Teens

Short Stories: When You Have NO Time

Being back in school it always feels like there’s never enough time to read for fun!! Or, put another way, when we actually have free time, sometimes curling up with a fiction book is not always a priority (I mean, come on, we could be going out to the movies, watching hour after hour of pointless YouTube videos, redesigning our MySpace profiles, playing a video game, getting a Grande soy Chai latte with a shot of espresso at Starbucks…). Enter: the short story.

Bestsellers in Manga

As promsed in last week's post, I highlighted selections listed in The New York Times' Graphic Novels Bestsellers List. Listed below are popular graphic novels in the Manga genre. I also included links to multiple series' anime counterparts (if available) for your enjoyment.

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Back to School Reads

With the beginning of school right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about a bunch of really great books where school is a major part of the story.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Lately I've read several books that describe revolutions - whether attempts to replace established governments, like in the American or French Revolutions, or cultural revolutions, such as those that took place in China or Iran.  If you're also interested in learning about historical revolutions, you might check out:

Road Trip!

Sweethearts BookjacketNot too long ago I really got into audio books.  I listen to them in the car on my way to work, when I go out shopping, or when my family goes on a road trip (an audiobook is usually easier to agree on than music)!  I just finished headphoneslistening to Sara Zarr's Sweethearts, which I loved, but I have also really enjoyed the Young James Bond series on audio and

Teen Summer Reading Program Ends August 8

The Summer Reading Program ends on Saturday, August 8, 2009 so this is your last week to register for and complete the program.  Earn your certificate by reading 5 books or by reading for 600 minutes.

The Luxe Series

When I first saw the cover of The Luxe by Anna Godbersen I knew I wanted to read it!  I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but sometimes a cover can just catch your eye and captivate your imagination!  After reading The Luxe, I then devoured the other two titles in the series - Rumours and Envy.  A new Luxe book, Sp

Engulfed by (Catching) Fire

I loved The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – following Katniss Everdeen as a contestant in an annual, televised competition where only one participant can ultimately survive(!) – and have been waiting excitedly for the next book in the series,

July/August Teen Newsletter

Who is this woman in the yellow rain pancho?  And what does she have to do with Teen Services at Harris County Public Library?

What is the Teen's Top Ten and when can I vote on them?

I'm out of reading material.  Has the library added any new books for Young Adults?

To find out the answer to these questions and more check out the latest issue of the Teen Newsletter.

Pendragon Ends

Soldiers of HallaThis morning, on my way to work, I finished listening to The Soldiers of Halla, the final book in the Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale.

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