Battle of the Books Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2015 Battle of the Books teams are scheduled for January 28, 2015.  Sign up for the tryouts is in the library.  Participating students will take a book quiz for every book they have read so far.  Tryouts will take place during 0 period.  Good luck!


Library Stats for December 2014

The library stats for December are in!  Click the link below to see what happened at the Eastwood Library in December.
The EMS Library December Monthly ReportWe had approximately 1,330 students visit the library during the same time period.
The Overdrive Digital Library logged 4 circulations during the month of December.

2014 Reading Goal Complete!

Mrs. Overstreet’s Reading Challenge: The 2014 List

I did it!  I made my goal of 70 books!  It took a little scrambling to get all my books finished by the end of the year, mostly because I had a slow-down of sorts in November.  The holiday hustle and bustle interrupted my reading time I guess.  Did you meet your reading goals for 2014?  Let me know in the comments!

Below is the list of books I have read in 2014.  The goal is to read at least 70 books by the end of the year.  The list will grow as the year continues, so check back for updates!

1. Three Times Lucky by Shelia Turnage
2. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
3. Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
4. The Sherlock Holmes Handbook by Ransom Riggs
5. Lamb by Christopher Moore

6.  Sit-In:  How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney
7.  Angel & Faith:  Live Through This by Christos Gage

8.  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
9.  Going Clear:  Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

10.  The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling)
11.  Middle School:  The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
12.  After Dead by Charlaine Harris
13.  The Returned by Jason Mott
14.  Angel & Faith:  Daddy Issues by Christos Gage
15.  Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinken
16.  Say You’re Sorry by Michael Robotham

17.  The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
18.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Omnibus:  Volume 1  by Joss Whedon
19.  I was Told There Would be Cake by Sloane Crosley
20.  Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by  Maria Semple
21.  Angel & Faith:  Family Reunion by Christos Gage

22.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Omnibus:  Volume 2 by Joss Whedon
23.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Omnibus:  Volume 3 by Joss Whedon
24.  The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
25.  How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal
26.  The Sandman:  Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman

27.  Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
28.  Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
29.  Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
30.  Angel Omnibus by Joss Whedon
31.  Flesh & Blood so Cheap:  The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin
32.  File Under:  13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket

33.  From Scratch:  Inside the Food Network by Allen Salkin
34.  Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
35.  Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf:  A Year Through Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm

36.  Dance of the Reptiles by Carl Hiaasen
37.  Eigth Grade is Making Me Sick by Jennifer L. Holm
38.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Omnibus:  Volume 4 by Joss Whedon
39.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
40.  Defiance (Resistance #2) by Carla Jablonski
41.  The Little Prince Graphic Novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

42.  “The President has been Shot!”:  The Assasination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson
43.  Doctor Who:  Touched by an Angel by Jonathan Morris
44.  Victory (Resistance #3) by Carla Jablonski
45.  Working Stiff:  Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek
46.  Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
47.  Star Wars:  Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
48.  Veronica Mars:  The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas

49.  The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde
50.  Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
51.  The Story of World War I by John Malam
52.  The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
53.  The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
54.  Cinder by Marissa Meyer

55.  Rooms by Lauren Oliver
56.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Omnibus:  Volume 5 by Joss Whedon
57.  The Fever by Megan Abbott

58.  Carol of the Brown King:  Nativity Poems by Langston Hughes
59.  Angel Girl by Laurie B. Friedman
60.  How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas by Jeff Guinn
61.  Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman
62.  Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
63.  The Graveyard Book:  Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman and Craig P. Russell
64.  The Graveyard Book:  Volume 2 by Neil Gaiman and Craig P. Russell
65.  The Sandman:  The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman
66.  The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
67.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer:  New Rules by Christos Gage
68.  Elvis by the Presleys by Priscilla Presley
69.  Lost Cat:  A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology by Caroline Paul
70.  True Blood:  All Together Now by Alan Ball