Sunday, March 9, 2008

Vampires, round butts, and other oddities

I like to buy books that students actually want to read. I'm odd that way. Today I went to Amazon and purchased the first three books of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga:

  • Twilight
  • New Moon
  • Eclipse
I have been getting a lot of requests for that lately. While we already owned one of them (the second in the series; how does that happen?), I decided to buy all three. Vampires and romance. How can you go wrong?

I also bought Carolyn Mackler's The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things. This is actually the second time it has been purchased. It was stolen before it ever made it to the shelves. Note the title.

If it seems like we are a little behind the times at my school, it is because my students are late-adopters with books. They typically don't seem to hear about them until later than our north end of town schools. I am hoping to change that.

By the way, I went to Borders first, but they only had the last two books in the series in hardback. If at all possible, I don't buy paperback. We have too many of those on the shelves already. So I went to Amazon and bought it cheaper and with free shipping.

Since I know that some are not able to purchase from Amazon, I should mention that the only way that I can is through our book fines/lost books slush fund. I will submit the receipt and get reimbursed.


Library Slim said...

That's the way we do it at my school: book fines/slush fund. So sad the state of our libraries.

I'm reading Eclipse right now, per the suggestions of many teen girls an d a couple of boys (and Teacher-Librarian Joy Millam) - it is good!

Yeah, I don't know how we get the #2 of the series and not the first. I didn't have The Golden Compass, but I did have the second in the series. (So I had to buy Golden Compass when students kept demanding I do so).

Library Slim said...

Oops = I'm reading Twilight - Not Eclipse!


Tom said...

I am planning on reading all three books this summer. I don't want to take the copies we have away from students because they are so interested in them right now.