Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Based on the best-selling book series, The Twilight Saga: New Moon is the highly anticipated next installment to the movie Twilight.

With over 53 million books in print, hundreds of fan sites, and numerous critical accolades and awards, Twilight has become a worldwide sensation and cultural phenomenon that has defined a generation.

In New Moon, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested."

Read -- or reread! -- the Twilight series, available @ your library, and you'll enjoy the movies even more!

Source: The American Library Association

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

"Stories were built for these hard times"

Jon Phillips, publisher and editor of Bookmarks Magazine, wrote an interesting editorial recently about the intersection of reading and our current economic situation. Some highlights:

"Bruce Springsteen said that, in hard times, "people go to storytellers". . . . We turn to novels and stories for solace, entertainment, and enlightenment."

"Reading -- it's great for you, and it's easy on your wallet. Stories were built for these hard times."

To read the full article, check out Bookmarks Magazine -- at your local library!