Archives for: "October 2007"

Throne of Jade - Naomi Novik

October 31st, 2007
When Britain intercepted a French ship and its precious cargo -- unhatched dragon's egg -- Capt. Will Laurence of HMS Reliant unexpectedly became master and commander of the noble dragon he named Temeraire. As new recruits in Britain's Aerial Corps, man… more »

October 30th, 2007
Gilbert's uncle, a big man, round as an oil drum, black as tar from toiling out at sea, came to speak to us about "broken dreams." He said the best place to find a broken dream is on the wharf. "Look at all those dead fish with their eyes and mouths… more »

Movie of the Month - November, 2007

October 29th, 2007
Apocalypto From Mel Gibson, director of The Passion of The Christ and the Academy Award-winning Braveheart (Best Director, Best Picture 1995) comes the thrilling historical epic Apocalypto. This intense, nonstop action-adventure transports you to an… more »

October 26th, 2007
Tommy: Can I ask you a question? Andera: Go ahead. Tommy: How long have you been going out with you boyfriend? Andera: Eight months. Tommy: And it's good? Andera: It's very good. Tommy: He makes you happy? Andera: Yeah. I look for that in a man y… more »

Shopgirl - Steve Martin

October 25th, 2007
One of our country's most acclaimed and beloved entertainers, Steve Martin is quickly becoming recognized as a "gorgeous writer capable of being at once melancholy and tart, achingly innocent and astonishingly ironic" (Elle). Beautifully written, this… more »

October 24th, 2007
Sometimes I think that if I had to choose between an ear of corn or making love to a woman, I'd choose the corn. Not that I wouldn't love to have a final roll in the hay -- I am a man yet, and some things never die -- but the thought of those sweet… more »

Book of the Month - November, 2007

October 20th, 2007
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones In a novel that is at once intense, beautiful, and fablelike, Lloyd Jones weaves a transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives. On a copper-rich… more »

The 2007 Man Booker Prize WINNER!

October 17th, 2007
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction represents the very best in contemporary fiction (from the UK, Ireland, and the Commonwealth). One of the world’s most prestigious awards, and one of incomparable influence, it continues to be the pinnacle of ambition… more »

Ink Pen

October 5th, 2007
"May I borrow your ink pen?" I wish I knew the best place to go and over hear these polite requests. I would probably prefer to call it "peoplelistening" since it is just observation like peoplewatching, but more innocent than eavesdropping. It seems to… more »

Top 5 Movies: Best Sing-Along Scenes

October 4th, 2007
1. Bohemian Rhapsody in Wayne's World 2. Tiny Dancer in Almost Famous 3. Walk Like A Man in Sleepers 4. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' in Top Gun 5. Sweet Caroline in Beautiful Girls (Honorable Mention: I Say A Little Prayer for You in My Best Friend's… more »