Friday, September 2, 2011

The Hunger Games - a teaser trailer at last!

We have all been very excitedly waiting for this!  The Hunger Games is still hugely popular here at King's we have lots of copies and yet still there are guys waiting for a copy more often than not.


If you are a keen Hunger Gamer you might want to check out this website, which has vast quantities of all things Hunger Games. Or you could look at all the characters in their costumes with notes about the actors and the characters.

Is this how you imagined Katniss to look?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Spotted Randomly Reading

Here are the first of our Random Readers!

These guys were discovered under the graphic novel shelves
Interval, reading despite the noise!
Mr McLean leads by example
Nathaniel, chief executive student librarian
Tim - is not asleep!  He is reading Rugby NZ magaine
Jimmy - a quiet moment in the sun

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Random Acts of Reading


Boys, if you are in the library in the next couple of days this is what we are going to be doing.  



Yes, a Random Act of Reading is what we are going to be about.  Below is the deal:

International Literacy Day on September 8, is a UNESCO initiative which reminds everyone of the importance of literacy throughout the world.  This year ACE Aotearoa is inviting everyone with a passion for reading to participate in Random Acts of Reading - fun, imaginative, planned or impromptu reading activities which celebrate the joy of the written word by adding their events to the
ACE Aotearoa Facebook page.

Booksellers NZ is going to sweeten the deal with a box of chocolate fish.  Just email a photo to info@boksellers.co.nz of you reading a book, before Monday, 12 September and you could win a box of 42 chocolate fish.  We'll be posting your photos to our Flickr gallery.  The winner will be picked by a random number generator

Guys, we want those chocolate fish!  If you are in the BookGang we will be doing a Group Random Act while we have our official magazine photo taken at 11.35am on Friday.  Be there, and if we win you will get a share of the chocolate fish!


Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs

Jacob's Grandad has told him stories of a mysterious place far away all his life.  There are photographs of the children who are the residents of a home for ‘peculiar’ children, a child who can float, a child who seems to be invisible, a boy who seems to be able to lift enormously heavy objects and other children's photos, all equally strange.  Life begins to get very mysterious, and weird and bizzare things start to happen.  Jacob can't understand the mysterious sight he saw as his beloved Grandfather lay dying in his arms, and what were those horrific beings who inflicted the awful injuries.  Jacob sets out on a quest for the truth.


The truth it turns out is very scary, very hard to believe – in short very peculiar.  The photographs sit alongside the story, helping you to visualise the peculiar children and their very peculiar attributes.  I’m not giving more away than this for fear of ruining the surprises.


This book kept me up very lat at night.  I just had to get to the end and find out what happened to Miss Peregrine and what decisions Jacob would make.  I was hooked from page 1 and basically did nothing else but read this book for an entire day.  It is a cross-over novel, fits nicely into Young Adult or Adult and is a treat book.  Lovely!  Book trailer below.

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