Curiosity Killed the Cate

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

Probably won’t last long… July 23, 2009

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Apparently this is a leaked trailer, so it’ll probably disappear soon.

 

Alice in Teenland June 23, 2009

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Check out this link for a little info on the upcoming Tim Burton adaptation of Alice in Wonderland – I hope, I hope, I hope it’s as good as it could be!! 

In the movie, Alice is 17, I wonder how that’ll be…

 

Snicket news June 17, 2009

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SNICKETI am far too excited about this possible news of a new stop-motion Lemony Snicket movie, but can you blame me?

It would be so awesome!

 

Reading books March 13, 2009

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never_let_me_go_largeA few years ago I read this book and loved it; and then everyone I recommended it to didn’t love it.  Which really, I’m fine with; different books for different people and all, but I did stop suggesting it to people.  Now I see a news story  about a screen adaptation with the dreaded Keira Knightley (nothing personal Keira, I’m totally willing to believe you’re a nice person, and I don’t even blame you for being in all of these movies because I wouldn’t say no to the offers either – but you’re not so much good at acting), and it makes me sad.  For one thing, knowing nothing about the book upon reading it was a real joy, and once the trailers hit tv’s, that won’t be possible anymore.  If you have any interest in reading a book that I liked, but others didn’t, and I won’t tell you about because I promise it’s better that way, you should probably go ahead and do so in the next year or two.

 

So, last night I finally started The Hunger Games.  I put5hungergames it off because I was reading through a lot of 2008 releases deciding what to buy for my branch, but this one I knew I needed just from other’s reviews, so I read the other books first.  Last night I read the first 2 chapters and I already can tell that I’m gonna be hard-pressed waiting for the sequel that comes out on September 1st.  I’m predisposed to like it as it’s a YA dystopian novel, my ultimate favorite, but when I say everyone’s been raving about this one, I mean everyone.  Right away, I loved the tone of the writing, and couldn’t resist reading it aloud to the cat (who ran out of the room, which I take that as an indication of her bad taste, not my poor reading skills.  I’ve got my pride, man!) and becoming instantly envious of the voice-over artist/actor who got to record the audiobook.  This job, by the way, which people sometimes blithely tell me I should look into, as in a hobby, per se, is extremely competitive and hard to get – everyactor wants it, just in case you were wondering.  I would love to get famous just so I could have this job, and I’m also pretty sure that’s the only way I could get it.  But anyway, I looked up who did get it – Carolyn McCormick –  don’t know her but she’s sooo lucky.

 

Boring days & scary nights February 6, 2009

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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.

 

BHM suggestions January 12, 2009

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blackhistorycollageI need two dvd suggestions for movies that would be appropriate for Black History Month that teens might be willing to watch.  They can’t be rated R, and should be something I can check out from Rochester Public Library.  Remember the Titans  is my back-up, but I’m not too excited about it.

Little help?

 

Further investigation needed…

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tessLast night I watched the second part of Tess of the D’Urbervilles on Masterpiece Theatre.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I haven’t read the book since high school, so I do need to read it again, and looking at imdb I notice a 90’s version with Justine Waddell (how come this girl gets all the best parts?) that I’ve never seen, so I guess I need to do that before I name this version all-supreme, but I’m willing to bet that it will.  If you missed it, I highly recommend you watch it online or get the DVD.  I thought the leads were all really good, and I liked the script.  I do have to refer to the book to see if Angel’s and Tess’ confessions really occur on the same day, because if so – man, Angel’s kind of an unforgivable jerk.