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BEDA 01: A Beginning of Sorts

Today marks the beginning of BEDA, Blog Every Day April, spearheaded by YA author Maureen Johnson (#BEDA for those following along on Twitter). I’m join in, seeing as I’ve been terrible about blogging consistently. Can’t promise where my post will appear (I’m primary author on two blogs and an admin on three others), but I […]

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Cash Cow

Catherine Hardwicke found another way to cash in on the movie franchise she lost. Hardwicke’s book, Twilight: Director’s Notebook, will be published just days before the DVD release of Twilight. The story and details are here. There is little to recommend Hardwicke’s work as a director on this film (I haven’t seen her other films), […]

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Quit Gnawing on My Hand, Darcy

Remember my post awhile back about writing zombies into classic works of literature? There’s more information on the publisher’s website. “Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice).” There isn’t a preview available in Google Books at time of posting but, good or bad (worse […]

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Books and Plays and Things

I chose to work this MLK Jr Day. I am one of two people present in my unit  and maybe one of ten present in the entire cataloging division. I’m rather enjoying the quiet though. I am desperately trying to get through Sense and Sensibility before I watch the movie (1995 with Kate Winslet, Emma […]

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A Zombie Christmas Carol

Mr. Fantastic Fiction is back over at Libba Bray’s blog. Huzzah for paragraph-long sentences! And zombies. In fact, Mr. FF believes that any piece of literature can be improved by the appearance of the undead. Mr. FF offers the following example (and many more): Moby Dick: Two words—Zombie. Whale. YES. Mr. FF issued the following […]

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Pensacola

A drawback of seeking out warmer weather: allergies. When I left Indiana, frosts had pretty much eliminated that problem. Here, not so much. I have a lot of sinus pressure and was glad Russell wanted to spend the day in. It must be a little amusing watching me move around. The room tends to do […]

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Of Monks and Samurai

A few things I’ve recently wanted to read or see: Reading The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I’m about 140 pages in and it’s decent thus far. It’s certainly a nice break from a certain stupid shiny vampire. Books by Maureen Johnson. I’ve been meaning to pick up some of her books for awhile now. Since […]

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OBOB Voting

Here’s some voting practice for B-town locals: cast your vote for the book to be read during One Book One Bloomington! I haven’t read any of these titles but this looks like a pretty good selection.  I ended up voting for Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro although I will probably add all of […]

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Can’t Uncurl Toes

I know I shouldn’t post on this because, in doing so, I’ll reveal myself to be no different than the rabid Twigirls out there who are also posting and gushing about this but I’ll take the risk. The new Twilight poster is horrifying. It’s not the eyes (although the color should have been toned down, […]

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Ah, the Weekend

I finally got my hands on a copy of Neil Gaiman’s latest, The Graveyard Book (surprisingly, the hold list wasn’t too long at the library).  I have thoroughly enjoyed what I’ve read thus far! I know I will want to go back and listen to Gaiman reading the book, which anyone can do for free […]