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  • Competition, Grimm, Selector

    Selector: the final countdown

    21.04.09 | Permalink | Comments Off on Selector: the final countdown

    selector illustrationIt’s Inside Girl versus Morganville Vampires! What to pick, what to pick?

    Do Texan vampires have a show at defeating Flan Flood? Will the fangs come out, and if they do will the vampires cope?

    So, readers, you get to choose which series the library will purchase: it’s the vampires whose peaceful towny existence is disrupted by the arrival of the evil Bishop versus a rich kid who used to attend an exclusive academy but decides to rub elbows with students at a typical high school (proper descriptions are here).

    Morganville Vampires        Inside Girl

    You’ve got until next Tuesday to decide: this is the final round, so get voting! One lucky voter will get the chance to be first in the queue for the winning literary treasure.

    ps congratulations to Rachel for picking up the voucher for 2 free DVD rentals.

  • Competition, Library Serf, Selector

    Selector: round two: vote

    17.04.09 | Permalink | Comments Off on Selector: round two: vote

    Here’s the line up for round two: don’t forget to vote (descriptions here). One lucky round two voter will win a voucher for two free DVDs (rental value of $8!!) – this should make the last days of holidays more interesting.

    Drama Club Queen Geek Social Club Inside Girl Morganville Vampires  Vampire Kisses

    What’s Selector? Read this for more.

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  • Competition, Grimm, Selector, Simon

    Selector – Round Two

    14.04.09 | Permalink | Comments Off on Selector – Round Two

    selector illustrationFive series have survived the cutthroat first round of Selector. The series walking the plank are:

    Drama!, by Paul Ruditis
    Fabulous Terrible, by Sophie Talbot
    Fashion-Forward Adventures of Imogene, by Lisa Barnham
    Divas, by Victoria Murray
    Gert Garibaldi’s Rants and Raves, by Amber Kizer

    Tis a shame but there can be only one winner!

    Those still in the running are nervously awaiting your Round Two votes:

    Drama Club, by Peter Lerangis is wondering if it’s a bad sign that another Drama series didn’t make the cut; Vampire Kisses, by Ellen Schrieber is quietly confident, since there’s both vampires and kisses in the title – how could that not be a winner?; Queen Geek Social Club, by Laura Preble would like to remind you that geeks are chic; Morganville Vampires, by Rachel Caine again points out that vampires are hot, hot, hot; and Inside Girl, by J. Minter says it’s a bit different, since the story is about a rich girl going to an average high school.

    Those are your choices (fuller descriptions are here), so get voting. You’ve got until next Tuesday, so remember, if you don’t vote your favourite may go south!

  • Books, Competition, Selector, Simon


    01.04.09 | Permalink | Comments Off on Selector

    We have a lot of book series in our collection, and many of them are very popular (proving that you can’t have too much of a good thing). So if you like vampires you will thrill to the ongoing Vampire Beach/Vampire Diaries/Buffy the Vampire Slayer series; if you like the rich and fabulous you will delight in the many Gossip Girls-type series; fantasy fans enjoy the Quentaris Chronicles; and action buffs can tremble with anticipation as the latest Alex Rider/CHERUB/etc. book is released.

    There are a number of book series written for teens that the Wellington Library doesn’t get, however. Here’s a list of them. The recession means that we can’t get them all, unfortunately, so we’ve decided to make a game of it. A game we have decided to call Selector. We even made a logo an illustration!

    The rules are this; read through the list on this page and decide which series you think that the library should get. The four that receive the most votes by April 14th (that’s the Tuesday after Easter) will go into the final. The final four will be voted out, one-by-one, each following week. The one that wins will be purchased, and one lucky person will get to read it before anyone else does.

    Once you’ve read through the list, vote in the form below.

    Round two has started; vote here.

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