Thursday, July 31, 2008
On the author's website:
"'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' will now be widely available to all Harry Potter fans. Royalties will be donated to the Children's High Level Group, to benefit institutionalised children in desperate need of a voice. The new edition will include the Tales themselves, translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, and with the illustrations by me, but also notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore, which appear by generous permission if the Hogwarts Headmasters' Archive.'"
According to the email I got from B&N:
"It contains all five wizarding fairy tales left to Hermione Granger by Albus Dumbledore in the seventh and final Harry Potter series. Only one, The Tale of the Three Brothers, is recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. The other four are reveled here for the very first time."
Well, while I knew it HAD to be release EVENTUALLY, I wasn't expecting it. And am curious. You?
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The National Press of Canada reported: "A hysterical mob of teen girls took over the panel hall to see the stars of Twilight, asking lots of questions like, 'What was it like to play a totally hot vampire?'"
And the totally non-1337 spelling of the Tron sequel. Though the trailer looks pretty awesome.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Digital Comics Coming to the Wii in Japan
Do you think it would be cool to read manga on your Wii or DS? Why or why not?
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Coming up soon:
From the Streets of Shakespeare to the Court of Elizabeth - 7/15 - Mill Creek @ 7pm
Mukilteo Teens Brunch Bunch (book group) - 7/16 - Mukilteo @ 10am.
Teen Summer Movies - 7/16 - Monroe @ 12 noon.
Duct Tape Wallets - 7/16 - Coupeville @ 2:30pm and 7/17 - Oak Harbor @ 6:30pm.
Teen Book Group - 7/16 - Mountlake Terrace @ 4pm.
Teen Advisory Group - 7/17 - Marysville @ 7:30pm
Anime and Manga Club - 7/18 - Lynnwood @ 4pm.
And a ton of video game programs, too!
7/15 - Sultan - 2pm
7/15 - Darrington - 3pm
7/15 - Lake Stevens - 2pm
7/16 - Oak Harbor - 3pm
7/16 - Lynnwood - 4pm
7/17 - Mill Creek - 2pm
7/19 - Langley - 6pm - (after hours!)
And all of that is JUST this week!
Have a great idea for a teen program? Let us know!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Hopefully you celebrated the birth of this country with lots of good food, fun, and plenty of explosions. But don't forget - readers have rights too!
- The right to not read.
- The right to skip pages.
- The right to not finish.
- The right to reread.
- The right to read anything.
- The right to escapism.
- The right to read anywhere.
- The right to browse.
- The right to read out loud.
- The right not to defend your tastes.
—Pennac, Daniel, Better Than Life, Coach House Press, 1996.
Of course, you may not be able to convince your teachers of some of these when you go back to school in the fall, but hey -it's summer! Enjoy your freedom to read and the sun while it's here.And all those books you're reading? Don't forget to submit your reviews for a chance to win prizes...