Friday, April 17, 2009

Slow Week

So, National Library Week has been pretty boring (at least blog-wise.) We have had so much extra time/programs/outreach that we haven't even been at the library much. However, all that is over tomorrow and we will be back to our regular schedule. I promised a long blog today, but I'm not sure how I'm going to manage that since everything we had going on at the library is over...I could have a few (book and movie related rants) I guess. Tonight we had a teen movie night at the library and I showed The Princess Bride. I was truly shocked by the number of people who had never seen the movie. It is so epic! Since so many new movies for teens are not really library program appropriate, we usually end up showing older movies that Ally and I loved when we were growing up. I don't know that the teen love this, but since we usually only have three teens come it doesn't really matter. Now, as shocked as I was that kids haven't seen The Princess Bride, I was equally shocked to learn that many people are unaware of the fact that The Princess Bride was originally a book. So now, the problem is that I really want to read the book. Why is this a problem you ask? Well, I started this Spring Reading Thing challenge and I've already picked the books that I was supposed to read. This is a problem anyway because I several of the books that I picked have holds on them at the library. So, it is really looking like I am going to have to take some time on Saturday and decide which of my books I am going to have to take back to the library, and which ones I am going to put on the list. I still plan to read 28 books, they are just going to be very different from my original list. So at least now I have something to blog about on Saturday! I know you guys get really excited reading the lists of books that I choose to read! Also, in exciting blogging news, Christina at {Insert Book Title Here} gave us a Super Comments Award! I am sure that I am supposed to somehow put that cute little badge on my profile, but I have no idea how. I'll play around with it this weekend and figure it out.

Um, in an effort to make up for lack of posts this week I'll also do a Teaser. This one comes from Graceling by Kristin Cashore. This is a Teaser for me as well because I have been waiting to read this book since it was published, and I only just got it.
"When Raffin had given the go-ahead to fight a few days later, she'd insisted they fight barefoot. And in truth, she had taken more care of his face since then."
I really hope that this book lives up to all of the excellent reviews that I read! It looks fantastic! I'll let you guys know what I think of it as soon as I actually have time to read.


Anonymous said...

LOL! Great post!

April G. said...

How could anybody not know who Inigo Montoya is? For shame!