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Mar. 18, 2011 at 10:15am The Hunger Games movie - casting for Katniss

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 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

Aug. 3, 2010 at 2:15pm Jane Austen's Fight Club

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 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.
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Oct. 16, 2009 at 12:19pm Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

What comic book series am I wild about right now?  Why, it's 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....
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