Don't Know What to Read Next? Try This

Looking for something new to read? Tired of the same old (insert favorite genre here ... mystery, western, sci-fi, romance, graphic novel)?

In my continuing quest to postpone reading the Harry Potter books I am obligated to read in order to maintain my credibility as a member of the children's services staff, I have devised a truly scientific method of finding a good book. 2X2 logoYou see, the Texas Library Association (TLA) and the children of Texas have kindly chosen good books for us already, and thoughtfully marked them with easily recognizable logos to make them easier to find on library shelves. To find a good book, simply stroll through the aisles and look for these logos. Lone Star logoI've used this method to choose the last dozen bBlue Bonnet logoooks I have read and I haven't found a bad one yet.

The 2X2s are great books for ages 2 through grade 2. The Bluebonnets were recommended by librarians and teachers and voted on by grade schoolers. The Lone Stars are designed for middle schoolers. If you want to find out more about the books first, you can click on http://www.txla.org/html/reading.html to find the reading lists on the TLA website.

But, you say, "I'm an adult. I can't be caught reading kiddie books." OK, OK. If you're one of those, you can find the new books and best sellers' lists on a display near the reference desk at Parker Williams.