Thursday, July 30, 2009

Stephen Morrissey Monopoly Champ 2009

It was a competition to the finish as players tried to buy the most property, build it up with houses and hotels while saving as much cash as possible. The most successful entrepreneur was Stephen Morrissey.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Google Book Contest--Win Prizes

Have you seen the contest -- New! Explore the world of Google Books. Play the game today.

Clash guitarist Mick Jones has become a 'guerrilla librarian'

The Clash's lead guitarist Mick Jones has swapped the noisy world of punk rock for a quiet life as a librarian.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Write About Your History--Win Summer Camp at Mission Quest Flight Camp


This release is sent on behalf of Lynn Geddie, who has established teen essay contest. Please contact Lynn at with any questions.


If I may, I want to share with you an idea I am working on with my teenage son, Reid. As an educator or librarian, I hope you will become as excited as we are about this project. After much research into my own father’s military role in WWII he has written an essay about his grandfather for a class project at his Middle School in Newnan, GA. We both came away from the finished project with a greater appreciation and deeper understanding of the sacrifices made by all of our veterans. As well, Reid gained a wealth of knowledge about the grandfather he never met which gave him a real and lasting connection to him. Further, this project increased his ability to be familiar with, and learn to develop an accurate essay format.

Our request is a simple one really. Would you be interested in listing the project on your site or in your newsletters for teens that have relatives or role models who are veterans that might want to participate in submitting story for possible inclusion in a collection honoring our veterans? The teen can write about any veteran that served in WWII or any period all the way through to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are asked to have their parent or guardian sign a form to give us permission to publish the essays that will be chosen for inclusion in a book of the collection©. This project is free and open to all teens between the ages of 13 and 17. The top essay winner will receive a (2010) summer camp experience, titled MISSION QUEST at Warner Robins Museum of Aviation (this project is listed on the Education page of the museum’s web site: ) and the 2nd place winner will receive a $50. cash prize. None of the entrant’s contact information will be shared with any entity or organization except the aviation museum which will be given the winner’s information so that arrangements for camp can be made. This project is sponsored privately by our family with the camp scholarship donated in memory of our father and grandfather a WWII pilot and American veteran. All teen authors who have an essay chosen will be given a certificate of merit. This will help Reid with his independent study putting together the collection; as a community project he plans to present it at his school’s Veteran’s Day program in November and give a copy to our local VFW.

In offering this project to our teens it is my hope that we can achieve several objectives; as mentioned, the teen will make a real connection to those who have made individual sacrifices for the betterment of our country; learn to distinguish the difference between what great courage or strength of character is and that of fame or celebrity; and last, will foster an awareness that our veterans are the true mentors and role models for all Americans. I have found throughout my life that learning comes through active participation in a task and feel the younger generation is in need of understanding what is truly important for the continued success of America. Our goal is to receive hundreds of essays and publish the best essays in a book, therefore giving as many teens as possible exposure to this learning experience©. Registration is free through our website; the deadline for essays is October 15, 2009.

If you are interested and can post our essay project please contact us at:, my personal e-mail or visit our website to learn more about us at: Our website features the guidelines and essay criteria and more about who we are and why we are sponsoring this project. Thank you in advance for your help and please contact me with any questions or comments.


Lynn M. Geddie,

Newnan, Georgia

Daughter of Capt. Dave Matison, Jr. WWII CBI Hump Pilot

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Monday, July 20, 2009

It's Twilight Again

"Twilight" is officially coming to comics, and seeing as how comic book creations like Iron Man and the X-Men helped inspire author Stephenie Meyer to write "Twilight" in the first place, that shouldn't surprise anyone. Though movie fans won't be seeing photo-realistic versions of Meyer's characters straight off the big screen, certain features unique to "Twilight" and "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" actors such as Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will influence the artistic rendering by Korean artist Young Kim.

Septimus Heap "Magyk" Movie

David Frankel Helming Septimus Heap
Source: Variety July 15, 2009

Marley & Me helmer David Frankel is set to direct animated fantasy Septimus Heap: Magyk at Warner Bros. Pictures, reports Variety.

Rob Lieber is adapting Angie Sage's seven-book series, which revolves around two babies switched at birth - a boy who's the seventh son of a seventh son and a girl destined to be a princess.

The first book, "Septimus Heap: Magyk," was published in 2005, and three others have since been published, with the fifth, "Syren," due out in September.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


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