Archive for October, 2008

Dangerous Days of Daniel X

October 22nd, 2008

This is the latest in James Patterson YA fiction. It’s a fun story, especially if you like movies like Men in Black. At first I had trouble adjusting to the narrator, but once his imaginary friends show up, it’s great.

Yeah, seriously.

Daniel X has the power to rearrange molecules into any other creation. He uses this power to hunt down the top 25 alien villains hanging out on Earth. It’s a simple story with some light action that you’ll be able to read quickly. This is not The Diary of Anne Frank, but that’s not why you picked up Daniel X.

Something Rotten for Free

October 14th, 2008

Alan Gratz’s great mystery, Something Rotten, is now free. Check out the great Scribd version of the book.

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

October 8th, 2008

You need to read it. This will be one of those books people talk about for years. The pacing is amazing: when you have a question, so does the main character. The chapters are just the right length and there’s enough society-challenging that this may end up being a class novel. Great stuff, Suzanne Collins!

Gallagher Girls Book 3 Crossword Puzzle

October 1st, 2008

Check out the crossword puzzle that Ally Carter created to reveal the name of book 3. (Although some of you who attended the author visit may have a clue.)

Google Pages changes to Google Sites

October 1st, 2008

Google Pages now has morphed into Google Sites. The part that I appreciate with the upgrade is that it now looks like it runs well in Safari.

Check out the Future Professionals site:

Use TextEdit to create your HTML. We’re practicing creating links and referencing images:

Create your page with the title “Welcome” and the number of the computer that you’re on. Also, don’t put any mention of your name online.