Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Backside Forward & Enthusiasm

Friday we had Greenville band Backside Forward play and they were great! Most of the audience was imported from Greenville though, so next time they play we'll have to get more Spartanburg people here. To hear what you missed, visit their myspace page at

Backside Forward

Monday was Read & Feed and we discussed Polly Shulman's Enthusiasm and ate a dessert that involves Fritos (sounds gross, but is good.) Next month we're reading An Abundance of Katherines by jamboread! author John Green. Hope you can join us!

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Just a quick note to let you know that the 3rd book in the Inheritance cycle will be released Saturday, September 20th and is titled Brisingr. Here's the cover art-

Thursday, January 17, 2008

J.A.M.S.: Naruto

We got halfway through Naruto disc one yesterday, so we'll probably finish it in February. Next month we're back to meeting on Friday (the 22nd to be exact) and I'm taking suggestions, so let me know what you want to watch so I can get permission. Enjoy the rest of your snow day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

TAG, Stardust and the 2008 Printz Awards- oh my!

It's been a busy few days! Thursday we had a TAG meeting where we made final decisions about jamboread! activities. Yesterday morning the 2008 Printz Awards were announced and in the afternoon we showed Stardust to celebrate the day off school. In case you don't already know, the Printz Awards are kind of like the Oscars of teen literature. They are for books that "exemplify literary excellence in young adult literature." This year the awards went to:

Printz Award winner

The four Printz honor books are...



The awards totally caught me off guard this year-- I haven't read any of the winning books and they weren't even on my award radar! We own copies of all of them, so check them out and see if you agree with the Printz committee!

Stardust was a lot of fun yesterday, too. If you like the movie, try the book of the same name by Neil Gaiman!