Monthly Archives: December 2011


Slacker Week: Book Covers I’d Like To See

Slacker Week: Book Covers I’d Like To See

16 December, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 11 Comments

While trolling around the interwebz, I came across these pictures on the CBS news website. I was thinking that some of these would make absolutely amazing book covers — they’re unusual, they’re very visceral, and can be manipulated to suit any genre.Here’s the blurb from CBS with handy-dandy links, if you want to […]

Slacker Week: Amazing College Libraries

Slacker Week: Amazing College Libraries

15 December, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 7 Comments

It’s synchronicity, I tell you. Twitter knows that it’s Slacker Week because a Tweep tweeted this link to “The 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries” (and it came out Tuesday! Synchronicity, I swear.). You’ve got to go check this article out. I don’t know if I’d get much studying done in […]

Slacker Week: Book Shelves

Slacker Week: Book Shelves

13 December, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 7 Comments

In honor of my slacker-ness, I’m having a slacker week (notice the Tuesday start. Yep. I’m slackin’ all the way, baybee).Today, I thought I’d share some pics of cool shelving ideas. There are so many awesome libraries and bookcases out there and some are so super-cool. (There’s a blog I […]

IMM: Slacker Edition

IMM: Slacker Edition

11 December, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Giveaway | 12 Comments

First up, the winner of the Holiday Giveaway Hop is… JASMYN! Congratulations — I’ve emailed you. Thank you to everyone who entered. Second, sorry I’ve been such a slacker lately! Work is so crazy right now, I have to decompress when I get home (reading or playing Skyrim–though I’ll have […]

Teen Review Week: HEAT by Mike Lupica

Teen Review Week: HEAT by Mike Lupica

9 December, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

YA Contemporary (Sports) 240 pages Available now (April 2006) Review copy from classroom bookshelf Publisher: Puffin Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family’s escape […]

Waiting on…TRUTH by Julia Karr

Waiting on…TRUTH by Julia Karr

7 December, 2011 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 4 Comments

Kind of blown away by Julia Karr’s first novel, XVI (which quickly disappeared from my classroom bookshelf, never to return–usually the sign of a fantastic book that the student just can’t part with), I’ve been looking forward to seeing where she goes with this series. I haven’t heard a whole […]

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