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Argh. St. Patrick's Day (almost) snowstorm. (Or, cough, I of course… - The Phantom Librarian
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fernwithy
fernwithy
Argh. St. Patrick's Day (almost) snowstorm. (Or, cough, I of course mean Evacuation Day.) It was practically a tradition in Buffalo, but not all that common here.

Oh, well. Hopefully, it's the last one.

I was going to buy Dead Poets Society and I forgot. Grr. I do enjoy that movie, though I hope Keating was planning on eventually covering at least a handful of poets outside of his preferred eras. I did remember to pick up the Les Mis soundtrack. My tape player finally died, and I'm slowly replacing the things I only had on cassette. Expensive. I hope we've gone through the last change of the preferred medium, because I'm never going to be able to afford to replace everything again.

I started reading the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz (I read the first one a few months ago, but it's at the second one that I think of it as "reading the series"). Think I Was A Teenage James Bond. Pretty good junk food, if you're in the mood for it.
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sreya From: sreya Date: March 17th, 2007 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
That's one nice thing about the MP3/digital music revolution - even if CDs go out, whatever replaces them will inevitably be compatible with saving the digital music again, making it SO much easier to upgrade!
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: March 17th, 2007 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't read the books, but the Alex Rider movie was an okay bit of fluff and fun.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 17th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)
That's about the sum of the books. :)
karintheswede From: karintheswede Date: March 17th, 2007 11:37 am (UTC) (Link)
The Alex Rider books are great to recommend to a non-reading teen. Or, well, their parents. :)
I prefer recommending things like the Otori saga and Conn Iggulden's Caesar-series, though. They seem to appeal to all ages and both sexes, and are slightly better, from a literary standpoint.
ladyelaine From: ladyelaine Date: March 17th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
The boarding school I attended was a cross between Dead Poets Society and Real Genius.

Yes, it was scary.
alkari From: alkari Date: March 17th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've sometimes wished Peter Weir could have done one of the HP movies, as I think his take on the teenage relationships and issues would have been interesting. I suspect HE wouldn't have left the details of the Shack scene out of POA!!
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