Friday, 15 January 2010

Most Popular Authors

Thought I'd tell you all what our most popular authors were last year.

1. Jacqueline Wilson
2. Darren Shan
3. Stephenie Meyer
4. Roald Dahl
5. Meg Cabot

This is Stephenie Meyer's first appearance in our top five, and it's interesting in the fact that it has pushed JK Rowling out. Is Harry out of vogue? Are vampires the 'in' thing? It would certainly seem so at the moment.

Personally, I am a huge HP fan and late last year I also became a huge Twilight fan. I become so engrossed in both series of books that it's difficult for me to say which I prefered. Having said that though, I do agree with Stephen King when he said he felt Rowling had the edge over Meyer in terms of writing technique.

Good to see Darren Shan in the top five again, despite the recent film release being panned. I enjoy his books and would hate to see him slip down.

Monday, 4 January 2010

HaPpY nEw YeAr!

Can it really be 2010, already?

First day back at work today after two weeks off for Christmas. Spending it tidying up lose ends from last term - finishing off the statistical report and hand-covering the last of our new stock.

Had a meeting with the library helpers at lunchtime. They are to do a wall display focusing on new year's resolutions. Will they finish it in a week? When they all get together they're so loud and full of beans, so the jury's still out on that one. They made a new year promise to me today that they would all concentrate on working well together - maybe keeping promises is their team resolution...