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Summer Traditions, Poor Habits, Pride and Nerdfighting

June 30, 2011 | Tatted Librarian | Comments (38)

Congrats to everyone for surviving another school year! 
I have two end of school traditions that I would like to share.

Part One: The Movie:
My summer kick off is that I watch a movie called Dazed and Confused.  The film was about the last day of school/the first night of summer within a small Texan town. I've watched the film so much that I eventually started adding the word, "man" randomly in sentences.

Part Two: The Book
After feeling guilty of spending some time indoors watching a movie, I pick up a book and lounge outside to read it.  I have a specific criteria for this novel.. This novel must be about summer vacations.  This time around, I'm reading Sarah Dessen's Along for the ride

I got into Sarah Dessen this year, and so I've pretty much read out her books, but I'm still going back to this particular one.  I love the characters surrounding it, and the ultimate message of not judging a book by its cover.

In honour of Pride this weekend, I would also recommend David Levithan's Boy meets Boy.  David Levithan just so happens to be one of our Word Out authors this year; he co-wrote Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green whose books I love, love, love!! This summer I will try to keep my love of John Green's books to a minimum.  Please note that the key word in that last sentence is try. 

I'm happy that Word Out is back and I can't wait to be chatting with you guys again!

Do you have a personal summer kick off?

Tatted Librarian was at Malvern Branch for six years, but is now the "Big Cheese" (her words, not ours) at the Flemingdon Park Branch where she regularly talks about her love of John Green Novels, her one-eyed cat named, Slayer, and her ever expanding tea collection all while referring to everyone as "man"


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