Friday, April 30, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
When I was asked to read Diane Hammond’s latest novel, Seeing Stars, for the TLC Virtual Book Tour, I jumped at the chance for a couple reasons. First, I had read and reviewed another of
Bethany Rabinowitz is a thirteen year old girl from
The young actress goes through harrowing auditions where the casting agents don’t really care about anyone but the right one for the part. It certainly proves that you need to have some major thick skin in order to make it in this business!
While Bethany and Ruth are the stars of this novel, there are some interesting and engaging side stories. You read about Quinn and his struggles with living alone in LA, Allison and the relationship she forms with Mimi, and also another mother and daughter pair, Angie and Laurel, who push for Laurel’s success harder than anyone due to some very personal reasons.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. It felt very real and believable, and I just kept wanting the best for those kids. It’s all about finding your dream and doing what you can to make it come true! I highly recommend this novel to…well, anyone!!
Thanks to Trish at TLC Virtual Book Tours for sending me a copy of this book for review!!!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
2. Used Band-Aids
3. Dusty Swiffer Cloths
4. Old used binders with cobwebs all over them
5. Bottle caps
6. School notebooks
8. Moldy books that don't belong to the library
9. Moldy books in general
10. Basically anything that isn't a library book, DVD, audio book or CD.
These are all things that I've found in the book drop throughout my library career. The grossest was today's nasty snotty Kleenex, though. Ew.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
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