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Morganville Vampires

April 2, 2011

 

A couple months ago a friend suggested that I read the Morganville Vampire series. 
I am up to the  book Fade Out.

If this book series was to ever become a movie, I’ll tell you my choice for who should portray Myrnin –
Read page ten, couldn’t you see Johnny Depp delivering those lines?

Twilight – The desire lingers

October 26, 2010

Dear Stephenie Meyer: 

Hi
First let me say that I love your Twilight series; I am looking forward to seeing Breaking Dawn when it comes to theatres.  It will be interesting to see if the director and screen writer can bring your vision and words to the big screen.  

Your books have given me something to talk about with the high school girls.  Like you, I have sons.  Boys will talk to me about Twilight, but usually they are much more “hush-hush” about their interest.  Although when I tell a shy boy – if they are “at a loss for words” when talking to a girl – talk to them about Twilight.  Their eyes will light up like I have told them an untold secret of the universe.” 

Ever since your books became a hot topic, I have had to keep them behind the circulation desk.  Not because they have questionable material in them, not that we have had parents requesting a district form in order to have a book restricted…no, we have to keep them behind the counter to keep them from being stolen.

When I first noticed the books missing, I thought perhaps that my library student assistants were having trouble alphabetizing….but when I couldn’t find the missing copies…and I found just the cover of Eclipse buried under one of the book cases…I decided I could either have a library with zero copies of the Twilight saga or I could keep them behind the counter. 

I’ve kept a sign on the shelf where your books would normally be stating that if students were interested in one of the books in the series they could see Mrs. Hot downstairs and I would check out a copy to them.  I don’t why I feel that I need  to apologize that I have a zero-tolerance for stealing.  Some people have the opinion that students are going to steal and we will just have to do without the books or keep buying cheap paperback copies and going to used book stores.  I think that’s wrong. 

When the movie Eclipse was due to be released, I promoted our Eclipse quiz (we had a contest for Twilight and New Moon too) with the grand prize being tickets to the movie premiere.  I had all of 10 kids pick up a quiz, only 5 returned them.  The questions were not that hard.  So, I thought, “Oh, the Twilight desire is waning. ”

At the start of this school year, the librarian and I thought it would now be “safe” now to return the Twilight series to the shelves.  I had a student help me carry them back upstairs and we re-shelved the novels.  We were doing well until a few weeks ago when I checked the counts of what was on the shelves and what was available.  We were missing one or two copies of each title. 

A few days later, I was picking up trash and pushing in chairs (funny I didn’t think that was mother to 2,200 students) when I found a copy of Eclipse shoved under a table….missing the cover.  We thought that we’d have to donate this copy to a classroom library since it was missing the cover….until I remembered the cover I had found years earlier…missing it’s book.  Voila!  The rescued copy was introduced to a new cover. 

Once again I have stacks of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn behind the counter and it looks like a Borders book store on the day that Breaking Dawn was released. 
I have to say that I’m actually glad I have never been able to catch a book signing with Mrs Meyer.   
The Twilight series…autographed? 
I would have to keep those under lock and key.   : )

A vampire movie the guys will love –

July 9, 2010

C’mon we all knew that a parody of the Twilight Saga had to be coming to the big screen. 
Yes, premiering at theatres on August 18th, but you can see a preview now –
This is one I won’t be taking the kids to….but I can’t wait to see it!  If it is half as funny as the following clip it be worth the price of admission. 

Eavesdropping

July 2, 2010

The kids and I checked out the premiere of Eclipse on Wednesday. 
We found some seats in the crowded theatre; an older woman sat down next to me. 

She immediately started chatting with me about all things Twilight. 
The teenagers with me were absolutely mortified that I was talking to a stranger. Probably even more so that I was talking about Twilight like I was (perish the thought) a teenager. 

Soon the woman’s daughter and grand daughter found her and their seats.  The little granddaughter looked to be about 7 years old. 
While they were getting settled, the grandmother asked her daughter what the film was rated. 
The daughter replied that she thought it was PG, there wasn’t anything inappropriate in it. 
The little granddaughter leaned over to her grandmother and said, “That means that there is no, (she spelled it out)
S  E  X in the movie, grandma.” 

As I was trying to laugh as quietly as possible, my teenagers asked me, with great annoyance, “What is so funny, Mom?” I just smiled….I’ll tell you later. 

(Judging by photos I’ve found on the net, they’ll have to find a babysitter for Breaking Dawn…parts one and two.)