Books on Our TBR List this Year.

So with the new year having started, it was time to come up with this year's TBR (to be read) list. This year, we will be having a set "Book Review" list, you can read along with us if you like! *list may be subject to change.* Book Review Books: Jan/Feb: Renegades by Marissa Meyer (DNFed) Reviewed Ever…

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Gentle Reads for Teens

There is a site that I have mentioned in the "For fans of..." tab called NoveList. It will require your library card number to use! (so make sure you have it ready, it's a pretty awesome site!) I have listed a number of books, in four different genres, that are considered Gentle Reads. I have…

Bookpage Q&A: Kate Alice Marshall

Kate Alice Marshall’s young adult debut, I Am Still Alive, is a searing story of survival and self-reliance. When 16-year-old Jess Cooper discovers that her father has been murdered in the cabin they share in a remote area of Canada, a nail-biting and tense story unfolds as Jess fights to survive the elements and get some…

Bookpage Interview: R.L. Stine

  Millions of readers delight in R.L. Stine’s delightfully sinister, subversive world, whether they’re teens experiencing his spooky stories for the first time, millennials for whom his books figure prominently in their misty memories of 1990s childhoods or anyone who’s checked out his hilariously weird Twitter feed. Sure, he’s the acclaimed author of more than…

Bookpage Spotlight: Wilderness

INTO THE WOODS WE GO by Jon Little Two new young adult novels open in Boulder, Colorado, and find their teen protagonists in the wilderness—struggling to save themselves or someone they love. With a host of deftly drawn characters, Emily France’s Zen and Gone is a paean to the multicultural mountain mecca of Boulder. With no father,…

Random Rockin’ Tidbits

These are just some random links that had fun, interesting, music related stuffs that I thought you guys might enjoy. Doctor Who Fan Music The link is one to take a look at if your just starting Doctor Who (like myself) or if you've been an avid fan for years. AFT's 25 Greatest Movie Musicals…

World Music

Here's a list compiled of World Music. Maybe you'll be able to find your new favorite song from a different country. World Music Central "Your Connection to traditional and contemporary World Music including folk, roots and various types of global fusion." World Music Network Watch music videos from around the world. World Music Resources "Explore…

Sound Effects

Sound effects are cool, no matter where they are. They can be made by anything from popping a balloon, or even beat boxing. Here is a list of how to do Sound Effects. Foley Artist Shows How Sound Effects Are Made This one is a video definitely worth watching. The Guide to Sound Effects This…

Make Some Noise: Drums

SO, one of the loudest instruments is the Drums. Here's a couple of links about drums. The Unwritten Rules of Drum Circle Etiquette "Drum circle events of any kind are about the dynamic interaction of musical and personal relationships. When involved in any group rhythmic alchemy event, these relationships are based on a simple set…

It’s Time for Some DIY

Below is a list of links that will take you to some rockin' DIY things! DIY GUITAR PICKS This is like a shrinky dink project, but made from recycled #6 plastic. Picture is taken from the Happiness is Homemade blog, linked above. Musical Altoid Tins This contains soldering, so have an adult help you. DIY…

Sound Science

"A sound wave is similar in nature to a slinky wave for a variety of reasons."   So, even though this is a reading blog, I figured adding a small amount of science wouldn't be bad. So here are a few links that talk about sound and how it works. (ALA has provided all of…