Mer L.'s blog

The Classics…Remixed

library shelvesMost of us have had to read our fair share of “classic” literature for school. It might have been Shakespeare; it might’ve been Mark Twain; it might’ve been one of the Brontë sisters. Whether you’ve read the classics (and are looking for a new take on the originals) or you’ve never been forced to read the classics (but are curious what some of them are about), I highly recommend checking out some remixed classics. What are your favorites? What do you suggest? *Bonus points if you can name the original tale that corresponds to the remix*
 

Mer’s Classics Remixed Picks:

Take Me To Your Reader!

alien or not?Have you registered for the Teen Summer Reading Program? If you haven’t, there is still plenty of time to sign up and complete it by reading 5 books or for 600 minutes. Next Wednesday, June 30th @ 2:30 pm you’re invited to join us in the Teen Zone to talk about all that you’ve been reading this summer: what you’ve loved, what you’ve hated, what you recommend and what you suggest we all avoid! It’ll be a lot of fun – see you there!
Flickr CC: Alien or not? Photo by:

Fairy Tale Endings…

fairy tale castleI’ve always been a little resistant to fairy tales. The whole “happily ever after” thing never sat well with me. But often the versions of fairy tales I saw or heard growing up bore little resemblance to their origins (which were sometimes just down-right creepy) and there are many retellings of fairy tales that put a whole new twist on some tired old tales. What fairy tales do you love or hate?
 

Mer’s Fairy Tale Reads:

 

Freeman Teens: Game On!

wii remotesJoin us every Thursday throughout the Teen Summer Reading Program in the large Meeting Room for video games, board games, card games, food, fun and raffle prizes! Have a suggestion for a great game we can play? Let us know!
 
Flickr CC: Wii Remote Decals: Rising Sun and Burberry Photo by: Special*Dark
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Deep in the Heart of Texas

welcome to texasI wasn’t born in Texas and most of my life was spent living elsewhere. I certainly can’t claim to be a Native Texan. I’m a transplant, but one who has come to deeply enjoy the uniqueness and diversity of the people, cultures, and environments within this Lone Star State. I’ve picked several books that (at some point) take place in Texas; hopefully you’ll find one you enjoy, too. What do you love about Texas?   

Mer’s Texas Reads:

 
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