Name: Megan M.
Years at AHML: About 5 with a short hiatus in the middle somewhere.
Favorite Thing I Do at Work: Getting paid!!! Just kidding. Finding awesome new books to read.
Best Place to Read My Book: Weather permitting, either curled up in bed with my 3 dogs or out tanning by the pool.
Why I Like Reading YA: It’s fun and there’s lots of variety.
Gaiman’s narrator, a major bookworm, explains of his preference for myths over tales of other sorts: “They weren’t adult stories and they weren’t children stories. They were better than that. They just were.” Gaiman has written books for the very young and books for adults, but all have an almost timeless and ageless quality to them, and Ocean is no different. At under 200 pages, the book is a quick read, and while it’s currently marketed for adults, it’s perfect for teens. In fact, it’s perfect for anyone who’s searching for a fantasy book filled with the requisite magic and monsters, a story where terrifying beasties intrude on the quiet English countryside, or those looking to relive their childhood while realizing that you never really can, and probably shouldn’t.
- Overdrive: Download ebooks and audiobooks from the library
- Zinio: Download magazines from the library
- YALSA Teen Book Finder: Recommendations of award-winning and otherwise recognized good books
- Evernote: Save notes, images, web clips, and audio notes all in one place
- Voice Thread: Create a conversation using photos, documents, videos, diagrams, etc.
- Word Reference: Dictionary containing English, Spanish, and French languages
- Flashcards: Study aid
- Grades2: Enter the requirements for your classes and then see what you need to do get the grade you want
- Tango: Free texting that doesn’t use data rates – uses wifi or cellular network
- Flow Free: Connect the matching colors to create flowing pipes
- Dots: Make lines of the same color dots to make them disappear
- Cogs: Connect the cog puzzles
- Lumosity: Brain games and puzzles good for brain health
- Despicable Me - Minion Rush: If you like Temple Run
- Snapseed: Photo editor to enhance or transform your photos
- Color Splash: Selectively color your photos
- Photowizard free: A different photo editor
- Soundhound: Like the full version Shazam but free!
- Songza: Generates playlists according to your activity (i.e., studying, working out, etc.)
- Can I Stream it?: Find out where to stream movies and tv