Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Book Talk Tuesday: What Books Are Talking to You?

Picks of the Week

Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail Jarrow-The second installment of Jarrow's deadly disease trilogy chronicles Mary Mallon, the infamous Typhoid Mary.

Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd- Kidd prompts students to notice the graphic design in the signs they see everyday.

What books are talking to you this week?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Review: Mary: The Summoning (Bloody Mary #1) by Hillary Monahan

Hillary Monahan. Los Angles: Hyperion, 2014. pp.248 
Rating: Decent + 5 Scoops

Goodreads Summary: There is a right way and a wrong way to summon her. 

Jess had done the research. Success requires precision: a dark room, a mirror, a candle, salt, and four teenage girls. Each of them--Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna--must link hands, follow the rules...and never let go. 

A thrilling fear spins around the room the first time Jess calls her name: "Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. BLOODY MARY." A ripple of terror follows when a shadowy silhouette emerges through the fog, a specter trapped behind the mirror.