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Shavontae’s Pick: Interview with the Vampire (DVD)

April 26th, 2012 by libuser

“One of my favorite movies is Interview with the Vampire. I personally  really like this movie. A lot of people who have read the book (which I am  currently reading) and seen the film believe that the book is way better  which is common with most film adaptions. So far from what I’ve read,  the movie does not do Anne Rice’s strong attention to detail much justice.  But if you don’t like reading much and looking for a great movie give it a  watch.”

Thanks Shavontae, we couldn’t agree more. Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater, and Brad Pitt….HELLO!

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New Staff Pick: Inkheart Trilogy

April 23rd, 2012 by libuser

Brina recommends the Inkheart trilogy, comprised of Inkheart (2004), Inkspell (2006), and Inkdeath (2008) by German author Cornelia Funke.

“Although it is generally only found in the children’s section, I love the magical world that Cornelia Funke was able to pull the reader into.  I adore those books that can wrap you into their characters and settings. These books revolve around an abstract view of this perfect feeling. The main character is able to make books come alive by reading aloud. When pushed into an unfamiliar setting, you can feel her uneasiness and learn to cope with the problems at hand with her. I suggest reading these books whenever you have some free time and this summer, while laying out in the sun would be a seemingly perfect time. Inkdeath is my favorite of the series by the way!”

Thanks Brina!

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Duncan’s Pick: Game of Thrones (Season One)

April 9th, 2012 by libuser

Duncan recommends the HBO Series Game of Thrones, based on the well known book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. He argues the library should own season one of the highly popular series for multiple reasons:

Firstly from an academic perspective Game of Thrones should be added because it provides ample inspiration for writing courses offered by Whittier College. Secondly, it can be used by religion classes to discuss the prevailing religious structure within the series. From a personal enjoyment perspective this television series provides amazing entertainment, making the viewer constantly question their place within the universe.”

Sounds like a compelling argument to me, well done Duncan! Don’t forget you can also watch all the episodes online via HBO.com.

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Library Book Sale Next Week!

April 4th, 2012 by libuser

Come on down and celebrate National Library Week with us.

Food, prizes, contests, and cheap books!

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