Saturday, May 1, 2010

Starred Saturdays: week of April 25

It is Starred Saturday again but today is also Buy Indie Day and Free Comic Book Day!  Support your local indie and comic shops and keep these stores open in your area.  My favorite indie store happens to be having an overstock sale so you can bet I will be there!

Hopefully you all know by now that I'm a fan of good novel to movie adaptations.  The Telegraph has a 25 Best list of adaptations.  Some of them just seem like they were too easy to choose -- Wuthering Heights with Laurence Olivier, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Big Sleep -- all wonderful films.  I'm going to make an effort to watch/read the ones I haven't yet.  Perhaps the intimidating Doctor Zhivago will be next! (via Algonquin Books Blog)

Amat Libris of the blog Between the Covers discovered this amazing resource -- Chawton House Library which has put online many eighteenth century novels that are no longer available anywhere else.  Most are by women and cover a wide range of topics.

One of the Seattle Public Library's awesome blog contributors has come up with a true list of desert island books -- books that actually take place on desert islands.

I will now admit to two words that always send shivers down my spine -- operating theatre.  If you are a fan of the macabre, you can go visit this one in London that has existed since 1822.

The second funniest post I read this week was posted at The Millions by Jacob Lambert -- Are Picture Books Leading Our Children Astray?  Check out this blurb about one of my favorites, Caps For Sale --
The peddler balances his wares upon his head and returns to town, eager to unload caps that were just worn by monkeys. The steady spread of head lice and untold ape-mites throughout his drab little village seems a given: once again, craven business interests trump the health of unwitting consumers.  He may have reclaimed his caps, but the peddler has lost his integrity—with his own neighbors paying a tragic price.
And one of my favorite blog posts of ever is by Allie at Hyperbole and a Half and is definitely the funniest post of the week -- The Alot is Better Than You at Everything.  Not to be confused with "a lot", here is an alot --

Seriously ... read Allie's post.  Don't miss out on the funny.

Loving the wit of my fellow bloggers,


  1. I love that Alot a lot.

    I just read To Kill a Mockingbird last week and so now I suppose I should watch that movie.

  2. Aw, I love the Alot! And I enjoyed reading the article about best book-to-film adaptations. I've only seen five of those, though I've read the books for a few more than that. Not sure I'm with them on the Harry Potter adaptations though!