Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Library treasures

Every day at work I end up with a huge pile in the back room waiting to come home with me. I usually edit it down to about half, and sign those out. Here is my list of things I took home today, along with first impressions.

Nine Queens - Argentinian heist movie that sounds great, in so far as the reviews go.

Scenes from a Marriage - Somehow I made it through film school without ever watching this. I'm psyched that it has Bergman's original 5-hour television version. I'm very much looking forward to this.

Bach - Brandenburg Concertos - Listening to it right now.... feel kind of like I'm in a TV show set in an upscale British department store... not my favourite. Okay, number four is much nicer than number three. I'm such a classical music snob. Ha.

How the Rich Get Thin: Park Avenue's Top Diet Doctor Reveals the Secrets to Losing Weight and Feeling Great - Not sure why I took this. It sounds pretty lame.

The Sonoma Diet Cookbook - I just like finding new healthy recipes, not following crazy diets. I swear.

The Glass Castle - at Amanda's recommendation. I like the cover so far. (Wow, 1030 customer reviews. Popular.)

Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian - I think this one will make my week. By Scott Douglas, who has been chronicling his librarian-ness for McSweeney's since 2003. Yee haw.


Alexandra said...

Scenes from a Marriage is awesomely depressing and dysfunctional I spent an entire weekend watching it once. Didn't leave the house. You should also see Autumn Sonata afterwards...

Anonymous said...

Aren't libraries great! And to add to the chorus of recommendations I really enjoyed Glass Castle and that last book you got looks really interesting, I may have to find it myself.

Amanda said...

I've been dying to watch Scenes from a Marriage. Every time I go into Happy Bats it begs me to rent it but I'm just waiting for the day when I feel like I cans it down and watch something for over 4 hours.


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