Friday, September 9, 2011

Rugby World Cup mania!

 Have you seen the Google Logo today?  It is a celebration of the Rugby World Cup.  The first game is on in Auckland tonight and then tomorrow night there will be a game in Dunedin in our brand new stadium, where England play Argentina.  It will be a big night in Dunedin!

Below are some of the Year 11 having a careful study of the 'form guide' for the teams playing here.  Mr Turner, rugby fanatic, will be the official stats man and will keep the board in the library up to date.  The board is only part of our Rugby World Cup display as there are portraits of the all blacks, and indeed a world cup hanging above the issues desk.  If you are passing the library you could come in and have a look. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Laugh, it's good for you

Yes I know, we are in the middle of senior examinations, but everyone needs to laugh. 

Please people, turn your sound way up, settle back and prepare to be amused. Your librarian adores this and will be sharing it all over the interwebs, I invite you to share it too.

LAUGHS! from Everynone on Vimeo.

Flip by Martyn Bedford

Alex is just an ordinary high school aged guy with an ordinary family and life is just flowing along in an ordinary way, when suddenly the unthinkable happens.  He wakes up one morning in someone else's body, in someone elses house, with someone else's family and is expected to fit into someone else's life.  What the heck has happened to him?  He has no memory of anything unusual happening and can't believe this terrible thing.  How could he have become another boy?  Who is he?  Why are these people calling him Philip (Flip is his nickname).  He isn't even in the same town he lives in.  It is all just totally freaky.  And where is the real Philip? He is on a mission to find out all this but most of all to get back to being Alex again.

Flip is a great book with an intriguing concept, it will keep you turning the pages quickly all the way through.  Alex is a great character with plenty of guts and I really liked him.  This book has plenty of excitement and I was hooked from the first page.  Great if you want an unusual story with plenty of people you can really relate to. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Random Acts of Reading (yet again)

Here we go again.  This is the last Random Act post, because senior exams will be being held in the library for the next couple of days and we will be in a state of disarray for a little while. 
Lunchtime reading

Matt reads in the pigeon holes
Jonty takes to the floor

Ben and Sam at interval
Mr Tagg ponders David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas

Hoards at lunchtime reading bits and pieces
Mr Kyle grabs a quiet reading moment during his free period

Warren can't put down Game of Thrones

Mr Bennett checks out the newspaper

Monday, September 5, 2011

Random Acts of Reading (again)

These are some photos from Thursday and Friday last week.  Continuing our series of Random Acts of Reading here are some very very random acts.  The guys have really taken to this and are suggesting all kinds of mad acts in which they participate in random reading.  Who knows where this will go next .....
Tyron really buying into this whole random thing!

Jade planking while reading
Daniel randomly comes across the XMen pop up book, and is impressed!
Edward and Reuben read across random tables
Tyron again being random while reading
Mr Kyle and his randomly discovered Jo Nesbo, which he can't put down
Watch out for more random reading acts coming this week.


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