Sunday, April 26, 2009

A lot of new books

After the book fair we have plenty of new books coming in to all 3 libraries. The library got to pick up books worth 15% of the total amount you bought at one of the companies stall. And there was quite a few books we think you will enjoy.

We also replaced some of the books we already had with fresh copies. We now have 6 fresh copies of Agatha Christie novels, and one new copy of the Lord of the Rings.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More guitar book votes please!

Ok - I need more votes on which guitar book to get, so I have prolonged the voting time.

Read this post, and then vote to the right please!

Update: Even a few more dates left to vote!

Unaccustomed earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Some books I just want to grab immediately and start reading when they arrive at the library. Just look at how beautiful the cover is? And I have read so much praise for it.

Unaccustomed earth was the list of the 10 best books of 2008 by the New york Times:

"There is much cultural news in these precisely observed studies of modern-day Bengali-Americans — many of them Ivy-league strivers ensconced in prosperous suburbs who can’t quite overcome the tug of traditions nurtured in Calcutta. With quiet artistry and tender sympathy, Lahiri creates an impressive range of vivid characters — young and old, male and female, self-knowing and self-deluding — in engrossing stories that replenish the classic themes of domestic realism: loneliness, estrangement and family discord."

Yes, this is also a collection of short stories, just like her previous Pulitzer prize winning book Interpreter of maladies.

And I am sure this book must be interesting for many students at KIS, read this:

"here are eight stories of people who struck their roots into unaccustomed earth, either themselves or by their parents: typically Indian roots in America, sometimes via England (as in the case of Lahiri’s own parents)" From the Blurb

Ok - I should stop quoting other people right now, and start reading it.

The good universities guide 2009, Australia

For those of you who are planning to go to university in Australia, this new University guide might be interesting. And here is the corresponding website.

The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo

Since Nemesis has been constantly checked out since it arrived in the HS library, I felt we needed some more books by Jo Nesbo. It seems difficult to get the 2 first books in the Harry Hole series (The bat man and the Cockroaches) but the Redbreast is the 3rd. (Nemesis is the 4th).

Read more about Nesbo and Harry Hole.

Business and management revision workbook

"This Revision Workbook is intended for use by students following the International Baccalaureate course in Business and Management and accompanies the main textbook Business and Management, available from IBID Press."

Read more

Mind Explosion Max out your brain for exam success, by Verity Aylward

Would you like to…

* Revise for less time but to maximum effect?
* Get motivated and stay on track?
* Tap into your own brainpower - with surprising results?
* Re-learn and recall stacks of notes in short sharp bursts of time?
* Diagnose specific ways in which you can improve your grades?
* Use exam practice to find your winning strategy?
* Confront anxiety and stress - or use it to your own advantage?
* Maximize your exam performance on the day?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then the principles and strategies taught in Mind Explosion: Max Out Your Brain For Exam Success are for you.

Read more about the author and the book and why not check out the blog with the compelling name

Monday, April 6, 2009

Guitar books for the library

Inspired by the Great Music Festival arranged at the school last week, I decided to get some guitar songbooks for the library. There are so many out there, so I would like your opinion on what to get.

Below are links to a few books. Look at the links to find more info on the books, and which songs are included, and then vote in the poll to the right.

You can of course give me another suggestion as well, then just comment on this post (here is an extensive list of books to give you some ideas) . But please write your name, so that I can get back to you.

  1. Monster book of rock guitar
  2. The definitive guitar songbook
  3. Guitar Hero songbook
  4. The Beatles complete Chord songbook
  5. Forget about the books! Subscribe to Guitar world instead!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

Book review - Peeps by Scott Westerfeld from Anna Kagedal on Vimeo.

In this video I am talking about Peeps by Scott Westerfeld. The Sequel The last days is also mentioned.

You can really hear that I am in a school, all though I tried to hide from the most public spaces this time. But at one point the bell rings. School it is.