Friday, January 28, 2011

Weed from the Children's area of the library

We recently weeded Computers: A New True Book by Karen Jacobson. It was published in 1982. ISBN: 0516016172

From page 25 and 27 under the section entitled "Modern Computers":

"Since Hollerith's time punch cards have been greatly improved....Computers can receive 'input' from holes punched in cards or paper tape, from computer keyboards and special magnetic tapes."

Another great pic:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rachel Caine Visit

Me on camera!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan


The story is about two teens, both named Will Grayson. Each Will narrates the story in alternating chapters. The first Will is friends with a huge, unrelentingly cheerfully gay, rich football player named Tiny. The other Will falls for Tiny.

The plot of the story is very loose: two kids who otherwise would have never met do meet in Chicago at a very improbable place under unlikely circumstances. Tiny's musical, which he's producing with the school's help and funding, is also something that advances the story since both Wills become entangled in it. The ending of the story is really beautiful, and of course, I'm not going to give it away.

What I Thought
I loved Will Grayson, Will Grayson. The story was delightful from start to finish. However, as much I enjoyed the two Wills, it's Tiny that the story really revolves around. Each Will becomes caught up in his hugeness, his over-the-top wonderousness. As each different Will experiences Tiny, their lives are changed.

This read was really great fun for me. The supporting characters are all fully realized, too, which is a neat touch. Will Grayson number 2's mom, for example, is very interesting. Figuring out what happened in her life would be a story in itself. Jane, Will Grayson the first's, love interest is one of the coolest girls I've read about in any story.

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In the meantime, check out  John Green's page.

A nice interview with both authors.