Curiosity Killed the Cate

Not yet, of course, but I’m sure someday it will…

HP – retro February 26, 2009

Filed under: Books — catherineeliza @ 10:37 am
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I was gonna repost my library blog post since I do think it’s cool, but then I realized that I’d rather collect a few comments (hint, hint) over there than here, so I’m just gonna link ya (click on pic for more detailed post):

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My first crazy library story February 12, 2009

Filed under: Librarian Life — catherineeliza @ 10:52 am
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wuthering-heights-bookThe Monday after the conclusion of Masterpiece Theatre’s new Wuthering Heights aired, we had a patron ask for the copy of the book.  While I do not like Wuthering Heights myself, a Bronte request will always be a thrill and I was delighted to grab a copy for her.

Yesterday she came back, demanding a “proper” copy of the book.  She explained that the one we’d given her wasn’t written in proper English and she refused to read it.  We tried to tell her that this book is quite old and that was the style they wrote in back then, but she refused to accept it, saying she was “an educated woman who knows proper English when she reads it.” 

It’s hard to argue with that, and I did scan the catalog to see if maybe there was some junior version or novelized version of the MTV modern version, but alas (and yet, happily) we did not have such a book.

I was sad not to have created another Bronte fan, but at least she tried it, and she did check out some other (modern) YA novels, so I’m glad she’s still reading.

 

Boring days & scary nights February 6, 2009

Filed under: Librarian Life,Movies — catherineeliza @ 10:22 am
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Actually, my days are anything but boring – I have more work than can be done in any given day and a million distractions besides.  But I know I’ve had a very boring blog, but I promise, my absence is not entirely a bad thing.  I guarantee you don’t want a recounting of my daily efforts to convince library patrons that I’m not a tax expert, I don’t run any of the websites they’re visiting, and thus have no power to “fix” them, and that there really is a reason we require a library card rather than just handing out books, movies, cds and internet time to any and everyone who walks in.

Also, I’ve started writing a work blog in a vain attempt to actually get some information the the teens, and while it’s nothing great, you’d be surprised how taxing I find it to update:

www.maplewoodteen.wordpress.com

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But the good news is that I watched this scary movie last night and I can whole-heartedly recommend it.  It’s light on the gore, and while not the scariest or most suspenseful movie I’ve seen, I did jump several times, I was riveted until the end; altogether, this movie truly transcends its genre.  I can’t imagine an American thriller like this one, and I hope to high heaven we don’t have a remake coming our way.