Saturday, January 29, 2011

Magyk by Angie Sage ****

I just read another great story. Well maybe not "great", but very good nonetheless. The junior book titled Magyk by Angie Sage is the first in a series about a character named Septimus Heap. There is a lot of action, amusing moments, good vs evil but most of all the story deals with Magyk. I won't spoil it for anyone but wait until you see what they found in the tunnel below Aunt Zelda's kitchen! I enjoyed the story so much that I will probably start the second book this weekend. If you like fantasy or even if you don't, give this one a try!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Write to Thackeray!

I've heard from some more friends! Today I received cards from Janet in South Dakota, Pearl D in Silver Creek, NY, Hannah C. in Elyria, OH, Janet in Key West, FL, Marge in Georgia, Janet in Las Vegas, NV,
Emma the Rat Terrier in Buffalo, NY (glad you found a good home!), and Jeff and Lou Ann from Ripley, NY.
Thanks to everyone who has sent me a card. Come on folks...spread the word. Please drop me a line here at the library. Tell me what your favorite book is or just say hello. Send it to Ripley Free Library, P.O. Box 808, Ripley, NY 14775

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thackeray's Book Review

It's been awhile since I've posted a book review but this is the start of a new year and I think I'm up for the challenge. Today I am reviewing an easy book titled Pigs Make Me Sneeze! by Mo Willems. I really liked this book a lot. Elephant can't stop sneezing whenever he's around his friend Piggie. What should he do? Is he allergic to his best friend? I hope my young readers check this one out. It was very good.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thackeray's Friends From Around the World!

I am sooooo excited! Postcards and cards have been coming in from everywhere. These are the folks I've heard from so far...
From Florida - Karen H., Shirlee & Mel and an unknown with a panther on the front.
From Ripley, NY - Robyn A., and R.C.W., and Roger & Marge said hello plus I heard from my feline friends Contesssa Marie, Lavinia Joy and Taffy.
From Sherman, NY - a wonderful card from Shellie W.
From Rochester, NY - an unsigned postcard with Harry Houdini on the front.
From Pittsburgh, PA - Melissa D.
From Eugene, OR - Lori B sent me a picture of a cat after taking a bath!
From Perth, Australia - Wendy and Bill
From Mayville, NY - Buddy the library dog and finally
From Elyria, OH - some very creative, original postcards from my school friends: Max B.,
Jayna P., Chira E., Abbey S., Anna A., Trinity M., Bryanna N., Paco L., Mason R., Ryley S.,
Ashley M., Connor, Emily G., and Tristan P.
Great work everyone! Please ask your friends, neighbors and family members to write. Tell me what your favorite book is or just send a line to say hello! Write to: Thackeray, c/o Ripley Free Library, P.O. Box 808, Ripley, NY 14775

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy Holidays Everyone! The Ripley Free Library is looking forward to another exciting year.
This year, Thackeray, the library cat has a special request. He is hoping to receive post cards, cards or letters from his friends all over the world. He'd like his friends to tell their friends who tell their friends, etc. Tell them in facebook, their emails, their text friends, everyone they know.
Send it to... Thackery, C/O Ripley Free Library, PO Box 808, Ripley, NY 14775.
You need only to sign with your first name & last initial. He will post the places he's heard from here in his blog and on facebook. Thanks!