Curiosity Killed the Cate

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

Recycling beauty tips April 18, 2009

Filed under: Books — catherineeliza @ 12:07 pm
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My Life in Pink & Green My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald

rating: 3 of 5 stars


My review

Lucy, age 12, lives with her grandmother and mom (her father moved to London when she was three) and together they run a family pharmacy. Unfortunately, the pharmacy hasn’t been doing well for a long time; no one orders sodas or snacks at the grill and most people fill their prescriptions at the big corporate pharmacies where they can also grocery shop. Lucy is optimistic, however, as she decides to pull out the stops to improve their prospects through makeovers and “going green.”

This book was a fun read, primarily because I enjoyed the pharmacy/family business aspect. Lucy’s a very likable character, and I was certainly rooting for her the whole time. Do I really believe a 12-year-old has more business sense than two previous generations? It’s a stretch, but I guess anything’s possible!

Raise the roof for a new New York librarian author!!

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Naked violins aside

Filed under: Books — catherineeliza @ 9:55 am
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The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way


My review


This graphic novel has a great look, awesome characters, and some fresh ideas. Unfortunately, with only one book, we get a taste for the Umbrella Academy world, and nothing else. I look forwad to a second volume to learn a little more about these character. I also hope we find out about some extraordinary children born at that fated second who weren’t brought to the Umbrella Academy.

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rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Premise: Children around the world born at the same second have special powers of some sort. A handful of these newborns are gathered by an eccentric millionare to create the Umbrella Academy. These pint-size crime fighters grow apart until they are brought together by a new threat to the survival of the human race.


Happy National Library Week April 17, 2009

Filed under: video clips — catherineeliza @ 9:31 am

While I didn’t get the chocolates, gifts, and accolades I was expecting, at least I got a collection of library movie clips.  I don’t like The Breakfast Club, but other than that, I did enjoy this:


I blame it on the stress April 15, 2009

Filed under: video clips — catherineeliza @ 11:26 pm

I’ve been really stressed about work the last few weeks, and so that is where I place the blame for the fact that watching this video clip made me burst into tears – the good kind (kind of; I do generally make fun of my mom and sisters for this sort of crying).

Nevertheless, I had to share, in case you haven’t seen it yet.