Monday, February 4, 2013

Book Review: The Blessed

The Blessed
by Tonya Hurley

February 4

I picked this up on a whim, the cover was intriguing and a friend of mine (also the YA librarian at my library) said she hadn't read it yet and wanted to know what it was about. I added it to the already giant pile of books I was checking out to give it a try. 
The premise is strange, at least, I think it is strange, I am 70 pages in and still not really sure what is going on. However, it did grab my attention from the very first page. 

What I know: There are three girls who truely need someone to do an intervention in their lives (where I beleive this is probably heading). I like the girls for how unlikeable they are. It is hard to write about a character who isn't perfect and whose flaws are right there, on the surface, while building something else below. So far, 70 ages in, I'm really liking each of the girls.

What I need: I need something to happen! I mean, 70 pages in and I still don't know what is going on? According to Good Reads I'm 17% through the book. Okay, that doesn't seem like that much. But I just want to know, who is Sebastian? 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

iPad Class - Week 1

After teaching a couple introductory iPad classes at my local library, I have found that learning the iPad really takes some time and exploration. You can't just go in one day and figure it all out. So, for those people who are just learning (and for those of you who have been doing this awhile), each week I hope to present a new tip or trick so you can start getting the most out of your iPad.

Week 1 

What do you want to do with your iPad? It seems like a simple question, but is it? The now common adage, "there is an app for that" was not said without reason!
See what it all means after the break