Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Trying to Figure Out How to Get Published?

Many of you are writing stories, poetry and novels. I am sending you a link to TeenInk for anyone who does not know how to get their work published. Also, you can checkout what other teens are writing. You may be surprised to see some stories and poetry published on the site by local Tri-Town Teens... There is also a copy of Teen Ink in the magazine section of the Young Adult area in the Essex Library. I would love to publish your reviews here on the Essex Library's Teen Space blog.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Have You Read...

If you haven't read "Waiting for Normal" by Leslie Connor, you definitely should. I read this book because I know and love the author and ended up truely loving the story! Actually, I could not put it down. The main character was such a positive person through so much heartache and disappointment. She was a definite inspiration to me.
The publisher, HarperCollins, describes the book as follows: "Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie's mom has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, jubilation or gloom, her way or no way. All or nothing never adds up to normal. All or nothing can't bring you all to home, which is exactly where Addie longs to be, with her half sisters, every day. In spite of life's twists and turns, Addie remains optimistic. Someday, maybe, she'll find normal. Leslie Connor has created an inspiring novel about one girl's giant spirit. waiting for normal is a heartwarming gem."
I highly recommend this book. Leslie Connor is a Connecticut author who has also written the picture book "Miss Bridie Chose A Shovel" and the young adult book "Dead on Town Line".

Monday, December 8, 2008

Twilight Series Book Discussion

Fans of the Twilight Saga are invited to a Book Discussion at the Essex Library on Monday, December 8th, 6:30-7:30pm to discuss "New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer. There will be Snacks, Sneak Previews, and Perhaps a Prize or Two...
All are welcome...