Monday, August 25, 2008

The Awards! Gold and Silver!

Hey, guys, weren't the Beijing Olympics exciting? The swimming, the men's volleyball and basketball teams going down to the wire--wow! I just love the Olympics, and, as I said earlier, it never fails to have lots of drama. Congratulations, all you athletes and especially all USA teams, who've brought home more medals than ever.

And speaking of medals, it's time to give out the awards for the Boys Rule Boys Read Olympics of Reading! The gold goes to---ta ta ta daaa!!--Mikey, aka Lord Vader!! With 11 points (8 of them from nonfiction reviews!) he tore ahead of the pack like Usain Bolt. Come down to Imaginon and get your Joust Read T-shirt!

The silver goes to--bom bom bom!!!--cyber kid 303! With just one review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, he managed to get 5 points. Well done, cyber kid. You can come to Imaginon or, now that Zack is on our team, you could go to the Matthews library and get 2 books from the giveaway shelves.

The bronze goes, we have no one to give the bronze to. Uh oh! Well, the Olympics came right at the end of summer and ended just as school started, so a lot of you were probably on vacation or getting ready for school. So how about this; we'll extend the Olympics of Reading for 10 days, that is until September 3 at 9:00 pm. That' ll give everyone a chance to readjust to going back to school but still give you time to fire in a review or two. We know you won't have much time, but maybe you could tell us about a book you've read in the past (remember, don't review a book you've already done). Don't forget that nonfiction books are good and often are quick reads. (Hint: we have a nonfiction section on our list that says "Here's a list of all the books we've talked about.") Plus, to make the offer better, we will double the prize for bronze. You will get this Max Axiom: The Shocking Story of Electricity CD-ROM and get to choose one book from the giveaway shelves at Imagionon or Matthews! All right, guys,let's get to those keyboards and send in those reviews! The rules will stay the same except that we'll eliminate the Marathon category since cyber kid already reviewed HP and the DH. The rules (and the list) are on the side bar on the left-hand side of the page. Don't forget to use the format under those rules.
Keeping the Olympic spirit alive,
The Boys Rule Boys Read Olympics Committee
PS--does this mean that Darth Bill and Jedi Master Zack have to continue their truce??

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