Who’s that Girl – Alexandra Potter

whos that girlIf only you knew then what you know now… Imagine if you could go back ten years and meet your younger self; would you recognise her? And what advice would you give? Wear sunscreen! Back away from those PVC trousers? DON’T give that idiot your phone number? Lemon juice won’t bleach your hair; it just attracts wasps… He’s the one – don’t let him go! For Charlotte Merryweather, there’s no need to imagine. She’s about to find out for real. With surprising consequences… Alexandra Potter’s deliciously funny and enchanting romantic comedy looks at life, love and what might happen if you could turn back time.

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City of Fallen Angels: Book 4 – Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen AngelsLove, blood, betrayal and revenge – the stakes are higher than ever in the fourth book in the bestselling Mortal Instruments sequence

Simon Lewis is having some trouble adjusting to his new life as a vampire, especially now that he hardly sees his best friend Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadowhunter – and spending time with her new boyfriend, Jace. Simon decides he needs a break and heads out of the city – only to discover that sinister events are following him. Realizing that the war they thought they’d won might not yet be over, Simon has to call on his Shadowhunter friends to save the day – if they can put their own splintering relationships on hold long enough to rise to the challenge.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

OnehundredyearsGabriel Garcia Marquez’s great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buenedia family and of Mocondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Mocondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book and only Aureliano Buendia can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy with comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century.

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Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in theFlorentino Ariza has never forgotten his first love. He has waited nearly a lifetime in silence since his beloved Fermina married another man. No woman can replace her in his heart. But now her husband is dead. Finally – after fifty-one years, nine months and four days – Florentino has another chance to declare his eternal passion and win her back. Will love that has survived half a century remain unrequited?

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Dannii: My Story – Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue first appeared on television aged seven. She signed her first record deal at the age of seventeen and ever since she has been wowing audiences around the world with her charm and her charisma. The daughter of a Danniidancer mother, Dannii found the spotlight early and discovered a passion for entertaining that has never faded. After early soap opera appearances, including Home and Away, a string of chart hits in the early 90s (Love And Kisses, Success, Jump To The Beat, Baby Love, This Is It . . .) launched Dannii as an established pop singer before she then re-invented herself as one of the world’s most popular female dance acts. Most recently, she has found a new army of loving fans as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent, where she has charmed audiences with her sincerity, compassion and warmth.

I’d tell you that I love you but then I have to Kill You – Ally Carter

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school — that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE, the latest in chemical warfare in science; and students received extra credit for I'd tell youbreaking CIA codes in computer class. In truth, Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses — but it’s really a school for spies. Cammie Morgan is a second-generation Gallagher Girl, and by her sophomore year she’s already fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways (three of which involve a piece of uncooked spaghetti). But the one thing the Gallagher Academy hasn’t prepared her for is what to do when she falls for an ordinary boy who thinks she’s an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, and track him through a mall without his ever being the wiser, but can she have a regular relationship with a boy who can never know the truth about her? Cammie may be an elite spy in training, but in her sophomore year, she’s beginning her most dangerous mission — she’s falling in love.

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Trackers – Patrick Carman

In the 21st century landscape of bits and bytes, everyone leaves a digital footprint–even the most advanced cyber criminals. And that’s where the Trackers come in. Four tech-savvy kids armed with high-tech video cameras and trackersesoteric coding skills, the trackers can find almost anyone, anywhere.Through a collage of videos, text, and websites, Trackers #1 follows Adam, Finn, Lewis and Emily as they become entangled in a high-tech, high-stakes game of cat and mouse with Shantorian, the world’s most dangerous hacker. At least, that’s who they think they’re tracking… As the four dig deeper into the shadowy world of online crime, they soon learn that things aren’t always as they seem.

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Comedy Week @SSC Library

Comedy Week was held in the last week of term 1.

There was a laughing display

There was a laughing display

and a display of humorous books for students to borrow

and a display of humorous books for students to borrow

Our desktop screen showed a great comedy routine during recess and lunchtimes. . . . . but the highlight for the week was definitely the Best Joke competition, which captured the enthusiasm of both senior and junior students, and kept the Library staff in stitches reading all the entries.

A big thankyou to everyone who helped to make  Comedy week a lot of fun!