I’ve always had a fascination with history, especially the fashions! However the American 1920’s have never really caught my fancy. Lately however I have found myself reading a fair amount of ‘20’s related literature. After a disappointing long-awaited end to a book series ( seriously…long like since I was 15 and I am…er….older now), I promised myself no more series, and certainly not any that were still in the process of being written. A week later I promptly got caught … Continue reading
“100 Unforgettable Dresses” by Hal Rubenstein (call number: 391.2 RUBEN) is a recent new addition to our non-fiction collection that I had to check out was the moment I saw it! This is the sort of book I would normally pick up just to flip through and look at the pictures, (although I tell my family that I am doing “research” for future sewing projects. *wink*) and I didn’t really expect more from this book than pretty picture of pretty dresses. I was … Continue reading
This movie stars Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Kate Winslet. If you weren’t terrified of germs or even the common cold before, you will be after you watch this movie. This is not just one of those apocalyptic, end-of-the-word sci-fi mysteries you have to go out on a limb to get into. This is a real OMG this could really be happening movie. The characters are believable and easy to relate to. Start the movie, grab a bag … Continue reading
If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend it. It stars Ryan Gosling and one of the greatest actors of all time: Anthony Hopkins. Billy Burke, Bella’s dad in the Twilight Saga, plays another police officer. The movie starts off with a bang, literally, and keeps a steady pace through to the end. It’s one of those movies you will enjoy watching again and again. I do.
This blog will usually be about movies I’ve seen, or you’ve seen, but my first blog has to be about one that hasn’t been released yet. I went to the theater with some friends to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, a movie that was originally, a book. As we walked into the theater, there was a HUGE poster, you’ve seen them there advertising movies. It was a picture of Abraham Lincoln. I knew it was him of course, … Continue reading
I got a chance to see The Artist this weekend and hope the Library picks up a copy when it comes out on DVD in April. While I loved the film I’m a little reticent to recommend it widely but, if you love old movies, great performances, and aren’t afraid of silence, it’s a great movie. The movie is set at the time in Hollywood’s history when talkies were created and the old silent stars were being dismissed for fresher … Continue reading