NewsBundlz
December 2012

Hello BBers,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! As we look forward to a little festivity and presents to unwrap in the next week or two, we also want to take a moment to celebrate the great books of this year. Check out our consolidated list of great books of 2012. (Hopefully some of these great titles are already under your tree just waiting for you to rip into them.)

And let's not forget - Happy New Year! Time to celebrate the turning of the calendar (not the Mayan Calendar but the one leading us to 2013)! Throw the confetti and shake your noise makers, BookBundlz is looking forward to some great things in 2013! The Author contest will open in January... some great changes to the site are in the works... and look for a renewed energy and involvement in Literacy. Oh, baby, how does it get better than this? It is going to be like opening Christmas presents all year long!

Enjoy your Holidays, and get ready to rock it New Year's style all 2013!

Putting on our Santa suits and getting ready to dole out the fun,
All of us at BookBundlz

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Best Books of 2012

Who made the list? Click here to see all the great picks!
(Look in the Best Seller Section)



Our December Book Pick for our
BB Book Club


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Buy now from:
Why Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
By J.K. Rowling?

Because...

"Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave, a modern-day cabinet of wonders ready to give a jolt of energy to every curious reader, no matter the time of day."

Read the "buzz" and tell us what you thought....

Choosen
by YOU

BB Readers
Wanna Join?


Our Other Monthly Features Include:

Non-Fiction:
Memoir of the Sunday Brunch
Memoir of the Sunday Brunch
By Julia Pandl

Teens:
Struck By Lightning
Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal
By Chris Colfer

Kids:
This Moose Belongs to Me
This Moose Belongs to Me
By Oliver Jeffers



Literacy News:


Our Mission
Literature for All of Us brings the rewards of reading and writing through book group discussions to teen parents and other young people in underserved neighborhoods. We build communities of readers, poets, and critical thinkers. We develop family literacy by providing children’s literature and child development resources to teen parents. We open worlds by opening books.

Our Vision
We envision a future when all young people have opportunities that enable them to access their voices, write their stories, embrace meaning in their lives, and imagine possibilities for their futures. In safe environments, they have the support of responsible adults as they grow into caring and empowered individuals.

To learn more, please go to: www.literatureforallofus.org


Oh, if the whole world could read, what a world it would be!


Newbie Books to Note:

The Midwife's Revolt
The Midwife's Revolt
By Jodi Daynard
(10/26/2012)

A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts
A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts
By Sebastian Faulks
(12/11/2012)

Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See
Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See
By Juliann Garey
(12/26/2012)

The Intercept: A Jeremy Fisk Novel
The Intercept: A Jeremy Fisk Novel
By Dick Wolf
(12/26/2012)



Weekly December Features:

City of Dark Magic
City of Dark Magic
By Magnus Flyte

Life Among Giants
Life Among Giants
By Bill Roorbach

Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
By Laini Taylor

The Woodcutter
The Woodcutter
By Kate Danley

Hand for a Hand
Hand for a Hand
By T. Frank Muir




Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal
Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal
By Chris Colfer



Last Day to Enter:


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Cold Quiet Country
Cold Quiet Country
By Clayton Lindemuth
On his last day in power, with a blizzard threatening 18 inches of snow, Sheriff Bittersmith is called to the scene of a crime. A farmer has been stabbed clean through the neck with a pitchfork. Two sets of tracks lead from the barn, and the dead man's frantic wife exclaims her daughter is missing.

The Lawgiver
The Lawgiver
By Herman Wouk
As Wouk and his characters contend with Moses and marriage, and the force of tradition, rebellion, and reunion, The Lawgiver reflects the wisdom of a lifetime. Inspired by the great 19-century novelists, one of America’s most beloved 20-century authors has now written a remarkable 21-century work of fiction.

Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
By Ken Jennings
Is any of it true? If so, how true? Ken Jennings wants to find out if mother and father always know best. All are called into question by our country’s leading trivia guru.

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New Discussion Questions Available:

I Couldn't Love You More
I Couldn't Love You More
By Jillian Medoff

A Partial History of Lost Causes
A Partial History of Lost Causes
By Jennifer DuBois

Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf
By Jodi Picoult


Find more discussion questions on our discussion questions page.



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