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Friday, December 20, 2013

Comic: Doll Bones by Holly Black

Looking for a good book?  Try reading this comic-style book talk of Doll Bones, by Holly Black.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Student Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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The Catcher in the Rye is a psychological novel based more on how events affect the hero’s mind than on the events themselves; therefore, the actual plot is not as important as the psychological analysis behind the action. In truth, the plot is only a loosely strung set of incidents that are combined to reveal four days in the life of Holden Caulfield. The novel is episodic in nature, and the bulk of it is narrated in the form of flashbacks. I would definitely recommend this to other readers because it has a very interesting plot that is told in first person through note entrees or "flashbacks" as some would call it. You would like this book if you like…The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Monday, December 16, 2013

ReelTalk CONTEST: From Books to Movies - December 2013, ctd.

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Please congratulate the following for having won the library's ReelTalk Contest.  They correctly recognized that all of the movies are classified as DYSTOPIAN literature.  

Winners must come by the library prior to closing on Friday, December 20, 2013 to collect their prizes.

Stay tuned for the next ReelTalk contest!

 Faculty & Staff: Students:
Ms. Tiffany Hayes Harley Andrade
Ms. Becky Seitsinger Donald MacPhail
Ms. Joanne Trclky James Smith

Friday, December 13, 2013

COMIC: The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell

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In an exploration of "The Gettysburg Address" titled The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic AdaptationJonathan Hennessey and Aaron McConnell attempt - among other things - to address the question why “Four Score and Seven Years Ago.” For more details, click HERE.

The following excerpt just begins to expose the complexity of the problem. If you're unable to view this image, then click HERE.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Student Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, ctd.

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I would totes recommend Thirteen Reasons Why because it is a new take on the way teens view their actions. It teaches the reader a lesson about how their actions don’t just affect themselves, but also the others around them. This book is about how people’s careless actions can cause great tragedy and hurt in the lives of other. You would like this book if you like… mystery and suspense.

- Kailey, RRHS Student

Monday, December 9, 2013

ReelTalk CONTEST: From Books to Movies - December 2013

In order to be eligible for a fabulous prizes, you must complete the following activity.

  • Step #1: Watch the video.
  • Step #2: Figure out what feature these movies all have in common.

On Monday, December 16, 2013, the library staff will select from the pool of applicants who answered correctly.

Good luck!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The 22nd Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest is now accepting submissions

Submit Your Entry To:

Short Story Contest, PO Box 49066, Austin, TX 78765


Submissions must be postmarked by December 11, 2013.


$1,500 to be divided among the five winners. Manuscript to be published in early winter in The Austin Chronicle.

For rules, regulations, and previous winners, click HERE.

Student Review: Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer

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This series follows the young genius Artemis Fowl through various encounters with assorted mythical creatures. Eoin Colfer’s creativity really shines through this series. These books have an interesting plot and a new take on old myths. You would like these books if you like… the Harry Potter Series.

- Alex, RRHS Student