Writing in the Margins: Fall 2015

It seems like almost every store has a loyalty program. There are some good ones out there. I am a fan of the Ulta and Sephora loyalty programs. Fannie Schmoe’s Bakery has offered a punch card that rewards customers after so many visits. However, the issue with many loyalty programs is that they track your purchases. Author Cory Doctorow has called this “putting a premium on privacy.” In other words, discounts are only offered when you agree to disclose some of your personal information.


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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Taking place in a futuristic Beijing, sixteen-year-old cyborg Cinder supports her lazy step-family by working as a mechanic at the town marketplace. Cinder finds herself in unusual circumstances when the prince of New Beijing comes to her market stand, desperately requesting the repair of his childhood android. He claims the android holds only sentimental value, bit Cinder suspects the android is far more important than that. It’s possible that the android holds a key secret pertaining to the horrible illness which has plagues the land for many years.


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Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

Cyn thinks that, even though he’s cute, there’s something seriously creepy about Mr. Gabriel, the new school librarian. And, to make matters worse, her best friend Annie is falling in love with him. But when Cyn finds Mr. Gabriel in a magical containment circle, horns growing and wings flowing, she knows that she has to save Annie and get Mr. Gabriel out of her school right now!


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Dorothy Must Die

Dorothy Must Die is a dark fantasy written by Danielle Paige, derived from the classic story, The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. This story focuses on Amy Gumm, a country Kansas girl who is swept away in a tornado and brought to the mythical Land of Oz.


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Watch Dogs

In Watch Dogs, you play Aiden Pearce, an anarchist hacktivist who fights criminals, the government, and corporations, primarily using his smart phone.


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Bandette: Presto by Paul Tobin

Bandette is the world’s greatest thief. She’s also a costumed teenager who uses her skills to not only thwart, but also to assist the police. Now an international criminal organization wants Bandette dead. Will she and her band of misfit street urchins survive?


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Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

The young adult novel, Man Made Boy tells a tale of trolls and nymphs, robots and dragons, living throughout the United States, and having to hide from the non-magical public.


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Writing in the Margins: Summer 2014

Community. It’s what drives us every day. We spent all of last year celebrating the fact that, in 1973, the people of Norridge and Harwood Heights decided that a public library was essential to their communities.


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