Have you ever heard of wizard rock? Here's the Harry Potter Fandom wikipedia definition: "Wizard rock is a musical movement dating from 2002 that consists of a number of bands formed by young musicians playing songs about J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter literary phenomenon. The lyrics are usually humorous and simple, and many bands write songs from the point of view of a particular character in the books, usually the character who features in the band's name.3 If they are performing live, they may also cosplay that character. Though most fans of the music are previous fans of Harry Potter, some bands have attracted listeners outside of the Harry Potter fanbase. Wizard rock has recently evolved to become deeper and more refined. Harry and the Potters was the first wizard rock band but inspired other wizard rock bands."
Here's some new CDs and books that have come in recently: CDs Ashley Parker Angel -Soundtrack to your life Christina Aguilera -Back to basics Thom Yorke- Eraser Pharrell Williams- In my mind Nelly Furtado-Loose Now 22: that's what I call music Wreckers- Stand still, look pretty India.Arie- Testimony : vol. 1, life and relationship Warped tour 2006 compilation Under the Influence of Giants- Under the Influence of Giants Cheyenne Kimball- The day has come
Books and Graphic Novels Bleach. Vol. 13 : The undead Dial L for loser : a Clique novel / Lisi Harrison Reality chick / Lauren Barnholdt My So-called Digital Life: 2,000 Teenagers, 300 Cameras, And 30 Days To Document Their World / Bob Plekta* Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?: The Art Of Making Zines And Mini-Comics / Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson* How to Be Popular/ Meg Cabot* Vampireville: Vampire Kisses Three/ Ellen Schreiber* The Last Days / Scott Westerfeld*
*these titles are on their way, should be here in the next week or so!
This month's raffle is up! Win a copy of Specials, the third book in the Uglies trilogy. See our review of the trilogy here. To win, email firstname.lastname@example.org (type JULY RAFFLE in the subject line) and let us know the easiest way to contact you. Winner will be picked at the end of the month.
Our May Gossip Girl Raffle ended yesterday and we found a very deserving winner. Send an email with to email@example.com to enter this month's raffle win your favorite CD. Just type CD RAFFLE in the subject line and tell us what Cd you'd like to win. Winner will be picked on June 30th and will receive their CD.
This book, though not the newest book on the shelves, was very interesting. It questioned the idea of just how safe a suburban town is, for example, whether it is safe to trust someone in your home to watch over your children. It also questions the idea of utopia, whether there is such a town or a place on earth. It shows that though on the surface there is nothing wrong, after you observe for a while, you notice the cracks and imperfections in people and things, realizing the impossibility of utopia. -- Gemma Doyle 10th grade 16 years old
CDs Prince- 3121 Ryan Adams-29 Juvenile- Reality Check Hawthorne Heights- Silence in Black and White Matisyahu- Youth *Coming Soon: Dave Chapelle's Block Party (soundtrack) Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Show Your Bones Teddy Geiger- Underage Thinking Pink-I'm Not Dead Red Hot Chili Peppers- Stadium Arcadium Rihanna- A Girl Like Me
*If there's anything you're looking for that we don't have, drop me an email or post a comment. I love suggestions of what to order for the library!
I always have 2 or 3 (or 4, or 5) books going at once. I can't seem to read one at a time. I am always reading one book at the reference desk, one on my lunch break, one at home, and listening to an audiobook on the ride to work (I have a long commute). Right now, here's the list of what I'm reading (look for reviews on all coming soon): A Room on Lorelei Street, by Mary E. Pearson Grand & Humble, by Brent Hartinger The Last Safe Place on Earth, by Richard Peck (our current Books and Bites book) as well as listening to Rebel Angels, by Libba Bray, on my ipod. What are you reading?