I'm excited about the Hunger Games movies. I probably shouldn't be - I've been burned a little too often by books-turned-to-movies. And I'm most disappointed when books I loved turn out to be lackluster films, and my love for The Hunger Games movie - casting for Katniss The Hunger Games burns like a thousand fiery suns! Okay, fan-girl moment over.... So the latest news for the upcoming trilogy is that Katniss has finally been cast - just a couple of days ago Jennifer Lawrence of Winter's Bone won the role. Read more
You might not know it, but librarians like to share literary jokes and library videos. Okay, it sounds kind of lame when I type it out, but it's still true. I have enjoyed watching the escapades of the Jane Austen's Fight Club ninja librarian, destroying people for talking on their cell phones and answering reference questions in a puff of smoke. I have owned a Rex Libris poster, threatening punks who fail to turn in their books. And I keep up on my Unshelved comics. And so, in keeping with this tradition, last week I was called into the office of another librarian so she could show me the lasted combo of Jane Austen and pop culture... Jane Austen's Fight Club.
What comic book series am I wild about right now? Why, it's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley! It's about Scott, a lovable Canadian slacker, and his mysterious, awesome, possibly-a-secret-ninja girlfriend, Ramona Flowers. Oh, and his roommate, Wallace Wells, and his band, the Sex Bob-ombs, and all of Ramona's evil ex-boyfriends....