the modern teenage lives of a marginalized people.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

BFG Movies

Ooh, I am so excited! I just heard that Steven Spielberg will be filming a live-action adaption of The BFG by Roald Dahl for DreamWorks!

Do you remember the book? It is about a little orphan girl named Sophie, who goes on an adventure with the vegetarian, kind-hearted Big Friendly Giant. They battle terrible, cannibalistic giants!

It is planned to be released in 2016, along with a few other movies he is directing, such as Montezuma and Robocalypse.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

New Arrivals!

April 1st - April 30th

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