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With my MLIS degree complete and my first part-time real librarian position in high gear I find that my pleasure reading has gotten back on track. I figured now would be the time to get back to blogging. Let's hope I can keep on top of my books. So with my trusty Pomeranian dog "Spike" stiill by my side I will continue the challenge to read 1001 books.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Woman In Black by Susan Hill

I went into this novel with high expectations and now that I am finished I can only hope that the movie is better.

While I enjoyed the spooky images portrayed of the grieving woman who haunts the moors around Eel Marsh House in Victorian England, I found most of the plot to be a bit predictable and was not that surprised at the reasoning for the haunt. That being said, I can see how, under a good director's hand, this could be made into a potent and scary film, so I am hoping that the movie will move me more than the novel did.

I may have mentioned before that I am an avid film buff and every year I arise at 5:30am on Oscar nomination day to see what has been chosen. There were a few surprises this morning. I was very surprised to see Jonah Hill's name come up and am now looking forward to seeing Moneyball which should be arriving in the mail from Amazon today.I have heard good and very bad about The Tree of Life, so it's nomination for Best Picture was a bit of a shock. I have seen four of the nine Picture nominees, so it looks like I'll be heading back to the theaters to see Hugo, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Warhorse, and will need to rent Tree of Life after I watch my video of Moneyball. Are you Oscar obsessed like I am and try to see all the nominees? Were there any surprises for you this year?

I'm in the middle of Dick Van Dyke's autobiography and it is proving to be pretty interesting. For now, until my next post...

Good Day and Good Reading!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Let's try this again.

I know I have been gone for quite some time, but I just began a read-a-thon and figured it was a good time to blog about it.

I have been working hard on my MLIS and have this and one more semester before I do my final e-portfolio and get my degree! As classes start this week I don't know how much reading I will get done, but I'll post what I finish.

I'm beginning with THE WOMAN IN BLACK which I am looking forward to seeing when it opens in February. I was reading an article about the film and found out that this ghost story set in Victorian England apparently is regularly taught in Great Britain, so I figured it would be great to read before seeing the movie.

I don't have a stack of specific books for the read-a-thon, so I'll just read whatever strikes my fancy.

Until tomorrow...Good Night and Good Reading!