Lally’s Literati Strikes Again – FREE BOOKS FOR STUDENTS

The Used Book Superstore in Salem, NH held its closing sale this weekend and although it is sad to see another bookstore board up its windows, Lally’s Literati was able to pick up a LOT of books that are waiting for you… all you have to do is claim one!


2014-02-10 07.10.23Only a few of these titles are already allocated for distribution…

If you see something that you immediately wish to receive, all you have to do is sign up for Lally’s Literati here (just follow the instructions on the page, or see Mr. Lally). Since these books were insanely inexpensive, you will not have to pay anything for any of these titles. Preference will go to students who have not yet received anything yet. The link to the signup page is also under the RESOURCES tab in our header, for future reference.

Also, keep your eye on the wall near the FREE BOOKS table in the English Department – over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight some of these titles and add a description of it, to give you a better sense of whether you’d like a copy or not. And there’s a QR code posted on the same wall to help you conveniently sign up for this book-buying program.

Happy reading!


World Book Night is Coming Back to BHS

Great news, readers – for the third-straight year, BHS will be participating in World Book Night – an international event where people distribute free copies of excellent literature.

This year, four BHS English teachers were selected as book distributors, which means that on April 23rd, we will be giving away 20 copies of each of the following titles:

After the Funeral by Agatha Christie (mystery)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky (young adult)
This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff (memoir)
Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin (memoir)

Between World Book Night, the free book table in the English hallway, and Lally’s Literati, we conservatively estimate that we will have given away over 150 books for free this year. Reading is power!

Special thanks to Mrs. Bernard, Ms. Bularzik, Mr. Lally, and Ms. Stuart for signing up to be our book donors this year!

For a reminder of some of the activities that we did surrounding World Book Night 2013, CLICK HERE

And otherwise, stay tuned for descriptions of these titles and sneak previews of our 2014 World Book Night festivities as we approach the distribution date!

BHS Poetry Writing Class To Take On 30-Day Challenge

Mr. Lally’s Poetry Writing class has elected to take on a daunting writer’s challenge this year: 30 poems in 30 days. This project will be completed in conjunction with the 30-Day Poetry Project, a national project which started fairly recently, and owes a debt of inspiration to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), in which people aim to begin and complete an entire original novel in the month of November.

The 30-Day Poetry project takes place in April, which is National Poetry Month, and the students in the Poetry class will each aim to complete 30 original poems between April 1 and April 30. We’ll provide updates as the program approaches, but in the meantime, good luck, poets!