Battle of the Books – March Madness – The Finals!!!

Hello Readers,

Well the final game is set over in the sporty ball world, and now our final book battle is set.

The finals will include The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, a recent Newbery Award recipient versus Prisoner B-3087 by local NC legend Alan Gratz.

So who will come out on top?

Vote Now…

Read On,

Mr. H

Battle of the Books – March Madness… The Final Four

Hello Readers,

Well it’s done for me, both Fatal Fever and Airman have bowed out of the tournament, but we still have four books to choose from.

I think I see the winner from here….

Do you?

Here comes The Final Four…

You know a book with a girl in the title is going to win here.

I think Prisoner B might just take the whole thing, but I also picked Airman at the beginning, so what do I know.  Maybe we should ask Alan Gratz himself?

You have a week to vote and then on to the Finals!!!

Read on,

Mr. H

Battle of the Book March Madness – On To Round Three

Hello Readers,

We we are now ready to revel the winners of the second round of our Battle of the Books March Madness competition, and introduce round three!

So check out the games and vote for your favorite.  My bracket is a bit busted as I had Fatal Fever over The Watch That Ends the Night.

Share these games widely and best of luck to your favorite book… which should be Airman.  🙂

Read on,

Mr. H

Battle of the Books March Madness – Round Two

Hello Readers,

Well only seven of you voted in round one, so we hope many more will help us with round two.  You have until March 19 to vote for these round two battles.

Make sure to tell your friends and have fun voting.

Read on,

Mr. H

March Madness

Hello Readers,

Boy has new content on this blog all but dried up?  Well we are back with our new Battle of the Books team and some reading news.

First Battle of the Books, you may wonder what that is all about?  We here in North Carolina participate in a reading competition called Battle of the Books.  Each year a list of books is chosen and students compete at local, district and state levels to answer questions about the list of books.  It was our first year competing and we had a great time at our district finals, even though we finished somewhere in the middle of the 23 teams that competed in our county finals.

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Now our Battle team is interested in creating a March Madness competition using the current Battle List.  Take a look at our bracket…

BOB Bracket 2017

Now how about you help us out and vote on the books you think should move on to the next round.






Please Vote… and tell your friends.

The second round will start soon.




Final Owl News Vote

So the Owls figured out that you could vote early and vote often, so now we are going to have a final vote and you can only vote once.

May the feather fall in your favor…

Owl News

OK Owls,

We have this great news program idea, but Owl News is just so boring.  So vote for the news name that you think is the best.

Let democracy decide…

NaNoWriMo 2017

Hello Reader,

So it has been a very long time since this blog has seen any new content, sorry about that.  I have been working with a NC Battle of the Books club and there has not been a ton to add here.  I hope that Guys Read will come out hiding soon, and we can get back to hijinks around reading.

Until then you are welcome to read my 2017 NaNoWriMo story.  I’m calling it Germantown, 1917 right now.  I’m not super happy with the title, so that might change.  I wanted a sort of Richard Peck kind of story and I hope that is how it reads.

Germantown, 1917

Remember this is a rough draft, I have not edited it at all and as of December 1, the story is not finished.  I got to 50,000 words last night and went to bed.  I will work on finishing the story in the next few days.


and Read on,

Mr. H