The Improbably Theory of Anna and Zak by Brian Katcher

This next books is a geeky romance between two high school students. When I heard about this book I couldn't resist making it my next read. Ana and Zak are to high school seniors from different social circles. Ana is the type that always studies and never has any fun, while Zak flies though school…

The Ninja Libarians: The Accidental Keyhand by Jen Swann Downey

Yes, you read that right, Ninja Librarians. As a Jedi Librarian, I just couldn't resist reading this one. The Ninja Librarian: The Accidental Keyhand is a new Middle Grade novel by debut author Jen Swann Downey about, you guessed it, a group of librarians that can be described as ninjas. Main characters Dorrie and Marcus…

Bestsellers to Blockbusters: Part Deux

Ten points to the house of the person that can name what '90s movie I'm referencing.  Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?  Bueller?  Hot Shots: Par Deux!  I always thing of that when titling something Par Two for some reason. Anyway, thanks to working extra hours, a migraine, and a power outage when my laptop was shutting down causing it…

Bestsellers to Blockbusters: Part One

In recent years, many Young Adult bestsellers have made their way to the big screen.  Among them are such popular series as Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games.  Some adaptations have been pretty darn close, where others have fallen short.  In light of the upcoming releases of several YA adaptations, let's look back at the…

Prezi Vs. Powerpoint

The following post is from my blog for my Preparing Instructional Media class.  I had to create two presentations, one using Powerpoint and the other using Prezi.   Prezi is a completely online software for creating presentations that can be accessed from any computer.  It is a "cloud" based way of making presentations.  My presentations were…