Wednesday, March 23, 2005
I just checked the date of the last post and realized that it's been awhile since I've update! Time has, apparently, been flying by over here at the library. But, the good news is that I've been productive with my time away from the blog. I've been ordering books for the Teen Corner (yay!) Here are a few that have come in recently:
And some new manga:
- Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson
Ashley is not excited about her senior prom. Actually, she could care less. Until, that is, Ms. Crane the math teacher steals the prom funds and Ash's best friend, Nat, begs her to help out the prom committee. Laurie Halse Anderson's newest novel has a great narrator (Ashley herself) and some hilarious commentary about life in high school. We have two copies of this, so check one out today!
- Sexy by Joyce Carol Oates
Sixteen-year-old Darren Flynn, a popular, good-looking high school athlete who lacks self-confidence, learns that his jock friends are hatching a revenge act against their English teacher for failing a member of the swim team.
- Boy2Girl by Terence Blacker
Sam moves from America to England and he instantly finds trouble, in the form of both pranks and brawls. When his cousin, Matthew, dares Sam to dress as a girl for the first week of school, Sam agrees. To everyone's surprise, he makes a pretty good girl and fools the whole school. What will happen when people find out the truth?
- Tall Cool One by Zoey Dean
Book #4 in the A-List series.
And some new manga:
- Megatokyo, volumes 1-3 by Fred Gallagher
- Hellsing, volumes 1-4, by Kohta Hirano
What Dark Horse Comics has to say: "There's a secret organization somewhere in England created to defend the Queen and country from monsters of all sorts. Yes, it's hard to believe in this day and age...but really, isn't this the true age of monsters? Enter Hellsing, an agency, long in tooth, with the experience, know-how, and...er...equipment to handle the problems that arise when vampires, ghouls, and the like take on these dark forces. 'What equipment?' you may say. How about another vampire, and a big pistol loaded with special silver bullets? That oughta do the trick. But what really knocks 'em dead is the sharp wit, awesome artwork, and crazy, bloody action that make up the manga. Hellsing the long-awaited manga is finally in America, thanks to Dark Horse Comics and the folks at Digital Manga, and you're gonna love it. Come get some smart-ass gore and action as only Japan seems to produce, in that crazy 'non-Western' format the kids seem to love. And nice and thick at a full 200 pages! The night is dark, but at least those wacky anti-heroes from Hellsing can make light of it."