Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Book Tuesday!!!

Today is once again Fabulous Tuesday!! But I had to make an announcement in story time today...one that I haven't even told you guys yet...

Next Tuesday will be my last story time at my library. My husband and I are officially moving to Minnesota!! It's been a long time coming. We were supposed to move in April, and then July. But I just didn't want to move without a job. Unfortunately, I still don't have one, but it is time to quit dragging it out and move already. So, I put in my two weeks notice at my job, and I totally cried telling my story time family today.

So, to make things a little more exciting, I had New Book story time today. This is the story time where I raid the new book shelf to see what's just come in to the library. Then I tell the kids that they are extra special, because these are NEW BOOKS, and NO ONE has heard them yet, and they are the first!! They love that! Anyway, here are the books I chose for my second to last story time.

Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke

The Knot Fairy by Bobbie Hinman

1,2, Buckle my Shoe by Anna Hines

This also means we are getting close to the end of FMRNS, which is one of the most depressing things ever. Like EVER. If you've been following this blog, you know that my friend A and I have been at this movie watching for a LONG time. We call it Fabulous Movies Real's Never Seen, but it's really a movie education. All genres, all decades, hundreds of actors and actresses. The goal is to get to 299 before I actually move away. We decided on 299 for a couple reasons. One being we are SO CLOSE!!!! After tonight, we'll be 6 movies away from the goal. The other reason that we decided on 299 and not 300 is because we are waiting on NetFlix to deliver AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies DVD - which says it has a Very Long Wait, and we can't find it anywhere else. That DVD will be the "final exam" of my movie education. If all school was like this, I'd be a student forever.

Anyway, we've been stepping up our game in order to get to 299. Lots of Double Feature bonus nights!! Here are the movies we've watched in the past week or so:

Strictly Ballroom, a dramedy from 1992 with Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice.
The Little Princess, a Shirley Temple movie from 1939.
Watership Down, an animated drama from 1979.
Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down, a foreign film from 1990 with Antonio Banderas and Victoria Abril. (We tried to watch this one before, and made it about 15 minutes to the end, and the DVD gave out on us! We were pumped to be able to finish it!)
It Happened One Night, a romantic comedy from 1934 with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
The Goodbye Girl, a romantic comedy from 1977 with Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason.
Vatel, a drama from 2000 with Gerard Depardieu, Uma Thurman and Tim Roth.

This week we'll probably watch Beautiful Thing, a dramedy from 1996 with Meera Syal and Martin Walsh. Another option is F/X, an action crime thriller from 1986 with Bryan Brown and Brian Dennehy.

P.S. I want to give a huge shoutout to Luanne from A Bookworm's World!! I won her giveaway of An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken - how exciting!!! Thanks so much, Luanne!!!

Be sure to check out A Bookworm's World - she's got tons of great reviews in you are interested in some recommendations!!


bermudaonion said...

Good luck with your move. I've moved many times through the years and every one of the moves has been bittersweet. It will be hard to leave old friends, but something good will come from this move.

EMS Chick said...

Good luck on the move and the job search. I remember this has been a source of stress for you for awhile. I hope you find a wonderful library to get a new story time family with!

Mrs.JRF said...

Hey don't forget to look me up when you get to MN! :-)

Azull said...

KS it's the end of one chapter and a long overdue start of another. Keep you head up, everything will fall into place.

Amanda said...

Hang in there! Moves are tough but once you are settled and get in your groove you will be fine.

Movie-wise...The Little Princess with Shirley Temple was one of my favorite movies growing up. And I just watched Vatel on T.V. the other night and it's quite a visually moving movie.