Well, Book Week 2010 is officially done and dusted…
The Nicholas Library had some great Book Week activities, including a staff morning tea and wiki launch, a very successful book swap, and a fiesty trivia competition! We also had a wonderful display of Book Sculptures created by Year Eight students and ran what turned out to be a very tricky quiz on bridges.
We had all of this year’s shortlisted books for the CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers) Award. This year, the winning novel was David Metzenthen’s ‘Jarvis 24’. Here’s a taste:
I tend to worry, I know I do, but only because I think there is lots of things to worry about. For a start, I think I should’ve said there are lots of things to worry about, which would worry my English teacher, Ms Inglis, more than me – and I worry, for instance, that I lose crap all over the place, and that I have to find some kind of Work Experience for next week, and that my mother’s new second-hand car’s number plates are CISSY, which she refuses to change.
I mean, if some girls saw me , totally innocently, get out of a Red Ford Fiesta outside school, registration CISSY, with my mother screaming out that I’d forgotten my lunch, how would that look?
That’s right, it would look rubbish.