Posted tagged ‘New Moon’

Twilight – The desire lingers

October 26, 2010

Dear Stephenie Meyer: 

Hi
First let me say that I love your Twilight series; I am looking forward to seeing Breaking Dawn when it comes to theatres.  It will be interesting to see if the director and screen writer can bring your vision and words to the big screen.  

Your books have given me something to talk about with the high school girls.  Like you, I have sons.  Boys will talk to me about Twilight, but usually they are much more “hush-hush” about their interest.  Although when I tell a shy boy – if they are “at a loss for words” when talking to a girl – talk to them about Twilight.  Their eyes will light up like I have told them an untold secret of the universe.” 

Ever since your books became a hot topic, I have had to keep them behind the circulation desk.  Not because they have questionable material in them, not that we have had parents requesting a district form in order to have a book restricted…no, we have to keep them behind the counter to keep them from being stolen.

When I first noticed the books missing, I thought perhaps that my library student assistants were having trouble alphabetizing….but when I couldn’t find the missing copies…and I found just the cover of Eclipse buried under one of the book cases…I decided I could either have a library with zero copies of the Twilight saga or I could keep them behind the counter. 

I’ve kept a sign on the shelf where your books would normally be stating that if students were interested in one of the books in the series they could see Mrs. Hot downstairs and I would check out a copy to them.  I don’t why I feel that I need  to apologize that I have a zero-tolerance for stealing.  Some people have the opinion that students are going to steal and we will just have to do without the books or keep buying cheap paperback copies and going to used book stores.  I think that’s wrong. 

When the movie Eclipse was due to be released, I promoted our Eclipse quiz (we had a contest for Twilight and New Moon too) with the grand prize being tickets to the movie premiere.  I had all of 10 kids pick up a quiz, only 5 returned them.  The questions were not that hard.  So, I thought, “Oh, the Twilight desire is waning. ”

At the start of this school year, the librarian and I thought it would now be “safe” now to return the Twilight series to the shelves.  I had a student help me carry them back upstairs and we re-shelved the novels.  We were doing well until a few weeks ago when I checked the counts of what was on the shelves and what was available.  We were missing one or two copies of each title. 

A few days later, I was picking up trash and pushing in chairs (funny I didn’t think that was mother to 2,200 students) when I found a copy of Eclipse shoved under a table….missing the cover.  We thought that we’d have to donate this copy to a classroom library since it was missing the cover….until I remembered the cover I had found years earlier…missing it’s book.  Voila!  The rescued copy was introduced to a new cover. 

Once again I have stacks of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn behind the counter and it looks like a Borders book store on the day that Breaking Dawn was released. 
I have to say that I’m actually glad I have never been able to catch a book signing with Mrs Meyer.   
The Twilight series…autographed? 
I would have to keep those under lock and key.   : )

A vampire movie the guys will love –

July 9, 2010

C’mon we all knew that a parody of the Twilight Saga had to be coming to the big screen. 
Yes, premiering at theatres on August 18th, but you can see a preview now –
This is one I won’t be taking the kids to….but I can’t wait to see it!  If it is half as funny as the following clip it be worth the price of admission. 

Eclipse Quiz

May 23, 2010

Now that STAR testing is over – before finals start – it is time for the Eclipse Quiz. 
Starting on Monday morning students can stop by the circulation desk and pick up an Eclipse Quiz. 

Before Twilight was released a few years ago, I wrote a quiz for the book and we had a contest in the library.  First prize was two tickets to see the premiere.  I did the same with New Moon.  Students picked up their quiz and were able to return it a few days later.  When they returned the completed quiz, the first thing they would say was, “Mrs. Hot!  This was really hard!  I’m glad you aren’t my English teacher!” 

Frankly, I am too.  When I get all the quizzes back and I sit down to grade them this coming Memorial Day weekend, I am going to ask myself WHY did I add an essay question this time? 

If you are interested in having a contest yourself, check back here after the contest is over. 
I will post 10 of the 45 questions.  Good Luck.

New Moon Bulletin Board

November 8, 2009

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I have been neglectful in sharing some of my many Twilight series of boards and displays.  With only 10 days left until the movie premieres, it is not too late to put up a display to encourage your students to “Read the Book, See the Movie.” 

image 4 There are many places where you can find suitable posters/photos for a New Moon display.  Hot Topic, Target, Wal-Mart and my personal budget friendly spot…the Internet. 

     In five minutes I can find and save 15 – 20 photos to use, that all have the principal’s seal of approval. 

     If you are printing photos be sure to have good photo paper and enough color ink. 

Wait until you see the photos for Breaking Dawn….I will have to censor that board! 

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     I am a big fan of ribbon…and with red satin ribbon being featured on the cover of Eclipse… 

     I use it often on the Twilight series boards.  Michael’s is the place I go, although you may have a better option.  
     I found this ribbon on sale for $1.99 for the spool. 

     Remember the lettering:  Whether you are lucky enough to have push-pin letters, die cuts from Ellison, or a Cricut…don’t forget your title!  I saw this idea at Borders

image 5     A 3-D addition that I am fortunate to have, are old movie projector film reels. 

     I don’t know where you can find these ancient artifacts these days…
perhaps on an archeological dig somewhere….but two ideas come to mind. 

     1.  Ebay or 2.  Go to the teacher who has been on campus the longest and see if you can rummage around in their storage room/closet. 

     If your school has a theatre or media room, check the cabinets for hidden treasures. 

     As you can see I used the red ribbon to substitute for the film, but I have even used exposed 35 mm film and old film strips in displays.

While you are at Michael’s, pick up this picture frame kit idea that I have turned into a count down calendar.  image 8

Hope this post gives you some good ideas to create some excitement in your libraries for the premiere of New Moon.

Only 13 more days – New Moon

November 6, 2009

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We have a count down going in my library.  New Moon is less than 2 weeks away. 
The students come in to check how many more days on a calendar I made. 
They stand at the counter, not to check out a book, but to find out if I am going to see New Moon.  They want to know where am I going to see it, and do I have my tickets already…the questions go on and on. 

I am thinking of going to Garden Walk in the land of the Giant Mouse.  The theatre there is opened only to people 21 and older.  I might actually get to see it with out teen age girls screaming at Taylor without his shirt on…and Rob…ahem…there’s certainly a lot of Rob showing…if Rob was at school, I’d have to write him a detention for indecent exposure. 

More importantly, the students are anxious for my quiz to come out on Monday. 
Yes, the HotLibraryTech has written a quiz for New Moon.  I wrote one for Twilight as well.  Of all the entires for Twilight, over 150, we only had two perfect scores. 

Starting Monday, students can pick up a quiz, written from the book.  They then have 4 days to return it to me.  Two girls came in today, all shy.  “We have a question about the quiz,” they said, practically in unison….the choir director would have been proud.  “Do we have to take the quiz here in the library, or can we take it home?”  I told them they could take it home, it’s due on Friday.  “Are you going to make it a ‘open book exam’?” I asked.  When they walked out the front doors, they dissolved into polite little giggles.  Today, by the time announcements were over and student lunch had begun, the campus was ‘a buzz’ with excitement. 

The grand prize is two tickets to the premiere of New Moon on November 20th. 
Am I cool or what?  Maybe it will negate the fact that I have written 10 detentions this week for cell phone use. 

New Moon is Coming….

August 25, 2009

If you work at the high school level, half the population is waiting for New Moon (the movie) to be released. 
I plan to generate a little excitement by having several of the library’s computers set up with the latest New Moon screensavers. 
This year I also hope to have a computer set up with book review videos for the students to watch.  First I have to get past IS and the multitude of firewalls.  While I figure out that bit of advanced technology…enjoy these peeks into New Moon. 

The second video is supposedly “fan made”.  Looks pretty darn good if you ask me.