saraslibrary's 100: Part 3

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1saraslibrary
mar 12, 2015, 3:09am


2lovelyluck
mar 12, 2015, 6:39am

Hey you said chocolate......

3MickyFine
mar 12, 2015, 12:43pm

Chocolate? There's chocolate?

4Kassilem
mar 12, 2015, 1:28pm

:)

5Ape
mar 12, 2015, 8:15pm

Phew! That last thread was getting hard to load. Now I can contaminate your thread with my...uhhhh....presence ("presents") again! :D

6saraslibrary
mar 12, 2015, 9:54pm

>2 lovelyluck: Um...oops. Well, for starters, you shouldn't be eating food off the ground. And you shouldn't be taking candy from strangers. :P Just kidding. Here's your chocolate. :) (It's actually a book cover, but in Sara Land it's a chocolate book, so enjoy! :)*

*Not responsible for cavities or sugar headaches. :P

>3 MickyFine: Yep, I can totally hook you up. You're not a cop, are you?

>4 Kassilem:

>5 Ape: Yeah, I know. :( Sorry. If it gets too big, let me know, and I'll start a new one.

Yay! Presents! Here ya go! Oh, wait, man bits. Sorry. *discretely puts money back in Micky's purse and digs around for something else* Found it! A Butterfinger! ;P

7saraslibrary
mar 12, 2015, 10:16pm

DVD #47


Torn Apart = La Coupure directed by Jean Châteauvert
Tags: drama, france, incest, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: The story of a love relationship between a brother and sister and an eventual breakup that will forever change their lives. (It was quite an emotional, touching movie, but the ending was way too abrupt {Me: "Noooo! It can't end like that!"}. Very real feeling; real characters. Not just a sensationalist story. One gripe: I couldn't believe their family wasn't aware of what was going on until that point in the movie. And I seriously thought the niece was going to get in on the action. Anywho, totally recommended for those who love classy-trashy foreign dramas.)

8saraslibrary
mar 12, 2015, 10:32pm

Update on ILL: I canceled my request for Photography for Perverts, because the universities that had a copy wanted to charge me $15-20. :( Such a sad day for cheap perverts. I might as well find a copy to buy for that amount.

And more work-related stuff: not only do they make us wash our hands after we use the bathroom (picture that scene in Silkwood; kidding ;), but now we must . . . Yep, you read it right. :P I think L&I claims whenever I read that. Library staff aren't known for their danceability (is so a word!).

9lovelyluck
mar 13, 2015, 7:26am

>6 saraslibrary: - my two favorite things in one.... so like I can eat the book while I read it :) yippie! - although if you are dealing I wouldn't mind that syringe filled chocolate masterpiece -

*maniacal laugh* - don't tell my husband - I'm a diabetic so this is just between you and I.... and all of LT - but he doesn't read so I'm not worried on that front... let's just keep it on the DL :)

If that is really how Canadian money looks - I might have to pack my bags and move.... and brave the cold.... I could do it for a few of 20's everyday :)

>8 saraslibrary: - that is a ridiculous amount to be charged for an ILL - you are probably right you could buy it for that amount - although you might want to use gloves if you buy it used...

10MickyFine
mar 13, 2015, 10:45am

>6 saraslibrary: Hmm, Queen Elizabeth has had some work done.

>9 lovelyluck: It's not that cold. :P

11Ape
mar 13, 2015, 7:10pm

I think if money looked like that in Canada businesses would go bankrupt because no one would want to spend their money. :P

12saraslibrary
mar 13, 2015, 11:57pm

>9 lovelyluck: Exactly! Just tear out and eat the pages as you're done with them. ;) *slips Jennifer a couple syringes*

LOL @ but he doesn't read so I'm not worried on that front Well, ok then! *opens up her fridge full of syringes full of chocolate* Dark, white, milk? I also have some cocoa powder you can snort if you're more into that. Stephen, roll up those Canadian 20's, would you? :P

*straight face* Yes, Canadian money looks like that. Canadian men look like that, too. In fact, that's their president on that $20. ;)

I thought so, too (re: the money for the ILL). Yeah, I'd prefer to see what the book looks like first before I buy it. Somehow I doubt I'll find it at Half Price Books, but you never know. I might luck out and have someone donate it to the library! In fact, that's how I found/bought several of my erotic photography books; someone donated them and no other staff member wanted them (or was gutsy enough to admit to wanting them). The one I do regret buying is the slightly-water damaged Female Ejaculation and the G-Spot, because you just know it wasn't water. *cringes* It's not badly damaged or moldy (otherwise, they would've recycled it, and I obviously wouldn't have bought it), but it was one of those that I was flipping through later on at home and went, "WTF?" and then set it aside and haven't touched it since.

>10 MickyFine: She sure has! ;) And I'm loving it. No complaints here. Maybe she did it for Philip? ;P

*ahem* IGLOOS! *ahem* No, actually, it isn't that cold in certain spots. British Columbia's quite nice! I've only been there once, but I'd totally move there. The weather's exactly the same as where I am (just a few hops, skips, and jumps south of the border in WA).

>11 Ape: Ooh, good idea! Great way to bankrupt Canada, Stephen! *high fives Stephen for his brilliantosity* Btw, how's that Butterfinger working for you? *snorts, mock straight face*

13saraslibrary
mar 14, 2015, 12:03am

CD #113


'NSYNC by 'NSYNC
Tags: pop, cd, gifted to (Mom)
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Tearin' Up My Heart, 2 I Just Wanna Be With You, 3 Here We Go, 4 For the Girl Who Has Everything, 5 God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You, 6 You Got It, 7 I Need Love, 8 I Want You Back, 9 Everything I Own, 10 I Drive Myself Crazy, 11 Crazy for You, 12 Sailing, 13 Giddy Up.

14saraslibrary
mar 14, 2015, 12:16am

Book #85


Kate Moss: Model of Imperfection by Katherine Kendall
Tags: nonfiction, biography, models, london, england, new york, drug abuse
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Discovered as a teen in a New York airport in 1988, Kate Moss ascended to fame when she was cast in a high-profile clothing campaign. Moss became known for her jet-setting friendships, hard partying, and a never-ending string of paramours, including her stormy on-again, off-again relationship with actor Johnny Depp. (Super quick read, but not very informative or current, seeing as it's about 10-years-old.)

15Ape
mar 14, 2015, 8:35am

It tastes kinda plastic-y

16lovelyluck
mar 14, 2015, 10:39am

>12 saraslibrary: Milk and white please :) I'm totally up for snorting the powder also.... you have those 20's ready Stephen.... party on sara's thread... of course I would totally be jamming out to that N SYNC cd you have there too.... because like you know... I was totally 15 when they came on the scene and totally crushed on Lance :) and had to have every album, recorded every guest appearance on TV, and re-watched the disney concert everyday.... Hi my name is Jennifer - and I have (had) a problem :)

17saraslibrary
mar 14, 2015, 2:29pm

>15 Ape: Yeah, wait until you get to the center. You might get a zap if you bite the battery just right. It's a great pick-me-up! ;)

>16 lovelyluck: *tosses milk and white syringes @ Jennifer* I think Stephen's preoccupied with eating Micky's pocket vibrator. *goes ahead and starts rolling 20's for Jennifer, then gets preoccupied with staring at the 20's and starts doodling nipple rings and tats on "Queen Elizabeth"*

Yeah, it sounds like a party going on here! Bad kind of party, but hey, we're "reading"--or rather eating--books and starting what sounds like a self-made candy store and... who'm I joking? It's a junky party! Yay! ;)

*cranks N SYNC (though I preferred No Strings Attached a little better, who I know Stephen secretly loves, too* You crushed on Lance? :D My guilty pleasure was JC Chasez. LOL! At least you admit your boy band addiction. Nothing wrong with that. We won't touch on what's going here on this thread.




When did they show up?? o.o I think I'm tripping on sugar already. Easter on Easter Island with edible Playboy manga bunnies.... *drools* The one with a donut on her butt is mine!!

18saraslibrary
mar 14, 2015, 2:40pm

ILL Update (again): I think I mentioned not getting Images You Should Not Masturbate To on the last thread. But I also had to cancel Natural Harvest: An Inspirational Collection of Semen-Based Recipes and Semenology: The Semen Bartender's Handbook by Paul Photenhauer, because they cost too much to request them. And Stink Outside the Box: Life Advice From Kitty by Jeremy Greenberg was cancelled on me for no reason. No email; nada. *pouts* ILL hates me. :*(

19lovelyluck
mar 14, 2015, 3:16pm

>17 saraslibrary: "YES" they landed perfectly in my hand so that I could stab myself STAT!

Tats and nipple rings yum - wait is the money turning into chocolate too? I would still eat "Queen Elizabeth" with tats and nipple rings :)

it's a fun day sunday a day early "TURN IT UP"

I actually like the UK release of N SYNC because it had an acapella cover of Boston's More than a Feeling - which I loved - I still have a boy band obsession - it's just not common knowledge because

*inserts Matthew mcconaughey quote* "as I get older they stay the same age" - *grumble, grumble* Jonas Brothers *grumble, grumble* one direction *grumble, grumble* R5 - see what I mean? - at least I have an 8 year old that I can blame my knowledge of lyrics on even though I know them and she doesn't - and really all she listens to is Let It Go -

now those are some chocolate bunnies that would be welcomed in mine or my husbands easter basket!

>18 saraslibrary: those dang ole ILL they are stinky here let me slap them for you

20saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 14, 2015, 4:43pm

>19 lovelyluck: LOL! Yeah, I hope those had caps on the needles. I didn't think about tossing them at you. It's probably not a good idea to play darts with my fellow LTers--even if they are full of chocolate (the needles; not the LTers :D ...though that would make the zombie apocalypse a lot more fun).

*waves wand* The 20's are now chocolate, too. :)



That's interesting about their cover of Boston's "More than a Feeling"*. I'll have to YouTube that one, if it's available. Yes, I'm a classic rock fan, too. :D

*I did find a really short live version of it from The Early Show. Not bad, but I'm still more of a fan of the original. :)

Was Matthew McConaughey talking about boy bands or girls? Doesn't matter, I guess. He's right on both ends. :) LOL! You're lucky to be able to blame your 8-year-old for still being able to listen to boy bands and such. I honestly don't know much of Jonas Brothers (though one of them is cute as hell! I forget which one) or One Direction or R5 (that's actually a new one for me; I'll have to look them up*). Ack! Let It Go? ;D Cute movie, but I could only listen to the song once.

*Wow, I didn't know they were "letting" girls be in boy bands now. Cool. :)

I know! Those chocolate bunnies are awesome. :) *wonders if they're human size and if it's possible to OD on chocolate* Actually, you should get your husband a sexy chocolate basket. I've seen some cute adult baskets, but I think you either have to order them online or know of an erotic bakery nearby. Oh! Or edible chocolate undies! I wonder if they have those... Another "brilliant" Sara idea?

They even have Frozen baskets for your daughter on Amazon (like this one, but there's no chocolate! *gasp*). So fun! But wait, when is Easter? :D I think I'm getting waaay ahead of myself. *checks calendar* Yep, April 5 is Easter. Long time away.

LOL! Thanks for smacking my ILL crew around. :D That'll learn 'em. ;)

21saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 14, 2015, 4:50pm

CD #114


The Hits: Chapter One by Backstreet Boys
Tags: pop, best of, cd, gifted to (Mom)
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 I Want it That Way, 2 Everybody (Backstreet's Back) Extended Version, 3 As Long as You Love Me, 4 Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely, 5 Quit Playing Games (With My Heart), 6 All I Have to Give, 7 Larger than Life, 8 I'll Never Break Your Heart, 9 The Call, 10 Shape of My Heart, 11 The One, 12 More than That, 13 Drowning.

22saraslibrary
mar 14, 2015, 5:19pm

A bit more silliness at work: reading material when you're sitting on the shitter. I recommended they put one above the toilet for guys and those talented women who can pee standing up or use a pee funnel thingy. Fun stuff! ;) Yes, library staff are bizarre.

23saraslibrary
mar 14, 2015, 5:50pm

Book #86


Hansel and Gretel by Brothers Grimm
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, fairy tales, witches, siblings, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: This stunning edition of the classic fairy tale makes brilliant use of translucent paper and silhoutte-like illustrations to enliven every page. “Once upon a time, there lived a poor woodcutter with his wife and two children, Hansel and Gretel . . .” and so begins the thrilling story of two children relying on their wits to survive in a hostile world. Sybille Schenker’s evocative and exquisite illustrations bring a unique beauty and graphic excellence to a timeless favorite. (Beautiful and creative illustrations!)

24saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 14, 2015, 10:16pm

CD #115


Let's Talk About Love by Céline Dion
Tags: pop, cd, gifted to (Mom)
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 The Reason, 2 Immortality, 3 Treat Her Like a Lady, 4 Why Oh Why, 5 Love Is on the Way, 6 Tell Him, 7 Where Is the Love, 8 When I Need You, 9 Miles to Go (Before I Sleep), 10 Us, 11 Just a Little Bit of Love, 12 My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), 13 I Hate You Then I Love Yo, 14 To Love You More, 15 Let's Talk About Love. (Céline has a nice voice, but this CD isn't really my thing. On to HPB it goes.)

25saraslibrary
mar 14, 2015, 10:20pm

CD #116


Broken Crown Halo by Lacuna Coil
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Nothing Stands in Our Way, 2 Zombies, 3 Hostage to the Light, 4 Victims, 5 Die & Rise, 6 I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name), 7 Cybersleep, 8 Infection, 9 I Burn in You, 10 In the End I Feel Alive, 11 One Cold Day. (One of those random check-ins that I decided to listen to while I was working. Pretty darn good. My first by Lacuna Coil and hopefully not my last.)

26saraslibrary
mar 14, 2015, 10:44pm

DVD #48


Safeword directed by Chris Soth
Tags: horror, california, bdsm, parties, rape, revenge, kidnapping, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Sabina is trapped with a masked madman with little hope of escape, finding herself in even greater dread the more she tries to get away. (A twisted, complex, and really unbelievable plot. I enjoyed it, but the acting and low budgetness {yes, that's a word :P -- eg, it's always a poor sign when you can see the shadow of the camera} were a turnoff at times. Still, it was more suspenseful towards the end; not to mention Daniel Allen Kent made a really hot sadist, bad guy or not.)

27Ape
mar 15, 2015, 12:16pm

Wait, it's not a boy band if it has a girl in it, right? Then it's just a pop group? It's like saying "Yeah, me and the guys are going to start a rocker chick band." I'm pretty sure that just makes you a rock band. :P

28lovelyluck
mar 15, 2015, 2:29pm

I still consider it a boy band - since she is their sister and their mom probably said - you have o let her in LOL - 4/5's of the group are boys so ---> BOY BAND lol ...

29saraslibrary
mar 15, 2015, 6:37pm

>27 Ape: Are there such thing as girl bands? (Maybe only in Asia?) Or is it just individual singers who guys lust over? Women seem to lust over boy bands than vice versa. But you do have a good point. I wish they'd get rid of genderized words. Really f*ck with people's head and realize there's more to a person than what's between their legs.

>28 lovelyluck: 4/5's of the group are boys so ---> BOY BAND There's democracy for you. ;) And then, who knows if She's really a She. She could be a really pretty He. Like Hanson.



(^Not really Hanson.)

30saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 15, 2015, 6:40pm

DVD #49


Beautiful Kate directed by Rachel Ward
Tags: drama, australia, incest, suicide, siblings, twins, based on book, family reunions, dvd, R
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A writer, Ned Kendall, is asked to return to the family home by his sister Sally, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. The family home is in a very remote and isolated area. While back home, Ned starts having memories of his beautiful twin sister and himself when they were children. These memories awaken long-buried secrets from the family's past.

31saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 15, 2015, 6:48pm

Book #87


Dark Metro: Volume 1 by Tokyo Calen
Tags: fiction, juvenile, horror, manga, short stories, series, dark metro, tokyo, japan, ghosts
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: What lies below Tokyo's subway system is more frightening than you could have ever imagined...in its subways there exists a boundary between this world and the next--the land of the dead, and the mysterious young man Seiya is its guide. In this collection of bone-chilling shorts, follow the twisted tales of death and hauntings that inhabit this horrifying underworld, where innocent youth fall victim to the ghosts who inhabit Tokyo's underground.

32Ape
mar 15, 2015, 6:57pm

Really f*ck with people's head and realize there's more to a person than what's between their legs.

But that's the best part! :P

33saraslibrary
mar 15, 2015, 11:53pm

>32 Ape: What, f*cking with people's heads or discovering what's between their legs? Bah, never mind. I think I know the answer to that question. :P

34saraslibrary
mar 16, 2015, 12:11am

CD #117


Dark Adrenaline by Lacuna Coil
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Trip The Darkness, 2 Against You, 3 Kill The Light, 4 Give Me Something More, 5 Upsidedown, 6 End Of Time, 7 I Don't Believe In Tomorrow, 8 Intoxicated, 9 The Army Inside, 10 Losing My Religion, 11 Fire, 12 My Spirit. (Who knew a metal version of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" could turn out so well, especially Cristina Scabbia's half of the vocals; I really like her voice in the band.)

35saraslibrary
mar 16, 2015, 12:24am

DVD #50


White Bird in a Blizzard directed by Gregg Araki
Tags: drama, suspense, based on book, dvd, R
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: In 1988, a teenage girl's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears. (Definitely an unexpected twist at the end. I didn't see that one coming. I haven't read the book; I doubt I will.)

36saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 16, 2015, 1:09am

In a hurry for Sexy Sunday, so anything'll do. I love b&w photography and bdsm (obviously), but I'm afraid the humiliation scene will probably give me nightmares now. Great. And I wanted to post dominant guys, but I didn't find anything that worked for me, so I went with dogs. Maybe if I had more time. *shrugs*





37saraslibrary
mar 16, 2015, 6:21pm

CD #118


Songs From the Big Chair by Tears for Fears
Tags: pop, cd, gifted to me (Mom)
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Shout, 2 The Working Hour, 3 Everybody Wants to Rule the World, 4 Mothers Talk, 5 I Believe, 6 Broken, 7 Head Over Heels / Broken (Live), 8 Listen. Bonus Tracks: 9 The Big Chair, 10 Empire Building, 11 The Marauders, 12 Broken Revisited, 13 The Conflict, 14 Mothers Talk (U.S. Remix), 15 Shout (U.S. Remix).

38saraslibrary
mar 16, 2015, 7:28pm

CD #119


Why Not Me by The Judds
Tags: country, cd, gifted to me (Mom)
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Why Not Me, 2 Mr. Pain, 3 Drops of Water, 4 Sleeping Heart, 5 My Baby's Gone, 6 Bye Bye Baby Blues, 7 Girls Night Out, 8 Love Is Alive, 9 Endless Sleep, 10 Mama He's Crazy. (I don't like country music, but I remember my mom playing this CD quite a bit when I was a kid, so songs like "Why Not Me" are still stuck in my head. That track I liked the best of them all.)

39saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 16, 2015, 7:40pm

CD #120


Collector's Series by The Judds
Tags: country, best of, cd, gifted to me (Mom)
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Love Is Alive, 2 Isn't He A Strange One, 3 Sleepless Nights, 4 Water Of Love, 5 Have Mercy, 6 Cry Myself To Sleep, 7 I Wish She Wouldn't Treat You That Way, 8 Tears For You.

40saraslibrary
mar 16, 2015, 8:05pm

CD #121


16 Biggest Hits by Johnny Cash
Tags: country, best of, cd, gifted to me (Mom)
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 I Walk the Line, 2 I Still Miss Someone, 3 The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer, 4 Don't Take Your Guns To Town Johnny, 5 In the Jailhouse Now, 6 Ring of Fire, 7 Understand Your Man, 8 The Ballad Of Ira Hayes, 9 Folson Prison Blues, 10 Daddy Sang Bass, 11 A Boy Named Sue, 12 Sunday Morngin Coming Down, 13 Flesh and Blood, 14 Man in Black, 15 One Piece At A Time, 16 (Ghost) Riders In The Sky.

41MickyFine
mar 16, 2015, 10:18pm

>29 saraslibrary: Are there girl bands?

Two words: Spice Girls.

42saraslibrary
mar 16, 2015, 10:24pm

OMG! XD I totally forgot. Um, thanks--I think ;P--for reminding me about them. Unfortunately, I don't have a Spice Girls CD...yet. ;)

43saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 16, 2015, 10:48pm

Work weirdness: one of our lovely displays a staff member put in our bulletin area. :D

44saraslibrary
mar 16, 2015, 11:23pm

CD #122


The Patsy Cline Story by Patsy Cline
Tags: country, best of, cd, gifted to me (Mom)
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Heartaches, 2 She's Got You, 3 Walking After Midnight, 4 Strange, 5 Leavin' On Your Mind, 6 South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way), 7 Foolin' 'Round, 8 I Fall To Pieces, 9 A Poor Man's Roses (Or A Rich Man's Gold), 10 Tra Le La Le La Triangle, 11 True Love, 12 Imagine That, 13 Back In Baby's Arms, 14 Crazy, 15 You're Stronger Than Me, 16 Seven Lonely Days, 17 Sweet Dreams (Of You), 18 Your Cheatin' Heart, 19 San Antonio Rose, 20 Why Can't He Be You, 21 The Wayward Wind, 22 So Wrong, 23 I Love You So Much It Hurts, 24 You Belong To Me. (Some really good oldies on here, like "Walking After Midnight," "I Fall To Pieces," "Crazy," etc. Nice, mellow, depressing stuff, even if country isn't my favorite genre.)

45lovelyluck
mar 17, 2015, 6:57am

>43 saraslibrary: I love the Free Chicken Strips .... LOL that would be fun in the break room or a community board.... now I want some chicken strips

girl bands = SWV, Salt n Pepa, Dream, Spice Girls, Bewitched, 3LW, Destiny's Child, Envogue, Xscape, All Saints.... I was all about the POP growing up LOL

46lovelyluck
mar 17, 2015, 6:58am

my mom loves patsy cline - I like Crazy :)

47saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 17, 2015, 7:08pm

>45 lovelyluck: Yeah, that one's pretty funny. :D Even better: it's 0 calories...but tastes like shit. ;) *checks fridge* Nope, sorry, just veggie chicken strips.

Oh, wow, that's quite the girl band list! Definitely 90's pop. :) I totally forgot about some of those girls. Looks like Wikipedia has a good list, too. Almost all of them I've never heard of.

>46 lovelyluck: My mom used to have this CD (she was cleaning out her CDs and offered it to me to keep or sell), so I'm guessing she halfway liked Patsy Cline too. Yeah, "Crazy"'s one of my favorite songs by her. I heard it as a remake first by Kidneythieves. I possibly heard LeAnn Rimes's version? Not sure on that one.

48saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 17, 2015, 7:21pm

DVD #51


We Are What We Are directed by Jim Mickle
Tags: horror, remake, dvd, R
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family. (I haven't seen the original yet, but I'll get to it soonish. Very suspenseful from beginning to end. ETA: I love it! There's a We Are What We Are apron out there.)

49saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 17, 2015, 7:18pm

CD #123


Live aus Berlin by Rammstein
Tags: industrial, live, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Spiel mit mir, 2 Bestrafe mich, 3 Weisses Fleisch, 4 Sehnsucht, 5 Asche zu Asche, 6 Wilder Wein, 7 Heirate mich, 8 Du riechst so gut, 9 Du hast, 10 Bück Dich, 11 Engel, 12 Rammstein, 13 Laichzeit, 14 Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?, 15 Seemann. (I love Rammstein {I've been listening to them since high school}, so it's hard for me to give them a 3, but I just hate live CDs. But for those who do love live CDs and Rammstein, then definitely give this one a listen.)

50saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 17, 2015, 10:39pm

Book #88


Penguins Hate Stuff by Greg Stones
Tags: fiction, fantasy, humor, graphic novel, animals, penguins, monsters, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Penguins hate zombies. They also hate serpents, bad haircuts, sock monkeys, leprechauns, Halloween, oil rigs, vampire penguins, and mermaids. They really hate clowns, but they really like capes, balloons, and free vacations. This quirky collection reveals the discriminating tastes of these adorable flightless Antarctic birds who encounter odd foes (snow sharks, beavers, cowboys, samurai...), but still manage to enjoy the little things in life. With wit, humor, and the occasional alien invasion, Greg Stones's paintings capture the playfully absurd life of penguins. (Not laugh-out-loud at all, but some of the pics I almost scanned to share, but it wasn't worth it, imho. Not really recommended. But at least it's super short! Why, oh, why is it rated so high on Amazon?? I'm glad I ILL'd this one instead of relying on their reviews.)

51saraslibrary
mar 17, 2015, 10:46pm

Book #89


Congratulations, By the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness by George Saunders
Tags: nonfiction, essays, conduct of life, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Drawing on his well-received convocation address at Syracuse University, one of today's most influential and original writers shows how to lead a kinder, more fulfilling life. (Yes, I'm a major padder, and that's the only reason why I read this book. It's super short, with maybe less than 30 pages with words on them; sometimes just a sentence. Some funny bits; nice advice, but I just don't believe it comes naturally for humans to be kind.)

52saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 18, 2015, 7:21pm

Book #90


Zombies Hate Stuff by Greg Stones
Tags: fiction, horror, humor, graphic novel, zombies, ebook, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Depicts the humorous things that zombies hate, don't mind, really hate, and love. (About as amusing as Penguins Hate Stuff. I didn't laugh, but there were some funny bits. Apparently, zombies are tolerant of Canadians. ;)

53saraslibrary
mar 18, 2015, 7:35pm

CD #124


The Best 2000 by No Doubt
Tags: pop, ska, best of, bootleg, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Don't Speak, 2 Ex-Girlfriend, 3 Just a Girl, 4 Simple Kind of Life, 5 New, 6 Sunday Morning, 7 Spiderwebs, 8 Squel, 9 Doghouse, 10 Open the Gate, 11 Snakes, 12 Excuse Me Mr., 13 Hey You, 14 You Can Do It, 15 Happy Now, 16 Total Hate, 17 That's Just Me, 18 Six Feet Under, 19 Bathwater, 20 Magic's in the Makeup.

54saraslibrary
mar 18, 2015, 7:50pm

CD #125


Donker Mag by Die Antwoord
Tags: rap, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Don't Fuk Me", 2 "Ugly Boy", 3 "Happy Go Sucky Fucky", 4 "Zars", 5 "Raging Zef Boner", 6 "Pompie", 7 "Cookie Thumper!", 8 "Girl I Want 2 Eat U", 9 "Pitbull Terrier", 10 "Strunk", 11 "Do Not Fuk wif da Kid", 12 "Rat Trap 666" (featuring DJ Muggs), 13 "I Don't Dwank", 14 "Sex", 15 "Moon Love", 16 "Donker Mag". (Definitely earns a Parental Advisory Explicit Content sticker, but I couldn't find one cover with it on it.)

55saraslibrary
mar 18, 2015, 9:46pm

Book #91


Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, fairy tales, fantasy, humor, princesses, animals, feminism, series, princess smartypants, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Not wishing to marry any of her royal suitors, Princess Smartypants devises difficult tasks at which they all fail, until the multitalented Prince Swashbuckle appears.

56Ape
mar 19, 2015, 2:33pm

49: I'm not terribly familiar with their music, but Du Hast is on a Guitar Hero game and it's pretty fun to play. :)

57MickyFine
mar 19, 2015, 11:50pm

>52 saraslibrary: Well Canadians are all about the cultural mosaic...

58saraslibrary
mar 20, 2015, 5:57pm

>56 Ape: I'm not too familiar with Guitar Hero, so I think we're equal. (It's kind of like karaoke, right?) Yeah, singing foreign songs--especially ones like "Du Hast"--sounds like it would be fun. You can kind of make up the words as you go along. ;)

>57 MickyFine: Yeah, suuure. ;) We all know you're just luring zombies there as your mass weapon against the world. (And who knew there was such an interest for Canadian Zombie Fiction? Looks interesting.)

59saraslibrary
mar 20, 2015, 6:08pm

Book #92


Stuff on My Mutt by Mario Garza
Tags: nonfiction, humor, photography, animals, dogs, series, stuff on my mutt
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Offers photographs of dogs with objects placed on them by their human friends, including such items as a pancake, hamster, beer can, and an action figure. (Read the title fast enough and it's "Stuff on My Butt." But anywho: this book isn't as funny as Stuff on My Cat, but there are a few LOL pics.)

60Ape
mar 20, 2015, 8:19pm

58: Guitar Hero is a game where you have a guitar controller with colored buttons that looks like this:



And you "play songs" by holding the colored button and strumming the little bar at the bottom of the guitar. When you are playing the game, the screen looks like this:



So as the colored bubbles reach the bottom of the screen, you push the button and strum, and you earn points based on how well you do. :)

61Ape
Redigeret: mar 20, 2015, 8:40pm

Oh, and on the topic of Rammstein, I'm not an expert on their precise sound, but some similar bands (if you are interested) are Stahlhammer and Nachtblut. The latter is darker/creepier/heavier, but I "own" the Dogma album and it shares a lot of similarities. :)

Edit: Oh, and, music video that I can't watch..

62saraslibrary
mar 21, 2015, 2:28pm

>60 Ape: Damn, that's over my head. But at least it teaches guys dexterity with their fingers for, um, other stuff. (Love the hairy guy. Does he headbang while you play? Like your own private fan club?)

>61 Ape: Sweet! :) Thanks for the recommendations. I'll definitely have to see if we have them at work (which I doubt). But I'll check out the music video on my lunch break (in another hour and a half). Again, thanks! I always like music recs. :)

63saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 21, 2015, 2:37pm

DVD #52


Bad Milo! directed by Jacob Vaughan
Tags: horror, humor, monsters, dvd, R
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A horror comedy centered on a guy who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines. (Hilariously gross! If you can handle a monster--with teeth!--reeking havoc on Duncan's a-hole (he's constantly coming and going out the poop shoot when Duncan gets upset), then this movie is for you. :P I want my own Milo to cuddle. *pouts* Yep, I do see the similarities between him and E.T. (well, he didn't have the teeth) and the Ghoulies monster, but Milo's cuter, imho.)

64saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 27, 2015, 10:28pm

Book #93


Texts from Dog by October Jones
Tags: fiction, humor, graphic novel, animals, dogs, series, texts from dog
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: In April 2012, English animator Joe Butcher discovered he could send text messages to HIMSELF on his mobile phone. Naturally, Butcher decided that the best use for this feature would be to send passive aggressive messages to his fictional alter ego October Jones, under the guise of Cooper, his British Bulldog. (Here's an excerpt, but I think there are a few texts from the second book, because I don't remember them. Anywho, funny stuff!)

65Ape
mar 21, 2015, 4:24pm

62: I probably made it more complicated than necessary (as usual.) It's pretty intuitive, colors appear on the screen and you push the colored button that matches. Simple! When you are holding the guitar, the colors are in the same order as on the screen (green red yellow blue orange) so you get to the point where you just see the pattern on screen and don't think of the colors. Like in the screen shot, you don't think about the colors, you just see the simple blue-yellow-red-green and...wait, I'm making my "simple" explanation excessively complicated again, aren't I? :P

Stahlhammer has a music video too, but it's kind of weird. I'm not really sure how popular they are, but it shows them living the "good life," and I don't know if they are poppy in Germany or if it's tongue-in-cheek. *Shrug*

66saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 21, 2015, 4:38pm

>65 Ape: LOL! No, actually, your section explanation was easier to understand. Thank you! :) Basically, monkey-see-monkey-do, right?

I'll have to YouTube Stahlhammer later, because my lunch hour is getting shorter by the second. :( And, no surprise, neither Stahlhammer nor Nachtblut are in our catalog. I think a lot of bands have to be tongue-in-cheek sometimes; because if they took themselves too seriously, they'd just fall apart.

I did find this cool little site--http://www.tastekid.com/music/like/rammstein--when I was googling bands like Rammstein. I agree with some of the suggestions, but most of them I've never heard.

67saraslibrary
mar 21, 2015, 4:47pm

DVD #53


Detention directed by Joseph Kahn
Tags: horror, sci fi, humor, time travel, dvd, R
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention. (Weirdest, spellbinding movie I've seen in a loooong time. I loved the whole 90's time travel stuff. And I noticed the killer is kind of obvious in the bottom right picture--he's left out.)

68saraslibrary
mar 21, 2015, 4:55pm

CD #126


Soul Hits of the 90's by Various Artists
Tags: r&b, dance, rap, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Let The Beat Hit 'Em - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, 2 Live And Die For Hip Hop - Kris Kross, 3 Moving On Up - M People, 4 Tell Me - Groove Theory, 5 Mr. Vain - Culture Beat, 6 You Gotta Be - Des'ree, 7 Pull Up To The Bumper - Patra, 8 Live And Learn - Joe Public, 9 Don't Want To Be A Fool - Luther Vandross, 10 If You Love Me - Brownstone. (Some great songs I haven't heard since middle/high school.)

69saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 21, 2015, 5:01pm

Book #94


Walter the Farting Dog: Banned From the Beach by William Kotzwinkle, et al.
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, series, walter the farting dog, animals, dogs, beach, vacations, islands, ocean, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Although confined to a hotel room after his flatuence offends the patrons of a beach resort, Walter the farting dog makes an explosive sea rescue to save little Billy and Betty. (I wasn't too crazy about the illustrations, so 4.)

70saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 21, 2015, 5:59pm

CD #127


Gone Girl: Soundtrack from the Motion Picture by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Tags: ambient, soundtrack, series, gone girl, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: CD 1 | 1 "What Have We Done to Each Other?", 2 "Sugar Storm", 3 "Empty Places", 4 "With Suspicion", 5 "Just Like You", 6 "Appearances", 7 "Clue One", 8 "Clue Two", 9 "Background Noise", 10 "Procedural", 11 "Something Disposable", 12 "Like Home", 13 "Empty Places (Reprise)", 14 "The Way He Looks at Me". CD 2 | 1 "Technically, Missing", 2 "Secrets", 3 "Perpetual", 4 "Strange Activities", 5 "Still Gone", 6 "A Reflection", 7 "Consummation", 8 "Sugar Storm (Reprise)", 9 "What Will We Do?", 10 "At Risk". (I saw Trent Reznor's name on the front and had to listen to it. One of those random walk-by pick-ups at work. Beautifully haunting. I haven't read the book or seen the movie yet. I will...eventually.)

71saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 31, 2015, 7:46pm

CD #128


The Hand That Feeds by Nine Inch Nails
Tags: industrial, single, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 The Hand That Feeds. (I should feel screwed-over for buying this, since it's a promo single with--count it--ONE version of "The Hand That Feeds" on it. But, hey, it was $1, so I really shouldn't complain. *grumble, grumble*)

72saraslibrary
mar 22, 2015, 6:00pm

CD #129


Ten$ion by Die Antwoord
Tags: rap, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Never le Nkemise 1, 2 I Fink U Freeky, 3 Pielie (Skit), 4 Hey Sexy, 5 Fatty Boom Boom, 6 Zefside Zol (Interlude), 7 So What?, 8 Uncle Jimmy (Skit), 9 Baby's on Fire, 10 U Make a Ninja Wanna F**k, 11 Fok Julle Naaiers, 12 DJ Hi-Tek Rulez, 13 Never le Nkemise 2.

73saraslibrary
mar 22, 2015, 9:03pm

CD #130


Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
Tags: alt rock, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Cherry Coloured Funk, 2 Pitch The Baby, 3 Iceblink Luck, 4 Fifty Fifty Clown, 5 Heaven Or Las Vegas, 6 I Wear Your Ring, 7 Fotzepolitic, 8 Wolf In The Breast, 9 Road River And Rail, 10 Frou Frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires. (Still debating on whether or not I'll keep this one or pass it on to HPB.)

74saraslibrary
mar 22, 2015, 9:47pm





Hmm, something seems to be missing from that infamous Rolling Stones magazine cover. Can you guess what it is? ;) (Besides clothes, of course.)

75MickyFine
mar 22, 2015, 11:53pm

That leg sure looks like Anna Paquin. The photoshopper missed some details, methinks.

76saraslibrary
mar 23, 2015, 3:00pm

>75 MickyFine: Photoshopped?? Never! :P Maybe Stephen Moyer has some nice curvy legs. Er, maybe not.

77saraslibrary
mar 23, 2015, 5:08pm

CD #131


Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists
Tags: pop, dance, r&b, soundtrack, series, alvin and the chipmunks, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 You Really Got Me - The Chipmunks (feat. Honor Society), 2 Hot N Cold - The Chipettes 3 So What - The Chipettes, 4 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - The Chipmunks, 5 Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - The Chipettes, 6 Bring It On - The Chipmunks, 7 Stayin' Alive - The Chipmunks, 8 Song - The Chipettes (feat. Queensberry), 9 It's OK - The Chipmunks, 10 Shake Your Groove Thing - The Chipmunks, 11 Put Your Records on - The Chipettes, 12 I Want To Know What Love Is - The Chipmunks, 13 We Are Family - The Chipettes & The Chipmunks, 14 No One - The Chipettes (feat. Charice), 15 I Gotta Feeling - The Chipettes & The Chipmunks. (I've only seen bits and pieces of the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movies, but I still felt compelled to buy this soundtrack, because I used to listen to their songs when I was a kid, when cassettes were popular at the time.)

78saraslibrary
mar 23, 2015, 5:18pm

Book #95


If You See a Kitten by John Butler
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, animals, cats, pigs, mice, slugs, birds, snakes, porcupines, elephants, spiders, crocodiles
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Illustrations and brief text present appropriate responses to a variety of animals, from pudgy pigs to slithery snakes. (I thought this was a cute book, great illustrations, but I didn't like the animal bias. Slugs, spiders, pigs, and snakes are supposed to get reactions like "Yuck," "Eeek," "Peee-ew," and "Yikes." I can understand the last page with "Help!" on it, because a giant crocodile is {supposedly?} going to eat the reader.)

79saraslibrary
mar 23, 2015, 7:37pm

CD #132


Four-Calendar Café by Cocteau Twins
Tags: alt rock, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Know Who You Are At Every Age, 2 Evangeline, 3 Bluebeard, 4 Theft, And Wandering Around Lost, 5 Oil Of Angels, 6 Squeeze-Wax, 7 My Truth, 8 Essence, 9 Summerhead, 10 Pur. (Finally, a song I remembered from all this Cocteau Twins listening: "Bluebeard." I'm still debating on whether to sell all my CT CDs to HPB.)

80saraslibrary
mar 23, 2015, 7:51pm

CD #133


Royal Blood by Royal Blood
Tags: alt rock, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Out of the Black, 2 Come On Over, 3 Figure It Out, 4 You Can Be So Cruel, 5 Blood Hands, 6 Little Monster, 7 Loose Change, 8 Careless, 9 Ten Tonne Skeleton, 10 Better Strangers.

81Ape
mar 23, 2015, 9:37pm

75: Haha! Yeah, um, I was thinking the same thing. Don't ask why I was looking there.

72: Have you seen the video for I Fink U Freeky? It's amazingly weird.

82saraslibrary
mar 23, 2015, 9:52pm

>81 Ape: It's Stephen Moyer's leg, I tell you! :P Photoshop doesn't exist. It's just a myth, like ebola or Isis. Um, er...ignore that. :P

Yes, I have seen the video for I Fink U Freeky. :D I think you gave me the link to it. It was memorable, to say the least. Maybe I should YouTube some more of their music videos....

83saraslibrary
mar 23, 2015, 9:55pm

Book #96


The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma by Diane and Christyan Fox
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, fairy tales, dogs, cats, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Cat tries to read the story of Little Red Riding Hood aloud, but Dog keeps interrupting with silly questions.

84Ape
mar 23, 2015, 9:58pm

I was thinking more along the lines of what should be dangling between his legs...

85saraslibrary
mar 23, 2015, 10:06pm

>84 Ape: Simple answer: duct tape. :P If women tape their boobs together, tape their low-sloping shirts to their skin to avoid flashing everyone, then my best bet is he taped everything to his inner thigh. Maybe they taped their junk together? Or maybe Alexander Skarsgård is somehow holding it out of eyesight. I mean, where is his left hand?? You've got to wonder.

86saraslibrary
mar 23, 2015, 10:37pm

Book #97


Little Red Riding Hood by Brothers Grimm
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, fairy tales, fantasy, wolves, woods, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: This stunning edition of the favorite fable about a little girl in red on her journey through the woods makes brilliant use of laser die-cut paper and silhouette-like illustrations to enliven every page. Sybille Schenker’s evocative and exquisite illustrations bring a unique beauty and graphic excellence to this beloved favorite. (As with >23 saraslibrary:, this was another winning design. Just such beautiful work by Sybille Schenker.And I'm surprised this version of Little Red Riding Hood didn't shy away from the little girl getting eaten, the huntsman slicing the wolf open to save her, etc.)

87saraslibrary
mar 24, 2015, 4:56pm

DVD #54


Byzantium directed by Neil Jordan
Tags: horror, vampires, historical, england, based on play, R
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

88saraslibrary
mar 24, 2015, 5:03pm

CD #134


Projekt: The New Face of Goth by Various Artists
Tags: goth, series, projekt, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Android Lust : Stained (video edit), 2 Audra : Cabaret Fortune Teller, 3 Lycia : Pray (radio edit), 4 Black Tape for a Blue Girl : The Lie Which Refuses to Die, 5 Voltaire : BRAINS! (from the Cartoon Network’s Grim and Evil), 6 Unto Ashes : Witches’ Rune, 7 Attrition : Two Gods… Are Better Than One (previously unreleased), 8 BLEAK : In Vain, 9 Lowsunday : Wallpaper Room (radio edit), 10 Mira : Divine, 11 Mors Syphilitica : The Hues of Longing, 12 Love Spirals Downwards : Stir About the Stars, 13 Voltaire : Goodnight, Demon Slayer (previously unreleased). (I'm keeping this CD for "Stained" by Android Lust--love it! The rest...meh. Voltaire at least keeps it rather amusing with "Brains!" and "Goodnight, Demon Slayer.")

89saraslibrary
mar 24, 2015, 7:21pm

Book #98


National Geographic Readers: Swing, Sloth!: Explore the Rain Forest by Susan B. Neuman
Tags: nonfiction, juvenile, animals, sloths, elephants, lemurs, jaguars, snakes, birds, butterflies, monkeys, gorillas, frogs, iguanas, trees, series, national geographic readers, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Come along on an adventure through the rain forest. Along the way, you'll meet new friends big and small, see amazing sights, and learn all about the creatures that make their home in the rain forest. Told in simple yet lively text built with sight words and using picture icons to aid reading, National Geographic Pre-readers will enchant kids just beginning their journey with books. (I misunderstood: I thought this book was going to be about sloths by the front cover--aaaawwww! *tickle tickle*--but it's actually about various animals in the rain forests all over the world. Thus the 4. Still very beautiful photos, easy words for young, young kids. Recommended.)

90saraslibrary
mar 24, 2015, 7:34pm

CD #135


Shatter and Impale by Malign
Tags: goth, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Erode, 2 The Diseased And The Blind, 3 Skin And Lye, 4 Encapsulate, 5 Shards Of Glass, 6 The Eternal Corridor, 7 Online, 8 Strapped Down, 9 Charging The Weapon, 10 Away, 11 Reliance.

91saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 24, 2015, 8:25pm

CD #136


In & Out of Love by Various Artists
Tags: pop, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Higher Love by Steve Winwood, 2 I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) by Michael McDonald, 3 Drive by The Cars, 4 She's Gone by Daryll Hall and John Oates, 5 Everytime You Go Away by Paul Young, 6 Love Is Alive by Gary Wright, 7 I Don't Want to Live Without You by Foreigner, 8 Biggest Part of Me by Ambrosia, 9 Never Tear Us Apart by INXS, 10 Minute by Minute by The Doobie Brothers, 11 Lost Without Your Love by Bread, 12 At This Moment by Billy Vera and The Beaters. (Yes, bring on the cheese. I loved it.)

92MickyFine
mar 24, 2015, 8:02pm

Awww, I like cheesy love songs. It's part of why I like the Mr and Mrs Smith soundtrack.

93saraslibrary
mar 24, 2015, 8:18pm

>92 MickyFine: I was going to put that one on hold, but... "The request cannot be placed because your account has exceeded the maximum number of requests." Oh, phbbt. Couldn't they just say, "You've reached your 100 requests, you greedy bastard." Saves words. Oh, well. I'm adding it to my Items to Check Out list, so I'll get to it eventually. Thanks for the rec! :)

94saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 24, 2015, 10:21pm

Book #99


Shekhina by Leonard Nimoy
Tags: nonfiction, photography, poetry, jews, feminism, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: First-ever monograph by Leonard Nimoy revealing his intrigue with scriptural mythology and ancient spirituality. (I put an ILL hold on this because I had just "read" his previous b&w nude photography book--The Full Body Project--and thought Shekhina was going to be religiously scandalous, since a lot of the women are naked wearing Jewish men's religious garments. Sadly, I was disappointed. There was some nudity, yes, but it very tasteful. I just didn't "get" the book excerpts and poetry scattered between the photos, nor did I find the book all that shocking. Maybe because I'm not Jewish? Or maybe because I had built up its naughtiness in my head so much, it just didn't meet my expectations? Meh, it's ok, but skippable. Now I want to watch Yentyl again--lol!)

95saraslibrary
mar 24, 2015, 10:16pm

CD #137


Rock the Boat by Various Artists
Tags: alt rock, r&b, pop, live, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 The Cranberries Dreams, 2 Sheryl Crow Run, Baby, Run, 3 Portishead Sour Times, 4 Wet, Wet, Wet Love Is All Around, 5 Vanessa Williams Sister Moon, 6 Martin Page Shape The Invisible, 7 Joan Osborne Pensacola, 8 Rusted Root Ecstasy, 9 Blind Faith (Featuring Steve Winwood) Can't Find My Way Home (Electric Version), 10 4 P.M. Sukiyaki. (This CD was almost a goner--another one to add to my sell-to-Half-Price-Books pile--but a few tracks saved it: "Sukijyaki" by 4 P.M., which I haven't heard in ages; "Sister Moon" by Vanessa Williams, who I don't think I've ever heard sing; and, of course, "Sour Times" by Portishead, which I already have on another CD. I'm not a big fan of live songs, even if they're by The Cranberries and Sheryl Crow, who I both halfway like. Summed up: avoid! :)

96saraslibrary
mar 24, 2015, 10:55pm

CD #138


Classical Workout by Various Artists
Tags: classical, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Bach, 2 Eine Klein Nachtmusik Minuetto Allegro by Mozart, 3 Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra by Mozart, 4 The Nutcracker, Op. 71 A March by Tchaikovsky, 5 Swan Lake, Op. 20 Dance of the Cygents by Tchaikovsky, 6 Swan Lake, Op. 20 Hungarian Dance by Tchaikovsky, 7 Swan Lake, Op. 20 Spanish Dance by Tchaikovsky, 8 Swan Lake, Op. 20 Neopolitan by Tchaikovsky, 9 Swan Lake, Op. 20 Mazurka by Tchaikovsky, 10 la Gaite Parisienne Can Can by Offenbauh, 11 The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, 12 The Four Seasons "Spring" - Allegro by Vivaldi, 13 Sylvia March and Cortege of Bacchus by Delibes, 14 Symphony No. 5 "Fate" by Beethoven. (Too mellow at times for me to consider it a workout CD, but a good classical compilation all the same. Favorites: "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by Bach, "The Nutcracker, Op. 71 A March" by Tchaikovsky, "La Gaite parisienne Can Can" by Offenbauh, and "Symphony No. 5 "Fate" by Beethoven.)

97saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 25, 2015, 10:03pm

CD #139


Pinocchio: From the Walt Disney Feature Film by Various Artists
Tags: pop, soundtrack, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 When You Wish Upon a Star, 2 Little Wooden Head, 3 Give a Little Whistle, 4 Hi Diddle Dee Dee, 5 I've Got No Strings, 6 Finale: Turn On the Old Music Box & When You Wish Upon a Star. (I think I was high from sniffing new books again to buy this one. ;) Not really. To this day, most of these songs get stuck in my head for no reason--especially "Give a Little Whistle"--so I figured why not drive myself crazy-silly by buying this one? Quite possibly the shortest soundtrack I own, too: approximately 15 minutes long. Love it!)

ETA: Great, now my brain went to this song: "Coin-Operated Boy" by The Dresden Dolls. Sorry, Stephen, it's YouTube. :( I'll find an alternative for you. ETA: I'm not finding any safe sites. All of the free mp3 download sites look really shady. How do you usually like to listen to music, Stephen? Or rather, what site do you prefer? LastFM?

98saraslibrary
mar 25, 2015, 9:45pm

Work stuff. What a weird compliment I got today. I had a patron tell me he sees me all the time here and thinks I'm a hard worker (ha! I'm not, believe me), so he then gives me a God pamphlet. They're all the same, but I love the last note he wrote on it: "Kick the devil's butt." But I'm a pacifist. :P What'd Satan do to me anyway? Anywho, aren't I the one to be giving patrons books, not vice versa? And couldn't he have just tipped me or something? *wonders if library staff could work on commission* We sure would work harder.

Oh, and another one of my ILL requests was canceled without a word: Sock Monkeys Have Issues. I'm not torn up about it, but why no communication anymore? :(

99saraslibrary
mar 25, 2015, 9:53pm

CD #140


Naïve Art by Red Flag
Tags: dance, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1"If I Ever", 2 "Pretty in Pity", 3 "Russian Radio", 4 "Give Me Your Hand", 5 "All Roads Lead to You", 6 "Count to Three", 7 "Save Me Tonight", 8 "Broken Heart", 9 "I Don't Know Why", 10 "Rain", 11 "Fur Michelle", 12 "Russian Radio" (Razormaid Dub), 13 "If I Ever" (Extended Remix), 14 "Broken Heart" (Tra Graham Dub), 15 "Rain" (Remix).

100saraslibrary
mar 25, 2015, 10:02pm

CD #141


The Soul Cages by Sting
Tags: pop, rock, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Island Of Souls, 2 All This Time, 3 Mad About You, 4 Jeremiah Blues (Part 1), 5 Why Should I Cry For You, 6 Saint Agnes And The Burning Train, 7 The Wild Wild Sea, 8 The Soul Cages, 9 When The Angels Fall. (Sadly, one of my least favorite Sting CDs. I'm more of The Police fan.)

101saraslibrary
mar 25, 2015, 10:16pm

CD #142


Beetlejuice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Danny Elfman, et al.
Tags: classical, pop, soundtrack, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Main Titles, 2 Travel Music, 3 The Book! / Obituaries, 4 Enter...'The Family' / Sand Worm Planet, 5 The Fly, 6 Lydia Discovers?, 7 In The Model, 8 Juno's Theme, 9 Beetle-Snake, 10 'Sold', 11 The Flier / Lidia's Pep Talk, 12 Day-O - Harry Belafonte , 13 The Incantation, 14 Lydia Strikes A Bargain..., 15 Showtime!, 16 'Laughs', 17 The Wedding, 18 The Aftermath, 19 End Credits, 20 Jump In Line (Shake, Shake Senora) - Harry Belafonte. (I don't think there's anything by Danny Elfman that I don't like. As for Beetlejuice the movie, I actually remember the spin-off cartoon a little better. *shrugs*)

102saraslibrary
mar 25, 2015, 10:38pm

Book #100


A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle
Tags: fiction, graphic novel, humor, montreal, quebec, canada, family life, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Provides a light-hearted, graphic novel format look at the relationship of parent and child.

103saraslibrary
mar 25, 2015, 10:40pm



Happy dance time! I hit 100 books! :)

104Kassilem
mar 26, 2015, 12:07pm

Congrats!

>98 saraslibrary: That's too bad about the communication thing. I myself hust got a phone call form the woman in charge of interlibrary loans to remind to come pick up my IIL book. That was a first for me; although I has left it in the library for a few days since I was out of town. Hopefully the communication gets better for you.

105lovelyluck
mar 27, 2015, 12:45pm


106saraslibrary
mar 27, 2015, 4:43pm

>104 Kassilem: Thanks, Melissa! :)

That's actually nice they called to remind you to pick up your ILL book. Here, they give you one notification if a hold has come in for you. If you haven't picked it up in 7 days, then they just ship it back, whether it's ILL or not. No courtesy 1-day-left calls. (There are certain exceptions made, but it all depends on who you talk to, your circumstances, etc.)

My guess is there are several people working on ILLs. One librarian, in particular, is always good about contacting me via email explaining the lending library wants $X amount to loan it out, and do I want to pay that? *shrugs* It's all good. I'll keep requesting ILLs. I just find it so odd to have a hold canceled without any explanation.

>105 lovelyluck: Thank you, Jennifer! :) *snickers* Maybe I shouldn't snort/laugh at the little kid, because I think he could totally kick my ass.

And now that I've read 100 books, that means I don't have to read for the rest of the year. Yay! ;) *feels brain atrophying already*

107saraslibrary
mar 27, 2015, 4:55pm

DVD #55


Nurse directed by Douglas Aarniokoski
Tags: horror, hospitals, lesbians, dvd, R
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: By day, Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, but by night, she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are. (Definitely more sex and nudity than blood and guts.)

108saraslibrary
mar 27, 2015, 5:05pm

DVD #56


Downloading Nancy directed by Johan Renck
Tags: drama, suspense, suicide, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: An unhappy wife orders a guy she meets over the Internet to kill her, but the two of them fall in love. (Pretty gutsy ending. That's mainly why I gave it a 5. If it had been happily-ever-after, I probably would've given it a 4, maybe lower.)

109Ape
mar 27, 2015, 8:25pm

Congrats! :D

110saraslibrary
mar 27, 2015, 10:51pm

Thanks! :) Now I have time to work on my other LT book challenges:

* Horror challenge (+ horror bingo card, which is maybe 1/3 done--eeps!)

* A - Z Book Title Challenge (I just have E, J, V, & X to complete; not bad.)

* 15 Categories (+ a list of books to read based on pages or topic, etc; pic "stolen" from Micky. I think "A book with antonyms in the title" is going to be my hardest one to finish. That and "A book that made you cry." And I definitely need to fill up my fiction, suspense/mystery, vampires, and historical categories.)

111Ape
mar 28, 2015, 7:44am

Oh yeah, I forgot about my category challenge again. And I finished a book that fit it recently, too...

112saraslibrary
mar 28, 2015, 2:21pm

>111 Ape: The same one I pressured you into? :P Congrats on finding another book to fit in it. :) Which one was it?

113saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 28, 2015, 2:29pm

Book #101


Texts From Last Night: All the Texts No One Remembers Sending by Lauren Leto & Ben Bator
Tags: nonfiction, humor, sex, drug abuse
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A collection of text messages originally posted on the textsfromlastnight.com website. (Even if you don't drink, do drugs, and/or are promiscuous, this book is hilarious. In fact, it might just keep you from doing those things.)

114Ape
mar 28, 2015, 2:38pm

Nefertiti is going to be my "then" mystery novel because it takes place in ancient Egypt, and I am currently reading a mystery novel set on Mars to fill in the now/future category. :)

115saraslibrary
mar 28, 2015, 2:42pm

CD #143


Love & Romance by Various Artists
Tags: pop, r&b, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Cherish - The Association, 2 Show and Tell - Al Wilson, 3 Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren, 4 Kiss You All Over - Exile, 5 Magnet & Steel - Walter Egan, 6 Fallin' in Love (Again) - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds, 7 Come and Get Your Love - Redbone, 8 Nice to Be With You - Gallery, 9 Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck, 10 I'll Always Love You - Taylor Dayne, 11 Turn Around Look at Me - The Vogues, 12 Oh Babe, What Would You Say - Hurricane Smith, 13 Thank You for Being a Friend - Andrew Gold, 14 So Into You - Atlanta Rhythm Section, 15 If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. (I bought this mainly for Taylor Dayne's "I'll Always Love You" song, which doesn't make sense, since I already own most, if not all, of her CDs. The rest of the tracks...meh. Kind of before my time. Debating on whether or not to get rid of this one.)

116saraslibrary
mar 28, 2015, 2:43pm

>114 Ape: Oh, cool. :) Yep, Nefertiti would definitely fit in your mystery section. Have decided what to do with your other categories?

117Ape
mar 28, 2015, 3:12pm

Nope, not at all, haha. I'm just kind of taking it one category at a time. After I finish my current book I'll figure out what to do next.

118saraslibrary
mar 28, 2015, 4:10pm

>117 Ape: Book cover colors are good. So is Books With Words. Books With Chapters. ;)

119saraslibrary
mar 28, 2015, 4:14pm

CD #144


Footloose: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists
Tags: pop, rock, metal, soundtrack, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Footloose - Kenny Loggins, 2 Let's Hear It For the Boy - Denise Williams, 3 Almost Paradise (Love Theme) - Ann Wilson/Mike Reno, 4 Holding Out For A Hero - Bonnie Tyler, 5 Dancing In The Sheets - Shalamar, 6 I'm Free (Heaven Helps The Man) - Kenny Loggins, 7 Somebody's Eyes - Karla Bonoff, 8 The Girl Gets Around - Sammy Hagar, 9 Never - Moving Pictures, 10 Bang Your Head (Metal Health) - Quiet Riot, 11 Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner, 12 Hurts So Good - John Cougar Mellencamp, 13 Dancing In The Sheets - Shalamar (12" mix, bonus track). (I vaguely remember the movie from childhood. I remember/liked the songs better.)

120saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 28, 2015, 4:22pm

So far, my disappointment of the day (other than looking in the mirror :P): I saw this book at work--The Rockstar Remedy by Dr. Gabrielle Francis--aaand it wasn't about Rockstar the drink. :( I keep telling myself all those B vitamins in them are good for me. Never mind what else is in it.

121saraslibrary
mar 28, 2015, 4:50pm

CD #145


Fifty Shades of Grey: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists
Tags: pop, rock, r&b, soundtrack, series, fifty shades, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Annie Lennox - I Put a Spell on You, 2 Laura Welsh - Undiscovered, 3 The Weeknd - Earned It, 4 Jessie Ware - Meet Me in the Middle, 5 Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do, 6 Beyoncé - Haunted (Michael Diamond Remix), 7 Sia - Salted Wound, 8 The Rolling Stones - Beast of Burden, 9 AWOLNATION - I'm on Fire, 10 Beyoncé - Crazy in Love (2014 Remix), 11 Frank Sinatra - Witchcraft (Remastered), 12 Vaults - One Last Night, 13 The Weeknd - Where You Belong, 14 Skylar Grey - I Know You, 15 Danny Elfman - Ana and Christian, 16 Danny Elfman - Did That Hurt?. (I have yet to watch the movie, and I started the book back in 2013 {I'll finish it eventually; romance just isn't one of my favorite genres}, but this soundtrack is pretty good on its own.)

122saraslibrary
mar 28, 2015, 6:37pm

Book #102


Fox's Garden by Princesse Camcam
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, animals, foxes, winter, wordless, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: One snowy night, a fox loses its way, entering a village. Chased away by the grown ups, Fox takes shelter in a greenhouse. A little boy sees this from his window. Without hesitating, he brings a basket of food to the greenhouse, where he leaves it for the fox. His gift is noticed and the night becomes a garden of new life, nourished by compassion and kindness.

123saraslibrary
mar 29, 2015, 5:54pm

CD #146


The Punisher: The Album by Various Artists
Tags: metal, rock, soundtrack, series, the punisher, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Step Up" Drowning Pool, 2 "Bleed" Puddle of Mudd, 3 "Slow Motion" Nickelback, 4 "Never Say Never" Queens of the Stone Age, 5 "Broken" Seether feat. Amy Lee, 6 "Finding Myself" Smile Empty Soul, 7 "Lost in a Portrait" Trapt, 8 "Still Running" Chevelle, 9 "Ashes to Ashes" Damageplan feat. Jerry Cantrell, 10 "Sold Me" Seether, 11 "Eyes Wired Shut" Edgewater, 12 "Slow Chemical" Finger Eleven, 13 "The End Has Come" Ben Moody feat. Jason Miller and Jason "Gong" Jones, 14 "Piece by Piece" Strata, 15 "Bound to Violence" Hatebreed, 16 "Sick" Seven Wiser, 17 "Complicated" Submersed, 18 "Time for People" Atomship, 19 "In Time" Mark Collie.

124saraslibrary
mar 29, 2015, 5:59pm

Book #103


A Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, valentine's day, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: CRANKENSTEIN! He's BAAAAACK! See what happens to an ordinary kid on the most lovey-dovey, yuckiest day of the year-Valentine's Day! Cheesy cards, allergy-inducing bouquets, and heart-shaped everything? It's enough to turn anyone into a monster! YECHHHH! But Crankenstein might just find a way to turn his sour day sweet... because even the crankiest monsters have hearts!

125Ape
mar 29, 2015, 6:21pm

Cocaine isn't as bad for your health though. :P

126saraslibrary
mar 29, 2015, 6:43pm

Touche, Sir Stephen. :P And I think it's an "In" drug right now, too. Or is it heroin again? *off to the library's public restrooms to get a little of both*

127Ape
mar 29, 2015, 6:48pm

Always buy your hard drugs and energy drinks from trusted sources, remember that!

Funny thing, energy drinks are notoriously popular among video gamers, but they are also common depicted as sources of evil in video games themselves. I'm playing a humorous puzzle game right now where you play as a tennis player who ruined his career after getting hooked on an energy drink called Explodz. :P

128saraslibrary
mar 29, 2015, 6:50pm

CD #147


Edward Scissorhands: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Danny Elfman
Tags: classical, soundtrack, series, edward scissorhands, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: Part One: Edward Meets The World.... 1 –Introduction (Titles), 2 –Storytime, 3 –Castle On The Hill, 4 –Beautiful New World / Home Sweet Home, 5 –The Cookie Factory, 6 –Ballet De Suburbia (Suite), 7 –Ice Dance, 8 –Etiquette Lesson, 9 –Edwardo The Barber. | Part Two: ....Poor Edward! 10 –Esmeralda, 11 –Death!, 12 –The Tide Turns (Suite), 13 –The Final Confrontation, 14 –Farewell...., 15 –The Grand Finale, 16 –The End, 17 –Tom Jones With These Hands. (I could've totally lived without the Tom Jones song; but if you liked Edward Scissorhands the movie, then you'll more than likely love this soundtrack.)

129saraslibrary
mar 29, 2015, 6:54pm

>127 Ape: Soooo....the police? *scratches head* You? :P

LMAO @ Explodz. Hey, it's a good message for youngsters. Energy drinks are definitely not good for kids (or pregnant chicks or people who're sensitive to caffeine--says so right on the can). I had no idea energy drinks were popular with the gamer crowd. I can only imagine what they do when they need to pee--do it in the empty can. Because you just know hardcore gamers remove the Pause button on the hand controls. :P

130saraslibrary
mar 30, 2015, 1:34am




(Or C: All the above.)


(Nothing says sexy like cuddling a stiff you just made, well, stiff.)

*scrambling to make the Sexy Sunday deadline, as usual* This time I stuck with two movies that I've seen recently: Nurse (top pic) and Downloading Nancy (bottom pic). Both romantic comedies, obviously. :P

131saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 30, 2015, 6:06pm

DVD #57


Daniel and Ana directed by Michel Franco
Tags: drama, foreign, incest, rape, kidnapping, marriage, mexico, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Daniel and Ana, brother and sister, best friends. Both are at pivotal, defining moments in their contented lives. Ana is about to be married, Daniel is a gregarious teenager discovering his personal and sexual identity. Yet their harmony is instantly shattered when they are kidnapped and something shocking happens which forces them to confront their desires and fears. Suddenly their old lives are a distant memory. Now, nothing they have known will ever be the same again. (The topic of underground forced porn isn't too shocking to me; I'm aware of it. But to watch the victims try and get on with their life was something I never really thought about. They seemed so "normal" to me, if numb and distant.And, apparently, it triggers something in Daniel to turn him into some weirdo rapist.Another good reason to never visit Mexico. You'll get abducted, forced to have sex with your relative(s), and then carry on like nothing happened. Kidding. I know I'm making fun of a serious topic. But as for the movie, it's very good; well done. Not sure if I believe the based on true events line--everyone uses that--but it could happen. Sad.)

132saraslibrary
mar 30, 2015, 6:14pm

Book #104


The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey
Tags: fiction, fantasy, humor, picture book, poetry, siblings, bicycles, animals, birds, alligators, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: While Embley and Yewbert are hitting one another with croquet mallets one day, an untenanted bicycle rolls into their garden. This book chronicles their adventures across turnip fields, through barns and into bushes. (What a weird-ass book. First line: "It was the day after Tuesday and the day before Wednesday." {Hello? Point?} But at least it was short.)

133Ape
mar 30, 2015, 7:36pm

Awwww, cuddling, how sweet. ;)

134saraslibrary
mar 30, 2015, 8:18pm

>133 Ape: I know, cuddling the dead is like the ultimate, "I Love You, Happy Deathday" present. :P

135saraslibrary
mar 30, 2015, 9:40pm

CD #148


Dirty Dancing: 20th Anniversary Edition by Various Artists
Tags: pop, classical, soundtrack, series, dirty dancing, cd, checked out from work
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 –The Ronettes Be My Baby, 2 –Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Big Girls Don't Cry, 3 –Michael Lloyd & Le Disc Merengue, 4 –Michael Lloyd & Le Disc Trot The Fox, 5 –Michael Lloyd & Le Disc Johnny's Mambo, 6 –The John Morris Orchestra (I've Had) The Time Of My Life Instrumental Version, 7 –Tom Johnston Where Are You Tonight?, 8 –The Contours Do You Love Me, 9 –Otis Redding Love Man, 10 –Michael Lloyd Gazebo Waltz, 11 –Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs Stay, 12 –The Surfaris Wipeout, 13 –Eric Carmen Hungry Eyes, 14 –Zappacosta Overload, 15 –Bruce Channel Hey Baby, 16 –Michael Lloyd & Le Disc De Todo Un Poco, 17 –The Drifters Some Kind Of Wonderful, 18 –Otis Redding These Arms Of Mine, 19 –Solomon Burke Cry To Me, 20 –The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow, 21 –Mickey & Sylvia Love Is Strange, 22 –The Blow Monkeys You Don't Own Me, 23 –Merry Clayton Yes, 24 –The Five Satins In The Still Of The Night, 25 –Patrick Swayze She's Like The Wind, 26 –The Emile Bergstein Chorale Kellerman's Anthem, 27 –Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (I've Had) The Time Of My Life. (Definitely for the hardcore Dirty Dancing fans who wanted X track or X track on the first soundtrack, and sadly, it wasn't included. Here: just about every song from the movie is on here, including the dancing instructor songs. Highly recommended to DD fans.)

136saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 30, 2015, 10:00pm

Book #105


The Utter Zoo by Edward Gorey
Tags: fiction, fantasy, humor, picture book, animals, monsters, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Twenty-six curious creatures--from the fastidious Ampoo to the world's one and only Zote--fill the pages of The Utter Zoo, an alphabet from the untamed imagination of Edward Gorey. The Boggerslosh, the Crunk, and the Dawbis; the Ippagoggy, the Jelbislup, and the Kwongdzu; the Scrug, the Twibbit, and the Ulp--each strange and wonderful zoomate displays its own primary characteristic, described in Gorey's inimitable, droll, rhyming couplets. (My kind of zoo! Very short book, too, which always a plus for me. A couple of my favorite creatures: the Yawfle and the Crunk.)

137saraslibrary
mar 30, 2015, 10:50pm

CD #149


Only Rock 'N Roll: 1985 - 1989 by Various Artists
Tags: pop, rock, dance, compilation, series, only rock 'n roll, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Need You Tonight - INXS, 2 Midnight Blue - Lou Gramm, 3 Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle, 4 Rock On - Michael Damian, 5 Point Of No Return - Expose, 6 Only In My Dreams - Debbie Gibson, 7 Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer, 8 Looking For A New Love - Jody Watley, 9 Tell It To My Heart - Taylor Dane, 10 At This Moment - Billy Vera And The Beaters, 11 Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer, 12 Talk To Me - Stevie Nicks, 13 Say You Will - Foreigner, 14 Move Away - Culture Club, 15 Lost In Emotion - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, 16 I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany, 17 Loverboy - Billy Ocean, 18 Kyrie - Mr. Mister, 19 Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon, 20 Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young. (I didn't love every song, but this is still one of my favorite 80's compilations!)

138saraslibrary
mar 31, 2015, 5:25pm

Book #106


If You Give a Mouse an iPhone by Ann Droyd
Tags: fiction, juvenile, humor, picture book, animals, mice, carnivals, islands
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: If you give in to temptation and give a bored little mouse your iPhone, even for ten minutes, he’s probably going to beam to some faraway place beyond time, space, and the sound of your pleading voice. And if he’s that far gone, he won’t have any idea what’s going on around him, and he might end up missing out on all the real fun. From the New York Times-bestselling author of Goodnight iPad comes a delightful new commentary on the perils of our tech-obsessed lives and a fully charged romp for readers of all ages.

139saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 31, 2015, 5:38pm

Book #107


One Monster After Another by Mercer Mayer
Tags: fiction, juvenile, humor, picture book, fantasy, monsters, letters
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Sally Ann's letter falls into the clutches of one monster after another before finally reaching Lucy Jane. (I was more interested in the monster chase than the letter-writing between the two girls. One of my favorite monsters in this book. The ending was too abrupt, so I reluctantly gave this one a 4. *sad face* I hate to do that, because I grew up on Mercer Mayer's monster books and loved them. Maybe that explains a thing or two about me now that I'm a weirdo adult. ;)

140saraslibrary
mar 31, 2015, 7:24pm



My wins:


King Kwong: Larry Kwong, the China Clipper Who Broke the NHL Colour Barrier by Paula Johanson (ebook)


Out of the Woods by William D. Carl (ebook)

This is starting to become a joke, because I almost never read my Early Reviewer wins. But you never know....Out of the Woods looks kind of good.

141saraslibrary
Redigeret: mar 31, 2015, 11:27pm


MARCH'S AWARDS

(I read more books this month compared to February--yay! :) I listened to almost twice as many CDs. Downside: I didn't watch as many movies; nor did I have a lot of 5-star movies to choose from for this list. *shrugs* It's all good.)

Books Read: 40
CDs Listened To: 59
DVDs Watched: 15

My top 5's for March:

Top 5 Favorite Books (in no particular order)


1. Texts from Dog by October Jones
2. Texts From Last Night: All the Texts No One Remembers Sending by Lauren Leto & Ben Bator
3. A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle
4. If You Give a Mouse an iPhone by Ann Droyd
5. Say Hello to Zorro! by Carter Goodrich


Top 5 Favorite Movies/TV Series (in no particular order)


1. Downloading Nancy directed by Johan Renck
2. We Are What We Are directed by Jim Mickle
3. Kiss of the Damned directed by Xan Cassavetes
4. Nightcrawler directed by Dan Gilroy
5. Bad Milo! directed by Jacob Vaughan


Top 5 Favorite CDs (in no particular order)


1. Only Rock 'N Roll: 1985 - 1989 by Various Artists
2. Music from the Motion Picture Valentine by Various Artists
3. Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1992 by Various Artists
4. Members Only #9 by Various Artists
5. Gone Girl: Soundtrack from the Motion Picture by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

142saraslibrary
mar 31, 2015, 9:04pm

CD #150


Just the Best 2/2000 by Various Artists
Tags: pop, dance, rap, hip hop, compilation, series, just the best, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1-1 –Manu Chao Bongo Bong, 1-2 –Anton* Feat. DJ Ötzi Anton Aus Tirol, 1-3 –Vengaboys Shalala Lala, 1-4 –Prezioso Feat. Marvin Let Me Stay, 1-5 –Sabrina Setlur Introducing Xavier Naidoo Alles, 1-6 –Thomas D Liebesbrief, 1-7 –Westlife Fool Again, 1-8 –Oli. P* Plötzlich Stand Sie Da, 1-9 –Stefan Raab Wadde Hadde Dudde Da, 1-10 –Reamonn Supergirl, 1-11 –H-Blockx Vs. Dr. Ring-Ding Ring Of Fire, 1-12 –Such A Surge Silver Surger, 1-13 –Geri Halliwell Bag It Up, 1-14 –Jack Radics That's Life, 1-15 –Enigma Push The Limits, 1-16 –Peter Maffay Bis Ans Ende Der Welt, 1-17 –Tyrone Ayleen, 1-18 –Backstreet Boys Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely, 1-19 –Ayman Feat. Dean* Mein Stern, 1-20 –*NSYNC Bye Bye Bye. | 2-1 –Guano Apes Big In Japan, 2-2 –Die Toten Hosen Bayern, 2-3 –HIM Right Here In My Arms, 2-4 –Moby Natural Blues, 2-5 –Gigi D'Agostino Bla Bla Bla, 2-6 –Kosmonova Danse Avec Moi!, 2-7 –Hypetraxx The Darkside, 2-8 –U96 Das Boot 2001, 2-9 –Paffendorf Where Are You, 2-10 –Members Of Mayday Datapop, 2-11 –Mabel Disco - Disco, 2-12 –Tom Novy Feat. Lima Now Or Never, 2-13 –Dynamite Deluxe Ladies & Gentlemen, 2-14 –Steps Say You'll Be Mine, 2-15 –Passion Fruit Wonderland, 2-16 –Loona La Vida (Es Una Floor), 2-17 –Eiffel 65 Too Much Of Heaven, 2-18 –Aqua Cartoon Hereos, 2-19 –French Affair Do What You Like, 2-20 –A*Teens Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight).

143saraslibrary
mar 31, 2015, 11:23pm

CD #151


MTV Party to Go: Volume 9 by Various Artists
Tags: dance, pop, hip hop, r&b, rap, compilation, series, mtv party to go, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 1,2,3,4 (Sumpin' New) Timber Extended Mix - Coolio, 2 Missing Todd Terry Club Mix - Everything But The Girl, 3 Set U Free Fever Mix Edit - Planet Soul, 4 Beautiful Life Extended 12' Mix - Ace Of Base, 5 Runaway Club Attack Mix - Real McCoy, 6 You Remind Me Of Something Original Mix - R. Kelly, 7 Hey Lover Radio Edit - LL Cool J, 8 Baby Extended LP Version - Brandy, 9 One More Chance Radio Edit - The Notorious B.I.G., 10 Get Up On It Instant Flava Mix - Jodeci, 11 Tell Me Extended LP Mix - Groove Theory, 12 Throw Your Hands Up Extended 12' Mix - L.V..

144saraslibrary
mar 31, 2015, 11:28pm

Book #108


Morris the Moose by B. Wiseman
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, series, morris and boris, animals, moose, cows, deer, horses
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Determined to prove that the cow he meets is really a moose, Morris the moose enlists the help of a rather confused deer and horse.

145saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 1, 2015, 4:42pm

DVD #58


Man Bites Dog = C'est arrivé près de chez vous directed by Rémy Belvaux, et al.
Tags: horror, foreign, mockumentary, belgium, rape, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand. (Mostly a snoozefest. Not funny, even though it's listed as a dark comedy. Disappointing, unanswered ending. Annoying, pretentious killer most viewers--ok, maybe just me--will want to kill themselves. Avoid. Still wondering why I'm keeping this one.)

146saraslibrary
apr 1, 2015, 4:36pm

Book #109


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, picture book, friendship, monsters, checked out from work, caldecott
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable--he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.

147saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 1, 2015, 5:49pm



Yeah, sorry to disappoint you there, Micky! ;P

At work, one of my coworkers pulled this prank on our boss. Thankfully, she (our boss) has a sense of humor! But I don't think she was able to get into her office. Instead, this was on her schedule:
8-9 a.m. Discussion meeting about which pages to fire
9-10 a.m. Who to keep/who to fire meeting
10-11 a.m. Letting them go
11-12 a.m. Helping with resume

Personally, all of the last hour, I would've been donning a Kevlar vest and holing up in the duct system. ;P

148Ape
apr 1, 2015, 6:13pm

*Click click click click CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK* ... *Sigh*

149saraslibrary
apr 1, 2015, 6:42pm

>148 Ape: Which broke first--your mouse or your finger? :P

150Ape
apr 1, 2015, 6:47pm

My heart, in utter disappointment. :P

151saraslibrary
apr 1, 2015, 7:12pm

>150 Ape: Cool! Did it make a squish noise or glass shattering?

152Ape
apr 1, 2015, 7:17pm

It made a fsssshhh sound as it deflated, after which you might say it was a flaccid organ. Stupid misleading button! :P

153saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 1, 2015, 7:45pm

>152 Ape: *snort* So kind of like a farting, deflated balloon? Love it! ;) Happy April's Fools Day! Just be glad I didn't do that glasses-full-of-water-on-the-floor thing in your bathroom first thing this morning like my boss got. Knowing you, you probably would've just peed in the cup. :P Anywho, to fix that heart... *snaps on her latex gloves* Here, drink this. It should make you relax a little. Anything you want to eat? Oh, wait. No eating while operating. *ahem* Ignore my meal then. It's just, you know, tofu something-or-other. *whistles innocently* Why aren't you drinking? Don't make me get out the chloroform and cloth.

154saraslibrary
apr 1, 2015, 8:10pm

CD #152


MTV Party to Go: Volume 9 by Various Artists
Tags: pop, rock, r&b, compilation, soundtrack, series, now that's what I call, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen from Wayne's World, 2 It Will Rain by Bruno Mars from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1, 3 I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston from The Bodyguard, 4 My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion from Titanic, 5 Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteeen from Philadelphia, 6 Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) by Phil Collins from Against All Odds, 7 Kiss from a Rose by Seal from Batman Forever, 8 Almost Paradise by Mike Reno & Ann Wilson from Footloose, 9 Tiny Dancer by Elton John from Almost Famous, 10 God Only Knows by The Beach Boys from Love Actually, 11 How Deep is Your Love by Bee Gees from Saturday Night Fever, 12 Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison from Born on the Fourth of July, 13 Cups (Movie Version) by Anna Kendrick from Pitch Perfect, 14 I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow by The Soggy Bottom Boys from O Brother Where Art Thou?, 15 Eye of the Tiger by Survivor from Rocky III, 16 Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins from Top Gun, 17 Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede from Guardians of the Galaxy, 18 Happy by Pharrell Williams from Despicable Me 2. (Mostly older movies and songs, but I loved it.)

155saraslibrary
apr 1, 2015, 8:16pm

Had to post this. Had. To. (secretly wishes Grumpy Cat were a librarian at her work site)

156saraslibrary
apr 1, 2015, 10:27pm

CD #153


Now That's What I Call Music 53 by Various Artists
Tags: pop, r&b, rap, hip hop, dance, alt rock, compilation, series, now that's what i call, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars, 2 Lips Are Movin' - Meghan Trainor, 3 Animals - Maroon 5, 4 Don't - Ed Sheeran, 5 Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo, 6 Love Me Harder - The Weeknd, 7 I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith, 8 Steal My Girl - One Direction, 9 The Heart Wants What it Wants - Selena Gomez, 10 Trumpets - Jason Derülo, 11 Beg for It - , 12 I Don't Mind - Juicy J, 13 Boom Clap - Charli XCX, 14 Waves - Mr. Probz, 15 Blame - John Newman, 16 A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay, 17 Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon, 18 Knock Me Out - Fancy Reagan, 19 Uncover - Zara Larsson, 20 Who Are You Loving Now? - Danny Mercer, 21 Hold the Line - Jack + Eliza.

157saraslibrary
apr 1, 2015, 10:36pm

CD #154


Blue Bell Knoll by Cocteau Twins
Tags: alt rock, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Blue Bell Knoll, 2 Athol-Brose, 3 Carolyn's Fingers, 4 For Phoebe Still a Baby, 5 The Itchy Glowbo Blow, 6 Cico Buff, 7 Suckling the Mender, 8 Spooning Good Singing Gum, 9 A Kissed Out Red Floatboat, 10 Ella Megalast Burls Forever. (Most likely another Cocteau Twins CD that's going to be added to the Sell @ HPB pile.)

158saraslibrary
apr 1, 2015, 10:49pm

CD #155


Treasure by Cocteau Twins
Tags: alt rock, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Ivo, 2 Lorelei, 3 Beatrix, 4 Persephone, 5 Pandora (For Cindy), 6 Amelia, 7 Aloysius, 8 Cicely, 9 Otterley, 10 Donimo. (Yes, I'm almost done with my Cocteau Twins collection. I at least wanted to give them a try, because I keep hearing them mentioned in alternative/goth circles, but I'm sorry, they're just not my thing. Maybe to fall asleep to, but I have no trouble there. Another one bites the dust.)

159Ape
apr 2, 2015, 6:40pm

I tried to find anatomical heart-shaped tofu, but I could only find butt hearts. :(

160saraslibrary
apr 2, 2015, 8:52pm

>159 Ape: Yeah, tofu's not that versatile to make into anatomical hearts, but thank you for the butt hearts! :) Those look delicious! *munches on her butt hearts*

161Ape
apr 2, 2015, 9:07pm

Nothing says Easter like tofu butt hearts!

162saraslibrary
apr 2, 2015, 9:39pm

Exactly. They're almost Brazilian butt hearts. Nice and big. :P *tries to remember the point of Easter* Chickens raping rabbits and giving birth to chocolate eggs, right?

163Ape
apr 3, 2015, 8:06pm

Hmmmm....no, no, I don't think that's it.

164saraslibrary
apr 4, 2015, 12:36am

Zombie cross-dressing hippie dude?

165The_Hibernator
apr 4, 2015, 12:50am

166Ape
apr 4, 2015, 3:29pm

No no no, you just had it backwards.

167saraslibrary
apr 5, 2015, 8:45pm

>165 The_Hibernator: Ha! Love it. :) *wonders if it should be "chickenshit" instead of "bullshit"*

>166 Ape: *shudders* Unfortunately, that rabbit looks like my Zeus. And the chicken looks like one of ours. Brain, don't go there. *blocks mental image* Thanks, Stephen. :P Remind me to ruin a holiday with some bestiality pictures for you. ;)

168saraslibrary
apr 5, 2015, 8:54pm

DVD #59


Neighbors directed by Nicholas Stollar
Tags: humor, college, parties, dvd, R
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down. (Loved it! I can't think of a Seth Rogen movie I've seen that I didn't like. Some of the best quotes ever, too.)

169Ape
apr 5, 2015, 8:56pm

Oh dear! I think the next official holiday is Arbor day...I'm sure you can find something appropriate for that. :P

170saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 5, 2015, 9:17pm

>169 Ape: Arbor Day? Wth? You're making that one up.

ETA: Ooh, I just checked. It's Secretary/Administrative Professionals Day on April 22. Yes! That'll be an easy bestiality google.

171saraslibrary
apr 5, 2015, 9:21pm

Book #110


Should You Be Laughing at This? by Hugleikur Dagsson
Tags: fiction, humor, graphic novel
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Hugleikur Gagsson's Should You Be Laughing at This? has achieved revered cult status and taken the Icelandic publishing world by storm. Of course, Iceland is a country whose national drink is called "Black Death," national dish is putrefied shark meat, and national literacy rate is 99.9%. That may give you a small idea of the dark but brilliant mind behind the shamefully addicting cartoons in this book. From the absurd to the offensive to the immoral, Dagsson includes every taboo out there. And when you find yourself snickering and cackling, you'll stop and ask yourself, "Should You Be Laughing at This?"

172saraslibrary
apr 5, 2015, 9:46pm





(I think I should get bonus points for actually posting someone who isn't dead or covered in blood, as well as it having to do with Easter. Score!)

173MickyFine
apr 7, 2015, 6:37pm

Chortle.

174saraslibrary
apr 7, 2015, 11:58pm

>173 MickyFine: Glad I could make you chortle. ;)

175saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 8, 2015, 12:21am

Book #111


My Cat Is Going To The Dogs by Mike Thaler
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, animals, cats
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A young boy worries about what will happen to his sick cat when he takes it to the veterinarian for the first time. (Not the best book for a kid's first-time visit to the vet {too fantastic}, but the end is certainly a surprise.)

176saraslibrary
apr 8, 2015, 12:39am

Book #112


The Dream Tree by Stephen Cosgrove
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, picture book, series, serendipity, insects, caterpillars, butterflies
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Patti Caterpillar resolves to tell her caterpillar friends what it is like to be a beautiful butterfly when she becomes one herself.

177saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 8, 2015, 1:24am

DVD #60


We Are What We Are = Somos lo que hay directed by Jorge Michel Grau
Tags: horror, foreign, mexico, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting the all-important meat on the table. These newfound responsibilities are even more daunting, however, when you live in the city and happen to be a family of cannibals. (I liked this the same as the remake {I watched that one maybe a couple weeks ago?}. The daughter gave me the freakin' creeps, so I loved the ending shot,with her living and continuing the family tradition.)

178saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 8, 2015, 2:08am

DVD #61


I Saw the Devil = Akmareul boatda directed by Jee-Woon Kim
Tags: horror, foreign, revenge, korea, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: When his pregnant fiancee becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge. (Long {140+ minutes}, but good revenge story. Another movie I've been putting on hold and forgetting for months/years, until I just went out and bought it. Worth it alone for Byung-hun Lee {the guy on the left, in one of the sickest well-thought-out revenge scenes of the movie}!)

179saraslibrary
apr 8, 2015, 2:14am

Book #113


Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, paris, france, orphans, poetry, animals, dogs, series, madeline, caldecott
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A hound rescues a schoolgirl from the Seine, becomes a beloved school pet, is chased away by the trustees, and returns with a surprise. (Cute "surprise" ending. Out of the two Madeline books I've read so far--this one and Madeline--this one's my favorite, probably because of the dog.)

180saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 8, 2015, 2:27am

Book #114


Spotty by Margret Rey
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, animals, rabbits, prejudices
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Having been excluded from a party because his spots make him different, Spotty the bunny runs away from home. (Kind of a sad, f-ed up book if you think about it--a mother making one of her children stay home from a birthday party, because she's afraid of her father's disapproval regarding her spotted child {all the others are white}. Even though Spotty was written in the 40's, it still has relevance today and probably forever.)

181Ape
apr 8, 2015, 6:02am

I like the contrast between adorable children's books and alarming horror movies.

182saraslibrary
apr 8, 2015, 4:19pm

>181 Ape: Me too! ;) I'm not sure what that says about me. Or you, for that matter. :P

183saraslibrary
apr 8, 2015, 4:23pm

Book #115


Squish #1: Super Amoeba by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, humor, graphic novel, series, squish, bullies, friendship
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Squish, a meek amoeba who loves the comic book exploits of his favorite hero, "Super Amoeba," tries to emulate him when his best friend is threatened by a bully.

184Ape
apr 8, 2015, 8:14pm

It says you are very weird, and that I'm very accepting of weird behavior. :P

185saraslibrary
apr 8, 2015, 8:59pm

I totally stepped into that one, didn't I? *facepalm*

186Ape
Redigeret: apr 8, 2015, 9:47pm

Yep, totally. You should always be mindful of what you're stepping into. :P

187saraslibrary
apr 10, 2015, 2:48am

Oh, believe me, my mind is always full of what I'm stepping into. :P

188saraslibrary
apr 10, 2015, 2:57am

Book #116


I Would Have Bought You A Cat, But... by Darby Conley
Tags: fiction, humor, series, get fuzzy, comics, animals, cats, dogs
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Now, in a size and format that's perfect for die-hard fans and those looking for the perfect gift, I Would Have Bought You a Cat, But . . . will become the must-have little treasure for everyone who craves a bit more of the trademark Get Fuzzy foolishness, or just enjoys a good chuckle. (I love Get Fuzzy, but this book is either a) too short or b) the Bucky strips they had weren't the funniest. I haven't made my mind up why I didn't love this book as much as I thought I would, so I'll settle with c) all the above. Skippable, unless you're a big Get Fuzzy fan and find it for super cheap (I am/did both).)

189saraslibrary
apr 10, 2015, 3:09am

CD #156


Beers, Steers & Queers (Remixes) by Revolting Cocks
Tags: industrial, single, live, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Beers, Steers & Queers (Drop Your Britches Mix) / Beers, Steers & Queers (Take 'em Right Off Mix), 2 Stainless Steel Providers (Live), 3 Public Image (Live). (Not my favorite remixes of "Beers, Steers & Queers" {though one of my favorite songs by Revolting Cocks--aahh, high school music nostalgia}; and I still cringe at live tracks, no matter who it's by. Skippable, but I'm still keeping it. I loves me some "Beers, Steers & Queers." :P)

190saraslibrary
apr 10, 2015, 3:17am

Book #117


My School Is Worse Than Yours by Tom Toles
Tags: fiction, juvenile, sci fi, humor, robots, teachers
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Raven, who attends an underground school with a robot teacher, pursues her dream of being an artist. (Super quick read. More fantasy-ish, I suppose, than real science fiction, but I lump all techy stuff, like robot teachers, in with sci fi.)

191saraslibrary
apr 10, 2015, 3:28am

CD #157


What Do You Know, Deutschland? by KMFDM
Tags: industrial, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Kickin' Ass, 2 Me I Funk, 3 What Do You Know?, 4 Conillon, 5 Itchy Bitchy, 6 Deutsche Schuld, 7 Sieg Sieg, 8 Positiv, 9 Lufthans, 10 Itchy Bitchy (Dance Version), 11 The Unrestrained Use of Excessive Force. (Early KMFDM...um, it'll have to grow on me. :/)

192saraslibrary
apr 10, 2015, 3:45am

CD #158


Greatest Hits: 1985 - 1995 by Heart
Tags: rock, best of, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 What About Love, 2 If Looks Could Kill, 3 Never, 4 These Dreams, 5 Nothin' at All, 6 Alone, 7 Who Will You Run To, 8 There's the Girl, 9 Surrender to Me, 10 All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You, 11 I Didn't Want to Need You, 12 Tall, Dark Handsome Stranger, 13 Stranded, 14 You're the Voice, 15 Back to Avalon, 16 Black on Black II, 17 Will You Be There (In the Morning), 18 The Road Home. (1985-1995 are probably my favorite years of Heart songs, so this was a definite hit with me! I would've loved to have added some of their older songs--"Barracuda," "Almost Paradise," "Crazy On You," "Magic Man," etc--but again, this is just their '85-'95 run of hits {some I don't even recall}. I'm sure there are other, better Heart greatest hits CDs out there with those hits on them. For now, this CD hits the spot. :)

193saraslibrary
apr 10, 2015, 4:11am

DVD #62


Máncora directed by Ricardo de Montreuil
Tags: drama, foreign, lima, peru, madrid, spain, suicide, incest, drug abuse, beach, ocean, surfing, dvd, R
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: An adventure drama that tells the story of Santiago, a 22-year old from Lima. Following his father's suicide, haunted by his inner daemons and hatred for the world in general, Santiago decides to escape the crude Lima winter to take refuge in Mancora, a beach to the north of Peru where it is always summer. Upon his departure, Santiago receives the unexpected visit from his stepsister, Ximena, a young and beautiful photographer in her late twenties, accompanied by her husband Inigo, a young surgeon from Spain. The three take off on a journey escaping reality and in search of themselves. Santiago and Ximena find refuge in each other, which sparks off jealousies within Inigo, and a trip that was intended to be a simple escape turns out to be much more, when each of the three crosses limits and borders they should never have crossed. The three are placed face to face with their dreams and daemons. "Mancora" is a story of redemption, where a kid becomes a man and learns to forgive the world. (Out of the two movies I've seen directed by Richardo de Montreuil--this one and La mujer de mi hermano (both dealing with kind-of-but-not-blood-relation incestuous infidelity)--I liked this one the best. I wasn't too crazy about the ending, but overall, this was a decent enough drama. There's some major eye candy throughout the film, guys and girls; so who can blame Santiago for having sex with his stepsister when she looks like that (and vice versa)?)

194lovelyluck
apr 10, 2015, 11:47am

Did you miss me?

>155 saraslibrary: Librarian Grumpy Cat.... LOL love it

>168 saraslibrary: The Neighbors seriously funny right? Loved it...especially that Zac Efron... talk about yummy eye candy

>192 saraslibrary: I love Heart.... I went to my first Heart concert when I was a baby in my mama's belly... and then again 28 years later for her birthday... my favorite Heart song of all is "Stranded" but I enjoy their older stuff mostly...

195saraslibrary
apr 10, 2015, 7:46pm

>194 lovelyluck: I did!!! :) But I knew you were busy.


I love Librarian Grumpy Cat too. It would most definitely kick Dewey the library cat's ass any day. Not that I'm ok with animals fighting. Just saying, I love Library Grumpy Cat. :)

Absolutely funny! And, yeah, definite Zac Efron eye candy throughout the movie. Hmm, I wonder if he should be Mr. Sexy Sunday...but Sara style... >:)

Yay! Another Heart fan! :) Ooh, the acoustics must've been awesome prenatal. :P And that's cool both of you could enjoy another one of their concerts, where this time you actually get to see them. "Stranded" is one of my faves, too. And another ditto: their older songs are the best. I've listened to some of their newer CDs and wasn't blown away. *shrugs*

196Ape
apr 11, 2015, 6:34pm

187: Ha! I was looking for a similar meme but couldn't find anything worthwhile. I like that one! :)

197saraslibrary
apr 11, 2015, 9:29pm

>196 Ape: Yes, poop + cats = awesomely funny. ;) I somehow found that one by accident and thought, "Perfect!" I'm glad you liked it too. :)

198saraslibrary
apr 11, 2015, 9:48pm

CD #159


Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1988 by Various Artists
Tags: pop, dance, rap, hip hop, r&b, jazz, compilation, series, entertainment weekly, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 You Got It (The Right Stuff) - New Kids On The Block, 2 Tell It To My Heart - Taylor Dayne, 3 Make Me Lose Control - Eric Carmen, 4 Together Forever - Rick Astley, 5 Need You Tonight - INXS, 6 Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby, 7 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean, 8 Parents Just Don't Understand - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, 9 Nite And Day - Al B. Sure!, 10 Seasons Change - Expose, 11 Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl, 12 Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin.

199saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 11, 2015, 10:50pm

CD #160


Casey Kasem Presents America's Top Ten Hits: 1980's #1 Pop Hits by Various Artists
Tags: pop, dance, rock, jazz, compilation, series, casey kasem, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Tell Her About It - Billy Joel, 2 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!, 3 Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper, 4 Kiss on My List - Daryl Hall & John Oates, 5 Mickey - Toni Basil, 6 Karma Chameleon - Culture Club, 7 Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young, 8 Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work, 9 Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer, 10 Broken Wings - Mr. Mister, 11 Missing You - John Waite, 12 Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle, 13 Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield, 14 Holding Back The Years - Simply Red, 15 Footloose - Kenny Loggins, 16 Walk Like an Egyptian - Bangles, 17 Anything for You - Gloria Estefan, 18 Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby, 19 Sailing - Christopher Cross, 20 Don' Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin. (So weird to have two CDs that I picked out randomly to end on the same song: "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin. Twice is too much. XP Overall this CD is still very good. It averaged out to a 4, but I bumped it up to a 5 because it was more 4 1/2-ish.)

200Ape
Redigeret: apr 12, 2015, 11:28am

I googled "Cats+Poop" but none of the results were funny at all. Just poop. Poop everywhere...

201saraslibrary
apr 12, 2015, 4:31pm

>200 Ape: LOL! I'll take your word for that. Aaand there's goes my chocolate craving for the day. ;)

202saraslibrary
apr 12, 2015, 6:37pm

Book #118


Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, friendship, gardens, plants, animals, cats, fish, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A young girl befriends a squash. (Kind of a funny, quirky story. Loved the ending.)

203saraslibrary
apr 12, 2015, 6:45pm

CD #161


Go Insane by Lindsey Buckingham
Tags: pop, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 I Want You, 2 Go Insane, 3 Slow Dancing, 4 I Must Go, 5 Play in the Rain, 6 Play in the Rain (Continued), 7 Loving Cup, 8 Bang the Drum, 9 D.W. Suite. (The song "Go Insane" was the main reason for buying this CD. I heard it years and years ago, and this song seriously made me feel like I was going insane, because it was stuck in my head for so long. Thankfully, I was able to track it down. :)

204saraslibrary
apr 12, 2015, 10:23pm

Book #119


Bad Kitty: Volume 1: Catnipped by Michele Jaffe
Tags: fiction, juvenile, suspense, romance, humor, manga, series, bad kitty, based on book, friendship
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: This "American manga" by the author of Bad Kitty and Kitty Kitty continues the story of amateur investigator Jas Callihan as yet another mystery falls into her lap. This time she stumbles across a jewelry store robbery at the mall while avoiding her dad and trying to schedule a date with her boyfriend, Jack. Soon her friends join the chase for the missing diamonds while the date with Jack gets pushed to the back burner yet again. The artwork is lively and fun especially in the conversational asides. Catnipped will be especially appreciated by fans of Jaffe's novels, but it is not necessary to have read them to enjoy this rollicking, fast-paced, and funny mystery. (I haven't read any of the Bad Kitty books this manga is based on, but from what I've read in other reviews, it's not necessary to read those first. This is just a spin-off, I guess, of the novels. Not too bad, but I was surprised how long it took me to finish it. The mystery didn't really suck me in, nor did any of the characters interest me {most seeped vapid}, though some of the banter is pretty funny.)

205saraslibrary
apr 12, 2015, 11:28pm



206MickyFine
apr 13, 2015, 3:15pm

>205 saraslibrary: Jensen, pull your pants up. ;)

207saraslibrary
apr 13, 2015, 7:51pm

>206 MickyFine: But everyone knows the less clothes you wear, the better you're able to read. It's a fact! :P

208saraslibrary
apr 13, 2015, 10:47pm

CD #162


Ultra 2015 by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: CD 1: 1 Delirious (Boneless) feat. Kid Ink Radio Edit Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo, 2 Let’s Get F*cked Up (Turnt Radio Edit) MAKJ & Lil Jon, 3 Something Something Champs (feat. Zip Zip Through The Night) Radio Edit Kaskade & MOGUAI, 4 Blue Sky Action (feat. Alex Vargas) Radio Edit Above & Beyond, 5 Lost You (feat. Twin Shadow & D'Angelo Lacy) Zeds Dead, 6 Five Hours by Deorro, 7 Eyes (Radio Mix) by Project 46 & BYNON, 8 Our Story (Radio Edit) by Mako, 9 Pulse (feat. TeamMate) Radio Edit Daddy's Groove, 10 I'm an Albatraoz by AronChupa, 11 Water Gun (feat. John Ryan) Radio Edit Brass Knuckles, 12 Shooting Helicopters (feat. Serj Tankian) Radio Edit Benny Benassi. CD 2: 1 Faith (Radio Edit) by BlasterJaxx, 2 Honors (feat. Rebecca & Fiona) Radio Mix John Dahlbäck, 3 My Head Is a Jungle (Area10 MK Remix Radio Edit) by Wankelmut & Emma Louise, 4 Pushing On by Oliver $ & Jimi Jules, 5 Stay (Justin Martin Remix) by Henry Krinkle, 6 Sundown (Chris Lake Remix) by Chris Lake, 7 Brand New (Radio Edit) by Mystique, 8 Wild Men (feat. Sirena) Radio Edit CLMD, 9 I’m Your Sacrifice (Radio Edit) by Ozark Henry, 10 Cut Your Teeth (Kygo Remix) by Kyla La Grange, 11 Running Low (feat. Beth Ditto) Netsky, 12 Worlds Apart (feat. Kerli) Seven Lions. (LOTS of songs/artists I've never heard before. Loved it! Just what I needed to hear at the moment.)

209MickyFine
apr 13, 2015, 11:27pm

>207 saraslibrary: I would ask to see evidence to back up this "fact" but I'm terrified of what images I'd end up with. :P

210saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 14, 2015, 3:21pm

>209 MickyFine: No worries. No pervy Sara pics. But I'll make an assumption that tight constricting clothes (even shoes) make people less relaxed, so my theory kind of makes sense. More naked = more relaxed (depending on if nudity is your thing and who's around) = the ability to enjoy what you're doing...even cooking! So I totally see how nude beaches can be relaxing (*ahem* for the nudists themselves, sometimes not for visitors 0.0). Aaand maybe if someone puts a bug in Jensen's ears, he'll start ACTING in the nude! *squeals* Hmm, but isn't that just soft-to-hard porn? *shrugs* Does it matter? It's Jensen. ;)

ETA: Btw, Micky...



*wonders if she should mention this at work or if it'll open a can of worms among our patrons*

No worries, Stephen. Never Nudes can wear their appropriate attire. :)

ETAA: For those who can't get enough naked guys reading, here's a site I found. (Yes, there are some peni. And it's so funny my work site didn't block this site. Suckers! :P)

ETAAA: Oh, and for Stephen, since he probably doesn't enjoy Jensen as much as we ladies do (and probably some gay lurkers), here's a topless woman with glasses reading:



I can't begin to tell you how hard it was to find a naked-looking woman reading without her either being penetrated or flashing everything (an LT no-no).

211saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 14, 2015, 3:39pm

Random blah-blah-blah:



Our director just realized her oopsie e-mail she sent out to everyone, saying next week was NLWD. I wonder if she has a magic wand to get meals to all dozen+ branches like she promised. :D We'll see. Anywho, I say go hug a librarian today. (I can say that because I'm not a librarian and would probably mace anyone who tried to touch me.)

212Ape
apr 14, 2015, 4:50pm

Yeah, ummmm, I am definitely not more relaxed when naked...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's the official definition of Google images: women being penetrated. :P

213saraslibrary
apr 14, 2015, 7:14pm

>212 Ape: No worries. I think we're in the majority of people who prefer reading with our clothes on. ;) Thank god my theory hasn't reached the mass public or else we'd be having nasty patrons taking their clothes off to read "People" magazine and "Cosmo." Or worse, reading to their children in the nude. 0.o

Well, yeah! I mean look at the word Google. I see boobs without clicking that link. Google is basically #1 for finding porn. Amen and hallelujah!

214saraslibrary
apr 14, 2015, 7:40pm

Book #120


Snog: A Puppy's Guide to Love by Rachel Hale
Tags: nonfiction, photography, animals, dogs
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A photographic tribute to how puppies see the world captures images of young dogs of a variety of breeds engaged in moments of curiosity, affection, and play, accompanied by quotes that offer insight into human relationships.

215saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 14, 2015, 7:59pm

DVD #63


Dead in 3 Days = In 3 Tagen bist du tot directed by Andreas Prochaska
Tags: horror, foreign, austria, series, dead in 3 days, dvd, R
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: In Ebensse, the teenagers Nina, her boyfriend Martin, Clemens, his girlfriend Alex and Mona are best friends since their childhood. On their high-school graduation day, they all receive the same message in the cellular: "In three days you will be dead!", but they believe is a stupid joke from their weird schoolmate Patrick. However, when Martin is found dead in the lake Traunsee, the group realizes that it is not a prank. When Nina is attacked and Patrick is killed trying to save her, they recall a tragic incident from their childhood. (This one took me several days to get through. It really didn't hold my attention, especially when it started to feel like a Austrian version of I Know What You Did Last Summer, so I kind of lost a little interest. It definitely deserves another viewing, just not right now. Also, I don't know why Julia Rosa Stöckl is on the front {not that I'm really complaining} when Sabrina Reiter is kind of the lead female star. *shrugs* I'm in no rush to watch the sequel. Well, unless it's super, super cheap.)

216saraslibrary
apr 14, 2015, 10:38pm

CD #163


80s Flashback by Various Artists
Tags: pop, rock, r&b, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Hall & Oates - One On One, 2 Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky, 3 Joey Scarbury - Theme From 'The Greatest American Hero' (Believe It Or Not), 4 Christopher Cross - Think Of Laura, 5 Kool & The Gang - Joanna, 6 Captain & Tennille - Do That To Me One More Time, 7 Air Supply - The One That You Love, 8 Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes, 9 Paul Davis - '65 Love Affair, 10 Dan Folgelberg - Hard To Say, 11 Melissa Manchester - You Should Hear How She Talks About You, 12 Jack Wagner - All I Need. (Definitely an interesting mix of 80's music. Some songs I've never heard of or have been scrounging for forever.)

217saraslibrary
apr 14, 2015, 10:50pm

CD #164


1980's Rock by Various Artists
Tags: rock, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 The Power of Love by Huey Lewis & The News, 2 The Tide is High by Blondie, 3 Centerfold by J. Geils Band, 4 Can't Fight This Feeling by Reo Speedwagon, 5 Africa by Toto, 6 Waiting for a Girl Like You by Foreigner, 7 Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band, 8 I Didn't Mean to Turn You On by Robert Palmer, 9 We Belong by Pat Benatar, 10 (She's) Sexy + 17 by Stray Cats, 11 She's a Beauty by The Tubes, 12 Devil Insie by INXS.

218saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 14, 2015, 11:01pm

CD #165


A Year in Your Life: 1980: Volume 1 by Various Artists
Tags: pop, rock, r&b, compilation, series, a year in your life, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Call Me by Blondie, 2 What I Like About You by The Romantics, 3 I'm Alright by Kenny Loggins, 4 Jane by Jefferson Starship, 5 Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar, 6 Shining Star by The Manhattans, 7 Breakdown Dead Ahead by Boz Scaggs, 8 Romeo's Tune by Steve Forbert, 9 99 by Toto, 10 Deep Inside My Heart by Randy Meisner.

219saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 14, 2015, 11:11pm

CD #166


American Psycho: Industrial Darkwave Inspired by the Classic Book by Steve Pittis
Tags: industrial, ambient, based on book, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Widescreen, 2 Thursday Afternoon, 3 Date with Evelyn, 4 Not Armani, Emporio, 5 Keep Screaming, 6 American Psycho, 7 The Smell of Blood. (Not a must-have for American Psycho fans. There are no clips from the movie. Stick with the AP soundtrack instead. But on its own as a dark ambient CD, this is pretty good.)

220saraslibrary
apr 14, 2015, 11:27pm

Book #121


Goodnight Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown
Tags: fiction, humor, graphic novel, poetry, sci fi, movie tie-in, series, star wars, darth dad, aliens, robots, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: It's bedtime in the Star Wars galaxy, and Darth Vader's parenting skills are tested anew in this delightful follow-up to the breakout New York Times bestsellers Darth Vader™ and Son and Vader's™ Little Princess. In this Episode, the Sith Lord must soothe his rambunctious twins, Luke and Leia—who are not ready to sleep and who insist on a story. As Vader reads, the book looks in on favorite creatures, droids, and characters, such as Yoda, R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, Admiral Ackbar, Boba Fett, and many others as they tuck in, yawn, and settle down to dream. As ever, Jeffrey Brown's charming illustrations and humor glow throughout, playing on children's book conventions to enchant adults and kids alike.

221MickyFine
apr 15, 2015, 1:33pm

>220 saraslibrary: Those are adorable.

222saraslibrary
apr 15, 2015, 4:02pm

>221 MickyFine: I love them, too. :) It's shelved in the adult graphic novel section at my worksite, but I think it's appropriate enough to read to kids (especially if they're Star Wars fans). Better than Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Bush, and all those other parodies.

223saraslibrary
apr 15, 2015, 5:26pm

DVD #64


Would You Rather directed by David Guy Levy
Tags: horror, games, suicide, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman unknowingly agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat. (Not too gory of "would you rather...?" choices, but still some blood and deaths, obviously. The last scene might come as a shock to some. Strangely, I had an "Oh, no" feeling the first time she checks on her brother sleeping. Actually, that fearful feeling started when her brother was ok with her leaving for a party, because he wanted some quiet. Something just didn't sound right for me.Lesson learned: don't be greedy. Oorrr...sell your soul before playing and only do it for yourself. Oh, and load up on pain meds prior. ;) Anyway, recommended! Quick, suspenseful movie.

224MickyFine
apr 15, 2015, 6:03pm

>222 saraslibrary: Well, I've ordered The Very Hungover Caterpillar and Where the Wild Mums Are for work. Weirdly, no touchstones in LT.

225saraslibrary
apr 15, 2015, 6:33pm

>224 MickyFine: LOL! Those sound awesome. Good work ordering them. :) You know I'll have to request those as well, right? Hmm, strange the touchstones don't work. *tries it* They don't even show up on a search site; they're probably super new. *guessing* Off to my work catalog to ILL those. Thanks so much for mentioning them! :) I always love parodies. Speaking of which, I checked out a DVD called My Fair Zombie. Yes, the rain in Spain stays mainly in the...braaaiiiins! :P

226Ape
apr 15, 2015, 6:54pm

Sooooo much 80's music....

227saraslibrary
apr 15, 2015, 7:09pm

>226 Ape: The better to educate you youngin's. :P The 80's rocked! And three CDs isn't "sooooo much." Just wait...

228Ape
apr 15, 2015, 7:18pm

1 cd is too many!

I don't completely hate all 80's music, but 80's pop makes me want to crush my head with a rock to make the horror stop.

I like Megadeth and Slayer though. :P

229saraslibrary
apr 15, 2015, 7:27pm

>228 Ape: Fine! I'll go back to buying cassettes and records. :P



Did that help any? Wanna play with my Rainbow Brite now and sing Expose songs?

And that's why headphones were made! ;) I *think* I've heard a Slayer song or two, but I don't listen to our heavy metal radio station very often. Sorry. I can't say I hate or like either band. *shrugs* I'll give them a try, though. I'm pretty open-minded about most music.

230Ape
apr 15, 2015, 7:31pm

Both bands are pretty tame by today's standards. In high school I was listening to death metal, and I always heard non-death-metal listeners talking about how crazy and extreme Slayer was. I must say, I was pretty let down the first time I heard them, haha.

I wouldn't recommend any of the modern stuff by either band, they've been putting out turds since the late 90's. :P

231saraslibrary
apr 15, 2015, 7:45pm

>230 Ape: *snort* Turds. Nice. ;) We only have 4 Slayer CDs, so I put those on hold. Unfortunately, all of them are the newer albums. :/ Reign in Blood is the only 80's CD we have. We have 5 Megadeth CDs, but I could only put 4 of them on hold. I reached my 50 hold limit. :( And again, all of their CDs are 2000+. I'm totally blaming you if they suck. :P

232saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 16, 2015, 2:10am

CD #167


80's New Wave by Various Artists
Tags: pop, dance, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: CD 1: 1 Always Something There to Remind Me by Naked Eyes, 2 The Reflex by Duran Duran, 3 Sunglasses at Night by Corey Hart, 4 Rapture by Blondie, 5 She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby, 6 It's a Miracle by Culture Club, 7 Mexican Radio by Wall of Voodoo, 8 Tenderness by General Public, 9 Sixty-Eight Guns by The Alarm, 10 Take the L by The Motels, 11 Communication by Spandau Ballet, 12 Kids in America by Kim Wilde, 13 Promised You a Miracle by Simple Minds, 14 Let Me Go by Heaven 17, 15 Hanging on a Heart Attack by Device. | CD 2: 1 Turning Japanese by The Vapors, 2 Talk Talk by Talk Talk, 3 Words by Missing Persons, 4 Making Plans for Nigel by XTC, 5 White Wedding by Billy Idol, 6 Drive, She Said by Stan Ridgway, 7 Election Day by Arcadia, 8 Get It On (Bang a Gong) by The Power Station, 9 One Small Day by Ultravox, 10 Love Stinks by J. Geils Band, 11 bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes, 12 Too Shy by Kajagoogoo, 13 Tarzan Boy by Baltimora, 14 The Politics of Dancing by Re-Flex, 15 Living in a Box by Living in a Box.

233saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 15, 2015, 8:00pm

CD #168


Spellbound by Paula Abdul
Tags: pop, dance, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 The Promise Of A New Day, 2 Rock House, 3 Rush, Rush, 4 Spellbound, 5 Vibeology, 6 U, 7 My Foolish Heart, 8 Blowing Kisses In The Wind, 9 To You, 10 Alright Tonight, 11 Will You Marry Me. (I've listened to this CD before; I just never gave it a rating that I could find on other sites. So, relisten time. Erm. Oh boy. My least favorite Paula Abdul CD, hands-down.)

234Ape
apr 15, 2015, 8:01pm

Reign in Blood is Slayer's is often considered one of the best thrash albums of all time, along with Megadeth's Rust in Peace. Rust in Peace is amazing, but if you have Countdown to Extinction, it has way better production and is still quite amazing, in my opinion.

Regardless of which CDs you get, they'll be a million times better than this 80's nonsense you've been listening to. :P

235saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 15, 2015, 8:09pm

>232 saraslibrary: >233 saraslibrary: Some 80's hell, just for you, Stephen.

No need to thank me. Your screams and self-head-crushing are enough. ;)

>234 Ape: 80's nonsense??


Btw, I did get Rust in Peace, but unfortunately it was the live version. :( I hate live CDs. So. Much. But we'll see.... And, no, we didn't have Countdown to Extinction.

236saraslibrary
apr 15, 2015, 10:58pm

CD #169


Hit System 2 by Various Artists
Tags: pop, hip hop, r&b, rap, dance, compilation, series, hit system, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 SPOOKS : Things I've seen, 2 ANASTACIA : Not that kind, 3 YANNICK : Fais ce qu'il te plait, 4 DEMON : You are my high, 5 SPILLER : Groovejet, 6 YANNICK NOAH : Simon papa tara, 7 RICKY MARTIN : She bangs, 8 CRAIG DAVID : Fill me in, 9 ATC : around the world, 10 DARUDE : Sandstorm, 11 LADY (feat Yvonne Pollard) : I need you , I want you, 12 RODRIGUES : Borriquito, 13 PATRICK FIORI : Juste une raison encore, 14 DESTINY'S CHILD : Jumpin' Jumpin', 15 PLAISIR : Plaisir, 16 MORY KLEIN : Cap to the bass, 17 BOMFUNK MC'S : B-boys & flygirls, 18 BENJAMIN DIAMOND : In your arms, 19 BRITNEY SPEARS : Lucky. (Some great international bands/songs thrown in I've never heard before {no, Ricky Martin is not international :P; I really liked Spooks, the first track}, as well as some good dance "oldies.")

237saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 16, 2015, 2:03am

CD #170


T.V. Themes by Countdown Singers
Tags: classical, tv tie-in, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: Disc 1: 1 I'll Be There For You, Theme from Friends, 2 Theme from Sex & The City, 3 Where Everybody Knows Your Name, Theme from Cheers, 4 Theme from Six Feet Under, 5 Theme from The Simpsons, 6 Theme from Beverly Hills 90210, 7 Theme from N.Y.P.D. Blue, 8 Theme from Home Improvement, 9 Theme from Golden Girls, 10 Theme from Law And Order, 11 Theme from Murphy Brown, 12 Theme from Dallas, 13 Theme from Northern Exposure. | Disc 2: 1 Love And Marriage, Theme from Married With Children, 2 Theme from The A-Team, 3 Closer To Free, Theme from Party of Five, 4 Theme from Dynasty, 5 Theme from Hill Street Blues, 6 Theme from Fame, 7 Theme from The Dukes Of Hazzard, 8 Theme from Charlie's Angels, 9 Theme from Welcome Back Kotter, 10 Theme from Brady Bunch, 11 Theme from M*a*s*h (Suicide Is Painless), 12 Theme from Bill Cosby Show. (Damn you Countdown Singers. *shakes fist* These are not the original tv theme songs. So disappointing. I'm reselling this sucker. I don't even remember where I bought it.)

238saraslibrary
apr 15, 2015, 11:48pm

Book #122


Russell's Christmas Magic by Rob Scotton
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, christmas, animals, sheep, series, russell the sheep
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Synopsis/Notes: Russell the sheep tries to help Santa fix his broken sleigh. (Beautiful illustrations.)

239Ape
apr 16, 2015, 6:53pm

Yeah, I like to hear live versions of songs, but I prefer them to be tacked on to the end of a CD, I don't like entire live CDs very much.

240saraslibrary
apr 17, 2015, 1:38pm

>239 Ape: You do like live versions of songs? I'll forgive you. ;) As I'm sure you forgive me for loving 80's music. And children's books. And erotica. And books with people on them. Um, there's gotta be more wrong with you then. We've gotta even this out. :P So far I'm in the bad.

I think the only exceptions for me are live electronica CDs (computers don't make mistakes or become distorted due to overconsumption of drugs/alcohol). And I'm a big Ministry fan, so I love their two live albums: SphincTour and In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up.

241saraslibrary
apr 17, 2015, 1:44pm

CD #171


$O$ by Die Antwoord
Tags: rap, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 In Your Face, 2 Enter the Ninja, 3 Wat Kyk Jy?, 4 Evil Boy, 5 Rich Bitch, 6 Fish Paste, 7 $copie, 8 Beat Boy, 9 She Makes Me a Killer, 10 Doos Dronk, 11 $O$ (Hidden Track).

242Ape
apr 17, 2015, 6:59pm

I like live versions of songs for the sake of curiosity, which is why I say I like them tagged on at the end of CDs. I don't like them more than the studio versions, and I only like them if I'm already familiar with the song, just for curiosity's sake. I feel the same way about demo versions of songs. :)

Things wrong with me? Hmmmmmm...nope, can't think of anything. :P

I saw the video for Die Antwoord's "Ugly Boy" recently and it's amazing.

243saraslibrary
apr 17, 2015, 10:57pm

>242 Ape: I kind of agree. Sometimes it's fun to listen to a familiar song live, especially if there's funny banter between the band and fans. I can't say I've listened to too many demo version of songs, so I'll be Switzerland on that one. But since I'm already griping, one more thing I can't stand are acoustic versions of fast/loud/hard songs. "Just kill me now" is all I can think. However, I do love covers of songs, especially if they're totally opposite of the original. Like Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time" covered by some goth/industrial band {brain fart} that makes it sound s/m dirty.

Phbbt. Suure, you're just perfect. Oh, wait. You've got a Y chromosome. Negative infinity points for you. :P

I haven't seen too many of Die Antwoord's videos, except that one you mentioned awhile back ("I Fink U Freeky," I think). Maybe when I'm at work tomorrow, I'll YouTube some of their videos. Thanks! :)

244The_Hibernator
apr 17, 2015, 11:38pm

I like live versions of songs as well, but the studio versions are always my favorites.

Happy weekend Sara!

245saraslibrary
apr 18, 2015, 2:48pm

>244 The_Hibernator: Same here! :) You can't beat what production crews can do. I mean, look at Milli Vanilli (and tons of other awful singers/musicians). ;) Awesome works, guys!

Back atcha! :)



(Yes, apparently, Freddy Krueger did get laid in his lifetime. However, it was with a hairless wombat. Cheap child support is all I say.)

246saraslibrary
Redigeret: apr 18, 2015, 3:04pm

DVD #65


All the Boys Love Mandy Lane directed by Jonathan Levine
Tags: horror, parties, texas, dvd, R
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, a good girl who became quite hot over the summer, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop quite mysteriously. (Slow {even though it's 90 minutes} and kind of disappointing. I expected more out of the identity of the killer, because I guessed--ok, I was only 75% sure--the i.d. ahead of time, but didn't know all the particulars.)

247saraslibrary
apr 18, 2015, 4:31pm

Book #123


Love Monster by Rachel Bright
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, picture book, monsters, series, love monster, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Googly-eyed Monster looks high and low for someone to love him, and then in the blink of an eye love finds him.

248saraslibrary
apr 18, 2015, 4:34pm

Book #124


Little Lola by Julie Saab
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, picture books, animals, cats, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: After climbing aboard a school bus, a curious cat spends an enjoyable day at school.

249saraslibrary
apr 18, 2015, 4:37pm

Book #125


Mini Myths: Brush Your Hair, Medusa! by Joan Holub
Tags: fiction, juvenile, board book, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Medusa refuses to care for her hair, her long locks getting knottier and dirtier with each passing page. Her hair rebellion elicits frozen expressions of shock from her family, but nothing will convince Medusa to brush. Only her hairdresser approaches Medusa with bravery and a blade, successfully solving the problem . . . with a short haircut! All are pleased with this drastic yet adorable solution. Leslie Patricelli’s depictions of this physical comedy bring a lively visual narrative to Joan Holub’s expertly focused text. Includes a summary of the original Medusa’s Wild Hair myth at the end.

250saraslibrary
apr 18, 2015, 4:45pm

Book #126


If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, animals, rabbits, mice, birds, crows, pigeons, ducks, raccoons, roosters, chipmunks, squirrels, gardens, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Kadir Nelson, acclaimed author of Baby Bear and winner of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, presents a resonant, gently humorous story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion and generosity. With spare text and breathtaking oil paintings, If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit. (Nice drawings, but I particularly liked the picture of the birds dumping--pun intended--seeds onto the ground. I guess it's one of those nice little lies parents tell their kids about how plants getting planted without the help of humans. So, yeah, not only is there no Santa, Easter bunny, or tooth fairy {except in Red Dragon by Thomas Harris *shudders*}, etc, but birds poop out seeds they've ingested to hopefully create new plants, etc. Isn't nature disgusting? I think so too. ;)

251saraslibrary
apr 18, 2015, 4:48pm

Come this way, my pretties. I promise hot guys and books. Ok, maybe one hot guy and the abuse of a book. *ahem*

252lovelyluck
apr 26, 2015, 2:38pm

I'm late and haven't gotten to the next thread yet so....

>205 saraslibrary: Love you Jensen :)
>210 saraslibrary: I will read in the nude on July 5 if someone will babysit for me.... but I can't promise I will get a lot of reading done if my husband is around
>233 saraslibrary: I liked Spellbound okay... why is Stephen hatin' on the 80's? best music EVER!
>If I had been drinking I'm sure my screen would have been covered.... Freddy Kruger and a hairless wombat LOL

253saraslibrary
apr 26, 2015, 3:56pm

>252 lovelyluck: No worries! It's always great to see you online. :)


(I really loved this pic, too. Goofball!)

LOL re: but I can't promise I will get a lot of reading done if my husband is around. That's that audiobooks are for. ;)

Yeah, Spellbound was ok, but I can think of three CDs I liked better by her: Greatest Hits (greatest hits CDs are always a win-win :), Shut Up and Dance: The Dance Mixes, and, of course, Forever Your Girl (my first Paula Abdul CD).

I think Stephen is just jealous he wasn't born earlier to be able to enjoy it. ;) Different tastes in music. No worries. I'll start ranking on his music if/when he starts posting some, so we'll be easy. ;) However, he recommended I catch up on Slayer CDs, and I'm actually liking it. *shrugs* I think music, period, whether it's 80's new wave or thrash metal. It's good to be open-minded sometimes. Fun stuff! Gets some of the anger out.

Yes, LTing and drinking are never a good combination. ;) But I'm glad I could make you laugh. :) I think it's kinda cute, in a super hygienic way. And if I had one, you know I'd be unoriginal and call it Freddy, girl or boy. :)
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