Summer Reading 2014

Avengers Assemble!

May 27, 2012 by  

According to all the broken box office records, the entire US population has seen this movie in the theater at least 3 times. It pulled in a staggering $207 million the first weekend, and without the benefit of a holiday. That number changes the face of summer box office completely. Critics are talking about this movie like it’s the rapture. For some, it probably is a religious experience. Click here for a collection of reviews. On the other side, you … Continue reading

The Baz Luhrmann Effect

May 26, 2012 by  

Last weekend I found myself couch-bound and down with a serious sickness.  In times like these, I look to my favorite dvd’s to help me pull through.  Fueled by antibiotics and nostalgia, I put in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet.  This movie is in my all time Top 10, maybe Top 5.  That’s how much I LOVE IT!  The soundtrack is tops too. Can you believe how young they were??  Leo and Claire?  I forgot how pretty he was.  The … Continue reading

Cold War Kids

April 28, 2012 by  

The first time I heard Cold War Kids was on March 23, 2010. I was at The Auction House, a gritty upscale lounge in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, with my two best gals. I was at the bar wishing I had a signature drink to order when their song Hang Me Up to Dry came on. It was like being punched in the face by awesomeness. The bartender was playing their second cd Loyalty to Loyalty. I wanted to curl … Continue reading

My Adele Obsession

April 27, 2012 by  

This has been the year of Adele. For me, it was just over a year ago when I saw a video of her performing Someone Like You at the Brit Awards. Click here if you want to see it. I watched and re-watched it until I could follow word-for-word. Her voice is enrapturing. Her songs are transformative. When she sings, she takes you with her. You feel what she’s feeling, and you understand where those lyrics come from. That’s what sets … Continue reading

The Hunger Games

April 27, 2012 by  

Everyone knows about this movie. Almost everyone has read the books, and everyone who has LOVES THEM! We’re invested in them. The movie is still in theaters. If you’re waiting for the dvd, there is no official release date, but it’s expected to be in August. And you know the Boyd Co. Public Library will have several copies on pre-order. This review is spoiler heavy, so read at your own risk. First things first, what matters most is whether or … Continue reading

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

April 16, 2012 by  

Bloodlines

After a 4 year hiatus, Richelle Mead is back and picking up where she left off in the Vampire Academy series.  Bloodlines is written from Sydney’s perspective.  Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, an ancient group sworn to protect humans from Vampires.  Because of her “close” association with a dhamphir (a half-human/half-vampire) in the Vampire Academy books, Sydney’s place among the Alchemists is tenusous. However, Jill Dragomir – the fifteen-year-old sister to the Moroi queen – has been attacked and needs protection.  Sydney is … Continue reading

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