Today's the Day
Friday, July 18, 2014 is the last day you can register for the Kid Zone or Teen Spot Summer Reading program. That's today, people! Make sure you come to the Hoover Public Library sometime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Once you sign up, you can record any books you've read since May 17. And you'll still have until August 1 to earn your tickets.
Return of Brotherband
These blogs can be so difficult. I mean, I want to make sure that fans of The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan know about the newest book in the series. And I want them to be as excited about it as I am. But I don't want to spoil the series for people who are just-now-as-they-read-this-blog discovering it. I'll do my best to find the perfect balance. The first three books cover one story arc. The fourth book, Slaves of Socorro (July 15, 2014), begins a new chapter in the lives of these young warriors. The Heron crew will encounter old rivalries, make new friends, and test peace treaties in their pursuit of a notorious pirate and slave trader. It's at the top of my to-read list for July. Maybe you'll put it at the top of your list, too.