Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bookish Me

Today has been beautiful - the cool weather has once again turned hot but at least its sunny and not muggy anymore. I actually enjoyed the bus to work, the walk to the stop was pleasant and the bus was cool due to all the open windows.

I returned back to the Library "Little Mosque on the Prairie". I had watched a few episodes here and there, but since recently loving and watching all of "Corner Gas" I thought I'd give Canadian sitcoms another go.
I loved the series! My sister in law and I watched it all in one evening while folding massive baskets of laundry. I'm ordering season 2 which will hopefully be in soon.

Speaking of interesting books; while Jeremie and I were at the theaters the other day I saw a trailer for a new sci-fi movie called "Surrogates" .
Basically humans have 'hooked up' to android copies of themselves and can experience all of their "surries" (surrogates) feelings and senses.
It's like virtual reality overload. You can even have your surrie smoke a cigarette and feel all the same emotions you would if you actually were smoking, but without any of the harmful effects.
Interesting idea eh?
Well the basis for the book is basically that someone is killing surries, and somehow it actually kills the operator, even though they're only connected mentally to their drone.

To make a long story short, it was first a graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele.
The Librarian in me couldn't resist. I'm in the middle of it, and it's pretty good so far, but we'll see.

In other nerdy-news, my friend Teri found this site today at work. "Awful Library Books." Apparently this blog was started by a Librarian who was in charge of 'weeding' their collection, and in doing so came across some ridiculously, hilarious, horrible books.
We spent most of the afternoon laughing and justifying the books the Librarian posted; complete with book review and photos. I would check it out if I were you!

Well, have a nice day!

- Jenny


Niki RuralWritings said...

Hi Sweetie,
I'll check out the horrible library books link...I have Little Mosque on request at the library, and maybe I'll give Corner Gas a try too! I saw The Proposal last night and it was hilarious...and the Surrogates preview...hmmmmmm