Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Best Book Title Ever

Somehow I stumbled upon the best book title ever... The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin. How could I pass that up? My husband and I are the proud owners of a truly Monty-Python evil bunny. Evil Buns is cute and fuzzy, but totally out of control (her pastimes include reducing our house's woodwork to shavings, eating the strings off our pillows and grunting ferociously when we try to pet her). The book, however, was great - a mix of sci-fi and mystery, Jack and his new friend Eddie Bear (yes, he's stuffed teddy bear) go on the hunt for the Toy City murderer, who leaves behind a chocolate rabbit as his calling card.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

The Librarian Superhero

An action-adventure movie titled The Librarian: Quest for the Spear previewed on TNT on Sunday. Ah, the criticisms were a-flyin' on the library listservs by Monday. Some people thought it was poorly executed (hey, it's a made-for-TV movie! It's not going to have Lord of the Rings-quality special effects). However, I thought it was fabulous. Finally, librarians get some attention in the media, mostly positive. We were portrayed as responsible for the world's most valuable things - Excalibur, the Golden Goose, Pandora's Box, etc. Even if your library doesn't own the spear that pierced Jesus' side, the knowledge that it does contain is the most valuable thing on earth.

Noah Wyle's character's lack of MLS aside, they chose the best person for the job because he was smart, resourceful and approachable. He also learned that he didn't have all of the answers, which leads us to the fact that librarians don't either - but we seek out other resources, human or not, to find out.