Do you have a favorite series of books? Perhaps you have a favorite author? Did you know that even though you’ve read EVERY BOOK published, you might STILL be missing out on stories and content? I’ve got one word for you.
What are e-novellas? Glad you asked. They are short to mid-length ebooks that give you a chance to read snapshots of story from minor characters, events from a different character’s perspective, mini-prequels and mini-sequels. You won’t find them in book form. They are great for filling in the gaps when you’re waiting for the next book to be published. We like to read them when we aren’t quite ready to move on from our last novel to the next or if we finish the current novel and we’re not yet ready to sleep.
They’re kind of cool, actually. You need an ereader, computer or smartphone to read them, though. If you need help with that, call 275-4500, our call-a-tinker ebook helpline and we’ll get you up and running.
Here’s a small list to get you started. We’ll offer more later!
Sophie Jordan – Firelight series
And now, the e-novella:BREATHLESS
Amy Plum – Die for Me series
Die for Me
Until I Die
If I Should Die
The e-novella: DIE FOR HER
Susan Dennard – Something Strange and Deadly series
Something Strange and Deadly
A Darkness Strange and Lovely
A DAWN MOST WICKED
Robison Wells – Blackout series
–Janet Spaulding, Michael Perry
We’re celebrating TTW 2013 with free ear buds! Stop by any branch and pick up a TTW questionnaire (or print one here). We’re highlighting different online services of the library this year. Like what? Well, did you know that you can download music legally and for free from our Freegal site? If you have a smartphone or a tablet, we offer over 50,000 book titles from our e-collection for you to download and read or listen. Our ilibrary.org gateway site gives you access to thousands of biographies, articles, encyclopedias and databases. What’s that? You could use some help with your homework? We have that covered with our Homework Help service. And there is much, much more.
Take a few minutes, explore the online services that the Library offers, write down your answers and turn the completed form in to a librarian. We’ll give you a free set of ear buds. Maybe you can listen to that music you just downloaded from us.
And don’t forget to check out all of the different events that are happening at different library branches. (Check out our earlier Teen Tech post for a schedule.) We’re offering MuVChat (text messages that appear on screen while you are watching a movie), Your Gourmet Girlfriends (make some nommish snackage for movie night) and Gamer Jewelry workshops (take a d20 and create something wearable).
Explore the Library today!
On one of the library’s YouTube videos, from the Indy Author Fair last fall, John Green says that The Catcher in the Rye was an inspiration to him as a writer. In case you haven’t seen them, here are three of Green’s own YouTubes on Salinger’s novel.
If you weren’t able to make it to Carnegie Hall this past Tuesday–or Central Library, either, where we streamed the event–you can click on the picture of John Green below to see a YouTube video of his and brother Hank’s “An Evening of Awesome.”
As soon as the video begins, click where it says SKIP TO THE BEGINNING OF THE SHOW! Or, if those words don’t appear, drag yourself forward 35 minutes and 10 seconds.
“Why won’t a book tour make a stop in my hometown?” Ever asked that question? Well, read this! Several YA authors are hosting a contest – everyone gets to put in whatever city they most want us to go to, and whatever town has the most votes, will get an exclusive tour stop from all five of us!
And that’s not all – they’re also hosting another contest where, if you help them spread the word, they’ll give you ten signed books, all the books that the authors have published so far!
You can find the full details of the project by clicking here or on the YA2U poster, and you can also go ahead and enter your hometown (Indianapolis, right?) for the win and help spread the word. There’s also lots of cool features on the site, including downloadable posters (consider putting them up in your school or library! [ask first, duh] More votes = a better chance for you to win!) and other tips on how to win.
TL;DR: you could win a tour stop in your hometown from five award-winning and best-selling YA authors or ten signed books direct from the authors! Sounds fun, yes?