Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Book-o-scope: Your reading forecast

Wondering what to read next?  The answer is in the stars! 
Click on any title to reserve a copy at the CCPL branch near you.

Aries  Mar 21 - Apr 19:   You're about to discover that your effect on the world is much more dramatic than you thought. This may cause you to seriously rethink your future plans. Read The True Adventures of Charley Darwin by Carolyn Meyer to learn how young Charles Darwin found his calling and developed his groundbreaking theories.

Taurus  Apr 20 - May 20:   Your charming nature can cross language barriers and thousands of miles if you need it to -- just turn it on and point it at the right person. Read Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castellucci, about two teenage ballet dancers whose friendship overcomes huge cultural and political differences.

 Gemini   May 21 - Jun 21:   You're a social butterfly right now - expect your calendar to be full of events and activities, and get ready to make new friends and acquaintances from all walks of life. Be open to new experiences and read Tangled by Carolyn Mackler, about a group of teens who cross paths during a Caribbean vacation and change each others' lives.

Cancer  Jun 22- July 22:   Take time right now to take good care of yourself, you're going to need all your energy to handle the enormous and exciting opportunities about to come your way. Get plenty of rest, relaxation, exercise and a healthy breakfast, and read Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus, about a boy who has wild adventures in a magical version of New York City.

Leo  Jul 23 - Aug 22:   You've been having deep thoughts lately; it's time to figure out your philosophy of life. What do you believe in, what do you stand for? Think about it. Then read Saving Sky by Diane Stanley, about a girl who decides to stand up against hate, racism and fear in dystopian future world.

Virgo  Aug 23 - Sept 22:   You're feeling bold and in control lately...go with it! You have more power than you realize, and can make the changes you want to see in your life. Get used to being in charge, like Durango is, in the dystopian adventure Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill. Read it, and be glad that you don't have to deal with an evil queen, cannibalistic bad guys, corrupt politicians, and a crew of misfits on Mars.

Libra  Sept 23 - Oct 22:   It's all about communication for you right now. Open up. Your friends and loved ones want to know what you're thinking. Speak your mind, but only to people you trust. Read Something to Blog About by Shana Norris to see what happens when Libby's private thoughts suddenly go very, very public.

Scorpio  Oct 23 - Nov 21:   Now is the time for you to use your brain but trust your gut. Listen to your intuition, follow your hunches, and go after the things you know you need. Read Lily Dale: Awakening by Wendy Corsi Staub and meet Calla, who uses her intuition and psychic visions to solve murders.

Sagittarius  Nov 22 - Dec 21:   Look out! There are surprises ahead -- sudden challenges, new adventures, and unexpected dangers. Read the fast-paced adventure Devil's Breath by David Gilman and be ready for anything (although hopefully you won't find yourself dodging assassins' bullets in Namibia.)

Capricorn  Dec 22 - Jan 19:   You have great ideas and amazing plans for the new year and they're all going to happen more quickly and easily than you expected. Dream big! And read the hilarious I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb, about a misfit boy's scheme to take over the world.

Aquarius  January 20 - Feb 18:   Your ability to motivate people is at an all-time high right now, thanks to the mass of exciting energy surrounding you. Be sure to use your powers for good, not evil, like Danica learns to do at a very special boarding school for exceptional teens in The Candidates, by Inara Scott. Read it and focus your energies.

Pisces  Feb 19 - March 20:   Don't let your worries run your life! Simply turn your back on the things that are bothering you and get back in touch with your inner cheerleader: pat yourself on the back, think about the people you love, and read Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick. Its main character, the ever-optimistic Amber Appleton, is a good role model for you now.

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