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All Things John Green

If you’re a fan of John Green and are excited about the recent release of his book The Fault in Our Stars, but haven’t been able to get your hands on copy yet, here are few things to tide you over until you do!

First here’s the book trailer for The Fault in Our Stars:

Here’s John Green reading the first and second chapters of the book:

and finally an interview with John Green and Ilene Cooper, who wrote the introduction for The Fault in Our Stars:

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on January 12, 2012 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Interview, Realistic Fiction, Trending

Listen to This–Taylor Swift’s New Song for the Hunger Games Soundtrack

According to, Taylor Swift with the duo Civil War released their song for the Hunger Games soundtrack via Twitter.  The song is entitled “Safe & Sound”.  Listen to it below: 


By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 23, 2011 Categories: Dystopian, Music, Trending

Best Books of 2011

What was your favorite book of 2011?  Click here to visit and vote for your favorite books of 2011 in their annual Teen Choice Book of the Year vote, and click here to check out their long list of titles to choose from.

There have also been a ton of other “Best of 2011″ lists put out this month.  Check some of them out below:


By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on December 20, 2011 Categories: Fiction, Trending

Fan of Lauren Oliver’s Delirium?

The blogs Hollwood Crush and The FABlife (both part of the MTV network) have declared this week Dystopian Week. This week they will have interviews, reviews, and guest blogs celebrating all things dystopia.

Today both Hollywood Crush and The FABlife each have interviews with Lauren Oliver, author of Delirium.

Click here to get to the Hollywood Crush interview, where Oliver talks about the upcoming sequel to Delirium, entitled Pandemonium.  Also check out the cover!:

 Pandemonium book cover

Click here to get to The FABlife interview where Oliver talks about translating here book, Delirium, to the big screen.

Click here to find Delirium in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on November 29, 2011 Categories: Dystopian, Fiction, Interview, Trending

The Hunger Games Trailer

It’s here and it looks awesome!  I don’t want to wait until March…

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on November 14, 2011 Categories: Dystopian, Fiction, Movies, Trending

Mid-Season Finale?

If you are a fan of the shows The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle, then you know as well as I do that this week is their “mid-season finale”.  Never heard of  a mid-season finale?  Neither have I!  Apparently, after this week there will not be any new shows airing for The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle until January 2012.

So, what do we do in the meantime?  Well, you can catch up on past seasons of The Vampire Diaries by checking them out at the Library.  Or you can also pick up the books that the two shows were based on.  That is my plan!  I am such a fan of the TV shows, but I have not yet read any of the original L.J. Smith novels.  I am dying to know how they differ from the show, and I am also curious if there is anything in the book that the TV shows haven’t covered yet–this may not be true for The Vampire Diaries, but I think I can get some kind of preview if I read The Secret Circle series.  Click here to find the first book in The Vampire Diaries series and click here to find the first book in The Secret Circle series.

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on November 9, 2011 Categories: Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal, Trending