Would You Rather : Book Edition

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Would You Rather is a zany  board game of deranged dilemmas and difficult choices.  I found this book edition on Booky Tags.

Find a friend to play the book edition with then maybe try some of these online editions (Would You Rather. com, rrrather.com) with some actual deranged dilemmas!

1. Read only trilogies or stand alones?

2. Read only female or male authors?

3. Shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?

4. All books become movies or t.v. shows?

5. Read 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

6. Be a professional reviewer or author?

7. Only read your top 20 favorite books over and over or always read new ones that you haven’t read before?

8. Be a librarian or book seller?

9. Only read your favorite genre, or every genre except your favorite? 

10. Only read physical books or eBooks?

 

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Fanfiction

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fan fiction, or fanfiction (often abbreviated as fan fic, fanfic, or simply fic), is a broadly defined fan labor term for stories about characters or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator. Works of fan fiction are rarely commissioned or authorized by the original work’s owner, creator, or publisher; also, they are almost never professionally published. Due to these works’ not being published, stories often contain a disclaimer stating that the creator of the work owns none of the original characters. Fan fiction is defined by being both related to its subject’s canonical fictional universe and simultaneously existing outside the canon of that universe.[1] Most fan fiction writers assume that their work is read primarily by other fans, and therefore tend to presume that their readers have knowledge of the canon universe (created by a professional writer) in which their works are based.

Fan fiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re fans, but they’re not silent, couch-bound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.—Lev Grossman, TIME, July 07, 2011

Media scholar Henry Jenkins explains the correlation between transmedia storytelling and fan fiction: The encyclopedic ambitions of transmedia texts often results in what might be seen as gaps or excesses in the unfolding of the story: that is, they introduce potential plots which can not be fully told or extra details which hint at more than can be revealed. Readers, thus, have a strong incentive to continue to elaborate on these story elements, working them over through their speculations, until they take on a life of their own. Fan fiction can be seen as an unauthorized expansion of these media franchises into new directions which reflect the reader’s desire to “fill in the gaps” they have discovered in the commercially produced material.

If you like to write and are interested in participating in the the world of fanfiction. Here are some sites you might find helpful –
http://www.slj.com/2014/08/standards/fan-fiction-takes-flight-among-teens/#_
http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_fanfiction
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5564849/1/Fanfiction-Terms
http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/moonbeam/terms.html
http://expressions.populli.net/dictionary.html

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

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The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey is the riveting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave hits shelves September 16th.

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

Also, something to look forward to —

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Check out his website in the meantime.

More new books have arrived

Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The happily-ever-after that teenagers Sam and Emily envisioned for themselves is turned on its head when Sam’s unstable father makes a jailbreak and comes after his sons and Emily for revenge.

Kate Walden Directs: Night of the Zombie Chickens by Julie Mata
Budding film director Kate Walden navigates middle school girl politics and chores on her mother’s chicken farm while trying to become the next Spielberg.

Storm Siren by Mary Weber
“My hair slips down my back and shoulders and around my face like fresh snow falling on the forest floor. Pure white. I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don’t want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you. It’s what I do. Seventeen-year-old slave girl, Nym, should not exist. In a world where Elementals are only born male, and always killed at birth, she is an anomaly at best. At worst, people around her die. When a court emissary identifies her weather-manipulating ability as a weapon, Nym is purchased and put to work honing her skills. With time running out for the kingdom of Faelen, Nym might be all that stands between it and the technologically-advanced horror racing down upon them–not to mention the rumored reemergence of the monstrous shapeshifter, Draewulf. But some elements even she can’t control. Nym must decide whom to trust as she’s unleashed into a world of assassins and political betrayal surrounding a young king fighting for his throne, a tired nation that has forgotten its calling, and her handsome tutor whose dark secrets could destroy both her people and her heart.”

Pegasus The New Olympians by Kate O’Hearn
Pegasus and Emily investigate a series of incidents back on Earth, and discover that the CRU has been cloning Olympians.

Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
Kyra, a highly skilled seventeen-year-old thief, joins a guild of assassins with questionable motives. Tristam, a young knight, fights against the vicious Demon Riders that are ravaging the city.

Guardian The Sequel to Proxy by Alex London
The only way to stop people from getting sick is to get the network back online. That means reversing the very revolution that Syd and Knox began.

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Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell won the 2014 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award. The award grants $5,000 to be presented annually to the author of a young adult title demonstrating a positive approach to life, widespread teen appeal, and literary merit.

Set in 1986, Eleanor & Park is the story of two decidedly mismatched teens, from drastically different families. It doesn’t seem possible that they could fall in love–and stay in love—despite these differences.

The 2014 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee considered nearly 300 young adult titles throughout the process. The committee was comprised of 11 members representing the university, K-12 school, and library communities.

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Library Will Be Closed For Labor Day

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 1, 2014.  We will reopen at 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 2 for the Winter Hours.

Winter Hours to Begin in September

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will begin the Winter Hours on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, following the Labor Day Holiday.  The Winter Hours will be the same as the Summer Hours with the exception of the library will now be open on Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

 

More new books …

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Book of David by Anonymous
“The author of this fictional diary began writing for a class assignment, but soon it became much more to him. As the star player of his high school football team, he faces a lot of pressure and expectation. Not to mention the secret that he’s harboring inside. The secret that could change everything. And as David quickly learns, nothing stays secret forever. His innermost thoughts and feelings are chronicled in the diary he left behind.”–Amazon.com.

A confessional diary follows the experiences of a star football player who copes with high pressure and expectations by harboring a dark secret that changes everything when revealed.

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The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors
WHAT HAPPENS when the teenage heirs of two bitterly FEUDING FAMILIES can’t stay away from each other?

The Rhodales and the Whitfields have been sworn enemies for close on a hundred years, with a whole slew of adulterous affairs, financial backstabbing, and blackmailing that’s escalated the rivalry to its current state of tense ceasefire.

IT’S TIME TO LIGHT THE FUSE . . .

And now a meth lab explosion in rural Whitfield County is set to reignite the feud more viciously than ever before. Especially when the toxic fire that results throws together two unlikely spectators—proper good girl Victoria Whitfield, exiled from boarding school after her father’s real estate business melts down in disgrace, and town motorcycle rebel Mickey Rhodale, too late as always to thwart his older brothers’ dangerous drug deals.

Victoria and Mickey are about to find out the most passionate romances are the forbidden ones.

. . . ON A POWDER KEG FULL OF PENT-UP DESIRE, risk-taking daredevilry, and the desperate actions that erupt when a generation of teens inherits nothing but hate.

Get swept away in the first book of the sensational romantic drama that is Romeo & Juliet meets Justified.

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Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Peters
When Alix’s charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, dies from sudden cardiac arrest, Alix is overcome with despair. As she searches Swanee’s room for mementos of their relationship, she finds Swanee’s cell phone, pinging with dozens of texts sent from a mysterious contact, L.T. The most recent text reads: “Please tell me what I did. Please, Swan. Te amo. I love you.”

Shocked and betrayed, Alix learns that Swanee has been leading a double life–secretly dating a girl named Liana the entire time she’s been with Alix. Alix texts Liana from Swanee’s phone, pretending to be Swanee in order to gather information before finally meeting face-to-face to break the news.

Brought together by Swanee’s lies, Alix and Liana become closer than they’d thought possible. But Alix is still hiding the truth from Liana. Alix knows what it feels like to be lied to–but will coming clean to Liana mean losing her, too?

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The Fallen by Charlie Higson
The Holloway crew, having made it to the Natural History Museum barely alive, continues to seek a cure for the Disease but when the children return to the streets for medical supplies, it is no longer clear who–or what–is their enemy.

What Color is Your Parachute? for Teens

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by Richard Nelson Bolles and Carol Christen
Based on Richard Nelson Bolles’s What Color Is Your Parachute?, the best-selling job-hunting book in the world, What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens teaches high school and college students to zero in on their favorite skills and apply that knowledge to get the most out of school, set goals, and find their dream jobs. Filled with interactive exercises, worksheets, and profiles of young adults who have found their unique paths in life. What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens is a crucial book for every teenager who cares about his or her future.

Every Body’s Talking – What We Say Without Words

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by Donna M. Jackson with Carol Kinsey Goman, PhD
Are you nervous about your presentation tomorrow? Or about going onstage for the school play? What about trying out for the baseball team? Try standing like a superhero for a few seconds before you start. Research shows that standing like a hero makes you feel–and act–like one!

Humans use words to communicate, but we also use our bodies to send messages. We may shrug our shoulders to show we don’t care, or open our eyes wide in surprise, or give the thumbs up to show we approve of something. But did you know that giving the thumbs up in Greece is pretty rude? Or that nodding your head–which means “yes” in the United States and Canada–actually means “no” in the European countries of Albania and Bulgaria?

Every Body’s Talking explores the complexities of body language. Discover what is really being expressed when people stand, sit, or move in certain ways and learn how you can use your body and facial expressions to communicate more effectively in a variety of situations.

Every Body’s Talking explores the complexities of body language. Discover what is really being expressed when people stand, sit, or move in certain ways and learn how you can use your body and facial expressions to communicate more.