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  • Elizabeth II, in Film and Fiction

    Britain’s Royal Family is always a source of curiosity, and their Monarch is no exception. Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, has been featured in a number of films, documentaries, and books over the past several years. Here are a few to enjoy. The Queen , a 2006 feature...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by myzticrhythmz@evpl on 01-14-2013
  • Recent Chick Lit Reads

    In the past few weeks since my last blog post, I have been on a chick-lit rampage. I have been speed-reading through recent releases like I don't have a hundred other things to do. Laundry piled up, kitchen didn't get cleaned, and packing for my move didn't happen. These three books are part...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by KickinLibrarian@evpl on 10-14-2009
  • "Hot Fuzz" a modern spoof film worth watching

    While channel surfing several weekends ago, I happened upon Naked Gun 33 1/3 airing on Comedy Central. I used to love the Naked Gun series, with Leslie Nielsen portraying a bumbling Lieutenant Frank Drebin. It made me recall some of the other "classic" (I use that word subjectively) spoof films...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 09-15-2009
  • Elementary, my dear Peabody ...

    There are some books you read to stay current and informed, and some that you read because you "should" or you "have to". Then there are the books you read simply for the pure enjoyment of reading them. One of my favorite fun reads is the Amelia Peabody mystery series by Elizabeth...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by myzticrhythmz@evpl on 04-20-2009
  • Give It Up

    It is time for Janet Evanovich to stop writing Stephanie Plum novels. I mean it. I started reading the series seven years ago when Seven Up was the most recently released book in the series and it quickly became my favorite series. I still read the new ones as they come out; I can't stop. They really...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 01-15-2009
  • "Chuck" is about a nerd that becomes a spy...essentially my life story

    In the television show Chuck , Charles "Chuck" Bartowski plays your typical 20-something computer-geek, stuck in a dead-end job at Buy More's Nerd Herd (a less-than-subtle parody of Best Buy's Geek Squad). He lives an uneventful life with his sister Ellie, until one day when he receives...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 12-15-2008
  • Perfect fireside reading for Fall

    When I was a kid, I loved to prop myself up in a wing chair by the fire, stick my feet out, and read a good book. While I don't have a fireplace in my house, I have established a comfortable little reading ritual for myself when the nights are cool, and this fall I'm reading a few books that...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by librarianinheels@evpl on 10-20-2008
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