No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
Paranormal romance books are hugely popular in Young Adult literature, and the Indian Creek Upper School librarians are constantly adding more books in this genre to our shelves. One series that has been a hit among readers at ICS and around the world is the Beautiful Creatures novels by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. These novels follow the love story of Ethan Waites and Lena Duchannes through a dark, magical, and mysterious South Carolina that you have to read to believe.
Thanks to Ms. Stacey Lawrence, an administrative assistant at the Upper School, ICS readers can now enjoy the newly-signed Beautiful Creatures novels from our library! Ms. Lawrence shares a mutual friend with Kami Garcia, who graciously inscribed our copies of her novel, adding value for her fans and a fun story for the library!
Thank you so much, Kami! If you’d like to learn more about Kami Garcia and her other works, check out her website here.
Originally posted on April 2, 2012 on http://www.indiancreekschool.org.
Spring sports and clubs have begun at Indian Creek Upper School and the library is getting involved! This spring, seven students joined the Library Book Club to read and discuss books on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Freshman Hadar Pohl, sophomore Jillian Rhode, juniors Caroline Grindrod, Rose Lieberman, Ryan McCarthy, and Ryn Seidewitz spent the first meeting of the Book Club researching a list of fifteen titles and voting on the ones they wanted to read most. It was a close race, but John Green’sThe Fault in Our Stars was the winner, with Battle Royale by Koushun Takami coming in second. Book Club members also created a list of rules to help facilitate pleasant and productive book discussions. So far, Book Club meetings consist of 75% book discussion, 15% tangential conversation, and 10% snacking.
Be on the lookout for more news and projects from the Book Club! For now, if you’d like to find out more about YA Literature phenom John Green, check out his Youtube channels VlogBrothers and Crash Course.
Originally posted on March 6, 2012 on http://www.indiancreekschool.org.