Once upon a time… This simple phrase takes us back in time to our childhoods when every story had a happy ending and a handsome prince. What if I told you that teenagers and adults can have their once upon a times, too? No matter how old you are, everyone deserves their version of a fairy tale.
As I was inside a book store recently (yes, we librarians still occasionally go to bookstores), they had strayed from their typical overhead music and were playing what must have been a collection of "Halloween Hits" on the overhead speakers. Thriller, by Michael Jackson, came on. I was instantly filled with energy as I heard this song again. I've heard it a thousand times, but never in a normally staid and calm atmosphere where the usual music repertoire consists of soothing classical music or soft jazz.
People everywhere were watching it and talking about how great of a show it was. I resisted for as long as I could, but finally, curiosity overwhelmed me, and I decided I just had to find out why everyone loves Duck Dynasty. My husband resisted for quite a bit longer than I managed, but in the end, he gave in and now he’s hooked, as well.
But, how to catch up on what has been happening with the Robertson family?
For all his success – the positive reviews and appearances on bestseller lists and attention from Hollywood – Daniel Woodrell probably isn’t destined to become a staple of high school literature curriculums. Winter’s Bone was a great read, and maybe an even better movie, but it’s not The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
When the weather starts to turn cold, it’s always a sign for me to start knitting up my holiday handmade gifts. I am the type of knitter who waits until the last minute to start working on projects, so knits that are short, sweet, and to the point are perfect.
This year’s plan for holiday gifts: Hats.
I’ve already had the chance to place several books on hold for needlecrafts and have looked through some books with great patterns to base my hats on.
Do You Like Spending Lots of Money for a TV Series That You Will Only Watch a Few Times???
Recently, my friends and I were talking about how there aren’t many family friendly shows on TV anymore. We were laughing and talking about our favorite shows that we watched back in the 80s and early 90s.
Where would we be without Cinderella? That feisty, scullery maid-turned-princess has made an eternal footprint on our collective imaginations, showing up wherever fairy tales are told. The most famous version of the story, even overshadowing the one by the formidable Brothers Grimm, is the French variant codified by Charles Perrault. Perrault’s account gives us the pumpkin-into-a-coach, the fairy godmother, and the glass slippers (the Grimms’ version has golden shoes, no fairy magic, and 400% more eyes gouged out by birds).
When I received the diagnosis of breast cancer, I knew my life had changed. What I hadn’t expected was that there would be some positives. One of those was that I now fit the criteria to use resources provided by Turning Point. Turning Point, a non-profit organization, is a Kansas City area community resource for hope and healing.