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Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Springtime means the flowers are blooming, the leaves are reappearing on the trees, and new books are coming out! Check out some of these great authors making appearances near you. February 28, 7pm, @ Kepler’s Are you a fan of thrilling, spine-tingling stories? Meet authors C.J. Omololu (Transcendence), Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Kimberly Derting (The […]

Four to Read More – No Love

Four to Read More – No Love

And now we present Four to Read More, mini collections of four books that share some common theme, whether it’s the name of a character, a cover design quirk, or something else. Inspired by Kelly Jensen’s “Three on a YA Theme” series at Book Riot (take a look – we’ll wait!), this series will highlight […]

Star-crossed Books – Happy Valentine’s Day!

Star-crossed Books – Happy Valentine’s Day!

Do you remember Blind Date With a Book from last year? By popular demand, it’s back again – but with a twist. This time, your secret brown bags continue not one, but two books, linked together by a common theme, historical moment, genre, inspiration, character….who knows? Just like Romeo and Juliet were star-crossed lovers, these […]

Bibliophiles’ Mutual Aid Society: Finding time to read

Bibliophiles’ Mutual Aid Society: Finding time to read

Last week members of the Casti community gathered to brainstorm strategies for having a rich life as a pleasure reader. Here are the ideas shared by students and adults in our community. We would love to hear your strategies for finding time to read in the comments below! Finding time to read: In addition to the recent […]

Five Steps For Making An Intentional Practice of Reading

Five Steps For Making An Intentional Practice of Reading

16 January 2015

What does it mean to make an intentional practice of reading? For me, it’s a way of life. When I was younger, I absolutely loved to read all the time. In elementary school, after I finished an assignment I would tuck my latest read inside a workbook and proceed to read about the BFG while […]

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Casti Senior Anna Caltabiano’s New Book Is Here!

Casti Senior Anna Caltabiano’s New Book Is Here!

16 January 2015

Now that the new year is upon us, it seems appropriate to feature on of Casti’s very own students, who has a not-so-secret life as an author! After swallowing the remains of my crumbled granola bar, I cautiously stepped into “Mr. Smoot’s room – the one with the dog bed” and spotted my victim immediately. […]

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Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

02 January 2015

Happy new year! Make 2015 the one where you meet your favorite author in person. Here’s where he or she may be appearing in the next few months. January 6, 7pm, @ Books Inc – Opera Plaza One of the most hotly anticipated new books of 2015, Vivan Apple at the End of the World, […]

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Four to Read More — I See Dead People

Four to Read More — I See Dead People

02 January 2015

And now we present Four to Read More, mini-collections of four books that share some common theme, whether it’s the name of a character, a cover design quirk, or something else. Inspired by Kelly Jensen’s “Three on a YA Theme” series at Book Riot (take a look – we’ll wait!), this series will highlight some […]

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Award-Winning Author NoViolet Bulawayo Visits the Junior Class

Award-Winning Author NoViolet Bulawayo Visits the Junior Class

09 December 2014

All the junior backpacks piled around the outside library during long period 1 on Tuesday morning, November 11. Inside the library, NoViolet Bulawayo was ready to speak. Bulawayo is the author of We Need New Names, a novel read by the eleventh grade class for summer reading. We Need New Names tells the story of […]

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Two Short Book Reviews by Sho Sho H. ’19

09 December 2014

After a certain amount of nudging from Ms. Gomez, I finally put an end to my procrastination and sat down to write a series of book recommendations the day after Thanksgiving, in a food-induced coma. With winter stealthily approaching, (some are of the opinion that it has arrived, but I am still clinging to pumpkin […]

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