“The Hobbit” Trailer is Here!

For all those “Lord of the Rings” fans, here’s the trailer for the new “Hobbit” movie:

The Chicago Tribune


Mrs. Overstreet’s Personal Top 10 Books for 2011

These are my personal favorites that I read in 2011, but not all were published in 2011.  Sometimes I’m slow to find a great book.  Also, not all books are children or young adult books.  I will put an asterisk (*) next to the books that are written mainly for adults.  Books followed by (EMS) are available in the library.  So here they are, in no particular order:

Thirteen Reasons Why by James Asher (EMS)

Room by Emma Donoghue*

Bossypants by Tina Fey*

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson*

Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World by Scott Seegert (EMS)

Bloody Crimes by James Swanson*

If I Stay by Gayle Forman (EMS)

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School by Alexandra Robbins*

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd (EMS)

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol (EMS)

Flawed Dogs: The Shocking Raid on Westminster by Berkeley Breathed (EMS)

Discuss your favorite books in the comment section!