Book Talk: The Hunger Games

After Harry Potter and Twilight, this novel by Suzanne Collins steps into the spotlight with its own movie adaptation.  I heard about the novel nearly two years ago from people often saying one thing, "It's so much better than Twilight."  (Post on Twilight coming soon.)  I finally had the chance to pick up the book …

Bumps on the Road

I logged into my blog to find one of my half-completed posts online.  The post had a scheduling date  and it arrived on time, but half completed.  Oy.  It's back to the drawing board for the entry and I wanted to post something new. At this point anything. My 365 project went out the window.  …

TV Talk: Downtown Abbey

The last time we left the Dowtown Abbey Thomas the footman did everyone a favour and resigned, the Crawley parents discovered the miscarried baby was a boy therefore lost an heir, Anna and Bates became the new Harry and Ruth of British television, Edith nearly sold out her sister Mary over her tryst with the …

Fat is the New Four Letter Word

Let's start with the facts.  I am 5'6 and weight 234.   According to the Body Mass Index, my 37.8 rating is considered 'obese'.  When I come across articles about the obesity crisis, doctors broaching the subject with patients, and now the word 'obesity' itself as a dirty word things tend to tilt towards the personal.  …

My 365 Project: Just Blog It

WordPress challenges people to blog about something for the entire year.  My goal is to blog about something everyday.  At least I have two days already locked away:  Wednesdays and Fridays.  The former will be a book talk feature, while the latter will be Blog Spotlights. Where does that leave the rest? I do have …

(E)Book Talk: Hunting season: a field guide to hunting and capturing the perfect man

When I bought my Kobo, I took a break from Jane Austen to read this book by the author known as 'Elle'.  (A dating book written under a pen name is not a good sign.)  I downloaded the book from the public library and demonstrated a prime advantage to ebook titles; Nobody on the bus …

Blog Spotlight: Geeky Girls Love Sci-Fi

While I read blogs to keep up with the world of libraries, I am a dye-in-the-wool geek.  I thought the best way to combine both is spotlight blogs people may want to add to their favourite RSS feed.  Therefore kicking off this new feature is a blog I discovered by accident and really enjoy for its well-written …