Archive | June, 2010

Here’s a good book for the summer! Candace Bushnell has just penned her first book for teens. Find out about Carrie Bradshow (Sex and the City) in high school! First come first served for the book…there’s already a waiting list.

24 Jun

“The Carrie Diaries” by Candace Bushnell.

This book, not surprisingly, has a long waiting list for a YA book. I bet many adults want to read it too. In her first entry into the lucrative teen market, Bushnell focuses on Carrie’s senior year in high school in Connecticut. (Inquiring minds want to know). Carrie Bradshaw is the oldest of three girls and grew up with her widowed father. She’s applying to Brown and spends most of her time “questioning relationships; worrying about friendships; developing a funky, independent sense of fashion; flirting with boys while dating two at one; and having a gay male friend.” Bushnel does write about partying, smoking, sex and shoplifting. The novel got decent reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal. Certainly, for the older teen.


Teen Summer Reading Program Starts Today!

24 Jun

Think Green @ the Newton Free LibraryPlease sign up for the YA Summer Reading Program, Think Green @ the Newton Free Library beginning today by going to and clicking on the Teen SRP 2010 tab on the Summer Reading page. The program runs from June 24th to Sept. 6th. Teens (entering 6th grade through 12th grade) must read, log, and include a short review of 3 books in order to be eligible for a gift certificate prize at the end of the summer.

“tnk grEn” is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Read Stephenie Meyer’s New Novella Online ’til July 5th!

7 Jun

Stephenie Meyer is giving something away to her fans.   From noon Eastern on June 7th until midnight Eastern July 5th, “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” is available as a gift from Meyer to her fans.  Please keep in mind that you can only read this Eclipse book here – you won’t be able to download it to your e-reader or phone. And you can’t print it out.  So don’t waste another minute, you Twilight fans– start reading!

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