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It’s here: Mockingjay (part 1) full trailer


Last post of the year…

I have to admit, I’ve been a little lazy with the posts in the last little while! There has been so much going on, every time I go to write a post, something gets in the way! I want to say a big Merry Christmas to the St Cath’s girls from the library staff. We’ve had a big year this year and 2014 is going to be even bigger! This time next year – fingers crossed – we’ll be in our BRAND NEW LIBRARY. Pretty excited about that, I can tell you!

I found this article today and I thought I’d share it with all you die-hard Twilight/Harry/Katniss fans.


Merry Christmas all, and happy reading! See you in 2014! 

Ms White 🙂

Settling in…

Well, we’ve moved the library into our new space – so far, so good! Come over to the MDC and visit us; we look just like a real library. We’ll be in this location for the next 8-12 months while the renovations are happening, then we get to move into a brand new sparkly library space. We’re pretty excited about that!

To celebrate all this excitement, I thought I’d post up the latest trailer for a film I know you’re all looking forward to: Catching Fire. What do we think?

Some of the new stuff!!

The Nicholas Library has just received its latest bulk order of fiction, so we’ve got heaps of new books on display at the moment! Here are three newbies that have caught my eye…

If you like Hunger Games, Divergent, etc. etc…

The latest offering in the dystopian fiction/survival genre is Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi.  Those who have devoured books like the Hunger Games and are ready for more will be interested in this one!

Aria has lived her whol life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she’s never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim. Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He’ searching for someone too. He’s also wild – a savage – but might be the only person who can keep her alive…

If you like chick lit and celebrities…

Lots of students have read (and loved) Wendy Harmer’s previous offering, I Lost My Mobile At The Mall, and are muchos excited about her latest novel, I Made Lattes for a Love God.

Elly Pickering has a juicy secret. A secret her PR mum won’t let her tell anyone because if the kids at Oldcastle High knew that mega-star Jake Blake (yes, THE Jake Blake, teen sensation and all round heart-throb) was coming to Oldcastle to film his latest movie, they might just explode with excitement. Elly is determined to get on set and to get more than a glimpse of her Hollywood crush. But now thanks to an unfortunate incident involving a car, a red handbag and the paparazzi, it looks like Elly’s lost a lot more than her opportunity to be close to Hollywood royalty. She’s lost her dignity, her job and her best friend. How can she get everything back to normal? 

If you like to be scared…

Most people never consider reading short stories, but they really are the way to go if you have a busy school schedule.  The latest offer from Joyce Carol Oates is a series of scary/creept/eerie/disturbing novellas entitled the Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares. Read one or all of them, but perhaps not right before you go to sleep!

Marissa is an innocent girl, with hair the colour of corn-silk. She does not hold others in strange thrall, as some young women do, she obeys her parents, she does not stay late after school, lingering on her walk through the swaying heads of maize. She is the perfect sacrifice…

Hunger Games film news

In the midst of Pottermania (I thoroughly enjoyed the film, btw), a certain poster for a certain film based on a certain best selling series was released.

For all of you Hunger Games fanatics, the official film poster was released over the weekend. Looks a bit like this:

Interestingly, many people have slammed it for being too ambiguous;  it gives away pretty much nothing about the film.  Those who’ve read the books will recognise the significance of the mockingjay and the fire, but for those who have no idea what The Hunger Games is about, it’s a little bit meaningless.  Obviously, the idea is to give the audience only a tiny taste of what the film will be like, but in this case, perhaps it’s a little too subtle? It IS, however, a rather beautiful poster, I must admit.  I’ve no doubt that more images and posters will be released closer to the date!

To keep up to date with all the latest information about the movie, click here.