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Zombify it! Competition

Posted by SalesianLibrary on July 26, 2010

Ever been reading a book and suddenly thought ”this would be so much better if someone had thought to put zombies into it’? I know I have! Which is partly why I decided to run a competition for the Library titled Zombify it!

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to take a chunk of text from a book you feel can be improved by zombies…and put zombies in there! The text you take from the book should be a maximum of 250 words.

 The competition is open to all Salesian Students, and entries can be handed in to the Library Staff, from Monday August 2 to Tuesday August 24. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced at the end of August. We have some great prizes for the winning three entries, including book and movie vouchers!

Remember, you must include the title and author of the piece of work you are zombifying or your entry will not be considered. Please also remember to make sure your full name, home group and year level are on your entry otherwise we will not know who you are!

 Good luck!


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Girlfriend Fiction Series

Posted by rportelli on July 16, 2010


Girlfriend Fiction is a collaboration between Allen & Unwin and Girlfriend Magazine.  There are currently 19 books in the series, with another one to be released in October.

We have recently purchased a copy of  The Boy/Friend for the library. 

Maude and Lou are best friends who live in the same street. She’s a smart girl from a sensible family. He’s a weirdo – a punk-rock musician. Despite being different, they’ve always hung out together. But when Lou asks Maude out on a date, all that changes.

A date with your best friend? How could that ever work?

We also have other books in this series available for borrowing:

My Life and Other Catastrophes    

Bookmark Days

Big Sky                                                        

Something More

Step up and Dance                                

Winter Grace

The Indigo Girls

How I Lost My Girlfriend and got her back Again

Go to the Girlfriend Fiction website to have a look at their other available titles.

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