Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy for Thanks and Giving

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving.
I heard on television someone refer to the holiday as a time for Thanks and Giving and I couldn't agree more.
I'm thankful for so much and blessed to be in a position to give my time and money to causes I believe in. Here's to remembering what each of us is thankful for.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Got Library Journal?

Check out the online home of Library Journal here:
I check LJ frequently for the latest news, updates, book reviews and to peruse their blogs.
It's worth a gander, check it out.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Flash Back #19

So I'm not happy that the movie studio pushed back the latest Harry Potter film from opening today to opening next July. In it's place the film Twilight opened last night at midnight. I've already posted about how much I just don't get the hype, I thought the book was crap and gave up reading it a few chapters from the end because I just didn't care about the characters. The movie is not getting great reviews but that doesn't stop the teenage girls and their mothers from queuing up to see the film.
So because I am not planning my Harry Potter party I thought I would console myself with a trailer for the next Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
See you at the theaters next July.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Great Magazine

I love a good mag that also has a good website. Check out one of my new favorites Plenty Magazine at:
Here is a link to a great article on having a "Green" Thanksgiving from Plenty. Let's make our kids thankful we thought of their health and the planet they will inherit.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A new book by the author of Harry Potter

For those who follow the world of publishing or maybe just Harry Potter you may have heard of the latest book by author J.K Rowling. Rowling wrote and illustrated 7 limited edition copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. One copy was purchased by Amazon for just under 4 million dollars. The other 6 copies were made and personalized for people who were involved with Harry Potter, all are bound in leather with embellishments such as semi precious stones and silver.
This holiday season the book will be mass published and many book sellers are hoping the latest book by Rowling helps lagging book sales.
I may pick up a copy out of sheer curiosity especially since the book was mentioned in the final Harry Potter book. Geez, I would love to be one of the chosen 7 who were gifted with such an extraordinary handmade book but at least I can buy a paperback version.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm off to the Mile High City

I am on my way to Denver today to visit my sister and brother in law and meet my new niece. My sister is also a librarian so we will have lots of books to discuss.
I'll post about my trip when I return.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Green Must Read-The Green Beauty Guide

A new book came across my desk this weekend that should be a must read for everyone concerned with their health and the environment.
The Green Beauty Guide by Julie Gabriel is an excellent source for information on organic and natural "beauty" products.
Gabriel debunks the myths and gets scientific but in friendly reader terms. She mixes in homemade recipes for everything from mosquito repellent, to baby wipes to face scrubs. A nice touch is the inclusion of a Green Product Guide and Green Tips.
I've passed the book around in my office and a few of us are going to try the Green Liver Flush. This well written book is definitely a must read.
For more information check out the website at:

Monday, November 10, 2008

Great Book: We Bought a Zoo

I just finished a great book, We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family , a Broken Down Zoo and the 200 Wild Animals that Change Their Lives Forever by Benjamin Mee.
Benjamin, his wife Katherine, their 2 young children and members of Ben's family buy a zoo in the countryside of England and turn it into a family business. Their story has it all, triumph over adversity, love, charming animals, tragedy and hope. It's a must read.
Hopefully during my studies in England next year I will be able to visit their zoo, the Dartmoor Zoological Park and see some of their wonderful animals and meet these inspiring people.
For more information on the zoo, check out their website:

Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Flash Back #18

During this historic election week I thought I would post a flashback from another election, the 1st Presidential Debate between Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr. and Ross Perot in 1992.
Geez, I was only 21 and working on Clinton's campaign in Ohio at Ohio University. Feels like a lifetime ago.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The World is a Better Place

Thank you for voting. I'm thankful I was in Chicago at the Obama Rally in Grant Park when it was announced Barack Obama was President Elect. I cried with relief and pride.
I feel hopeful.