Teen Read Week

Celebrate Teen Read Week with the
P
BS High School Library and Bookaholics Anonymous Book Club!

October 19 – 22

You could win a Barnes and Noble Nook eReader!
Two Barnes and Noble Nooks will be given away: one to a student and one to a teacher. Students who participate in the Teen Read Week activities will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a Nook. In order to be eligible for the drawing, a student must:

  • attend the speed booking party (Tuesday, October 19, lunchtime)
  • dress up as an author or character from a book or graphic novel (Wednesday, October 20)
  • “get caught reading” at least 4 times during Teen Read Week. (Monday through Thursday)

Teachers who give out Get Caught Reading Cards and dress up on Thursday will be eligible for a chance to win a Nook!
Find out more…

Teen Read Week: Speed Booking Party

Come join us for food, prizes, and books at the
Speed Booking Party!

What is speed booking?
It’s a twist on speed dating. You will have 2 minutes to convince the person you’re sitting with that the book you love is worth reading. The other person also has 2 minutes to convince you to read their book.  At the end of each 4-minute round, you move to the next station to convince the next person – and the game goes on.

Party Details:
Date: Thursday, November 12
Time: 9:40 – 10:11 (during community time)
Location: cafeteria

To register for the speed booking party, email Mrs. Goodall (carrie.goodall@parkviewbaptist.com) or stop by the library to sign up. Include the title and author of the book you plan to talk about.
Registration ends Friday, November 6.

Prizes: iTunes gift cards, Smoothie King gift cards, movie gift cards

**This party is being sponsored by the PBS High School Library and Bookaholics Anonymous Book Club.

Bookaholics Anonymous Book Club Selection Wins Teens Top Ten

paper townsPaper Towns by John Green won first place in the 2009 Teens Top Ten book competition sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. The book came out ahead of other popular works such as Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Parkview’s own Bookaholics Anonymous Book Club chose Paper Towns as its September/October book. Discussion about the story grew heated at times as club members criticized or defended characters and their actions. Despite some dissatisfaction with the ending, the overall feeling was that Papers Towns is a book worth reading.

Book Club Reviews:
“Paper Towns is an extraordinary book. The plot and characters are well written and I feel that John Green is an excellent author.”  Kelsey R.

Paper Towns had an interesting plot, however so much more could have been done to make this book awesome. It’s still worth a read.” Daniel W.

2009 Teen Top Ten Book List:

  1. Paper Towns by John Green
  2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  5. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
  6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  7. Wake by Lisa McMann
  8. Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast
  9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
  10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Webcast: John Green expresses his thanks for Paper Towns’ win.