Friday, April 27, 2012

Girls Don't Fly by Kristen Chandler


Myra, a high school senior, will do almost anything to win a contest and earn money for a study trip to the Galapagos Islands, which would mean getting away from her demanding family life in Utah and ex-boyfriend Erik, but Erik is set on winning the same contest.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman

I enjoyed reading Pete Hautman's Godless so I'm looking forward to starting his newest title!


After thirteen-year-old Tucker Feye's parents disappear, he suspects that the strange disks of shimmering air that he keeps seeing are somehow involved, and, when he steps inside one, he is whisked away on a time-twisting journey trailed by a shadowy sect of priests and haunted by ghostlike figures.

App of the Week 4/20/12

 Zoolz is a service for sharing and accessing the files on your Windows PC from your Android devices and or from your iOS devices.  Zoolz allows you to sync folders on your Windows PC with mobile device. You can also sync files from your mobile device to your PC.

Friday, April 13, 2012

App of the Week 4/13/12

From David Byrne's Android for Schools:

"Whether we like it or not, students use SparkNotes.  SparkNotes for Android puts many of the same content guides found on available in a mobile-friendly format. The app makes content guides available online and offline through download options. You can search for content guides according to subject and topic.

SparkNotes for Android has a social check-in option that students can use to find people near them that are also using the app. SparkNotes suggests that students could use the check-in option to create study groups at the spur of the moment."

Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Can't wait to start reading this one!   It's received lots of good buzz...


Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hemingway's Boat: everything he loved in life, and lost, 1934-1961 by Paul Hendrickson


Examines the life of Ernest Hemingway from 1934 to 1961, focusing on his love for his boat, "Pilar," and the influence his sea travels aboard the ship had on his writing and discussing his relationships with his youngest son, his generosity towards others, and his personal struggles.

App of the Week 4/6/12

Studious is a free Android app for keeping track of important assignment due dates. You can set alarms to remind yourself of impending due dates. The app also gives you the option to take notes and pictures to save on your Android phone or Android tablet. And a nifty feature of Studious is that you can set it to automatically silence your phone at the start of a class.
Studious has the ability to silence your device during class time.