Welcome to Term 2!

Posted: April 20, 2012 in General

Welcome back everybody!  We hope you had a lovely break and read lots of good books.  We are, as always, hugely excited to be joining you from our super secret underground blogging bunker deep beneath the school library where we have been busy wandering around the internet collecting cool book-related stuff to inspire, amuse and educate our beloved blog readers.  Here is a summary of our findings.

The Hunger Games Game!

Okay, so obviously we are kind of obsessed with the Hunger Games and when the movie finally came out last month we got a bit overexcited and had to have a cup of tea and a sit down.  We have since calmed down a bit but still feel it is our duty to inform you that there now exists a Hunger Games Facebook game!  Sorry, “Official” Facebook game.  You may gaze upon its wonders here.  Or simply feast upon the visual splendour of this screenshot:

We don’t know much about the gameplay or finer details yet, but one of our favourite YA blogs, Forever Young Adult, has given the game a fairly lukewarm review.  Let us know what you think!

Book Spine Poetry!

We were very intrigued when the work of artist Nina Katchadourian showed up in our blog aggregator (we use Google Reader to help us keep up with our internet obsession).  Katchadourian’s Sorted Books project is a poetry series that she creates by stacking or arranging books so that the titles on their spines become the lines in the poem.  Here are some of our favourites:

Book stacking poetry is now our New Favourite Thing and has made shelving into quite an adventure!

A Book About Star Wars!

Do you like Star Wars?  Or is that for old people now?  We’re not sure if young folks are still into Star Wars but what we are sure about is that this new Star-Wars-based book is going to be absolutely delightful.  In Darth Vader and son, artist Jeffrey Brown imagines a world in which the evil overlord had taken an active role in raising his child rather than sending him away to live on a remote sandy planet (or whatever it was he did: we can’t actually remember all the details).  The resulting illustrations are hilarious and weirdly touching: here is the trailer for the book!

And that concludes our blog entry for this week. Tune in again next Friday when we are thinking pretty seriously about doing another Library Blog Quiz!

  1. […] we are delighted to let you know that following our recent post about book spine poetry, it seems that some book-loving Uni High students have been inspired to create their own works!  […]

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