saraslibrary's 100: Part 5

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1saraslibrary
jun 2, 2015, 7:29am


2saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 2, 2015, 7:32am





^ My library. Pshaw, I wish. ;) I found this one while googling destructed and abandoned libraries, which are quite beautiful, imho; though my immediate page response was, "Heck if I'm cleaning that up!" :P

3saraslibrary
jun 2, 2015, 4:39pm

Book #155


Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow
Tags: nonfiction, humor, picture book, christmas, series, everything i need to know, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: The Poky Little Puppy, the Gingerbread Man, and many other classic Golden Books characters help illustrate this wise and witty guide to the holidays! Delightfully retro yet utterly of the moment, this companion to the bestselling EVERYTHING NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK will delight fans of those gold foil-spined treasures. Featuring iconic art from Golden Books luminaries including Eloise Wilkin, Richard Scarry, J.P. Miller, Garth Williams, and more — this collection is a must for maintaining ever-important holiday cheer! (Some of the books included were a little before my time, but I remember a few of them from childhood.)

4lovelyluck
jun 2, 2015, 4:44pm

>2 saraslibrary: I love it - I'm not cleaning it either!

5saraslibrary
jun 2, 2015, 7:50pm

>4 lovelyluck: Thanks! :) Yeah, that's beyond messy. *still trying to figure out if it's real or photoshopped*

6saraslibrary
jun 2, 2015, 7:58pm

Book #156


Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow
Tags: nonfiction, humor, romance, picture book, series, everything i need to know, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Next in the EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW... series comes a book perfect for your valentine, your family, or YOU. Charming and witty as ever, this new treasury of insights reveals that, for all the love-related mystery and confusion we face as adults, those Little Golden Books may have had the answers all along. (Meant more for women, as almost all romance books are. And is it me or does the woman on the cover look like she's fantasizing about someone else, even though she's with possibly her boyfriend/husband/whatever? Scandalous jezebel! ;P)

7Ape
jun 2, 2015, 8:03pm

Hi Sara! This is a message informing you that I am officially becoming a homeless bum who will be sleeping in your library at night. No worries, I'll bring my own tent/sleeping bag/cardboard box.

8saraslibrary
jun 2, 2015, 8:24pm

Hi Stephen! :) Awesome! We could all squat in this abandoned library. Nobody'll find us. :) We'll have to work on the electricity and plumbing thing--y'know, for your gaming, and my overactive bladder from all the caffeine I drink. Hmm, or maybe the trees might like it. :P I'll look around for some study rooms so you don't have to bring a cardboard box. But feel free to bring Shyanne! :)

P.S. I really hope you were kidding when you said you were becoming homeless. :)

9Ape
jun 2, 2015, 8:27pm

I'm not quite becoming homeless yet, but my mom recently got an "old lady haircut" so I suppose it's only a matter of time. ;)

10lovelyluck
jun 2, 2015, 8:34pm

>9 Ape: Hahaha - I really laughed out loud when you said she got an old lady hair cut :) what a picture that popped up in my head

11saraslibrary
jun 2, 2015, 10:59pm

>9 Ape: I guess we're all not homeless...yet. Many things could fix that--earthquakes, tornadoes, fires. ;) I guess I missed something, though. What does an old lady haircut have to do with you moving out?

>10 lovelyluck: Yep, that's Stephen's mom all right. ;) Man, she has more hair than I'll ever have when I'm that age, body hair included. :P

12Ape
jun 3, 2015, 3:25pm

Jennifer: Haha, I was thinking more along the lines of "Short." :P

Sara: Old lady haircut means she is getting old, and considering how incapable I am at getting a job (apparently) if anything were to happen to her, I'd probably go be a homeless bum. I suspect we'll be seeing a pretty massive influx of those once the current generation of 40-somethings with unemployed sons start dying off.

13MickyFine
jun 3, 2015, 3:41pm

*tosses glitter* Ok this thread became way too downer so I have now arrived to happy things up.

14saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 3, 2015, 8:03pm

>12 Ape: Ah, gotcha. Thanks for clarifying. :) I totally have to disagree with the part about you being incapable of getting a job, though. It is hella hard! Seriously. I have been looking for a part-time job for years to help finances a little, but nada yet. And don't worry about what your mom says. Yeah, I know that's easier to say than follow myself, but don't give her power over you. Hugs! :) We're all here for you. Even if that were to happen (going the bum route, which at least you have your car, so you're not technically homeless), we're your resources and will help you as best as we can.



>13 MickyFine: *runs naked through thread covered in glue and fairy wings* Yay! I'm sparkly now! :) And still naked... hmm, sparkles don't cover everything. o.o Um, huzzah for the Canadian who made me turn into a cat craving catnip when she brough the glitter out. You can have your choice of Canadian corners while I go put some clothes on. :)

15saraslibrary
jun 3, 2015, 10:31pm

CD #230


Guardians of the Galaxy: Deluxe by Various Artists
Tags: pop, rock, r&b, classical, soundtrack, series, guardians of the galaxy, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: Disc: 1 | 1 Hooked On a Feeling (Blue Swede), 2 Go All the Way (Raspberries), 3 Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum), 4 Moonage Daydream (David Bowie), 5 Fooled Around and Fell in Love (Elvin Bishop), 6 I'm Not in Love (10cc), 7 I Want You Back (Jackson 5), 8 Come and Get Your Love (Redbone), 9 Cherry Bomb (The Runaways), 10 Escape (The Piña Colada Song) (Rupert Holmes), 11 O-O-H Child (The Five Stairsteps), 12 Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell). Disc: 2 | 1 Morag, 2 The Final Battle Begins, 3 Plasma Ball, 4 Quill's Big Retreat, 5 To the Stars, 6 Ronan's Theme, 7 Everyone's an Idiot, 8 What a Bunch of A-Holes, 9 Busted, 10 The New Meat, 11 The Destroyer, 12 Sanctuary, 13 The Kyln Escape, 14 Don't Mess With My Walkman, 15 The Great Companion, 16 The Road to Knowhere, 17 The Collector, 18 Ronan's Arrival, 19 The Pod Chase, 20 Sacrifice, 21 We All Got Dead People, 22 The Ballad of the Nova Corps. (Instrumental), 23 Groot Spores, 24 Guardians United, 25 The Big Blast, 26 Groot Cocoon, 27 Black Tears, 28 Citizens Unite, 29 A Nova Upgrade. (I loved the second CD best (the score). The first one might appeal to the older crowd, since it has a lot of classic pop, rock, and soul artists/bands. And, no, I haven't seen the movie yet.)

16MickyFine
jun 4, 2015, 1:11am

>15 saraslibrary: The movie was enjoyable. The soundtrack is what pushed it towards being really fun.

17saraslibrary
jun 4, 2015, 2:27am

>16 MickyFine: I've heard it's pretty popular, especially because of Chris Pratt. As for the soundtrack, anything with "The Pina Colada" song on it is hard to take seriously. I'd really like to see which scenes they put those songs in.

18saraslibrary
jun 4, 2015, 3:48am

CD #231


Anthems for the Damned by Filter
Tags: alt rock, cd, checked out from work
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Soldiers of Misfortune", 2 "What's Next", 3 "The Wake", 4 "Cold (Anthem for the Damned)", 5 "Hatred Is Contagious", 6 "Lie After Lie", 7 "Kill the Day", 8 "The Take", 9 "I Keep Flowers Around", 10 "In Dreams", 11 "Only You", 12 "Can Stop This". (Favorite track: #2 "What's Next.")

19saraslibrary
jun 4, 2015, 4:04am

CD #232


Crash Love by AFI
Tags: alt rock, cd, checked out from work
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Torch Song", 2 "Beautiful Thieves", 3 "End Transmission", 4 "Too Shy to Scream", 5 "Veronica Sawyer Smokes", 6 "Okay, I Feel Better Now", 7 "Medicate", 8 "I Am Trying Very Hard to Be Here", 9 "Sacrilege", 10 "Darling, I Want to Destroy You", 11 "Cold Hands", 12 "It Was Mine".

20lovelyluck
jun 4, 2015, 6:42am

>15 saraslibrary: I loved that movie - I just got a CD from the library on it but not that cool one you got :(

I think my favorite part of the Guardian movie was:

"I know who you are, Peter Quill, and I am not some starry-eyed waif here to succumb to your... your pelvic sorcery!"
and
"And Quill... Your ship is filthy. (Quill) She has no idea. If I had a blacklight, this place would look like a Jackson Pollock painting"

There are many, many others - you have to jump on the Guardians of the Galaxy movie - seriously funny

21MickyFine
jun 4, 2015, 3:34pm

>17 saraslibrary: The songs are all from an 80s mix tape the main character's mom makes him. Just watch the movie, it will make way more sense.

22saraslibrary
jun 4, 2015, 8:10pm

>20 lovelyluck: So two votes for Guardians of the Galaxy. I'll have to bend to peer pressure, I guess, and check it out at work. :) Usually, we get the soundtracks waaay ahead of when the DVDs are released. Which CD did you get? The score or the older pop songs?

LMAO @ "pelvic sorcery." Well, yeah, where else do they think guys keep their magic wands? :P I admit, I had to look up who Jackson Pollock was, but ick. Sounds like my kind of cleaning. ;) Not really.

>21 MickyFine: Aaww, that's sweet. His mommy made him an 80's mix tape? But isn't it a futuristic sci-fi movie? How do the 80's fit into it? (Not that I'm complaining. I like the 80's.)

23saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 4, 2015, 8:28pm

CD #233


Ultra Mix by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, series, ultra mix, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Damaged (Friscia & Lamboy Club Mix) - Danity Kane (remix), 2 Don't Stop the Music (Jody Den Broeder Big Room Mix) - Rihanna (remix), 3 Calabria 2008 - Enur - (featuring Natasja/Mims), 4 4 Minutes (Bob Sinclar Space Funk Mix) - Madonna (remix, featuring Justin Timberlake/Timbaland), 5 Pjanoo - Eric Prydz, 6 American Boy (Soulseekerz Club Remix) - Estelle (remix), 7 Love is Gone (Fred Riester & Joachim Garraud Remix) - David Guetta/Chris Willis (remix), 8 Piece of Me (Tiesto Club Remix) - Britney Spears (remix), 9 The One - Sharam - (featuring Daniel Bedingfield), 10 No Air (Benny Benassi "Pump-King" Remix) - Jordin Sparks (remix, featuring Chris Brown), 11 Run the Show (Johnny Vicious Club Vocal Mix) - Kat DeLuna (remix), 12 Love Like This (Johnny Vicious Vocal Club Mix) - Natasha Bedingfield (remix, featuring Sean Kingston), 13 Cry For You (Radio Edit) - September, 14 Now You're Gone - Basshunter - (featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheads), 15 No Stress (Radio Edit) - Laurent Wolf. (I'm pretty sure I checked this CD out before, but it was years and years ago. Even after all these years, it still gets a 5 from me.)

24Ape
Redigeret: jun 4, 2015, 8:48pm

Ah, yes, pelvic sorcery. An ancient, arcane form of magic. Some have tried to banish it, but longer it is forbidden, the stronger its influence becomes!

25saraslibrary
jun 5, 2015, 2:45am

Yes, so magically delicious. No, wait, that's Lucky Charms, not pelvic sorcery. Anywho, by banishing it, are you talking about men and women's chastity belts? Because I think metal's pretty good at squashing any kind of pelvic sorcery. Well, unless you have a blowtorch....

26saraslibrary
jun 5, 2015, 5:09am

CD #234


Ultra Dance 11 by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, series, ultra dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: Disc 1 | 1 Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne - Down, 2 Mariah Carey - Obsessed (Cahill Club Mix), 3 Lady Gaga - Poker Face (Dave Audé Mix), 4 Rihanna - Russian Roulette (Jump Smokers Remix), 5 Sean Kingston - Fire Burning, 6 P!nk - Please Don't Leave Me (Digital Dog Club Mix), 7 Cascada - Evacuate The Dancefloor (Extended Mix), 8 Katy Perry - Waking Up In Vegas (Calvin Harris Extended Remix), 9 The Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Guetta (David Guetta's Electro Hop Remix), 10 3OH!3 - Starstrukk, 11 Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You, 12 Britney Spears - Circus. Disc 2 | 1 Madonna - Celebration (Benny Benassi Remix), 2 Fedde le Grand ft. Mitch Crown - Let Me Be Real, 3 Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Kaskade Remix), 4 Kim Sozzi - Kiss Me Back (Cry Tonight) (Extended Mix), 5 Inna - Hot (Play & Win Club Mix), 6 Jordin Sparks - S.O.S. (Let The Music Play), 7 Honorebel ft. Pitbull & Jump Smokers - Now You See It (Clean Edit), 8 Cobra Starship - Hot Mess (DJ Cirkut Remix), 9 David Guetta - Love Is Gone (Fred Rister & Joachim Garraud Extended Mix), 10 Tiësto ft. Tegan & Sara - Feel It In My Bones (Extended Mix), 11 Calvin Harris - Ready For The Weekend, 12 Basshunter - Every Morning (Extended Mix). (Another CD I checked out from work ages ago and am relistening to again.)

27lovelyluck
jun 5, 2015, 7:27am

>22 saraslibrary: you have to watch the movie to find out where the mix tape falls into play - it is a big part of the main character's story :) - so hop to - that movie came out in like feb or something - when we got it we watched friday night and then sat morning lilly said "can we watch groot again?" sure it was cute (we watched it 4(more)x in a row o.O)

28saraslibrary
jun 6, 2015, 12:27am

>27 lovelyluck: Aww, man. You're not going to give me a little hint? :( My TBW pile is HUGE!

Ha! Four more times? We know who the real boss of the family is. :P

29saraslibrary
jun 6, 2015, 1:07am

DVD #82


Big Driver directed by Mikael Salomon
Tags: suspense, rape, revenge, massachusetts, writers, based on short story, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A famous mystery writer sets out for revenge after a brutal attack. (Based on the same-named short story in Stephen King's s.s. collection, Full Dark, No Stars. Nope, I haven't read that one either. An ok movie. I didn't know it was a Lifetime movie; it definitely felt like one while watching it.)

30saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 6, 2015, 4:12pm

>27 lovelyluck: I checked our library's catalog last night, and we did have a copy of Guardians of the Galaxy "being shelved," but I figured either a staff member had it and just didn't check it out (that happens a lot when an item--especially a DVD--says it's "being shelved" but is missing) or someone else would get to it before I got to work this a.m. What do you know? It was actually there on the shelf, so it's now in my TBW pile. :) Shall we put money down on whether or not I watch it? ;D

31MickyFine
jun 6, 2015, 4:05pm

No bet.

32saraslibrary
jun 6, 2015, 4:12pm

Dares? Doule dares? Triple dog dares? :P

33saraslibrary
jun 6, 2015, 4:44pm

CD #235


The Heart of Everything by Within Temptation
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 The Howling, 2 What Have You Done, 3 Frozen, 4 Our Solemn Hour, 5 The Heart Of Everything, 6 Hand Of Sorrow, 7 The Cross, 8 Final Destination, 9 All I Need, 10 Stand My Ground, 11 The Truth Beneath the Rose, 12 Forgiven, 13 What Have You Done. (Out of the two CDs I've listened to by Within Temptation, this is my least favorite so far; but it's still a band I plan on listening to more of.)

34lovelyluck
jun 6, 2015, 6:53pm

no bets - but I will say this - I liked it - you should watch it now that you have it and then I will girl squeal :)

35saraslibrary
jun 6, 2015, 10:08pm

>34 lovelyluck: Poo. I needed some money. :P I am in the middle of watching Macabre, but it's kind of slow, so I may put Guardians in later tonight. I still have some errands to do. And, yes, then you can girl squeal. ;D

36saraslibrary
jun 7, 2015, 12:39am

Book #157


Faerieground #1: A Wish in the Woods by Beth Bracken & Kay Fraser
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, woods, fairies, series, faerieground, magic, friendship, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Lucy and Soledad have been best friends all their lives--until jealousy causes Soli to wish Lucy away. (An incredibly fast read! The spacing, the illustrations--all of it makes the story feel like it's around 20 pages. Highly recommended to reluctant readers who like fantasy and illustrations, which are fantastic. I love Odessa Sawyer's work. It really adds to this book. Even without finishing the other books in this series, I'm already adding them to my wishlist.)

37saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 7, 2015, 3:02am

Book #158


Faerieground #2: The Shadows by Beth Bracken & Kay Fraser
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, woods, fairies, series, faerieground, magic, friendship, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Lucy is a prisoner in the Faerieground, and Soli must take the silver necklace that Lucy's mother has given her and venture into the Willow Forest if she is to rescue her best friend. (This series kind of feels like a novel that's been split in smaller books to make more of a profit or something. Not that I'm complaining. I love how fast-paced it is. Still love the illustrations. And the cliffhangers make you want to read this series back-to-back, which I'm doing right now.)

38saraslibrary
jun 7, 2015, 11:08pm

Book #159


Faerieground #3: Bloodfate by Beth Bracken & Kay Fraser
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, woods, fairies, series, faerieground, magic, friendship, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: As the price for Lucy's freedom, Soli is charged by the Faerie Queen with journeying to the Black Lake and retrieving the Dark Crown.

39saraslibrary
jun 7, 2015, 11:16pm

CD #236


The Unforgiving by Within Temptation
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Why Not Me, 2 Shot in the Dark, 3 In the Middle of the Night, 4 Faster, 5 Fire and Ice, 6 Iron, 7 Where Is the Edge, 8 Sinéad, 9 Lost, 10 Murder, 11 A Demon's Fate, 12 Stairway to the Skies.

40saraslibrary
jun 7, 2015, 11:41pm

CD #237


V by Maroon 5
Tags: pop, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Maps, 2 Animals, 3 It Was Always You, 4 Unkiss Me, 5 Sugar, 6 Leaving California, 7 In Your Pocket, 8 New Love, 9 Coming Back for You, 10 Feelings, 11 My Heart Is Open. (Despite "Animals" (my favorite Maroon 5 song so far) and having Gwen Stefani do a duet with Adam Levine in "My Heart Is Open" (I didn't particularly like the song, though I like Gwen), I wasn't totally blown away by this CD. Maroon 5 fans will probably like it better.)

41saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 10, 2015, 10:13pm

Book #160


Faerieground #4: The Willow Queen's Gate by Beth Bracken & Kay Fraser
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, woods, fairies, series, faerieground, magic, witches, friendship, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Lucy and Soli are reunited and learn the secrets of Faerieground, the Queen, and their own identities. (An ok ending to this series--or at least I'm assuming this is the end--nothing spectacular. But as I've said before, a very, very fast-paced series and great illustrations throughout the books. Highly recommended to fantasy fans.)

ETA: No, this is not the end of the series, so I've ILL'd more in this series.

42saraslibrary
jun 8, 2015, 2:03am





Lee Pace, in case you don't know who he is. His Ronan character in Guardians of the Galaxy on the left half.

43saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 8, 2015, 4:00am

DVD #83


Guardians of the Galaxy directed by James Gunn
Tags: action, sci fi, aliens, outer space, raccoons, trees, based on comic/graphic novel/manga, checked out from work, dvd, PG13
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. (My first reaction when the movie started and actor names popped up on the screen: "Holy fucking shit! Bradley Cooper AND Lee Pace are in this?? I think I just creamed my pants." (Or in Star Lord's words: "There's a little pee coming out of me right now.") Until I realized 1) Bradley Cooper's a racoon (which I didn't mind, because Rocket the raccoon was one of my favorite characters in the movie, but you don't get to see Bradley's gorgeous blue eyes *pouts*), and 2) Lee Pace is so covered up in clothes and makeup you barely see him, but I definitely recognized his voice. (Totally off topic: if he were to do audiobooks, then I would listen to every single one! I loooove his voice.) Favorite quotes:
Gamora: "I'm a warrior, an assassin. I don't dance."
Peter Quill: "Really? Well, on my planet, we have a legend about people like you. It's called Footloose. And in it, a great hero, named Kevin Bacon, teaches an entire city full of people with sticks up their butts that, dancing, well, is the greatest thing there is."
Gamora: "Who put the sticks up their butts?")

44lovelyluck
jun 8, 2015, 7:26am

>43 saraslibrary: yay! you watched it :) cute and funny right? and I did know lee pace was in it until I was searching around about and came across something that told me he was - I was all like what was he in it for like a second that I didn't catch? - and then bam there he was - I was like no wonder I didn't recognize him at first

Rocket Raccoon: about Drax His people are completely literal. Metaphors go over his head.
Drax the Destroyer: *Nothing* goes over my head...! My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.

lots of great one liners - and now you know what the music is all about - everything fits together now - "Ohhh child things are gonna get easier"

45saraslibrary
jun 8, 2015, 6:36pm

>44 lovelyluck: I know, I was surprised I watched it so fast after saying I would. It was cute and funny, but for some reason, it felt kind of slow (that's why I gave it a 4). I don't know why, because it wasn't a full 2 hours or anything. *shrugs*

I think I may have seen Lee Pace's named mentioned with Guardians of the Galaxy, too, but I think I put that movie on the back burner, thinking he wasn't going to be one of the main characters. (Even Benicio Del Toro didn't get much screen action, or Glenn Close--why did she do this movie??--or several other popular actors.) But if I remember right, one of Lee's earlier scenes involves him getting dressed, which I was like, "Hel-lo!" I was going to put that one up for my Sexy Sunday pic, but I couldn't find any of those pics on google. :(

Oh, yeah! There were tons of good lines in that movie. :) I think Chris Pratt got some of the best ones, as well as Rocket. And I loved that dance off scene between Chris and Lee Pace. :D

Oh, and Vin Diesel's role?? XD Sorry, but he better not have been paid for saying "I am Groot" over and over again. Not that I have anything against the guy, but still!

46saraslibrary
jun 8, 2015, 7:25pm

CD #238


Guilty Pleasure by Attila
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Pizza, Sex and Trolls, 2 Hate Me, 3 Rebel, 4 Guilty Pleasure, 5 I've Got Your Back, 6 Proving Grounds, 7 I Am Satan, 8 Break My Addiction, 9 Horsepig, 10 Dirty Dirty, 11 Fake Friends, 12 Don't Be Basic, 13 The Cure. (Sorry, not my guilty pleasure. My second Attila CD; kind of disappointing. I'd recommend Outlawed over this one.)

47saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 8, 2015, 7:33pm

Book #161


The Gift of the Magi adapted by Joel Priddy
Tags: fiction, graphic novel, christmas, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, originally published in 1906, has become one of the best known and most beloved of Chistmas tales. An exuberant couple urged on by their love, make great sacrifices in order to purchase the perfect Christmas gift for the other. The husband sells his gold watch in order to buy expensive combs for his wife's luxurious locks. While the wife sells her hair to the wigmaker in order to buy a chain suitable for her husband's handsome timepiece. When all is revealed on Christmas Eve, the sweet irony of their dual generosity leaves them, whether they know it or not, as the wisest of gift givers: "But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. O all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi." (I've never read O. Henry's version of Gift of the Magi--I doubt I will--but I checked this one out because it was a super-short graphic novel. Bonus for me! :)

48saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 8, 2015, 7:52pm

Book #162


Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys by Bob Raczka
Tags: fiction, juvenile, humor, picture book, poetry, spring, summer, fall, winter, nature, sports, animals, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Raczka and Reynolds present a humorous haiku collection perfect for guys (big and small) that celebrates outdoor fun throughout the seasons. (You don't have to be a guy to like these haikus, despite the author's main aim for boys to read it. I picked it up because I was looking for more poetry to try, since I have yet to really enjoy poetry/haikus. Guyku I definitely liked and would recommend. My favorite haiku:

49saraslibrary
jun 8, 2015, 10:41pm

CD #239


Zonoscope by Cut Copy
Tags: pop, alt rock, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Need You Now, 2 Take Me Over, 3 Where I'm Going, 4 Pharaohs & Pyramids, 5 Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution, 6 Strange Nostalgia for the Future, 7 This Is All We've Got, 8 Alisa, 9 Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat, 10 Corner of the Sky, 11 Sun God.

50saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 8, 2015, 10:53pm

CD #240


Broadcast by Cutting Crew
Tags: rock, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Any Colour", 2 "One for the Mockingbird", 3 "I've Been in Love Before", 4 "Life in a Dangerous Time", 5 "Fear of Falling", 6 "(I Just) Died in Your Arms", 7 "Don't Look Back", 8 "Sahara", 9 "It Shouldn't Take Too Long", 10 "The Broadcast". (Fun 80's flashback. It was good to hear "I've Been in Love Before" and "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" again. I'm sure I have those songs on some 80's compilation, so I doubt I'll ever wishlist this CD.)

51saraslibrary
jun 8, 2015, 11:02pm

CD #241


We Are Born by Sia
Tags: dance, pop, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 The Fight, 2 Clap Your Hands, 3 Stop Trying, 4 You've Changed, 5 Be Good To Me, 6 Bring Night, 7 Hurting Me Now, 8 Never Gonna Leave Me, 9 Cloud, 10 I'm In Here, 11 The Co-Dependent, 12 Big Girl Little Girl, 13 Oh Father, 14 I'm in Here. (I loved her cover of Madonna's song, "Oh Father.")

52saraslibrary
jun 10, 2015, 2:53am

"Hello,


Hello,


Here I am at Camp
"

Hmm...yeah, I totally butchered that song. But seriously, those two are real headstones at Sara Union Cemetary (yes, they misspelled cemetery; but I guess they could've gone super creepy on us and spelled it semetery, like in Pet Sematary o.o). But I just loved how vague those headstones were. They could be anyone's parents. :D Possibly the parents to dear Ole Wee. (Seriously, who names their kid Ole Wee??)

And, yes, that's how I spent part of my birthday--haunting cemeteries. :) Good times!

53lovelyluck
jun 10, 2015, 12:50pm

54saraslibrary
jun 10, 2015, 5:31pm

>53 lovelyluck: Beautiful! Thank you! :) I believe I did see an Edgar and Poe name there (not together, unfortunately), but I only took a few pics. Some were kind of sad, especially the children who lived a day or two. And unfortunately, there were no crows or ravens. :( A couple of horses next door, though, which was super cool! My poor dog thought I was probably trying to feed her to them, though. Poor Angel.

55saraslibrary
jun 10, 2015, 8:02pm

Book #163


Heaven's Will by Satoru Takamiya
Tags: fiction, juvenile, romance, horror manga, ghosts, vampires, transgender, shapeshifters, wolves
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Sudou Mikuzu has a very special talent - she can see ghosts. And because of this predisposition, she's become a magnet for all sorts of unwelcome monsters. Luckily for her she's just met Seto, a friendly, cross-dressing young exorcist. Sudou needs protection from all the creepy phantoms bugging her, and Seto needs to practice his exorcism skils. Consequently, the pair decides to team up and help each other. In return, Sudou promises to bake a cake every time a ghost gets zapped! (I do have a romance tag for this book, because there is a little attraction between some of the characters, but I soon learned nothing was going to happen between Sudou and the transgendered exorcist or his/her pet vampire. I was a little disappoointed, but decided to keep the romance tag in. I did like that this book isn't an entire series; just a stand-alone manga; because I'm not sure if I would've kept on with the series. The action sequences were confusing, and I've honestly kind of forgotten about some of the story already--well, except for the transgendered exorcist. It's kind of hard to ignore that unique of a character and the reasons why he wants a sex operation. On the scare rating, it's very, very low, so readers who aren't into blood or guts will probably really enjoy this paranormal drama.)

56Ape
jun 10, 2015, 8:10pm

Happy Birthday! And your very own graveyard, how cool is that!? :P

57saraslibrary
jun 10, 2015, 10:01pm

>56 Ape: Thanks! :) I know! They should let me have dibs on the best plot there, except I already have my burial plot nearby. Oh well. Maybe half there; half here? ;)

58saraslibrary
jun 10, 2015, 10:12pm

Book #164


Laugh Lines Are Beautiful: And Other Age-Defying Truths by Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant
Tags: nonfiction, humor, photography, old age, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: More than 50 humorous one-liners about midlife paired with colorful graphics and vintage photographs. (I believe I saw this book on lovelyluck/Jennifer's thread, so I put an ILL request on it; and--surprise!--it arrived. A very, very quick read. And more than likely if you're realizing you're getting old, no matter the age, this one's a good one to pick up and get a smile out of.)

59saraslibrary
jun 11, 2015, 3:56am

Book #165


I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar by Sharon Eliza Nichols
Tags: nonfiction, humor, photography
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Correct grammar and proper spelling can be a challenge, and their absence can be a source of gleeful humor to everyone but the victim of a bad grammar attack. How do you react to sandwich boards, road signs, laminated instructions, and other written missives that are just not exactly what their creator meant? If you’ve ever (gently) judged anyone else for their linguistic failures, if you find yourself guffawing about the frequent confusion between “incontinence” and “inconvenience,” if you’ve ever been tempted to whip out your marker to add in or cross out apostrophes, and if you've refused to answer e-mails in which “your” and “you’re” are used interchangeably, this book is for you. With pictures culled from the Facebook group by the same name, I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar is a hilarious and eye-opening tour through restaurants and shops, through parking lots and along winding roads, and around the world. (Some of these photos are funny, but after awhile, it gets tiresome reading the snarky captions that make fun of the sign-makers.)

60saraslibrary
jun 12, 2015, 1:51am

DVD #84


Macabre directed by Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto
Tags: horror, foreign, asia, cannibals, based on short film, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: When a group of friends traveling through the countryside stops to help a young woman, they cannot imagine the nightmare this act of kindness will soon unleash. After accepting an invitation to dinner from Dara, the rescued woman's mother, the night turns into a crimson-hell for the six friends. Trapped in an isolated home in the woods, the friends find themselves hunted down by Dara and her cult-like family of three deadly protégés-each born and raised to systematically eliminate unsuspecting passers-by for one nefarious reason. (I think I was comparing this to the Mo Brothers's other film, Killers; that's probably why I didn't like Macabre as much. It does have a supernatural, vampiric twist to its cannibalism, which I thought was somewhat interesting. I can't quite put my finger--*snort* I just realized I was looking at the cover when I typed that--on why I didn't like it as much as I thought I would {after all, it was a spontaneous Amazon-recommended-it-so-I'll-love-it purchase; Amazon never lies! :P}; but the directors's aim to marry "Asian horror and the Western slasher movies" is dead-on. An odd observation: the newborn baby almost never cries throughout the movie, even with all the fighting and screaming going on. Or maybe he does, but I didn't hear him. Anyway, I kinda/sorta recommend this one.)

61saraslibrary
jun 13, 2015, 2:08am

CD #242


At the Edge of Time by Blind Guardian
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: CD 1 | 1 Sacred Worlds, 2 Tanelorn (Into the Void), 3 Road of No Release, 4 Ride Into Obsession, 5 Curse My Name, 6 Valkyries, 7 Control the Divine, 8 War of the Thrones, 9 A Voice in the Dark, 10 Wheel of Time. CD 2 | 1 Sacred Worlds (extended "Sacred" version), 2 Wheel of Time (orchestral version), 3 You're the Voice (radio edit), 4 Tanelorn (Into the Void) (demo), 5 Curse My Name (demo), 6 A Voice in the Dark (demo), 7 Sacred (video), 8 A Journey to the Edge of Time (studio documentary).

62saraslibrary
jun 13, 2015, 2:44am

CD #243


Ultra Dance 12 by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, series, ultra dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: CD 1-1 – Taio Cruz Dynamite, 1-2 – La Roux Bullet Proof, 1-3 - Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina Stereo Love, 1-4 – Katy Perry Teenage Dream (Kaskade Club Remix), 1-5 – Kesha Tik Tok, 1-6 – Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP We No Speak Americano, 1-7 – Pitbull Bon, Bon, 1-8 – Duck Sauce Barbara Streisand, 1-9 – David Guetta Memories (Extended), 1-10 – Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello (Dada Life Remix), 1-11 – Swedish House Mafia vs Tinie Tempah Miami 2 Ibiza (Extended Vocal Mix), 1-12 – Afrojack Take Over Control (Extended). CD 2-1 – Sean Kingston Letting Go (Dutty Love), 2-2 – Stromae Alors On Danse (Remix Edited), 2-3 – Robyn Indestructible, 2-4 – Gabry Ponte Sexy DJ, 2-5 – Riz PING!!! Me Baby, 2-6 – Maroon 5 Misery (Bimbo Jones Club Mix), 2-7 – Kim Sozzi Rated R, 2-8 – Alex Gaudino I'm In Love (I Wanna Do It) (Vocal Club Mix), 2-9 – Kaskade & Adam K Raining (Extended), 2-10 – Far East Movement & Roger Sanchez 2Gether (Extended), 2-11 – Deadmau5 Sofi Needs A Ladder, 2-12 – Mike Posner Cooler Than Me.

63Ape
jun 13, 2015, 3:11pm

I've never listened Blind Guardian, but I always love metal touring/studio documentaries. So much craziness! :P A lot of them have terrible production, but they are still entertaining anyway, and sometimes they are surprisingly well-produced. (Like Killadelphia, for example.)

64saraslibrary
jun 13, 2015, 4:25pm

>63 Ape: Killadelphia? *snort* Love the title! :)

For some reason, the "A Journey to the Edge of Time" studio documentary for Blind Guardian didn't play on the work computer I was using to listen to it on. ?:/ Maybe if I had put it in a DVD player it might've played it? But then, DVDs play in the same drive CDs go in on computers. *shrug* Anyway, no, I didn't get to watch the documentary part of it. Maybe I could find it online, if it's funny/amusing enough. I think I have a behind-the-scenes Pantera DVD (heck, it might even be a VHS at this point), which was pretty funny in parts. If I remember right, one of the band members takes a shit in the woods, right in front of the camera. You see it drop out and everything. o.0 TMI, I know, but it still makes me laugh to this day.

65saraslibrary
jun 13, 2015, 4:31pm

Book #166


Who Wants a Hug? by Jeff Mack
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, animals, bears, skunks, rabbits, raccoons, deer, birds, worms, rats, squirrels, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Author-illustrator Jeff Mack introduces two new hilarious characters—Bear and Skunk! Everyone likes hugs, especially when Bear gives them! Everyone, that is, except for Skunk. Bear really gets on Skunk's nerves. He's too happy . . . and he's always giving way too many hugs! Skunk has the perfect plan to keep Bear from giving any more hugs. Will it work? (Not my favorite Jeff Mack book, but still entertainingly funny and gross at the same time. Not surprising, I could relate to Skunk more than I could Bear; and, no, not because I smell, thank you. Well, not all the time. :P)

66saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 13, 2015, 9:05pm

Book #167


Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats by Alicia Potter
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, animals, cats, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Miss Hazeltine is opening a very special school for shy and fearful cats. They come from all over, and Miss Hazeltine gives them lessons in everything, from “Bird Basics” to “How Not to Fear the Broom.” The most timid of all is Crumb. He cowers in a corner. Miss Hazeltine doesn’t mind. But when she gets in trouble and only Crumb knows where she is, will he find his inner courage and lead a daring rescue? Filled with adorable illustrations and ideal for fans of Disappearing Desmond and The Invisible Boy, Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats is a story that’s perfect for shy and fearful children as it both helps them face scary situations and accepts them just as they are. (I love cats and could relate to the whole being afraid of certain things {well, except for mushrooms and the dark, like Miss Hazeltine was afraid of}. Animal lovers, especially crazy cat ladies, will love this one. ;)

67saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 13, 2015, 9:07pm

Book #168


Tyson the Terrible by Diane & Christyan Fox
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, dinosaurs, friendship, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Three young dinosaurs are afraid when they hear Tyson the Terrible approach, until they meet the young tyrannosaurus for themselves. (An ok story on not listening to rumors and getting to know someone first. It kind of sucked the pop-up section of the book was torn out. :/ Hence my dislike of slutty been-around-the-block-a-few-too-many-times books. :P)

68MickyFine
jun 13, 2015, 8:28pm

*waves*

69saraslibrary
jun 13, 2015, 8:59pm

*waves back*

70saraslibrary
jun 13, 2015, 9:18pm

CD #244


Colour the Small One by Sia
Tags: pop, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Rewrite, 2 Sunday, 3 Breathe Me, 4 The Bully, 5 Sweet Potato, 6 Don't Bring Me Down, 7 Natale's Song, 8 Butterflies, 9 Moon, 10 The Church of What's Happening Now, 11 Numb, 12 Where I Belong, 13 Broken Biscuit, 14 Sea Shells, 15 Breathe Me (Four Tet remix), 16 Breathe Me (Ulrich Schnauss remix). (Not my favorite Sia CD, but I did like the end remix tracks the best.)

71saraslibrary
jun 13, 2015, 9:33pm

CD #245


Time to Die by Electric Wizard
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Incense For The Damned, 2 Time To Die, 3 I Am Nothing, 4 Destroy Those Who Love God, 5 Funeral Of Your Mind, 6 We Love The Dead, 7 SadioWitch, 8 Lucifer's Slaves, 9 Saturn Dethroned.

72saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 14, 2015, 9:28pm

DVD #85


Ab-normal Beauty = Sei mong se jun directed by Oxide Pang Chun
Tags: horror, foreign, china, photography, death, lesbians, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother, and excellent photographer that is not satisfied with her awarded works. When she witnesses a car crash, she is driven by a morbid wish and takes pictures of the dead victim. She becomes obsessed with death, and her close friend Jas feels that Jiney needs help with her abnormal behavior and attraction. When Jiney supersedes her death wish, she receives a snuff video where a girl is tortured and killed in front of the camera. Jiney shows the tape to Jas, who questions the authenticity of the footage, and they believe it is a prank of their friend Anson. When the girls realize that it is not a joke of Anson, Jiney receives another tape with the message inviting her to take a look. When she sees the tape, she becomes scared with the sinister footage. (I really enjoyed this movie. Very psychological; very disturbing topic; bloody in certain scenes. The reason why I gave it a 4 was because of the unnecessary killing of chickens and fish--yes, they are very real; the human killings, of course, were simulated. Big difference. Anyway, I definitely liked this one tons better than Diary, the only other Oxide Pang Chun movie I've seen.)

73saraslibrary
jun 14, 2015, 9:59pm

CD #246


The Day Is My Enemy by The Prodigy
Tags: dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 The Day Is My Enemy, 2 Nasty, 3 Rebel Radio, 4 Ibiza, 5 Destroy, 6 Wild Frontier, 7 Rok-Weiler, 8 Beyond the Deathray, 9 Rhythm Bomb, 10 Roadblox, 11 Get Your Fight On, 12 Medicine, 13 Invisible Sun, 14 Wall of Death. (Even after all these years, I have yet to listen to a Prodigy CD that I didn't love. Not every song on here I loved, but the majority of them I did. Definitely one for the wishlist.)

74saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 14, 2015, 10:23pm





This one actually made me laugh for a couple reasons: 1) it's from modelscantread.tumblr.com (which isn't true and kinda mean), and 2) I can just imagine the shelver having to shelve right where that bum on the floor is sitting. Anyway, I figured a naked guy = sexy. Or something. Whatever. I wanted to post something from Ab-normal Beauty, but I figured it wouldn't be everyone's cup o' tea. ;)

75saraslibrary
jun 14, 2015, 10:37pm

Totally unrelated to anything really, but I loved it and thought I'd share with any of my itty bitty titty committee girls. So true!

76MickyFine
jun 15, 2015, 12:37am

>75 saraslibrary: Snork! I have average ones but some of these definitely apply to me as well. :)

77saraslibrary
jun 15, 2015, 1:18am

>76 MickyFine: You're very lucky to be average. :) I'm going to make a wild guess with #2, so you can shove books down your shirt. ;) Kidding. Too bad they don't make bras with tons of pockets and whatnot so I can keep track of my chapstick, cell phone...and, of course, my melted chocolate bar. :P



Come to think of it, I think I've posted that pic before. It's still ingenious!

78Ape
jun 15, 2015, 8:50pm

#4 is definitely true. If they aren't staring at your boobs they are staring at your ass. You can't win...or, you can't lose...depending on how you look at it. :)

I look at it like this:

79saraslibrary
jun 15, 2015, 11:17pm

>78 Ape: *snort* Yes, I can imagine that's how you look at IT. :P Women are sometimes the same with men (or other women, I suppose), except we're a lot less obvious about it. Note to Stephen: learn to look at things out of the corner of your eye or develop speedy reflexes so they don't catch you staring. Some women get slap-happy if they catch you ogling them. Unless you like getting slapped around by random women.

80saraslibrary
jun 16, 2015, 12:05am

DVD #86


Shadow directed by Federico Zampaglione
Tags: horror, europe, iraq, woods, bicycling, war, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: When a young soldier leaves for a mountain biking excursion, he meets the girl of his dreams as well as a group of violent locals who want to see them dead at any cost. (I'm still deciding on whether or not I liked the ending. It's a huge twist in the movie that I didn't see coming, but like the caption says, "Reality can be sicker than nightmares." On a lighter side, I found it funny that the emaciated serial killer on the front cover had a photo of Joseph Stalin on his wall next to George W. Bush. It all kind of makes sense in the end, though, involving war and whatnot.)

81Ape
jun 17, 2015, 6:16pm

But my vision is less clear though the corner of my eye. Right, lightning-fast reflexes it is. When it comes to women, I'll be the fastest there is! ...errrr...maybe that's not the best thing to aspire to...

82saraslibrary
jun 17, 2015, 6:36pm

:D Or at least don't boast about being the fastest. ;) You could always keep a small mirror with you (just don't put them on your shoes and follow women in skirts around). Oh! Or wear glasses. Sometimes that helps you with the looking-out-of-the-corner-of-your-eye thing.

83lovelyluck
jun 18, 2015, 4:18pm

>75 saraslibrary: :( I can not relate - sadly I wish for #5 I would totally love to be able to lay down face first - or on my stomach at all - those darn things seriously get in the way of reading comfortably

84saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 19, 2015, 7:27pm

>83 lovelyluck: Well, maybe we could swap one for the other, so we could be the Lop-sided Twins. ;) That way you could lay on half your face, and I could lay on the other side of my face. Woo hoo! Brilliant. And I know just the doctor to do the surgery: Dr Stephen Knipple, F.B.S. (Freelance Booby Surgeon)--aka Ape. :P

Honestly, even though I have the option of laying face-down, I don't find it comfortable. I'm more of a side or back-sleeper. You could always lay with your head hanging over the side of the bed. ;) My mom's dog does it all the time, and it freaks me out, because it looks like he's dead. He loves it, though. I'm not sure which he loves more, though--laying off the side off the bed and getting a head rush or making me have a heart attack. ;)

ETA: All this face-down sleeping talk made me think of a couple of my coworkers who were pregnant and could no longer sleep on their bellies for months. That would seriously suck if you were used to sleeping face-down and then couldn't for almost half a year. #1,929,384th reason why I don't want children. It'll mess up my sleep schedule. :P

85saraslibrary
jun 19, 2015, 9:12pm

CD #247


Ultra Dance 15 by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, series, ultra dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: Disc 1 | 1 – Hardwell feat. Matthew Koma – Dare You (Extended Mix), 2 – Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix Radio Edit), 3 – Britney Spears – Work B**ch (DANK (USA) Club Mix), 4 – Linkin Park x Steve Aoki – A Light That Never Comes, 5 – Capital Cities – Safe And Sound (Cash Cash Remix), 6 – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines (Will Sparks Remix), 7 – One Direction – Best Song Ever (Jump Smokers Remix), 8 – Armin Van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like (Extended Mix), 9 – Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance (Extended), 10 – Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo – Boneless, 11 – Tegan and Sara – Closer, 12 – Headhunterz feat. Krewella – United Kids of the World. Disc 2 | 1 – Diplo & GTA – Boy Oh Boy, 2 – Blasterjaxx – Faith (Extended Mix), 3 – DIMARO & Ahzee – Drums (Extended Mix), 4 – Congorock & Nom De Strip – Minerals, 5 – Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman feat. Anna Yvette – Silver Sun, 6 – Cash Cash feat. Bebe Rexha – Take Me Home, 7 – Benny Benassi – Back to the Pump (Extended), 8 – Contiez feat. Treyy G – Trumpsta (Djuro Remix), 9 – Hadouken! – Levitate, 10 – DJ Fresh vs. Diplo feat. Dominique Young Unique – Earthquake, 11 – Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me, 12 – Storm Queen – Look Right Through (MK Vocal Edit).

86saraslibrary
jun 21, 2015, 1:39am

I love to shop second-hand, but I hate finding things like scabs, hair, or other body parts, like, say, part of a human tooth in the clothes I just bought. o.0 *is scarred for life...then realizes she could make some money from it* Say, anyone into voodoo or just have a macabre hobby of collecting human teeth? Real cheap for $5! :P

P.S. Sorry for the crappy photo. But believe me, it is a tooth. And it's not mine. *shudder*

87saraslibrary
jun 21, 2015, 2:21am

Book #169


Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel
Tags: fiction, juvenile, graphic novel, humor, animals, cats, dogs, mice, elections, politics, series, bad kitty
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Kitty decides to run for president of the Neighborhood Cat Association.

88saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 21, 2015, 2:45am

CD #248


Ultra Electro 3 by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, series, ultra electro, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: Disc 1 | 1 "Escape Me" - Tiësto feat. C.C. Sheffield, 2 "Flashback (Original)" - Calvin Harris, 3 "Never Say Never (Alex Gaudino Remix)" - Armin van Buuren feat. Jacqueline Govaert, 4 "Now You See It (Afrojack Remix)" - Honorebel feat. Pitbull & Jump Smokers, 5 "Took The Night (Alvaro Remix)" - Chelley, 6 "Let's Make Nasty (Afrojack Remix)" - Larry Tee feat. Roxy Cottontail, 7 "Riverside" - Sidney Samson, 8 "Baby Baby Baby (Radio Edit)" - Make The Girl Dance, 9 "Joan Of Arc" - David Guetta feat. Thailand, 10 "Ghosts 'N' Stuff" - deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire, 11 "Come Fly Away (Mobbing Remix)" - Benny Benassi feat. Channing, 12 "She Came Along (Alex Kenji Remix)" - Sharam feat. Kid Cudi. Disc 2 | 1 "Fragment One (...And I Kept Hearing) (Revenge Remix)" - Kenneth Bager feat. Gisli, 2 "This Is Our Night" - Sander Kleinenberg, 3 "Galore" - Style Of Eye feat. Stephen Simmonds, 4 "Rose Rouge (Cagedbaby Remix)" - Analog People In A Digital World, 5 "Sexy Girl (Chuckie Remix)" - Groovewatchers, 6 "The Beat Of The Bee (Joachim Garraud Re-Edit)" - Mephisto, 7 "12 Wives In Tehran (David Tort Remix)" - Serge Devant feat. Nadia Ali, 8 "Lift Me Up (Flood) (Extended Mix)" - David Waxman feat. Steve Bertrand, 9 "Can You Hear Me (In The Air) (Avicii Remix)" - Austin Leeds feat. Jeremy Carr, 10 "We Own The Night (Club Mix)" - Second Sun, 11 "Poppiholla (Freakazoid Remix)" - Chicane, 12 "You Can Be The One (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix)" - Late Night Alumni. (Not as good as I was expecting. Maybe because I didn't recognize hardly any of the songs or remixes on here. It was a good intro to new artists at least. And I am now realizing anything with the word "ultra" in its title = dance/electronic music...or at least that's what it seems with our library's CD collection. And of course it has to have a hot chick on the front cover. Sex {appeal} sells, of course.)

89saraslibrary
jun 21, 2015, 3:26am





Just. Disturbing. o.o I'm not even going to ask where the dog's head is. Or if she(?)'s wearing clothes. Nope, not asking.

Here: a funnier side to Sexy Sunday. To clean your eyes. (Maybe.) You're welcome. ;)

90saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 21, 2015, 4:29am

CD #249


Anthems by Anthrax
Tags: metal, rock, compilation, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Anthem", 2 "T.N.T.", 3 "Smokin'", 4 "Keep On Runnin'", 5 "Big Eyes", 6 "Jailbreak", 7 "Crawl", 8 "Crawl (Remix)". (My first Anthrax CD. Not as hard as I was expecting, but as I was researching this CD, I realized it was a collection of classic rock covers by Anthrax {except the last two; those are Anthrax's own, which aren't bad, imho} of bands like Rush, AC/DC, Boston, Journey, Cheap Trick, and Thin Lizzy. No wonder it wasn't as edgy as I'd hoped. I like classic rock, but not necessarily these songs or bands {I can't stand AC/DC}, so this is obviously not one I'll be wishlisting. One good thing about this CD: only 8 tracks--woo hoo--which equals less suffering.)

91saraslibrary
jun 21, 2015, 4:28am

CD #250


Worship Music by Anthrax
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Worship", 2 "Earth on Hell", 3 "The Devil You Know", 4 "Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't", 5 "I'm Alive", 6 "In the End", 7 "The Giant", 8 "Judas Priest", 9 "Crawl", 10 "The Constant", 11 "Revolution Screams". (Much more listenable than the first CD I heard of theirs: >90 saraslibrary:.)

92saraslibrary
jun 21, 2015, 10:53pm

CD #251


Lest We Forget: The Best of Marilyn Manson by Marilyn Manson
Tags: industrial, best of, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 The Love Song, 2 Personal Jesus, 3 mOBSCENE, 4 The Fight Song, 5 Tainted Love, 6 The Dope Show, 7 This Is the New Shit, 8 Disposable Teens, 9 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), 10 Lunchbox, 11 Tourniquet, 12 Rock is Dead, 13 Get Your Gunn, 14 The Nobodies, 15 Long Hard Road Out of Hell, 16 The Beautiful People, 17 The Reflecting God. (I'm not an avid fan, though I do like Marily Manson, so some of these songs were new to me. Favorites: "Personal Jesus" {as a Depeche Mode fan, I loved MM's cover of this song; very well done and close to the original}, "Tainted Love" {again, an excellent cover of a Soft Cell song}, "The Dope Show," "Disposable Teens," "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" {yep, another cover song I loved; this one's The Eurythmics}, and "Rock is Dead.")

93saraslibrary
jun 21, 2015, 11:09pm

CD #252


Leveler by August Burns Red
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Empire, 2 Internal Cannon, 3 Divisions, 4 Cutting the Ties, 5 Pangaea, 6 Carpe Diem, 7 40 Nights, 8 Salt & Light, 9 Poor Millionaire, 10 1/16/2011, 11 Boys of Fall, 12 Leveler. (Judging this CD by its cover, I would've never guessed it was a metal CD. Folk, country, etc? Yeah, sure. Metal? Oh, heck no. But like with books, don't judge a CD by its cover. Well, sometimes. For me, I judged this one on the music, and it just wasn't my thing. *shrugs*)

94saraslibrary
jun 22, 2015, 2:00am

CD #253


Beyond the Red Mirror by Blind Guardian
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 The Ninth Wave, 2 Twilight of the Gods, 3 Prophecies, 4 At the Edge of Time, 5 Ashes of Eternity, 6 The Holy Grail, 7 The Throne, 8 Sacred Mind, 9 Miracle Machine, 10 Grand Parade.

95saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 22, 2015, 2:38am

Book #170


Cationary: Meaningful Portraits of Cats by Sharon Montrose
Tags: nonfiction, photography, animals, cats
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: On the heels of her engaging and inventive Dogtionary comes photographer Sharon Montrose's discerning demystification of the other side of the pet world. This humorous and affectionate photographic essay features cats of various breeds and personalities, captured with all the idiosyncrasies their human owners have come to know and love. Cationary is filled with more than ninety images that are alphabetized by each cat's name, from A to Z, in a unique format that juxtaposes them with their dictionary-style "kitty definitions"-captions as evocative, mischievous, and telling as the pictures they accompany. Whether it's feisty Billy (who hisses, growls, and scratches), or Parker, the complacent Cheshire Cat-type (who does a little eating, a little playing, and a great deal of sleeping), feline fanciers will recognize their own pets among these charming creatures. For them, Cationary is a gift as heady as catnip-elegant, heartwarming, and beautifully photographed. (The black-and-white photography was the best thing about this book. Well, the "models" were, too, because what's a good photography book without beautiful models? The captions were pretty skippable.)

96saraslibrary
jun 22, 2015, 2:37am

CD #254


Killer Be Killed by Killer Be Killed
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Wings of Feather and Wax, 2 Face Down, 3 Melting of My Marrow, 4 Snakes of Jehovah, 5 Curb Crusher, 6 Save the Robots, 7 Fire to Your Flag, 8 I.E.D., 9 Dust Into Darkness, 10 Twelve Labors, 11 Forbidden Fire.

97saraslibrary
jun 22, 2015, 11:56pm

CD #255


Civil Disobedience for Losers by Indian Handcrafts
Tags: rock, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Bruce Lee, 2 Red Action, 3 Starcraft, 4 Zombies, 5 Worm in My Stomach, 6 Terminal Horse, 7 Coming Home, 8 Centauri Teenage Riot, 9 Truck Mouth, 10 The Jerk, 11 Lion At the Door. (Pluses: I liked the occasional 70's-ish rock style {or I guess they call it stoner rock now}, as well as the CD's title.)

98saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 23, 2015, 3:22am

CD #256


Skullage by Black Label Society
Tags: metal, live, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Machine Gun Man, 2 Dead As Yesterday, 3 All for You, 4 13 Years of Grief, 5 Bleed for Me, 6 Doomsday Jesus, 7 Stillborn, 8 Won't Find It Here, 9 Suicide Messiah, 10 In This River, 11 Fire It Up, 12 New Religion, 13 "Slightly Amped" (Live in Leigh Valley), 14 The Blessed Hellride (Acoustic), 15 Spoke in the Wheel (Acoustic), 16 Stillborn (Acoustic). (Not bad, just not what I expecting at all. It starts off sounding kind of like mellow country music. Track by track, it slowly gets a little rougher and more metal sounding. Black Label Society definitely has a unique sound from the other metal/rock bands I've been listening to lately, which I kind of liked. I guess it's called southern rock and/or groove metal. Either genre label, it's interesting. It'll take awhile to grow on me, though. I'm not a big fan of live acoustic songs, no matter the band, so the ending tracks to Skullage kind of left a nasty taste in my mouth...or would that be ear?? o.0 Also, even though this CD didn't come with lyrics in the booklet, I didn't hear any overt profanity, etc that necessitated a parental sticker on the front cover. Well, except for one F-bomb in the last song. Big whoop.)

99saraslibrary
jun 23, 2015, 3:29am

DVD #87


Soundless = Lautlos directed by Mennan Yapo
Tags: suspense, romance, foreign, germany, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Viktor, a methodical hit man, probably on his last job, has no plan for his retirement. He does not kill Nina, a woman sleeping beside his latest mark; then he follows her and rescues her from an attempted suicide. Nina is attracted to him, but also wants to know who he is. Her pursuit of his identity crosses the investigation of Lang, a brilliant police investigator who tries to inhabit the minds of the victims and the killer. Viktor's employer also wants to kill Viktor and his contact, an aging arms dealer and family friend. Does Viktor have a future? (Reasons why I purchased it: 1) it was $1 *happy dance*, 2) the Run Lola Run association on the front cover {I love that movie}, and 3) it was foreign and sounded interesting. That should've been 4 reasons, huh? Oh, well. Even though I really enjoyed it, it took me several days to watch it. Part of that was due to my schedule; part was because it felt a little slow. I think I was expecting something super-hyped and action-packed like Run Lola Run. This isn't like that {though there is an explosion, car chase, etc to keep action fans slightly entertained}, but it's still worth watching if foreign thrillers are your thing.)

100saraslibrary
jun 24, 2015, 3:39am

CD #257


Head First by Goldfrapp
Tags: dance, pop, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Rocket, 2 Believer, 3 Alive, 4 Dreaming, 5 Head First, 6 Hunt, 7 Shiny and Warm, 8 I Wanna Life, 9 Voicething. (I'd never listened to Goldfrapp before, though I'd heard of them. Pretty slow, dreamy stuff that could've fit in the 80's/90's pop era. I would've really loved to hear some more amped-up versions of these songs, though. But since I was listening to it around bedtime, I guess it was a good choice.)

101saraslibrary
jun 24, 2015, 5:34pm

DVD #88


Tucker and Dale vs. Evil directed by Eli Craig
Tags: horror, humor, woods, west virginia, vacations, dvd, R
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Two lovable West Virginian hillbillies, are headed to their "fixer-upper" vacation cabin to drink some beer, do some fishin', and have a good time. But when they run into a group of preppy college kids who assume from their looks that they must be in-bred, chainsaw wielding killers, Tucker & Dale's vacation takes a bloody & hilarious turn for the worse. (Loved it! The role reversal was great with the "redneck hillbillies" being the innocent ones and the "preppy college kids" as the bad guys {well, some of them}. Highly recommended if you like horror comedies.)

102saraslibrary
jun 24, 2015, 8:01pm

CD #258


Korn III: Remember Who You Are by KoЯn
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Uber-Time, 2 Oildale (Leave Me Alone), 3 Pop a Pill, 4 Fear Is a Place to Live, 5 Move On, 6 Lead the Parade, 7 Let the Guilt Go, 8 The Past, 9 Never Around, 10 Are You Ready to Live?, 11 Holding All These Lies. (Not my favorite Korn CD.)

103Ape
jun 24, 2015, 8:19pm

86: That is...truly disturbing... o.o

104saraslibrary
jun 24, 2015, 11:00pm

>103 Ape: Oh, heck yeah, it is. If it didn't have the caption on it, I would've been thinking much worse things. The more innocent: s/he hadn't done any pube-scaping in awhile, s/he finally met It from The Addams Family, or s/he just liked placing wigs over his/her crotch. I'll save you the nastier versions of what I also thought it was. *ahem* severed head *ahem* Yeah, I lied. ;) But I'm sure you were thinking the same thing.

Btw, welcome back to the LT world of the living undead. :)

105saraslibrary
jun 24, 2015, 11:04pm

Book #171


Monsters Eat Whiny Children by Bruce Eric Kaplan
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, picture book, humor, monsters, siblings, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Henry and Eve, having ignored their father's warning, are kidnapped by monsters who eat whiny children, but while increasing numbers of monsters argue over how to prepare them, the siblings begin to play nicely. Includes a recipe for cucumber sandwiches. (The title was a lot funnier than the story or the illustrations.)

106saraslibrary
jun 25, 2015, 4:49am

CD #259


Lullaby Renditions of Depeche Mode by Steven Charles Boone
Tags: pop, juvenile, instrumental, series, rockaby baby, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Personal Jesus, 2 Just Can't Get Enough, 3 Everything Counts, 4 Policy of Truth, 5 Strangelove, 6 Walking in My Shoes, 7 World In My Eyes, 8 It's No Good, 9 Little 15, 10 Stripped, 11 People Are People, 12 Enjoy the Silence. (Congratulations. You are subconsciously turning your child into a future depressed goth/emo/whatever-the-new-term-will-be-when-they-enter-teenhood. ;) I love Depeche Mode, so I felt these voiceless songs were just teasers. I wanted to listen to the real things afterwards. But good for the youngsters, since songs like "Stripped" are included. This CD immediately reminded me of the Nine Inch Nails version in this series that included "Closer." Parent of the year award right there! ;)

107saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 25, 2015, 5:05am

Book #172


I Am Woman, I Am Invincible, I Am Tired... by Born To Shop
Tags: nonfiction, humor, picture book, conduct of life, quotations, friendship
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Everyday life may be rife with challenges for the modern woman, but she prevails with her hip humor and sassy sentiments. We may be invincible, but we are also tired; we may be quirky and stressed, but we are also know how to live and love large, with attitude. Here is a book that celebrates you in all your outrageous glory. (Pretty stereotyping, sexist stuff {we women are apparently chocoholics, alcoholics, over-eaters, shoe-fetishing know-it-alls since our boyfriends/husbands are "useless"--some examples below} and the illustrations weren't so great; but it was a quick read and there were some good uplifting quotations {"Think deeply, speak gently, love much, laugh aloud, work hard, give freely, and be kind."}, so it all balances out.)



108saraslibrary
jun 25, 2015, 5:29am

CD #260


Warrior by Ke$ha
Tags: pop, dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Warrior, 2 Die Young, 3 C'Mon, 4 Thinking of You, 5 Crazy Kids, 6 Wherever You Are, 7 Dirty Love feat. Iggy Pop, 8 Wonderland feat. Patrick Carney, 9 Only Wanna Dance With You feat. The Strokes, 10 Supernatural, 11 All That Matters (The Beautiful Life), 12 Love Into the Light. (My second Ke$ha CD, and I'm definitely a fan. Recommended if you like dance-pop. Off to put more of her CDs on hold now.)

109saraslibrary
jun 25, 2015, 5:59am

CD #261


No Sound Without Silence by The Script
Tags: pop, alt rock, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 No Good in Goodbye, 2 Superheroes, 3 Man on a Wire, 4 It's Not Right For You, 5 The Energy Never Dies, 6 Flares, 7 Army of Angels, 8 Never Seen Anything 'Quite Like You', 9 Paint the Town Green, 10 Without Those Songs, 11 Hail Rain or Sunshine. (Not bad. I've never heard of these guys before, and with all this random CD-listening I've been doing, I didn't know what to expect. It's one of those CDs I wouldn't mind my mom to listen to {minus showing her the cover, though I like it}, if that means anything. "Clean" was one of the words that popped in my head while listening to it. Nice vocals, mellow, etc.)

110saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 25, 2015, 7:32pm

CD #262


Pulse: Platinum Edition by Various Artists
Tags: pop, dance, r&b, compilation, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Get Ready For This - 2 Unlimited, 2 Another Night - Real McCoy, 3 Show Me Love - Robin S, 4 Call Me - Le Click, 5 100% Pure Love - Crystal Waters, 6 Rhythm Is A Dancer - Snap!, 7 Finally - CeCe Peniston, 8 Mr Vain - Culture Beat, 9 Strike It Up - Black Box, 10 Beautiful Life - Ace Of Base, 11 I'm Gonna Get You - Bizarre Inc Feat. Angie Brown, 12 Rhythm Of The Night - Corona, 13 Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Nicki French, 14 What Is Love - Haddaway, 15 Please Don't Go - KWS, 16 This Is Your Night - Amber, 17 Run Away - Real McCoy, 18 Gonna Make You Sweat - C+C Music Factory, 19 James Brown Is Dead - L.A. Style. (I know I've checked this one out before, but since I don't have any record of it, I decided to give it a re-listen. Very dated 90's dance music, but a nice flashback for me. Some of the songs, however, have lost their appeal. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood for some of them. But I always love to hear "James Brown Is Dead.")

111saraslibrary
jun 25, 2015, 7:43pm

CD #263


The Remix by Lady Gaga
Tags: pop, dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Just Dance (Richard Vission Remix), 2 Pokerface (LLG Vs GLG Radio Mix Remix) , 3 Lovegame (Chew Fu Ghettohouse Fix, 4 Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) (Frankmuzik Remix), 5 Paparazzi (Stuart Price Remix), 6 The Fame (Glam As You Remix), 7 Bad Romance (Starsmith Remix), 8 Telephone (Passion Pit Remix), 9 Alejandro (Sound Of Arrows Remix), 10 Dance In The Dark (Monarchy 'Stylites' Remix). (Favorite tracks: "Just Dance," "Poker Face," and "Dance In The Dark.")

112saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 26, 2015, 2:39am

CD #264


Cannibal by Ke$ha
Tags: pop, dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Cannibal", 2 "We R Who We R", 3 "Sleazy", 4 "Blow", 5 "The Harold Song", 6 "Crazy Beautiful Life", 7 "Grow a Pear", 8 "C U Next Tuesday", 9 "Animal" (Billboard Remix). (Overall, I didn't like this CD as much as the others I've heard by her. My favorite song: "Cannibal." There are a few other good ones, in particular "Grow a Pear," devoted to--what else?--manginas. Splendid. ;D Despite a few "meh" songs, I'd still buy this one if I found a cheap copy of it.)

It's a little early for Sexy Sunday, but oh well. Hell yeah for Sexy Cannibal Thursday (if you're in the Pacific Time zone; Friday elsewhere)! Hmm. I don't think that one'll ever catch on. Still...

113saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 27, 2015, 4:28pm

DVD #89


If There Be Thorns directed by Nancy Savoca
Tags: drama, series, dollanganger, based on book, incest, california, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Living together with their loving and happy new family, Christopher and Cathy's past come to haunt them. Their mother Corrine moves in next door. (I actually liked this movie a little better than the book, especially since If There Be Thorns wasn't my favorite in the series. The movie follows the story fairly closely and was a lot quicker to get through {obviously} than the book. And it was fun to still see Heather Graham playing Corrine.)

114saraslibrary
jun 27, 2015, 4:50pm

CD #265


Total Dance 2009 by Various Artists
Tags: dance, pop, rap, r&b, hip hop, alt rock, compilation, series, total dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Britney Spears - Womanizer (Kaskade Remix), 2 P!nk - So What (Bimbo Jones Remix), 3 Chris Brown - Forever (Cahill Club Mix), 4 Katy Perry - Hot N Cold (Bimbo Jones Remix), 5 Lil Wayne - Got Money, 6 Plies - Put It On Ya, 7 Yung Berg featuring Casha - The Business, 8 Slim featuring Fabolous & Ryan Leslie - Good Lovin, 9 Jordin Sparks - One Step At A Time (Nevins Radio Mix), 10 David Archuleta - Crush (Jason Nevins Remix), 11 Natasha Bedingfield - Angel (Moto Blanco Club Mix), 12 Buzz Junkies - If You Loved Me (Moto Blanco Club Vocal), 13 Cascada - Perfect Day (Digital Dog Club), 14 Estelle - No Substitute Love (Wideboys Miami Mix), 15 Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight (Johnny Vicious Muzik Mix), 16 Coldplay - Viva La Vida (Thin White Duke Mix). (This was another CD I'm 99% sure I've listened to before, but I don't have it listed in any of my online catalogs, so re-listen. It had a few songs I loved, like "So What" by Pink, "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry, and "If You Love Me" by Buzz Junkies (though I prefer the original Brownstone version out of the two); but most of the tracks aren't ones I've heard before or really liked.)

115saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 27, 2015, 5:02pm

CD #266


Stars and Topsoil: A Collection (1982-1990) by Cocteau Twins
Tags: alt rock, best of, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Blind Dumb Deaf, 2 Sugar Hiccup, 3 My Love Paramour, 4 Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops, 5 Lorelei, 6 Pandora, 7 Aikea-Guinea, 8 Pink Orange Red, 9 Pale Clouded White, 10 Lazy Calm, 11 The Thinner the Air, 12 Orange Appled, 13 Cico Buff, 14 Carolyn's Fingers, 15 Fifty-Fifty Clown, 16 Iceblink Luck, 17 Heaven or Las Vegas, 18 Watchlar. (I bought a bunch of Cocteau Twins CDs years back at a previous library branch I used to work at. They were $1 each, so it didn't break me, but meh, Cocteau Twins are too dream pop for me. The other CDs I've listened to, I'm passing on to Half Price Books. I figure real CT fans will love them. This is the only one I've kept so far, probably because it is a best of CD and has considerably more tracks and variety on it than the others.)

116saraslibrary
jun 28, 2015, 1:51am

CD #267


Head Over Heels by Cocteau Twins
Tags: alt rock, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 When Mama Was Moth, 2 Five Ten Fiftyfold, 3 Sugar Hiccup, 4 In Our Angelhood, 5 Glass Candle Grenades, 6 In the Gold Dust Rush, 7 The Tinderbox (Of a Heart), 8 Multifoiled, 9 My Love Paramour, 10 Musette and Drums. (Thankfully, this is the last Cocteau Twins CD I own. I hope. Unless there's another one just waiting for me to unearth it. Out of the 6 CDs I own by them, I think I'll probably keep this one and the one above, Stars and Topsoil. This one had more of a faster beat, which was a plus. I definitely didn't love it, but I could certainly see listening to it again once in a blue moon.)

117saraslibrary
jun 28, 2015, 3:33am

Book #173


Innocence for Stepbrother by Janey White
Tags: fiction, erotica, short story, series, my dearest stepbrother, incest, ebook
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Untouched Kally is left home alone for a month with her older stepbrother, Bradley. Their parents left him in charge of her, making it clear she was to obey his every command. But they never suspected the taboo things he would demand of her. Now she has to decide if she's going to disobey, or let her stepbrother do to her all the naughty, taboo things she's been fantasizing about. (This was one of those spur-of-the-moment Amazon Kindle buys. As far as erotica goes, it's pretty extreme. I was surprised by how experimental Kally and Bradley are, since the synopsis says she's "untouched." I was disappointed by how short this story was. It says it's 34 pages, but it felt about 1/2 of that. Or maybe I was reading so fast. ;) It really is engrossing if step-incest is your thing, mixed with light bondage and voyeurism. The ending definitely makes me want to continue this series.)

Excerpt from Amazon:
“Strip, Kally. Everything. Now.”
I reach around behind me, slowly untie my top. My stomach feels like it’s full of bees—or angry hornets.
As soon as it’s untied, it nearly slingshots off me, and I quickly cover myself.
“Drop your hands,” he scolds.
I do, looking at my feet, unable to meet his gaze.
“Look at me.”
I shake my head.
“You have to obey. Everything I say. Now look at me.”
I raise my eyes. But instead of finding what I expect—disgust, humor at my unsightly form—I find something else. The way he’s looking at me…
It’s the way men look at beautiful women in movies. But—
“I said everything.”
I swallow, and hook my thumbs in the waistband of my thong.
I bend down, sliding it over my thighs and calves, then step out of it.
As I stand, I want so badly to cover my pussy.
Instead, I stand there, staring at my stepbrother, as his eyes take in every inch of my naked body.
I’m no longer cold, at least.

118saraslibrary
jun 28, 2015, 4:14am

Book #174


Menage for Stepbrother by Janey White
Tags: fiction, erotica, short story, series, my dearest stepbrother, incest, gay, ebook
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Kally couldn't believe her first time was with her huge, gorgeous stepbrother. But now, a new man is in the mix, and the chemistry between the three of them is hotter and more explosive than she could have imagined. And that's before she gets front-row seats to her stepbrother doing something forbidden with the other man. (Without skipping a beat, this story begins where the first story left off, this time having a threesome with their male neighbor {who apparently looks like one of the actors from Game of Thrones}. And, once again, it's very X-rated stuff. Pretty much porn with no plot. But it's a fun quickie of a read {again, short @ 27 pages}, if you like MMF erotica with step-incest and soft s/m. Now, on to the next story!)

119saraslibrary
jun 28, 2015, 5:20am

Book #175


Baby for Stepbrother by Janey White
Tags: fiction, erotica, short story, series, my dearest stepbrother, incest, gay, ebook
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Kally's stepbrother has fufilled her filithiest fantasies, but now he's offering to fill her with something else. Something she didn't even know she wanted. A baby. Can Kally, Bradley, and Finn somehow bring a baby into their lives without destroying everything? Or will it break them apart forever? (I had reservations about reading this one, because babies are a big turn off for me, but I honestly wanted to see how this series continued. {What, more sex?? You don't say! :P} Even if you don't want to read every short story, each one briefly summarizes what happens in the previous ones, so you don't feel totally lost. {Not that you really would if you read these back-to-back, which I did.} As usual, there's more smutty, taboo stuff: pseudo-incest, blindfolding and tying up, male domination, spanking, more neighbor voyeurism, male bisexuality, double penetrations...the list goes on. Even though Kally doesn't bring it up a lot {she does more in Innocence for Stepbrother}, she's more of a curvy girl, whatever that means--plus size? Maybe. Hardly what the model on the front cover looks like--which I found refreshing. In addition to the "baby" word, I was a little bummed with it only being 28 pages long. It makes the word "book" on the front cover kind of laughable. But so far, it's a series I want to continue, whenever short story #4 comes out....)

120saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 28, 2015, 5:45am





As one person mentioned on Pinterest (where I stole this pic): "This picture of a guy reading 50 Shades of Grey in public is priceless." My words exactly. And kudos to him for actually reading it in public. And, no, I still haven't finished it. But I at least checked the movie out and will get to it soonish-wise. Maybe.

121saraslibrary
jun 29, 2015, 2:14am

CD #268


Animal by Ke$ha
Tags: pop, dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Your Love Is My Drug, 2 TiK ToK, 3 Take It Off, 4 Kiss n Tell, 5 Stephen, 6 Blah Blah Blah, 7 Hungover, 8 Party at a Rich Dude's House, 9 Backstabber, 10 Blind, 11 Dinosaur, 12 Dancing With Tears in My Eyes, 13 Boots & Boys, 14 Animal.

122saraslibrary
jun 29, 2015, 2:43am

DVD #90


The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears = L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps directed by Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani
Tags: horror, foreign, france, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Following the disappearance of his wife, a man finds himself on a dark and twisted trail of discovery through the labyrinthine halls of his apartment building. Led on a wild goose chase by cryptic messages from his mysterious neighbors, he becomes entangled in a hellish nightmare as he unlocks their strange fantasies of sensuality and bloodshed. The Strange Color Of Your Body's Tears is a visually dazzling experience from the creators of Amer that takes you on a journey into mystery and blood soaked terror that you will never forget. (Visually fascinating, but confusing as hell. I remember watching Amer years back and not really liking it, so I'm not sure why I went on a limb and bought this DVD without checking it out at work first. Impulse buying, I suppose. But it's good for a change of pace, I try and convince myself. Watching it is like being on drugs, but without the side effects. I liked the ride, but I love plot, too, which this movie has none. Ditto with Amer. I can't remember what that one's about either.)

123MickyFine
Redigeret: jun 29, 2015, 10:58pm

>120 saraslibrary: I did a Naughty Bits Reader's Theatre for Freedom to Read Week this year for work. The snippets of 50 Shades I read in preparation for the program were awful. And I'm not talking about the content (which isn't my taste). The writing was just bad.

124saraslibrary
jun 30, 2015, 1:20am

>123 MickyFine: I'm not sure what a Naught Bits Reader's Theatre is. Is it where you guys re-enact erotica? o.o If so, you get a good laugh out of me. ;) But you're right--the writing for 50 Shades isn't the best. What's taking me so long to finish the book is the main character. She's so unbelievably annoying, I almost want to smack her. And not in a fun bdsm sort of way either.

125saraslibrary
jun 30, 2015, 2:14am

CD #269


Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder by Cradle of Filth
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 In Grandeur And Frankincense Devilment Stirs, 2 Shat Out Of Hell, 3 The Death Of Love , 4 The 13th Caesar, 5 Tiffauges, 6 Tragic Kingdom, 7 Sweetest Maleficia, 8 Honey And Sulphur, 9 Midnight Shadows Crawl To Darken Counsel With Life, 10 Darkness Incarnate, 11 Ten Leagues Beneath Contempt, 12 Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder, 13 Corpseflower.

126saraslibrary
jun 30, 2015, 2:21am

CD #270


Everblack by The Black Dahlia Murder
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 In Hell Is Where She Waits for Me, 2 Goat of Departure, 3 Into the Everblack, 4 Raped in Hatred by Vines of Thorn, 5 Phantom Limb Masturbation, 6 Control, 7 Blood Mine, 8 Every Rope a Noose, 9 Their Beloved Absentee, 10 Map of Scars.

127saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 30, 2015, 2:32am

CD #271


Set the World on Fire by Black Veil Brides
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 New Religion, 2 Set the World On Fire, 3 Fallen Angels, 4 Love Isn't Always Fair, 5 God Bless You, 6 Rebel Love Song, 7 Saviour, 8 Legacy, 9 Die for You, 10 Ritual, 11 Youth & Whisky.

128saraslibrary
Redigeret: jun 30, 2015, 2:55am

Book #176


Macabre Delights by K. T. Grant
Tags: fiction, horror, erotica, parties, halloween, lesbians, vampires, short story, ebook
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A masked ball, on a dark and stormy Halloween night, leads to the innocent and sheltered Annabelle finding the woman of her dreams with the seductive Trinity. But Annabelle gets more than she bargained for when her fantasy turns into a macabre nightmare. (Not super scary or erotic, but a quick read.)

129saraslibrary
jun 30, 2015, 3:18am

Book #177


The Basement by Chad P. Brown
Tags: fiction, horror, haunted houses, ghosts, short story, ebook
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: On a dare from her best friends, Heather goes inside the town's haunted house, where Frank Blackwell killed his wife and then hung himself in the basement. But while in the house, Heather is confronted by a ghost from her past, her mother who died accidentally one year ago. Now, Heather must not only escape from the evil lurking inside the house, but from the demons of her own past.

130saraslibrary
jun 30, 2015, 3:45am

Book #178


The Bathroom Incident at Dunmaster Academy by Brian Rella
Tags: fiction, juvenile, horror, orphans, pennsylvania, monsters, short story
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: It wasn’t the first time Toby was unfairly punished by Ms. Dunmaster for a minor infraction at the Dunmaster Academy orphanage, but it would be the last. Toby finds his way out sooner then he expects when the tentacles of justice coil their way around Ms. Dunmaster and the Dunmaster Academy. (The ending was very abrupt, but I think most kids who feel picked on by teachers/adults/whomever will like how it ends.)

131saraslibrary
jul 1, 2015, 1:43am


JUNE'S AWARDS

Books Read: 28
CDs Listened To: 46
DVDs Watched: 10

My top 5's for June:

Top 5 Favorite Books (in no particular order)


1. Tiny House Style: Ideas to Design and Decorate Your Tiny House by Steve Weissmann
2. If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff
3. It's Happy Bunny: Sign Book by Jim Benton
4. Faerieground #1: A Wish in the Woods by Beth Bracken & Kay Fraser
5. Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel


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


1. Ab-normal Beauty = Sei mong se jun directed by Oxide Pang Chun
2. Soundless = Lautlos directed by Mennan Yapo
3. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil directed by Eli Craig
4. If There Be Thorns directed by Nancy Savoca
5. My Mistress directed by Stephen Lance


Top 5 Favorite CDs (in no particular order)


1. Ultra Mix by Various Artists
2. The Unforgiving by Within Temptation
3. We Are Born by Sia
4. The Day Is My Enemy by The Prodigy
5. Warrior by Ke$ha

132saraslibrary
jul 1, 2015, 1:50am



My wins:


Luckstones by Madeleine Robins (ebook)


Entanglement by Katie Rose Guest Pryal (ebook; I really love the cover for this, as simple as it is)

133saraslibrary
jul 1, 2015, 5:06am

CD #272


One World Electronica by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Bodyslide (Crystal Method Mix) by Cardinal, 2 The Gift (Extended Radio Edit) by Way Out West, 3 Wishing On A Star (Radio Edit) by 88.3, 4 You're Not Alone (Matthew Robert's Cloud 10 Mix) by Olive, 5 Superstar DJ (Trio Hop Mix) by Cirrus, 6 God Is God (LP Version) by Juno Reactor, 7 Atom Bomb (Album Version) by Fluke, 8 Purple by Atomic Babies, 9 My Kingdom (Part 4) by The Future Sound of London, 10 Botz (Organic) by Uberzone, 11 Up To No Good (Milky Bar Kid's Remix) by The Porn Kings, 12 Refuse To Fight by Frankie Bones. (Favorite tracks: "You're Not Alone" by Olive, "God is God" by Juno Reactor {this song is the main reason I bought this CD; plus it was $2}, and "Atom Bomb" by Fluke. The rest were pretty good, but nothing super stellar.)

134saraslibrary
jul 1, 2015, 5:37am

CD #273


You Cannot Walk Here by Birmingham 6
Tags: industrial, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 You Cannot Walk Here (Victimized Edit), 2 One of These Days (Unashamed), 3 You Cannot Walk Here (Persecuted Extended), 4 Food for Thoughts (United), 5 You Cannot Walk Here (Victimized), 6 One of These Days (Revamped), 7 You Cannot Walk Here (Persecuted Edit). (Not my favorite songs by Birmingham 6, but the CD was only $2 and it's the only one I've been able to find of theirs.)

135saraslibrary
jul 1, 2015, 6:33am

CD #274


The Land of Harm and Appletrees by Aurora
Tags: goth, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Regression, 2 In a Minute, 3 The Dream, 4 Posen 1793, 5 The Land of Harm and Appletrees, 6 Hereafter, 7 Floating Dolphins, 8 Ritual, 9 Crusaders. (I was just starting to get into goth and industrial music around the time this CD came out--1993--which just makes me feel all the more older and out of the loop for buying it now. Favorite songs: "In a Minute" and "Floating Dolphins." Recommended if you like darkwave/goth music.)

136saraslibrary
jul 1, 2015, 7:06am

Book #179


Twig the Fairy and the Mermaid Misadventure by Kathy Gfeller & Linda Clayton
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, magic, picture book, photography, mermaids, fairies, fish, ocean, series, twig the fairy
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Twig the fairy is a delightful character that brings the magic of fairies and mermaids to life. In this adventure Twig finally gets her wish to become a mermaid but quickly learns that being someone else isn't as easy as it seems. Perfect for ages 0-273 (apologies to ages 274 and up). Warning: Do not purchase this book if you have adverse reactions to glitter, smiling, or words that rhyme with schwermaid. (I loved the idea of a "real mermaid" photography picture book for the young at heart, especially since I was a tad obsessed with mermaids after watching The Little Mermaid as a child and then realizing some people actually dress up as mermaids for fun, money, etc. Anyway, some of the words are a little too hard for some youngsters to pronounce--ie, discombobulated--so I wouldn't say it's just for kids, especially since you can tell Twig isn't wearing a top in a few photos {no, no boobage is showing, sorry; it's not that type of photography book}. The other books in this series are definitely hitting my wishlist! Highly recommended.)

One of my favorite photos in the book (seaweed caught in Twig's hair; love the expression):

137MickyFine
jul 1, 2015, 3:41pm

>124 saraslibrary: It was basic Reader's Theatre but with banned or slightly scandalous book passages. Another librarian and I pulled passages for people to read, people signed up, and fun was had by all. It helps that the program happened at one of the local pubs (yay for partnerships!). While we did include stuff from romance novels, for the most part we skipped the sex scenes. At least this year anyway. :P

138saraslibrary
jul 1, 2015, 7:26pm

>137 MickyFine: That sounds like fun. :) I'm not sure if we do that here or not, but I'm guessing it'd have to be an adult-only event if there's alcohol involved. Yeah, I can totally understand skipping on the sex scenes. :) But the best romantic skits or role-playing I've seen are when same-sex actors play the parts--Victor & Victoria, She's the Man...hmm, basically every Shakespeare play, I guess.

139saraslibrary
jul 1, 2015, 7:40pm

CD #275


Plastic: Volume 4: Electronic Compilation by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, series, plastic, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Never Gonna Come Back Down (Hybrid's Breaktek Mix) by BT (featuring M. Doughty), 2 Scorchio (Full Length Version) by Sasha and Emerson, 3 Musak (Wonderland Ave. Remix) by Trisco, 4 Out of Control (Sasha Remix) by The Chemical Brothers, 5 Because of You by Scanty Sandwich, 6 Under the Water (Faithless Remix) by Brother Brown, 7 Breathe (Cygnus X Remix) by Art of Trance (featuring Caroline Lavelle), 8 Tell Me Why (The Riddle) (PVD Remix) by Paul Van Dyk, 9 Dooms Night (Timo Maas Remix) by Azzido Da Bass, 10 Porcelain (Clubbed to Death Variation Rob Dougan Mix) by Moby. (Most are hi-nrg; some songs/remixes I'd never heard before and liked.)

140Ape
jul 1, 2015, 8:23pm

126: Oooh! I'm a big fan of that one! The lyrics for Their Beloved Absentee are great. :)

141saraslibrary
jul 1, 2015, 10:46pm

>140 Ape: I don't think I could understand the lyrics. :D And it may have had a booklet with the lyrics in it at one time, but most of the metal CDs I've been checking out at work are missing them. :/ (ETA: I just checked out the lyrics here, and they sound pretty intense.)

We have "Ritual" and they appear on "Vans Warped Tour '13," but that's it. I've hit my 50 items hold limit, so once some of my holds come in, I'll try Black Dahlia Murder again. For some reason, I wasn't too crazy about "Everblack." Maybe an overload of metal? *shrugs* I even have to take breaks from some of my favorite genres and bands.

142saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 1, 2015, 11:20pm

Book #180


Faerieground #5: At the Edge of the Woods by Beth Bracken & Kay Fraser
Tags: fiction, juvenile, fantasy, woods, fairies, series, faerieground, magic, friendship, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Now that Soli knows her true identity, she must return home to say goodbye. But in the faerieground, tragedy is waiting for Lucy . . . (This series made more sense and was more fun to read all at once, back-to-back. Now, starting on it several weeks later, I'm a little confused on what's happened. Still, I love how quick these books are. Highly recommended to reluctant readers who're into fairies and fantasy.)

143Ape
jul 2, 2015, 6:23pm

I checked out Ritual from the library myself. It's okay, there were a couple songs that I liked, but the CD felt kind of...odd. It wasn't bad, but none of it really captured my attention or stood out to me.

Instead of The Black Dahlia Murder, did I ever recommend Hatebreed to you? They are somewhat Pantera-like, in that they are a hardcore/beatdown band. :)

144saraslibrary
jul 2, 2015, 7:30pm

>143 Ape: Hmm, ok, so I'll skip on Ritual for now. I have one hold I can place, so I'll try Hatebreed instead. They sound really good. I love Pantera, so I'd probably like them. I *think* I've heard a song or two by them, or maybe you've mentioned them before.

ETA: I just checked my CDs. Hatebreed's on quite a few CDs I own and have checked out from the library: Freddy vs. Jason soundtrack, MTV2 Headbanger's Ball, The Punisher soundtrack, Punisher: War Zone soundtrack, Mtv2 Headbangers Ball The Revenge, Saw VI, Tattoo the Earth...so, yeah, I think I'll like Hatebreed. Thanks as always! :) Now I've got to get you to listen to some girly music. :P

145Ape
jul 2, 2015, 7:42pm

Ummmm, doesn't Within Temptation count as girly? :P

146saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 3, 2015, 5:16pm

>145 Ape: Hmm, fair enough. But I was thinking RuPaul girly. Kidding. ;)

ETA: Ok, so we have Hatebreed and The Divinity of Purpose (two I haven't heard before) by Hatebreed. Which one's better?

ETA: I put both on hold. My other holds finally came in, so I could put more stuff on hold.

147saraslibrary
jul 3, 2015, 4:07am

CD #276


Gatecrasher: Global Sound System by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, series, gatecrasher, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: CD 1| 1 Planisphere The Lost Planet, 2 Oliver Lieb Subraumstimulation (Push Remix), 3 Silvio Ecomo Standing (Jamie Anderson Remix), 4 Oliver Klein Rheinkraft, 5 Freon Heaven's Gate, 6 Terra Ferma Keep Moving, 7 Human Movement Love Has Come Again, 8 Afterburn Fratt Boy, 9 Paul van Dyk The Love From Above, 10 Cygnus X Superstring (Rank 1 Remix), 11 Coast 2 Coast Home, 12 Origin Wide Eyed Angel (Commie Mix), 13 Pound & Harris Formentera, 14 Subtle By Design Kali Yuga, 15 Freefall Skydive, 16 Moby Natural Blues (Katcha Remix), 17 BT Dreaming (Evolution Mix). CD 2 | 1 Aria Dido (Armin Mix), 2 Albion Air 2000, 3 James Holden Horizons, 4 Bedrock Voices (DJ Remy Remix), 5 Marco V Tolerance, 6 Terra Ferma The Adventures Of..., 7 Afterburn North Pole, 8 Delerium Silence (DJ Tiësto's In Search Of Sunrise Remix), 9 Vincent De Moor No Hesitation, 10 Warrior Warrior (Club Mix), 11 Flutlicht Mutterkorn, 12 Kundalini Rising Kayomani, 13 Alex D'Elia vs. E-Bop Allstars Isn't Life Wonderful (Flat 6 Remix), 14 Flat 6 It's Too Late, 15 Embargo! Hysterie, 16 Miss Shiva Dreams (Miss Shiva Club Cut-edit). (Favorite tracks: "Dreaming (Evolution Remix)" by BT and "Silence (DJ Tiesto In Search Of Sunrise Remix)" by Delerium. Sometimes dance/electronica music can all sound the same, and, unfortunately, this double-CD compilation falls into that cliche more than a few times. However, I did like the mix job; each song flows nicely into the next.)

148saraslibrary
jul 3, 2015, 4:24pm

CD #277


Kish Kash by Basement Jaxx
Tags: dance, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Good Luck" (featuring Lisa Kekaula), 2 "Right Here's the Spot" (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello), 3 "Benjilude", 4 "Lucky Star" (featuring Dizzee Rascal), 5 "Petrilude", 6 "Supersonic" (featuring Totlyn Jackson), 7 "Plug It In" (featuring JC Chasez), 8 "Cosmolude", 9 "If I Ever Recover", 10 "Cish Cash" (featuring Siouxsie Sioux), 11 "Tonight" (featuring Phoebe), 12 "Hot 'n Cold", 13 "Living Room", 14 "Feels Like Home" (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello). (Favorite tracks: "Good Luck" and "Cish Cash." This CD may have to grow on me a bit, though.)

149saraslibrary
jul 3, 2015, 4:50pm

Book #181


Rabbids #1: Bwaaaaaaaaaah! by Thitaume Pujol
Tags: fiction, juvenile, humor, graphic novel, animals, rabbits, series, rabbids, tv tie-in, based on video game, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Synopsis. (Funny as hell and super short {48 pages}! I've never played the video game, watched the show, etc this book is based on, but I love the characters. I'm actually shocked it's gotten such a low rating here on LT and Amazon.)

150saraslibrary
jul 3, 2015, 7:35pm

CD #278


Wipeout XL by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 The Future Sound of London We Have Explosive, 2 Fluke Atom Bomb, 3 The Chemical Brothers Loops of Fury, 4 Underworld Tin There, 5 Photek The Third Sequence, 6 The Chemical Brothers Leave Home (Underworld Mix 1), 7 The Future Sound of London We Have Explosive (Hero Killing), 8 Prodigy Firestarter (Instrumental), 9 Fluke U Six, 10 Daft Punk Musique, 11 Source Direct 2097, 12 Photek Titan, 13 Orbital Petrol, 14 Leftfield Afro Ride. (This CD starts off with some great hits. My favorites: "We Have Explosive" by The Future Sound of London {I didn't really like track 7's version of the same song, but it was still ok}, "Atom Bomb" by Fluke, "Loops of Fury" by The Chemical Brothers, and "Firestarter (Instrumental)" by Prodigy. However, there were a few "misses" for me near the end. Overall, still a kick-ass 90's electronica compilation.)

151saraslibrary
jul 4, 2015, 2:14am

CD #279


First and Last and Always by The Sisters of Mercy
Tags: goth, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Black Planet, 2 Walk Away, 3 No Time to Cry, 4 A Rock and a Hard Place, 5 Marian (Version), 6 First and Last and Always, 7 Possession, 8 Nine While Nine, 9 Logic, 10 Some Kind of Stranger.

152Ape
jul 4, 2015, 7:48am

I haven't listened to either of those Hatebreed cds. I've only heard Perseverance and The Rise of Brutality. Soooooooo...pick the one with the prettiest cover? :P

151: Ironically, considering we have been discussing the band on my thread, Cradle of Filth did a cover song of No Time to Cry, and made a video for it. :D

153MickyFine
jul 4, 2015, 3:23pm

*waves and then goes back to her book*

154saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 5, 2015, 6:41pm

>152 Ape: What? You're telling me to judge something by its cover? :P I'll listen to whichever one comes in first. And if they come in at the same time, I'll listen to the oldest one first. That's usually how I prefer doing it, because it's kind of fun to hear how a band changes over time.

LOL! That is so cool. I like The Sisters of Mercy, but "No Time to Cry" is not one of my favorite songs by them. Cradle of Filth did an awesome job of putting some life into it! And I can totally see why you liked the video. :P *ahem* lesbian nuns *ahem* No, really, it's an awesome video. I always love black-and-white anything; it always make things look a lot creepier. Thanks for that! :)

>153 MickyFine: *waves back* Hiya, Micky. :) Which book are you reading?

155saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 5, 2015, 6:47pm

Book #182


My Work Is Not Yet Done by Thomas Ligotti
Tags: fiction, horror, sci fi, short stories, revenge
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: When junior manager Frank Dominio is suddenly demoted and then fired, it seems there was more than a grain of truth to his persecution fantasies. But as he prepares to even the score with those responsible for his demise, he unwittingly finds an ally in a dark and malevolent force that grants him supernatural powers. Frank takes his revenge in the most ghastly ways imaginable—but there will be a terrible price to pay once his work is done. This tale of corporate horror and demonic retribution will strike a chord with anyone who has ever been disgruntled at work. Contains the stories "I Have A Special Plan For This World" and "The Nightmare Network" and the unpublished novella "My Work Is Not Yet Done". (This book took me longer to finish than I had expected, partly due to it sucking and my lack of reading time. It is quite short {183 pages} and two of the stories have short segments and chapters, which makes the reading go a lot quicker. Sadly, the novella that took me the longest to get through {the same-named one as this book} was the best story out of the three. It made more sense, however, towards the end when it's revealed Frank had been hit by a bus without knowing it and was in a coma. There is a sense of weirdness to Thomas Ligotti's writing, which I didn't mind; that's why I'm keeping this one and not passing it on. However, "corporate horror" just doesn't scare me or interest me in any way, so I couldn't really relate to any of it. I'd maybe only recommend this one to established Ligotti fans.)

156Ape
jul 5, 2015, 6:54pm

Lesbian nuns crop up somewhat regularly with Cradle of Filth's work, so maybe that's why I like the band in the first place. :P Their 2 major themes are anti-christian ideology and dark sexuality, so yep, whip-weilding lesbian nuns in leather underwear, totally appropriate for them. :P

157MickyFine
jul 5, 2015, 8:07pm

>154 saraslibrary: I just started a new one by Y.S. Lee.

158saraslibrary
jul 5, 2015, 10:38pm

>156 Ape: Yes, I think lesbian nuns, dark sexuality, and anti-Christian ideology fit almost every metal band, which means you like them all, right? No? Which metal bands do you hate? (And stay away from nu metal bands, because I still kind of like those. :P)

>157 MickyFine: I've never read anything by her, but I do recognize one or two of the books on your thread before. Good luck with your current read! :)

159saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 6, 2015, 1:37am





Reason for the pic: in My Work Is Not Yet Done, Frank imagines one of his coworkers has giant Mickey Mouse-like hands that he uses to "work" on other people. Even though I didn't like the book, parts of it still stuck in my head.

160saraslibrary
jul 6, 2015, 1:42am

CD #280


The Greatest Hits Collection by Bananarama
Tags: pop, dance, best of, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Venus, 2 I Heard a Rumour, 3 Love in the First Degree, 4 I Can't Help It, 5 I Want You Back, 6 Love, Truth and Honesty, 7 Nathan Jones, 8 He Was Really Sayin' Somethin', 9 Shy Boy, 10 Robert De Niro's Waiting, 11 Cruel Summer, 12 Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye), 13 Trick of the Night, 14 Aie A Mwana, 15 Help! (Favorite tracks: "Venus" and "Cruel Summer.")

161saraslibrary
jul 6, 2015, 1:48am

CD #281


T.E.V.I.N. by Tevin Campbell
Tags: r&b, cd
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Track Listing: 1 Round and Round, 2 Interlude/Over the Rainbow and On to the Sun, 3 Tell Me What You Want Me to Do, 4 Lil' Brother, 5 Alone with You, 6 Strawberry Letter, 7 One Song, 8 Just Ask Me To, 9 Goodbye, 10 Perfect World, 11 Confused, 12 Look What We'd Have (If You Were Mine), 13 She's All That. (A fun flashback to my middle school days.)

162saraslibrary
jul 6, 2015, 7:24pm

As suggested by Micky, I'm moving my Jello pool to my thread, creepy babies included.

163MickyFine
jul 6, 2015, 9:26pm

164saraslibrary
jul 8, 2015, 1:50am

>163 MickyFine: Yes, but soooo delicious. *wonders if the babies are edible too* Either way, I call dibs on being one of the babies with an inner tube. That way I can pee without actually sitting in it. Now, that would be tasteless, sitting in your own urine. :P

165saraslibrary
jul 8, 2015, 3:22am

Book #183


Stay With Me by Kira Hawke
Tags: fiction, juvenile, suspense, short story, gay, ebook
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Logan Woods just survived an attempted murder. Maybe. Left for dead in the sketchiest part of town, Logan has no idea how much time he has left. But through this disaster forms an unlikely friendship that might be worth living for. (Definitely on the melodramatic side, but it was refreshing to have a gay attraction in a short story.It was also refreshing to not have a happy-ever-after ending. It was more realistic that way, given the attempted murder scenario, without it being too graphic for those who're squeamish. Love the cover.)

166saraslibrary
jul 8, 2015, 3:29am

Book #184


Teacher's Pet by David Rose
Tags: fiction, juvenile, suspense, romance, teachers, ebook
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Becky loves Sam, but there's a pretty young teacher who's moved into town, and Sam is charmed. So are all the other boys. Now what? This is a rather evil short story set in the context of a young adult romance. (I really enjoyed this one; one of those few good free ebooks on Amazon. The ending is very abrupt; still, it makes the reader think of the worst things imaginable that could happen. Recommended if you like teen thrillers.)

167saraslibrary
jul 8, 2015, 7:33pm

CD #282


Gatecrasher: Discotech Generation by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, series, gatecrasher, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: CD 1 | 1 "Papua New Guinea (Hybrid Remix)" by The Future Sound of London, 2 "Velvet Voodoo (Original Praha Mix)" by G.P.A., 3 "Love in Traffic (John Creamer & Stephane K Remix)" by Satoshi Tomiie featuring Kelli Ali, 4 "Star 69 (X-Press 2 Wine Em, Dine Em & 69 Em Remix)" by Fatboy Slim, 5 "Castle Rock" by Wheed Baskin, 6 "Falling Together" by Max Graham, 7 "Kites (Fade's Sanctuary Remix)" by Angel, 8 "Labyrinth (Part One)" by Moogwai, 9 "Starving Dolphins" by Meridian, 10 "I Will Be With You (John Johnson Club Mix)" by Ursula's World, 11 "Virtuoso (Airheadz Remix)" by Apex, 12 "Questions Must Be Asked (Kayestone's Recon Mix) by David Forbes, 13 "The Free Fall (The Opus)" by Beam & Yanou, 14 "Unreal" by Doran vs. Joshua Ryan. CD 2 | 1 "Redemption (Dead Sea Mix)" by Conjure One, 2 "The Atheist" by Corvin Dalek, 3 "She Rides" by D:Fuse & Joy, 4 "Nepal (Praha Remix)" by Groovaholic, 5 "Erendira" by Jerry Bonham, 6 "Feline" by Maurice, 7 "Moonshine" by Planisphere, 8 "Stringer" by Riva, 9 "Don't Wake Me Up (Original Mix)" by Argonout, 10 "Animal" by Lost It.com, 11 "Release Me" by Factor 9, 12 "Dr King's Dream (Frank J Remix)" by Geoff Lawz Project, 13 "Folie A Deux (Klub Mix)" by S.H.O.K.K., 14 "Klang" by P.G.L.. (Favorite song: #4 on the first CD: "Star 69" by Fatboy Slim, even if it was edited from "Wtf?" to "What the strut?" Clever. ;)

168saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 8, 2015, 7:47pm

Book #185


Rabbids #2: Invasion by Pujol Thitaume
Tags: fiction, juvenile, humor, graphic novel, animals, rabbits, series, rabbids, tv tie-in, based on video game, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: The Rabbids are invading the world in their latest collection of gags and comic strips. This graphic novel sees the Rabbids jump off the page and create the comics themselves, steer the Titanic, and much, much more. Nothing is safe from the Rabbids! Who knows where they will strike next?! (Love it just as much as the first. Stupid, funny stuff.)

169Ape
jul 8, 2015, 8:05pm

158: Metal bands that I hate? Hate is a strong word (No, I mean it this time.) I don't tend to like trendy pop versions of meta, but I'm don't like to think of myself as one of those anti-main stream elitist types. I can just hear how it sounds like everything else that is popular, and grow irritated with it. I don't know if I hate any bands, there is just a lot of music that I don't get. It probably helps that I don't listen to radio, because I know how radio listeners grow to hate songs that they don't like and that get played constantly. If I don't like something I don't listen to it, so I never experience that sort of hatred for a song. Hurray?

170saraslibrary
jul 8, 2015, 11:32pm

>169 Ape: Hmm, we must remedy that. You must start hating bands. First, it's totally ok to hate boy bands, because you're a guy. People will expect you to hate those. As for hating metal bands, maybe you should start listening to metal radio stations (are there any out in Ohio?), and then you'll certainly start feeling a great deal of anger when one sucky band gets major air play vs a kick-ass band that never gets played.

And, yes, hate is a strong word, but it is a necessary emotion to offset love. Do you want the world to be lopsided, like a pair of boobs that've been heavily nursed on on one side only? Think of the boobs at least! Hate is necessary. Make the boobs even! :P

I listen to the radio occasionally, but there's this amazing thing called a dial where you can change the channel when the same song gets played again. So I kind of know what you mean about people who listen to the radio all the time and complain that this or that song is stuck in their head and they hate it and would you please drill a hole in their head? Why, yes. Yes, I would love to.

*ahem* But anyway. I found some funny sites listing music genres that should be hated. One site has them listed in order:
1. Pop
2. Rap (I have to halfway agree; some of it sucks.)
3. Country (I definitely don't like this one, though I am liking some of Taylor Swift's songs.)
4. Dubstep
5. Emo
6. Hip-Hop
7. Bollywood (Hard to take seriously.)
8. R&B
9. Screamo
10. Pornogrind (I wish I knew what this meant!)
11. Dance (Me love you long time, dance music. Don't listen to them.)
12. K-Pop
13. Hair Metal
14. Metal
15. Black Metal
16. Gangsta Rap
17. Nu Metal
18. Techno
19. Classical Crossover
20. Adult Contemporary
21. Gospel (Oh, hells yes. Bad.)
22. Rockabilly
23. Teen Pop
24. Indie Pop
25. Soft Rock
26. Gypsy Punk
27. Post-grunge
28. Reggae
29. Rape Metal (Seriously? Any band rec's, Stephen?)
30. Latin
31. Classical
32. Broadway
33. Bubblegum
34. Pop Punk
35. MC
36. Smooth Jazz
37. Blues
38. Grunge
39. Power Metal
40. Reggaeton

......There's tons more, but you get the idea. Who knew there was so much to hate in music?!

171saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 9, 2015, 2:17am

CD #283


Heaven by DJ Sammy
Tags: dance, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 California Dreamin', 2 Heaven, 3 Sunlight, 4 The Boys of Summer, 5 El Condor Pasa, 6 Beautiful Smile, 7 Unbreakable, 8 Paradise of Love, 9 Vive El Presente, 10 Take Me Back to Heaven, 11 Sunchild, 12 Sunlight (Bossa Nova Vibes), 13 Heaven (Candlelight Mix). (I had forgotten it was DJ Sammy who put out some of my favorite oldies/classic-rock-turn-dance songs--"California Dreamin'" {cover of The Mamas and The Papas song} and "The Boys of Summer" {a Don Henley cover}--until I put this one in recently. Another favorite: "Heaven" {a Bryan Adams cover}, and I'm sure if I give this CD a relisten, I'll probably have a few more favorites.)

172saraslibrary
jul 9, 2015, 6:00am

DVD #91


From Beginning to End = Do Começo ao Fim directed by Aluizio Abranches
Tags: drama, romance, foreign, brazil, gay, incest, coming of age, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual. (The two brother's relationship is seriously hot and real-feeling. I kept expecting a really sad, heart-breaking ending, because I have yet to watch a taboo romance, where it's narrated, end well. Thankfully, this one does, so all you hopeless romantics, you can be reassured: everything works out for the best by the end. Recommended if you like taboo and/or gay romantic dramas.)

173Ape
jul 9, 2015, 7:45am

170: Oh, don't get me wrong, I hate pretty much everything, just not music. Or boobs. :P

There are definitely no metal stations in Ohio. Just loads of country, and gospel. There might be a hard rock station, but I'm not a huge fan of that either. I just listen to CDs in the car. *Shrug*

Wow, that is indeed quite a lot of music to hate! I've never heard of Rape Metal, if it's a real thing, but I'm actually familiar with Pornogrind (and even own 1 cd from the genre). It's basically just grindcore (which is similar to punk) but with pornographic imagery all over the cover. I own Rancor Rimjob, which is about...uhh, well, Star Wars sex? It's weird, and I received it in a large collection of cds, and it's terrible, and I've only ever listened to it a few times. Yeah. Basically it's loud, noisy, scratchy, untuned chaos with lots of boobs and vagina-related lyrics. Yep, that's it.

Oh, a funny thing though, there is a popular grindcore festival called Obscene Extreme and they have a lot of hilarious videos on Youtube. Hilarious because the bands are so completely absurd. If you want a good laugh (or, if you want to be alarmed), I recommend the following videos.

Cave Have Rod
S.C.A.T.
Gutulax

174saraslibrary
jul 9, 2015, 6:04pm

>173 Ape: ...or probably that other B word. Y'know, the one with pages in it. ;)

Man, it must suck to live in Ohio. I'm sure you know of online radio stations (duh :), but I don't know how well they do with dial-up. I know when I used to listen to a radio online, it would pause for like 30 seconds, then resume 30 seconds into the radio show, pause, confusion on my part, pause...you get the idea. Maybe that hard rock station you mentioned has a specialty program where they highlight metal or harder rock or something. We have a rock station like that, and they do really extreme stuff, usually late at night to comply with all those FCC rules about profanity, etc between 6 am - 10 pm.

Yep, there's lots to hate out there. ;) I'm not sure if Rape Metal is a real thing either. And I'm shocked folk music isn't on there! That stuff sucks! (And I used to work in a music store that focused on that type of music, so I can say that. :P) I kind of thought that's what Pornogrind was, but I just wanted to make sure. And I can totally see there being a niche for Star Wars sex. Anything that's popular is going to be sexualized. *shudders at the thought of Dora and Diego sex niches*

*snort-laughs @ the cover of Rancor Rimjob* Yeah, I bet they'll never show dinosaurs doing that in any Jurassic Park movie. Or at least I'm assuming that was a dinosaur. Probably a monster or something.

I will definitely check those YouTube videos out during my lunch hour. Thank god I don't have anything chocolate today, so I'm think I'll be good for S.C.A.T. Thanks! :P

175saraslibrary
jul 9, 2015, 7:55pm

CD #284


The Pale Emperor by Marilyn Manson
Tags: industrial, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Killing Strangers, 2 Deep Six, 3 Third Day of a Seven Day Binge, 4 The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles, 5 Warship My Wreck, 6 Slave Only Dreams to Be King, 7 The Devil Beneath My Feet, 8 Birds of Hell Awaiting, 9 Cupid Carries a Gun, 10 Odds of Even. (Favorite tracks: "Killing Strangers" and "Slave Only Dreams to Be King.")

176saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 10, 2015, 3:53am

>173 Ape: I wasn't able to watch them with the volume on (I didn't have my headphones), so I just imagined the Cave Have Rod video was singing "It's Raining Men." A definite thumbs up from me for the lead singing wearing a dress. :D It was fun to watch the fans(? some I noticed were just sitting, especially during the S.C.A.T. show). I was going to say, if I were a parent, I'd be ok with my kid going to a concert like that. Until I realized if I had a daughter, 99% of those guys were, well, guys. And one blow-up doll. Cool stuff, though. :) I'll listen to it tonight or tomorrow when I don't have ears around.

ETA: I just listened to those clips with the sound on and . Those lyrics must've taken forever to write, especially the song that sounded like a pig mating call.

177saraslibrary
jul 10, 2015, 5:02am

Book #186


Supermodels Adult Pictures Book: Sex Pictures Photo Book by Grab Arse
Tags: nonfiction, photography, erotica, ebook
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A compilation of some of the most beautiful supermodels in the nude - for one of the most provocative adult picture books on the market. Stunning beauties bear all in is this graphic erotica masterpiece. A little of everything is in this book, Taboo stars, with a few college hotties - with a few more milfs that any man or woman would love to see live and up close. These are HIGH RES Images that you will love - So go ahead and download the book. (To clarify: there are no supermodels in this book, contrary to the title and synopsis that went with this ebook. Nor is there any sex in this book. However, the women are nude and flawless. There's a fair amount of variety--redheads, blondes, brunettes, fake breasts, real breasts, pubes, no pubes, "normal" sized, skinnier, etc--though it's all Caucasian women. Not bad for what I paid for it: $0. Free downloads via Amazon.com.)

178saraslibrary
jul 10, 2015, 5:23am

CD #285


Ultra Weekend: Volume 3 by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, series, ultra weekend, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: CD 1 | 1 Hurt - Christina Aguilera, 2 Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado, 3 With Love - Hilary Duff, 4 Unfaithful - Rihanna, 5 U & Ur Hand - Pink, 6 Here (In Your Arms) - Hellogoodbye, 7 Sumthin' Serious - Audio Club, 8 Ride a White Horse - Goldfrapp, 9 Cry For You - September, 10 Show Stopper - Danity Kane, 11 In The Dark - Tiesto, 12 Truly Madley Deeply - Cascada. CD 2 | 1 World Hold On - Bob Sinclar, 2 SOS - Stonebridge, 3 Destination Calabria - Alex Gaudino, 4 Perfect (Exceeder) - Mason Vs Princess Superstar, 5 The Creeps - Camille Jones, 6 Lollipop - Dada, 7 Proper Education - Eric Prydz Vs Floyd, 8 Changes - Chris Lake, 9 Sex 'N' Money - Oakenfold, 10 The World Is Mine - David Guetta, 11 Feel Alive - Benassi Bros., 12 Sorry - Kaskade. (More of a 3, but I gave it a 4 instead. I was feeling nice. Favorite tracks: "U + Ur Hand" by Pink and "Cry For You" by September, both on the first CD.)

179saraslibrary
jul 10, 2015, 4:43pm

CD #286


Dance Anthems 2 by Various Artists
Tags: dance, compilation, series, dance anthems, thrivemix, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Gimme More" by Britney Spears, 2 "Do It Well" by J. Lo, 3 "Wall to Wall" by Chris Brown, 4 "All Good Things" by Nelly Furtado, 5 "I Don't Want to Be in Love" by Good Charlotte, 6 "Call Me When You're Sober" by Evanescence, 7 "The Right Life" by Seal, 8 "What Hurts the Most" by Cascada, 9 "Together" by Bob Sinclar featuring Steve Edwards, 10 "The Boss" by Kristine W, 11 "In My Arms" by Plumb, 12 "Be Together" by Supafly Inc, 13 "Break of Dawn 2008" by Out of Office, 14 "It's True" by Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso, 15 "Let Go" by Paul van Dyk featuring Rea Garvey, 16 "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne. (An interesting choice of songs/artists to remix. Some worked; some didn't.)

180saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 10, 2015, 7:55pm

CD #287


Dance. Love by Kaskade
Tags: dance, compilation, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Kaskade & Adam K feat. Sunsun Raining (dance.love Edit), 2 Late Night Alumni Finally Found (Max Vangeli Mix), 3 Kings Of Tomorrow Finally (Kaskade dance.love Mix), 4 Sgt Slick Everyday (Digital LAB Remix), 5 Kaskade feat Martina of Dragonette Fire In Your New Shoes (Sultan and Ned Shepard Mix), 6 Kaskade feat Haley Dynasty (Dada Life Mix), 7 Kaskade feat. Finn - I Can See (Kaskade dance.love Mix), 8 Kaskade feat. Joslyn - It's You It's Me (Kaskade 2010 Remake), 9 David Tort & Norman Doray - Chase The Sun, 10 Kaskade feat Mindy Gledhill Call Out (Digital LAB Mix), 11 Samantha James Waves of Change (Kaskade Mix), 12 Adrian Lux - Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode), 13 Kaskade feat Haley Don't Stop Dancing (Justin Michael & Kemal Mix), 14 Alex Gaudino I'm In Love.

181saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 10, 2015, 8:12pm

CD #288


Syro by Aphex Twin
Tags: ambient, dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 minipops 67 (source field mix), 2 XMAS_EVET10 (thanaton3 mix), 3 produk 29, 4 4 bit 9d api+e+6, 5 180db_, 6 CIRCLONT6A (syrobonkus mix), 7 fz pseudotimestretch+e+3, 8 CIRCLONT14 (shrymoming mix), 9 syro u473t8+e (piezoluminescence mix), 10 PAPAT4 (pineal mix), 11 s950tx16wasr10 (earth portal mix), 12 aisatsana. (Hands-down, the most unoriginal CD cover ever. So, in this case, you can judge a book--or CD, in this case--by its cover, eg boring white noise perhaps. Still, there are a few tracks I kind of liked, like #12 "aisatsana"; it was quite peaceful. But the downside to ambient/techno music is that almost every track meshes together, and it starts sounding the same. I'm not much of an Aphex Twin fan {obviously}. I just remember them mostly for their creepy covers, like I Care Because You Do and Richard D. James Album.)

182saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 11, 2015, 4:40pm

CD #289


American Capitalist by Five Finger Death Punch
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "American Capitalist", 2 "Under and Over It", 3 "The Pride", 4 "Coming Down", 5 "Menace", 6 "Generation Dead", 7 "Back for More", 8 "Remember Everything", 9 "Wicked Ways", 10 "If I Fall", 11 "100 Ways to Hate". (My second FFDP CD, and I can easily say I'm a fan now. I didn't love every song on here, but it's still hitting my wishlist.)

183saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 11, 2015, 4:58pm

CD #290


Magic Mike XXL: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists
Tags: pop, r&b, soundtrack, series, magic mike, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Pony (Ginuwine), 2 Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy (Nick Waterhouse), 3 I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys), 4 Freek'n You (Jodeci), 5 Sex You (Bando Jonez), 6 Feel It (Jacquees feat. Rich Homie Quan and Lloyd), 7 Give It To The People (The Child of Lov), 8 Untitled (How Does It Feel) (Matt Bomer), 9 Marry You (Donald Glover), 10 Anywhere (112), 11 All The Time (Jeremih feat. Lil Wayne and Natasha Mosley), 12 Cookie (R. Kelly), 13 Gooey (Glass Animals), 14 Heaven (Matt Bomer). ( I haven't seen the movie yet, but I remember from the first one, the music/dance scenes were amazing; so I can only imagine where the songs fit in in the movie...which isn't bad for the imagination. ;) I preferred the naughtier R&B songs the best, like "Pony" by Ginuwine and "Cookie" by R. Kelly.)

184Ape
Redigeret: jul 11, 2015, 9:06pm

174: Actually, there is a genre of metal called Folk Metal and it is probably one of my favorites. It's absurd, I know, but there are bands that actually blend traditional folk music with metal quite brilliantly. That is, if you like metal, which most people don't, so most people don't appreciate it. I've never heard "american" folk metal though, unless that Southern Rock/metal stuff counts as folk. I guess it does, in a way. Anyway, if you want to hear what it sounds like, listen to the first few seconds of this song. :)

I'm assuming the thing on the Zuckuss album is...well, some monster from the Star Wars movies. And you should see their other album covers. o.o

176: It's definitely an absurd genre of music, that's for sure. And men in dresses seem to be a common sight at that festival. If you flip through the videos, you'll see quite a few. It's funny that you said they vocals sound like pig mating calls, because the vocal style is actually called "Pig squeals." Some bands actually include lyrics in their cd inserts...but...um...no. Just no. There are no lyrics. ALTHOUGH, there is a band called Devourment that uses the pig squeal style and their lyrics are understandable. It's...odd.

177: *gulp*

185saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 12, 2015, 3:30am

>184 Ape: Oh, yeah, I think you mentioned folk metal to me once before. And thanks for the YouTube link! :) I actually liked that song. It didn't matter that I had no idea what they were saying. And I highly doubt our library carries it, so thank god for YouTube. And thank you, Santa, for Stephen for recommending some obscure types of music I probably wouldn't have heard of. :) Uh oh, agreeing and/or thanking Stephen can't be good for the universe.... *waits for the implosion*

I haven't seen all the Star Wars movies, so I'm guessing you're right it's not a dinosaur. Bummer. I almost wanted to google dinosaur sex, but I'll google Zuckuss album covers instead. *am back* Um, yeah. I won't repeat the name of those "other" CDs. I'm sure my thread gets enough cocked eyebrows as it is. *snort* I said...never mind. :P

Yeah, I guess with so many guys around, at least a few of them feel they need to wear dresses. Kind of like prison and all. :P Really, it's called "pig squeals"? Awesome! :D No lyrics...? Ok, that's a new one, but I guess it's no different than other types of experimental music or art. I've got to wonder what pig squealing does to their vocal chords, though. It can't be good. I remember years and years back my cousin used to be in a screamo band and would lose his voice for days.

*gulp* = more please in Sara-ese. :P I'm on it! Just messing with you. I won't subject you to such "horrible" nudity. :P Y'know, you can download the ebook for free on Amazon if you want. Compared to the porn that's out there, this is practically art.

186saraslibrary
jul 12, 2015, 3:33am





Yes, reading's always sexy, even if it's erotica being shared between two incestuous brothers. Ha!

187saraslibrary
jul 12, 2015, 3:56am

CD #291


Nattfödd by Finntroll
Tags: metal, youtubed
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Vindfärd/Människopesten, 2 Eliytres, 3 Fiskarens Fiende, 4 Trollhammaren, 5 Nattfödd, 6 Ursvamp, 7 Marknadsvisan, 8 Det Iskalla Trollblod, 9 Grottans Barn, 10 Rök. (The song "Fiskarens Fiende" was recommended to me by Stephen {thanks!}, so I thought I'd listen to the whole album since it was available for free on YouTube. Not bad! The metal part of it makes up for the folk part of it {I'm not exactly a folk fan}. "Rok", I think, would appeal to just about anyone, since there's no heavy guitars or singing in it. It's a very mellow, ambient song and a good ending to this album {especially since it's late and I need something like that to help me sleep}.)

188saraslibrary
jul 12, 2015, 4:10am

In more personal news, I just gave birth to two new pets today: Ashe and Leo. Actually, I have a friend moving away, and she needed a home for her cat and dog. After asking around for a week or so and no luck, my mom and I adopted them. :) Yep, I think I need to open my own zoo now or something; yet I'm not quite sure if I'm the clown or the ring leader. No, wait, that's a no-brainer; I know which one I am. ;P

189lovelyluck
jul 12, 2015, 7:00am

i finally got caught up..... *waves* hi! did you miss me? - that guy reading 50 shades was funny - i tried 60 pages in I gave up on that shit.... boring - I prefer Lora Leigh her story Wicked Pleasure was a hit in my husbands opinion :)

190MickyFine
jul 12, 2015, 4:50pm

>188 saraslibrary: I know your internet sucks but any chance of pics?

191saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 14, 2015, 3:10am

>189 lovelyluck: *waves back* Hi! :) Of course I missed you! Where've you been? Yeah, I love that guy's reaction, too. To each their own, I guess. But you're right: I found Fifty Shades of Grey kind of boring, too. It's too romantic; I was expecting more erotica. I haven't read Wicked Pleasure, but I have read a few of her stories and own maybe 4 of her books (unread so far). LOL, I won't ask what it was about Wicked Pleasure he liked. I'll just take your word for it. ;)

>190 MickyFine: I only have the two pics that are linked in >188 saraslibrary:. Hopefully those show up? If not, I'll post the pics on my thread. I have taken some more of them since, but I still need to upload them to my computer. I'll see what I can do tonight. :)

ETA: I wasn't able to get anything done that night, but I found two photos that were ok (I'm a pro at chopping heads off in photos): another of Ashe and another of Leo.

192saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 16, 2015, 2:44am

CD #292


Domino: Remix EP by Jessie J
Tags: pop, dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Domino, 2 Price Tag (feat. B.o.B), 3 Who You Are, 4 LaserLight (feat. David Guetta), 5 My Shadow, 6 Domino (Mÿon and Shane 54 Extended Mix). (Oops, I forgot to add this one. It should've been in #290 or #291's spot, but whatever.)

193saraslibrary
jul 13, 2015, 3:34am

Book #187


Wild Ride by Liam O'Donnell
Tags: fiction, juvenile, graphic novel, suspense, summer, british columbia, canada, camping, aircraft accidents, woods, nature, bears, series, graphic guide adventures
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: When their plane crashes while on the way to visit their environmentalist parents, who are working to stop a logging company from clear-cutting a remote valley, Devin, Nadia, and Marcus must rely on their survival skills. (I liked how they slipped in some survival tips without it feeling like a manual.)

194saraslibrary
jul 13, 2015, 3:47am

CD #293


Some People Have Real Problems by Sia
Tags: pop, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Little Black Sandals", 2 "Lentil", 3 "Day Too Soon", 4 "You Have Been Loved", 5 "The Girl You Lost to Cocaine", 6 "Academia", 7 "I Go to Sleep", 8 "Playground", 9 "Death by Chocolate", 10 "Soon We'll Be Found", 11 "Electric Bird", 12 "Beautiful Calm Driving", 13 "Lullaby" (including hidden track "Buttons"). (I didn't hate it, but I like Sia's newer stuff better.)

195saraslibrary
jul 14, 2015, 3:52am

CD #294


Artpop by Lady Gaga
Tags: pop, dance, rap, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Aura, 2 Venus, 3 G.U.Y., 4 Sexxx Dreams, 5 Jewels N' Drugs feat. T.I., Too $hort, Twista, 6 MANiCURE, 7 Do What U Want feat. R. Kelly, 8 ARTPOP, 9 Swine, 10 Donatella, 11 Fashion!, 12 Mary Jane Holland, 13 Dope, 14 Gypsy, 15 Applause. (Favorite tracks: "Sexxx Dreams," "Swine," and "Applause.")

196saraslibrary
jul 14, 2015, 4:04am

CD #295


Design Your Universe by Epica
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Samadhi" (Prelude), 2 "Resign to Surrender" (A New Age Dawns, Part IV), 3 "Unleashed", 4 "Martyr of the Free Word", 5 "Our Destiny", 6 "Kingdom of Heaven" (A New Age Dawns, Part V), 7 "The Price of Freedom" (Interlude), 8 "Burn to a Cinder", 9 "Tides of Time", 10 "Deconstruct", 11 "Semblance of Liberty", 12 "White Waters", 13 "Design Your Universe" (A New Age Dawns, Part VI). (More of a 3.5-4, but I wasn't really in the right frame of mind to enjoy it. I pushed this one ahead of the others because it was due back at work awhile ago. Oops. Recommended if you like symphonic metal.)

197saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 15, 2015, 10:06pm

Book #188


xxxHOLiC: Volume 1 by Clamp
Tags: fiction, juvenile, horror, manga, series, xxxholic, ghosts, witches, magic, japan
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Haunted by visions of spirits and ghosts, Watanuki Kimihiro's adventures begin when he meets a mysterious witch named Yuuko who claims she can help him with his problem and then tricks him into working in her very unusual little shop. (It's silly to mention, but I loved that this manga had its pages numbered! I can't tell you how many times I've read one and accidentally skipped a page because they're generally not numbered.)

198saraslibrary
jul 15, 2015, 7:24pm

CD #296


The Human Romance by Darkest Hour
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1"Terra Nocturnus", 2 "The World Engulfed in Flames", 3 "Savor the Kill", 4 "Man & Swine", 5 "Love as a Weapon", 6 "Your Everyday Disaster", 7 "Violent by Nature", 8 "Purgatory", 9 "Severed into Separates", 10 "Wound", 11 "Terra Solaris", 12 "Beyond the Life You Know". (Favorite track: the instrumental intro: "Terra Nocturnus." It reminded me of some of the songs on The Collector for some reason.)

199Ape
jul 15, 2015, 7:41pm

Yeah, Finntroll is pretty difficult for me to understand as well, primarily because their lyrics aren't in english. :P You are most welcome, though! There is plenty more obscure music where that came from, I assure you. Maybe next time I'll introduce you to stoner metal. :P

I was actually surprised at how many women were in those Obscene Extreme videos. Most underground metal concerts are sausage fests (unless they are symphonic bands with female vocalists) but there were actually a lot of women in the crowds. There are even some female vocaists, like Controlled Existence and Fuck the Facts.

Yes, those vocals actually are called pig squeals by the people who do it. It's surprisingly not difficult at all to do, but I do think there is some danger in damaging your vocal chords when you do it. You actually make the noise by inhaling. You basically constrict your throat really tight and then sucking in air.

I don't know if I want the psedu-porn book in my Amazon purchase history thogh. :P

187: Hey, you listened to the whole thing, cool! It's an interesting style, and I've had a lot of fun exploring it, esepecially considering how diverse of a genre is depending on which country's version of "folk" they are blending.

Also, yay for MORE ANIMALS. ...I think...

200saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 16, 2015, 2:46am

>199 Ape: Well, some metal's pretty hard for me to understand, even when they're in English. :P I think I might like stoner metal, but we'll see. I listened to Indian Handcrafts awhile back (some sites had them listed as stoner rock) and was like, "Meh, it's ok." But again, we'll see. There might be other bands I like better. Thanks! :)

I'll have to check the Controlled Existence and Fuck the Facts videos later. My lunch break is almost over. But I can understand why some girls go to those concerts--the odds of getting laid or whatever are a lot higher. Kind of like when guys go to Lilith Fair concerts and such, though I have to laugh and shake my head when I see those guys, because a fair amount of those women are hardcore feminists and/or lesbians.

Hmm, yeah, I think I'm going to pass on trying to sound like a pig. It might make my dogs love me more, but, um, no. ;)

You can always delete it. I think there are ways of making things like purchases private, and there's an option for ebooks to be removed from your Amazon download selection. I haven't used it yet, though. Downloading ebooks is still new to me, but I figured, "What the heck? It's free."

Yes, indeedy I did listen to the whole thing. Sundays are usually my stay-up-late nights, because I listen to a goth/industrial show in the evening time. So I alternated between C89.5 and Finntroll. It was fun. :) Both are dark types of music, but Fintroll was a little harder, if I remember right. Good point, btw, on folk from different countries.

LOL! Yeah, I know. I was 99.9% dead-set on not adopting any more pets. However, we weren't able to find Ashe and Leo a home, and I was petrified they'd end up at the slaughter mill (aka the Humane Society). True, Leo would probably find a home PDQ; but we know his little quirks and are still in the process of housebreaking him. So far, only one little accident by him on my bed. Yay! :) I mean, yay it's only been once. Not, yay he's peeing on my bed while I'm on it.

201saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 15, 2015, 8:04pm

Oh, yeah! And since I hit 200 messages on this thread, it's Rainbow Unicorn time! *does weird Sara dance*

202Ape
jul 15, 2015, 8:36pm

I forgot to mention, when you said the Finntroll CD was free on youtube, that, umm, well, pretty much every cd under the sun is "free" on youtube. Or at least, every metal cd I've ever looked up. Not sure on the legality of it, but it's all on there. :P

Also, stoner metal: Weedeater song, Dopethrone music video. Try not to get a contact high. :P

Actually, I have another reason not to want to download the ebook. My mom has a Kindle Fire, and she had me make the purchase for her since she didn't have an account. Unfortunately, it arrived already synced up with my account, so my purchases could show up on her device. Granted she probably wouldn't know how to see it, and I don't think she uses it anyway, but, um, well, yeah. I think I'll stick to google images for now. ;)

203saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 16, 2015, 3:49am

>202 Ape: Maybe it's just metal CDs that are free. I've tried looking up certain industrial bands, and very few of the ones I love are on YouTube. Maybe a song or two, but never the entire album. :( Yeah, I think there's a lot of legality issues. I've found entire movies on YouTube that are out of print and hard to find. It's nice, but I still prefer owning a physical DVD or CD.

Cool, thanks for those two links! :) I'm immune, so no worries.

:D Totally understood! Yeah, it'd probably be safer sticking with google. I don't know if I can download it and then send it to you as an email attachment, that is if you even want to "read" it?

ETA: Yay, I finally got all the YouTube songs watched. Fuck the Facts was definitely the longest! And did it say they were from Canada? Or was I just hearing/reading things? If so, Micky should be proud. ;) Dopethrone definitely gets a thumbs up from me for most retro video. That one was cool.

204MickyFine
jul 15, 2015, 10:20pm

205saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 15, 2015, 10:21pm

CD #297


Now That's What I Call #1's by Various Artists
Tags: pop, r&b, dance, rap, hip hop, alt rock, series, now that's what i call, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven, 2 Katy Perry - Roar, 3 Pitbull w/ Kesha - Timber, 4 Pharrell Williams - Happy, 5 Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass, 6 Magic! - Rude, 7 Iggy Azalea w/ Charli XCX - Fancy, 8 Lorde - Royals, 9 Flo Rida w/ T-Pain - Low, 10 Lil Wayne w/ Static Major - Lollipop, 11 Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling, 12 Lady Gaga - Born This Way, 13 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger, 14 Coldplay - Viva La Vida, 15 Fergie - Big Girls Don t Cry, 16 Pink w/ Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason, 17 John Legend - All Of Me, 18 Mariah Carey - Don t Forget About Us. (Pop is pretty unoriginal stuff, so no wonder this title could be confused with other NOW titles, like Now That's What I Call Music: #1's. Averaged, it was a 3.something-or-other, so I just went ahead and bumped it up to a 4. There are a few songs I do like on here, but the majority aren't my thing.)

206saraslibrary
jul 15, 2015, 10:23pm

>204 MickyFine: Thank you! And they know it, too. :D

207saraslibrary
jul 15, 2015, 10:33pm

CD #298


Day of the Dead by Hollywood Undead
Tags: rock, rap, dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Usual Suspects, 2 How We Roll, 3 Day of the Dead, 4 War Child, 5 Dark Places, 6 Take Me Home, 7 Gravity, 8 Does Everybody in the World Have to Die?, 9 Disease, 10 Party by Myself, 11 Live Forever, 12 Save Me. (My first taste of Hollywood Undead {that I remember}, though I had heard of them before. Song after song, this album really grew on me. It averaged to about a 4 {I'm not that crazy about the rap parts}, but I bumped it up to a 5, because overall I really liked it.)

208saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 16, 2015, 3:50am

Book #189


Australia by Betsey Chessen & Pamela Chanko
Tags: nonfiction, juvenile, picture book, australia, series, social studies emergent readers
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Simple text and photographs introduce the cities, towns, parks, beaches, ranches, farms and several native animals of Australia.

209saraslibrary
jul 16, 2015, 4:09am

CD #299


Now That's What I Call Club Hits by Various Artists
Tags: pop, dance, series, now that's what i call, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Boom Boom Guetta (David Guetta's Electro Hop Remix)- Black Eyed Peas, 2 Fire Burning (Dave Audé Radio) -Sean Kingston, 3 Right Round (Benny Benassi Remix Edit) -Flo Rida, 4 I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) (More English Radio Edit) -Pitbull, 5 When Love Takes Over (Electro Radio Edit) -David Guetta & Kelly Rowland, 6 Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix Radio)-Kid Cudi, 7 Knock You Down (Bimbo Jones Radio Remix) -Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo, 8 Love Sex Magic (Jason Nevins Sex Club Radio Mix)-Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake, 9 Blame It (New Devices Remix) -Jamie Foxx, 10 LoveGame (Dave Audé Radio Edit) -Lady GaGa, 11 My Life Would Suck Without You (Chriss Ortega Radio Mix) -Kelly Clarkson, 12 Please Don't Leave Me (Digital Dog Radio Edit) -P!nk, 13 Waking Up In Vegas (Calvin Harris Remix Edit) -Katy Perry, 13 Spaceman (Tiesto remix-The Killers, 14 Let It Rock (Filthy Dukes Radio) -Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne, 15 Falling Anthem -Bad Boy Bill, 16 Walking On A Dream (Kaskade Remix) -Empire Of The Sun 18 Wrong (Thin White Duke Remix) -Depeche Mode, 17 Dancing Machine (Polow remix) -The Jackson 5.

210lovelyluck
jul 16, 2015, 7:13am

>201 saraslibrary: Yay! Rainbow Unicorn time! - must go talk to myself again to bump up my thread post to 200 for another rainbow unicorn time :)

211MickyFine
jul 16, 2015, 5:44pm

>206 saraslibrary: Smee is like that too. He knows exactly how adorable he is and exactly what pose to strike to get cuddles.

212saraslibrary
jul 16, 2015, 7:14pm

>210 lovelyluck: Yep, I haven't forgotten Rainbow Unicorn time. :) Best cheating method:
Type
one
word
in
each
message.
That'll shoot you up to 200 in no time!

>211 MickyFine: I think pets know us better than we know them, and especially how to get us wrapped around their little paws. ;) How is Smee doing, btw?

213saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 16, 2015, 7:33pm

CD #300


Culture of Fear by Thievery Corporation
Tags: dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Web of Deception (feat. Tamara Wellons), 2 Culture of Fear (feat. Mr. Lif), 3 Take My Souls (feat. Lou Lou Ghelichkhani), 4 Light Flares, 5 Stargazer (feat. Sleepy Wonder), 6 Where It All Starts (feat. Lou Lou Ghelichkhani), 7 Tower Seven, 8 Is It Over? (feat. Shana Halligan), 9 False Flag Dub (feat. Chris "Ras Puma" Smith), 10 Safar (The Journey) (feat. Lou Lou Ghelichkhani), 11 Fragments, 12 Overstand (feat. Chris "Ras Puma" Smith), 13 Free (feat. Sylvia Bernice Eberhardt).

214saraslibrary
jul 16, 2015, 7:48pm

Book #190


My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak
Tags: fiction, juvenile, poetry, picture book, death, siblings, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Fifty years after Where the Wild Things Are was published comes the last book Maurice Sendak completed before his death in May 2012, My Brother's Book. With influences from Shakespeare and William Blake, Sendak pays homage to his late brother, Jack, whom he credited for his passion for writing and drawing. Pairing Sendak's poignant poetry with his exquisite and dramatic artwork, this book redefines what mature readers expect from Maurice Sendak while continuing the lasting legacy he created over his long, illustrious career. Sendak's tribute to his brother is an expression of both grief and love and will resonate with his lifelong fans who may have read his children's books and will be ecstatic to discover something for them now. (I checked this out because 1) I loved Where the Wild Things Are as a child, and 2) it was Sendak's "longing to be reunited with his dead brother, Jack," which I could kind of relate to since I lost a sister several years back. However, I didn't understand the poem at all, and the illustrations weren't all that great either. It was short at least! One plus. I think I'll stick with Where the Wild Things Are for the time being.)

215saraslibrary
jul 16, 2015, 8:02pm

CD #301


Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
Tags: dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Give Life Back to Music", 2 "The Game of Love", 3 "Giorgio by Moroder", 4 "Within", 5 "Instant Crush", 6 "Lose Yourself to Dance" (featuring Pharrell Williams), 7 "Touch" (featuring Paul Williams), 8 "Get Lucky" (featuring Pharrell Williams), 9 "Beyond", 10 "Motherboard", 11 "Fragments of Time" (featuring Todd Edwards), 12 "Doin' It Right" (featuring Panda Bear), 13 "Contact". (Dare I say it? Daft Punk, you've mellowed out with age and have become a soundtrack for old soft porn movies. I'm not knocking this CD completely. It was just a shock from the Daft Punk I remembered from teenhood. This one reminded me of the 70's for some reason. Anyway, "Get Lucky" was probably my only favorite track on here.)

216saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 19, 2015, 3:15am

CD #302


Sunbather by Deafheaven
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Dream House, 2 Irresistible, 3 Sunbather, 4 Please Remember, 5 Vertigo, 6 Windows, 7 The Pecan Tree. (What a strange bipolar band/CD. The songs alternate between mellow, ambient rock and screaming metal. From several sites, their style was described as black metal, shoegaze, blackgaze, post-rock, screamo, and/or atmospheric black metal. Take your pick. I was expecting a really short listen, too, since it only contains seven songs; however, most of them go past the 10-minute mark. I liked the music, just not the incoherent screaming. It was probably therapeutic for the singer, but it made me look for a translator button for every track. And what a strange color for their CD cover. Girly pink isn't what I'd think of when I heard some of these songs. Maybe the mellower ones, sure. Anyway, I didn't hate the CD completely. Since it had so few songs, the averaged rating came out lower. On a second listen, I might have given it a 3. But for now, definitely a 2.)

217saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 17, 2015, 3:35am

Book #191


Constance and Tiny by Pierre Le Gall
Tags: fiction, juvenile, humor, picture book, animals, cats, family life, runaways, series, constance
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Constance thinks that her parents are evil, so she runs away with her beloved cat Tiny. (Not very funny--in fact, Constance is too spoiled for my liking--but I still enjoyed it overall, probably because it's short and has a giant feline sidekick.)

218MickyFine
jul 18, 2015, 12:58am

>212 saraslibrary: He's fantastic. Adorable as ever.

219saraslibrary
jul 18, 2015, 4:13pm

>218 MickyFine: That's good to hear. :)

220saraslibrary
jul 18, 2015, 4:52pm

Book #192


I Love My New Toy! by Mo Willems
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, animals, elephants, pigs, squirrels, toys, humor, friendship, series, elephant and piggie
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: When Elephant accidentally breaks Piggie's new toy, they both experience intense feelings before coming to realize how important their friendship is. (Cute story; great moral.)

221MickyFine
jul 18, 2015, 10:30pm

Yay for Elephant and Piggie!

222saraslibrary
jul 19, 2015, 3:04am

Yep, that's what they say too. ;)

223saraslibrary
jul 19, 2015, 3:16am

CD #303


Bare: The Ultra Day Club by Various Artists
Tags: pop, dance, compilation, series, the ultra day club, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Tosca: Pyjama, 2 Rodney Hunter (feat. Shadee): Huntermatic, 3 Kruder & Dorfmeister: Original Bedroom Rockers, 4 ORG Lounge: Too Beautiful, 5 Tosca: Heidi Bruehi, 6 Kruder & Dorfmeister: Deep S***, 7 Stereotyp: Over, 8 Tosca: Busenfreund, 9 ORG Lounge: Mirror, 10 Melanie Steele: Lazy Living, 11 Rodney Hunter (featuring Didler): Voodoo, 12 Tosca: Chocolate Elvis (Boozoo Bajou Soul), 13 Designer: End Of Days. (The front cover--not to mention the inside mini poster of the same image--is a wee bit distracting to relax/meditate to. This one's located in our new age section, and that's what I was expecting: ambient, put-you-to-sleep music. It's mellow stuff, sure, but there's too much of a beat and singing to ignore. Personally, I would've put this one in our popular or blues section. Recommended.)

224saraslibrary
jul 19, 2015, 3:24am

CD #304


Speaker of the Dead by Emmure
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Children of Cybertron", 2 "Area 64-66", 3 "Dogs Get Put Down", 4 "Demons with Ryu", 5 "Solar Flare Homicide", 6 "Eulogy of Giants", 7 "Bohemian Grove", 8 "4 Poisons 3 Words", 9 "Cries of Credo", 10 "Last Words to Rose", 11 "A Voice from Below", 12 "Drug Dealer Friend", 13 "My Name Is Thanos", 14 "Lights Bring Salvation", 15 "Word of Intulo". (Pretty damn awesome. Reminded me a bit of Korn.)

225saraslibrary
jul 19, 2015, 4:03am





Yeah, I need me some bookshelves like that.

226MickyFine
jul 19, 2015, 4:21pm

>225 saraslibrary: That seems problematic. :P

227saraslibrary
jul 20, 2015, 2:12am

>226 MickyFine: Oh, right. Body fluids and whatnot getting on my books. Hmm, maybe the morgue would be the better place to shop for human bookshelves. They're a little more solid, I'd imagine. Mummify 'em, and hopefully there won't be as much goo getting on my books. Yep, problem solved! Thanks for the idea, Micky! :)

228saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 20, 2015, 2:31am

CD #305


Rock Symphonies by David Garrett
Tags: classical, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Smells Like Teen Spirit, 2 November Rain, 3 The 5th, 4 Walk This Way, 5 Toccata, 6 Vivaldi vs. Vertigo, 7 Master of Puppets, 8 80s Anthem, 9 Live and Let Die, 10 Asturias, 11 Kashmir. (Main reasons for checking this one out: 1) I love covers of "old" songs, especially when it's done by artists or a genre I wouldn't normally listen to; and 2) yeah, it doesn't hurt the guy's pretty hot and has better hair than I do. I love the effort to cover mostly pop/rock songs {my favorite track is actually not a pop cover but "The 5th" by Beethoven}, but most I prefer the originals. I'd recommend this CD to both rock and classical fans; it should appeal to both.)

229saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 20, 2015, 2:52am

Book #193


Spy Guy: The Not-So-Secret Agent by Jessica Young
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, humor, animals, cats, spiders, checked out from work
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Spy Guy is a spy—but not a very good one. He's too loud, too squeaky, and in need of a good disguise. All Spy Guy wants is to figure out the secret to spying. But as the Chief says, that he must discover for himself. With a lot of trial and even more error, can Spy Guy figure out the secret to spying?

230saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 22, 2015, 3:27am

Book #194


Jack Frost: Volume 1 by JinHo Ko
Tags: fiction, juvenile, horror, manga, vampires, zombies, monsters, series, jack frost
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Any high schooler on a nerve-wracking first day at a new school is apt to lose his or her head a little, but in Noh-A's case, she literally does! When she wakes up in one piece with a little help from a mysterious doctor, Noh-A quickly realizes that nothing is as it seems at Amityville High, where paranormal creatures battle for supremacy. Caught in the crossfire, Noh-A may have to rely on the unlikely (and possibly unreliable) aid of the most sinister student at Amityville...the deadly Jack Frost! (Loved the dark humor thrown in. A series I look forward to reading more of, that is, if it continues being horror. Judging the other covers in this series, they look more like drama or romance manga covers. Definitely recommended for the older kids due to violence and gratuitous upskirting/crotch shots of Noh-A, dead and headless.)

231MickyFine
jul 20, 2015, 5:01pm

>238 David Garrett is great. I really love his version of "He's a Pirate." :)

232saraslibrary
jul 21, 2015, 1:08am

>231 MickyFine: I've never really heard him before (that I know of). I just listened to "He's a Pirate" on YouTube, and even though I saw bits and pieces of Pirates of the Carribean, I don't recognize the song. Are there any other soundtracks he's done?

233saraslibrary
jul 21, 2015, 3:38am

CD #306


In Search of Sunrise 4: Latin America by DJ Tiësto
Tags: dance, series, in search of sunrise, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: CD 1 | 1 Solarstone and JES - Like A Waterfall, 2 ToneDepth & SoulTan - Moments, 3 Ahmet Ertenu - Why, 4 JASEfos feat Claire Van Der Boom - Do What U Want (Max Graham), 5 Wighnomy Bros - Wurz + Blosse, 6 Coca & Villa - La Noche, 7 Tilt - Twelve (Dousk Mix), 8 Luminary - My World (Andy Moor Mix), 9 Steve May - Blend Forty 3 (Luke Chable & Steve May Remix), 10 Gabriel & Dresden - Arcadia, 11 Split Second - Midnight Express, 12 BT - The Force Of Gravity (Tiësto Remix), 13 Allure - The Loves We Lost, 14 Blank & Jones feat Bobo - Perfect Silence (E-Craig’s 212 Remix). CD 2 | 1 Estuera vs Re:Locate - Palma Solane, 2 Leon Bolier presents Inner Stories - Beyond, 3 POS - Gravity, 4 LNQ - People I Used To Know, 5 Mads Arp featuring Julie Harrington - Slow It Down (Mathilda Mix), 6 Dominic Plaza - Sounds Rushing, 7 Matthew Dekay vs Proluctors - BAD, 8 Electric Pulse - White Noise, 9 Grayarea featuring Erik Shepard - Gravity, 10 Tiësto featuring Matt Hales from Aqualung - UR (Junkie XL Air, 11 Odyssee - Evolution, 12 Progression - Sands Of Time, 13 LSG - Netherworld (Oliver Prime Remix), 14 Sensorica vs Jin Key - Only One (Rave Mix).

234MickyFine
jul 21, 2015, 10:30am

>232 saraslibrary: I don't remember off the top of my head. He does have another album (possibly two) that you should check out though.

235saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 22, 2015, 3:52am

>234 MickyFine: His name didn't pop up for any soundtracks when I searched for his other CDs, so I only put holds on these: his self-titled one, Garrett vs Paganini, Music, Legacy, and 14. Hopefully one or two of those will be good. :)

236saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 22, 2015, 3:58am

CD #307


Monster Booty by Various Artists
Tags: rap, r&b, reggae, hip hop, compilation, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot, 2 Rump Shaker - Wreckx-N-Effect, 3 Bump 'N Grind - R. Kelly, 4 Shake Your Thang - Salt-N-Pepa, 5 Da Dip - Freak Nasty, 6 Wiggle It - 2 In A Room, 7 Do Me! - Bell Biv Devoe, 8 Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team, 9 Flex - Mad Cobra, 10 Da Booty - A Tribe Called Quest, 11 Boom Boom Boom - Outhere Brothers, 12 Dazzey Dukes - Duice, 13 Booti Call - Blackstreet, 14 Pull Up To The Bumper - Patra, 15 I Like To Move It - Reel To Real, 16 Tic Tac Toe - Kyper, 17 Da Butt - E.U.. (A great flashback to some of my favorite 90's hip hop songs: "Baby Got Back" by Sir-Mix-A-Lot, "Rump Shaker" by Wreckx-N-Effect, "Do Me!" by Bell Biv DeVoe, "Boom Boom Boom" by Outhere Brothers, and "Dazzey Dukes" by Duice. Some I've never heard before: "Flex" by Mad Cobra, "Pull Up to the Bumper" by Patra, and "Tic Tac Toe" by Kyper. And some had me going, "Wth? This can't be the original version": "I Like to Move It" by Reel to Real featuring The Mad Stuntman. Overall, awesome compilation! Recommended if you like this type of music. The cover, however nice her{??--well, you never know nowadays} derriere is, didn't seem "monster" big enough for me. When I think big butts, I think Kim Kardashian.)

237saraslibrary
jul 22, 2015, 4:10am

CD #308


The Food Album by Weird Al Yankovic
Tags: humor, pop, best of, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Fat, 2 Lasagna, 3 Addicted to Spuds, 4 I Love Rocky Road, 5 Spam, 6 Eat It, 7 The White Stuff, 8 My Bologna, 9 Taco Grande, 10 The Rye or the Kaiser (theme from Rocky XIII). (Most of these songs are a first-time listen for me, even though they've been around forever. Fun, light-hearted stuff even kids can listen to. Plus I loved most of the original songs, so it's a win-win album. Strangely, I didn't get hungry listening to all these food lyrics. I wanted to track down my old 80's cds instead, which I may still do before going to sleep tonight. Er, this morning.)

238saraslibrary
jul 22, 2015, 5:19am

CD #309


War Is the Answer by Five Finger Death Punch
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Dying Breed", 2 "Hard to See", 3 "Bulletproof", 4 "No One Gets Left Behind", 5 "Crossing Over", 6 "Burn It Down", 7 "Far from Home", 8 "Falling in Hate", 9 "My Own Hell", 10 "Walk Away", 11 "Canto 34", 12 "Bad Company", 13 "War Is the Answer".

239saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 22, 2015, 5:39am

Book #195


The Hanged Man by Francesca Lia Block
Tags: fiction, juvenile, los angeles, california, death, incest, abuse, eating disorders, drug abuse
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Having stopped eating after the death of her father, seventeen-year-old Laurel feels herself losing control of her life in the hot, magical world of Los Angeles. (All the books I've read by Francesca Lia Block seem like the same one over and over--beautiful, anorexic teen girls behaving badly with drugs and sex--which I love and grow tired of at the same time. But it's the whole magical realism that is fun to get lost in; that's why I keep reading and enjoying her books. A very quick read!)

240saraslibrary
jul 22, 2015, 6:00am

CD #310


In Times by Enslaved
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Thurisaz Dreaming, 2 Building With Fire, 3 One Thousand Years of Rain, 4 Nauthir Bleeding, 5 In Times, 6 Daylight. (Loved the guitars; wasn't too crazy about the screaming vocals.)

241saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 22, 2015, 7:20pm

CD #311


Intense by Armin van Buuren
Tags: dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Intense", 2 "This Is What It Feels Like", 3 "Beautiful Life", 4 "Waiting for the Night", 5 "Pulsar", 6 "Sound of the Drums", 7 "Alone", 8 "Turn This Love Around", 9 "Won't Let You Go", 10 "In 10 Years from Now", 11 "Last Stop Before Heaven", 12 "Forever is Ours", 13 "Love Never Came", 14 "Who's Afraid of 138?!", 15 "Reprise". (Yes, Armin van Buuren is to blame for parts of the Amazon being destroyed. I mean, really? 15 or 16 {I lost track counting; I was rummy-tired at the time I wrote this entry} blank pages in the booklet? The point of those pages, other than being different colors? Anyway, rant aside, this was a pretty good trance/progressive house CD. Recommended to electronica fans.)

242saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 23, 2015, 3:56am

CD #312


Music Box Opera by Delerium
Tags: ambient, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Consciousness of Love, 2 Monarch, 3 Days Turn Into Nights, 4 Chrysalis Heart, 5 Light Your Light, 6 Rain Down, 7 The Sky, 8 Hammer, 9 Awakening, 10 Frostbite, 11 Keyless Door, 12 Music Box Opera, 13 Lock Down, 14 Still Kill. (Loved it! I have yet to listen to a Delerium CD and not like it. I'm adding this one to my wishlist.)

243saraslibrary
jul 22, 2015, 7:48pm

Book #196


Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Scieszka
Tags: fiction, juvenile, picture book, sci fi, humor, aliens, outer space, languages
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: A transmission received from outer space in a combination of different Earth languages tells of an alien schoolboy's fantastic excuse for being late to school again. (I wasn't too crazy about the illustrations; and, at first, the strange words for things (eg, zimulis = pencil, aamu = morning, etc) began to irritate me. I've read some science fiction books where the author does that--creates a new language--which I don't like. Sci fi is a hard genre for me to get into, so add a new language, and you've got a cranky Sara. But at the end of this book, it's revealed these "made-up" words are really words from different countries, everywhere from Finland to Latvia to Japan, etc. Sciesczka's humorous writing got me through to the end of this tall tale. Recommend to Jon Scieszka/Lane Smith fans.)

244saraslibrary
jul 22, 2015, 10:48pm

CD #313


Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Nightwish
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Shudder Before the Beautiful", 2 "Weak Fantasy", 3 "Élan", 4 "Yours Is an Empty Hope", 5 "Our Decades in the Sun", 6 "My Walden", 7 "Endless Forms Most Beautiful", 8 "Edema Ruh", 9 "Alpenglow", 10 "The Eyes of Sharbat Gula" (Instrumental Track), 11 "The Greatest Show on Earth" - I. "Four Point Six" - II. "Life" - III. "The Toolmaker" - IV. "The Understanding" - V. "Sea-Worn Driftwood".

245saraslibrary
jul 22, 2015, 11:19pm

CD #314


Torture by Cannibal Corpse
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Demented Aggression", 2 "Sarcophagic Frenzy", 3 "Scourge of Iron", 4 "Encased in Concrete", 5 "As Deep as the Knife Will Go", 6 "Intestinal Crank", 7 "Followed Home Then Killed", 8 "The Strangulation Chair", 9 "Caged... Contorted", 10 "Crucifier Avenged", 11 "Rabid", 12 "Torn Through".

246saraslibrary
jul 23, 2015, 8:03pm

CD #315


For We Are Many by All That Remains
Tags: metal, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Now Let Them Tremble...", 2 "For We Are Many", 3 "The Last Time", 4 "Some of the People, All of the Time", 5 "Won't Go Quietly", 6 "Aggressive Opposition", 7 "From the Outside", 8 "Dead Wrong", 9 "Faithless", 10 "Hold On", 11 "Keepers of Fellow Man", 12 "The Waiting One". (Favorite track: "Dead Wrong.")

247saraslibrary
jul 23, 2015, 11:08pm

CD #316


Mad Max: Fury Road: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Tom Holkenborg
Tags: classical, soundtrack, series, mad max, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 "Survive", 2 "Escape", 3 "Immortan's Citadel", 4 "Blood Bag", 5 "Spikey Cars", 6 "Storm Is Coming", 7 "We Are Not Things", 8 "Water", 9 "The Rig", 10 "Brothers in Arms", 11 "The Bog", 12 "Redemption", 13 "Many Mothers", 14 "Claw Trucks", 15 "Chapter Doof", 16 "My Name Is Max", 17 "Let Them Up". (A dark, occasionally fast, and sometimes beautiful soundtrack. I can't wait to watch the movie soon. I still remember the old Mad Max movies from my childhood.)

248saraslibrary
jul 23, 2015, 11:14pm

Book #197


Bink and Gollie by Katie DiCamillo & Alison McGhee
Tags: fiction, juvenile, humor, graphic novel, short stories, series, bink and gollie, friendship, roller skating, fish
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. (I have yet to be disappointed by Katie DiCamillo. I just loved this one and look forward to reading more in this series.)

249saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 24, 2015, 4:55pm

DVD #92


Little Sister = Zusje directed by Robert Jan Westdijk
Tags: drama, foreign, denmark, incest, siblings, checked out from work, dvd, NR
Rating:
Synopsis/Notes: After several years without contact, Martijn visits his sister Daantje, who just started to live on her own in Amsterdam. He tells her he is going to make a documentary from her life, and enters her home live with a video camera. This creates tension between Daantje and her brother because he wants to recall something that happened between them in the past. To keep Martijn at a distance, Daantje starts a relationship with Ramón, but Martijn gets between them. He manages to talk to her so that she remembers the things that happened when they were kids. This helps him to overcome his obsession for his sister, and after playing over their history, he is finally able to see her without the video camera like he did during the course of the movie. (I was a little confused by this one, probably because it's foreign and there's a scene which is replayed throughout the movie involving Martijn and Daantje {possibly} having sex as children. I think my main question was if Martijn had been sent away to a boarding school because of this, and that's why they didn't have a lot of contact afterwards. Hmm, maybe I just answered my own question. Anyway, I was surprised this movie had "comedy" and "mystery" genre tags on IMDb. It's not very humorous--though Ramón is such a doofus you do have to laugh at him--nor is it super suspenseful, though the ending does kind of answer some questions the viewer will have while watching this one. It's been on my Amazon wishlist for awhile now, so I was super happy to see we had just recently ordered it at work. When I get paid again, I'll probably buy it. Random musing: I'm curious if the version available on Amazon is going to be edited, because it's listed with a PG13 rating. Personally, it deserves a R. Highly recommended if you like foreign dramas. The only reason I gave it a 4 and not a 5 is because it was a bit confusing for me. Minor gripe: it was a tad disappointing Martijn wasn't more in the movie--he's almost always behind the camera--but, again, that's not why I gave it a 4.)

250saraslibrary
Redigeret: jul 24, 2015, 7:06pm

CD #317


Pharmacy by Galantis
Tags: dance, checked out from work, cd
Rating:
Track Listing: 1 Forever Tonight, 2 Gold Dust, 3 In My Head, 4 Runaway (U & I), 5 Dancin' to the Sound of a Broken Heart, 6 Louder Harder Better, 7 Kill 'Em with the Love, 8 Call Me If You Need Me, 9 Peanut Butter Jelly, 10 Firebird, 11 Don't Care, 12 You, 13 Water. (I'd never heard of Galantis before, so this was a nice surprise to put on hold. It was definitely love at first listen.)
Denne tråd er fortsat i saraslibrary's 100: Part 6.