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Month: May 2010

New Magazines 5/5/10

Entertainment Weekly #1099/1100 – this is two issues in one! It is the ‘Summer Movie Preview’ (obv our winter is the USA’s summer)
Entertainment Weekly #1098 – A celebration of The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary | and loads of other entertainment news
Australian Mad Magazine #456
Kiwi Surf June/July ’10 Comes with a DVD of the Rip Curl Pro Search in Portugal. We have four of them to give to the first four comments on this post (we won’t publish your details)
Creme June ’10 – A week in the life of Justin Bieber | Kellan Lutz in his togs | Bags | Shoes | Joe = Demi = Jemi | Dealing with bullying | Dane Rumble – guest editor
Girlfriend May ’10 – Sequined cardies | Modelling scams exposed | Dane Rumble – guest editor
Teen Vogue May ’10 – Fresh summer style (again, our winter etc.) | bowties for girls? | Justin Bieber hints at doing a film about himself
Dolly April ’10 – The Lady Gaga guide to world domination | “I found out my boyfriend died via MSN” | What’s your body happy rating?

Most Wanted: May 2010

Seven is a popular number, and we’ve got lots of new stuff in the list for May. There’s unsurprisingly yet another NTWICM compilation; the latest Maximum Ride; Justin Bieber, who’s recovered from his dousing in L&P; a story about two Will Graysons; the latest Vampire Academy novel; the blue cats on DVD!; and the final instalment in the Hunger Games trilogy (which will be published this September). Heaps for you to reserve.

1. Fallen, Lauren Kate [no change]
2. Crocodile Tears, Anthony Horowitz [down 1]
3. Now That’s What I Call Music Volume 32 [new]
4. Fang, James Patterson [new]
5. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer [down 2]
6. My Worlds, Justin Bieber [new]
6. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer [up 1]
7. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak [up 1]
7. Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Green & David Levithan [new]
7. Spirit Bound, Richelle Mead [new]
7. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer [up 1]
7. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer [back yet again]
7. Brigands M. C., Robert Muchamore [down 4]
8. Hourglass, Claudia Gray [up 2]
9. Avatar [new]
9. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins [new order]
10. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins [back again]

Genesis wins French prize

Genesis, Bernard Beckett’s multi award winning book, has won another prize, this time the young adult section of the 2010 Prix Sorcières, a French literary award. Genesis has done super well since it was published in 2006, and was published in the United States last year and was one of Amazon’s best books of the month last April (although they don’t get the edition with the cool orang on the cover).

So, if you read Genesis then you can cross off “New Zealand author” and “award winning book” from your reading list for school maybe?

O.S.T. Competition!

NZ Music Month 2010 logoAs part of New Zealand Music Month and Youth Week we’re asking Wellington Teens, in particular the readers of this blog, to re-imagine any YA book in our collection as a movie and compile the soundtrack. Hence the name O.S.T. (Original Soundtrack)

All you need to do is email us your track listing, the name of the book your movie is based on, your name and your library card number to teenblog@wcl.govt.nz, or, fill out one of the forms at the library. Easy! And you could win prizes (Music Works vouchers, CDs).

Entries close at 5pm on Monday 31st of May and you can enter as many times as you like.

*This is only part one of the O.S.T. Competition, so check back here for further information for more chances to win prizes. Prizes!

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