There have been some real flops in cinema history! Who can forget when Gigli completely bombed at the box office, or the total train wreck that is Howard the Duck? I asked substitute library clerk Diane Creed what is the worst movie that she has ever seen? Kiss of a Spider Woman she said, "It was just horrible. I tried to watch it twice and it sucked!". What makes a film a flop? She said, "Bad dialog, bad casting, and a horrible storyline; the script is important, and editing is very critical.
My name is Liz, and I’m a sub at the Lone Jack Branch. I’ve worked here for five years now, and I walk out of the library with a full bag of books at the end of almost every shift. Here are five books I love--some are recent finds; others I’ve read and reread since my teen years because I love them so much.
During the month of October, the American Humane Association encourages the adoption of shelter dogs. This organization suggests that bringing one of these fuzzy-faced companions into your life will benefit you, as well as the canine! For example, you’ll gain a best friend and a tail-wagging giver of unconditional love.
I love doing research in the library. Answering reference questions is my favorite thing, if a little rare these days. But, I am not a genealogist. Still, I was curious about some people who were important to me when I was a child, and I found some of the answers I was looking for by using online resources available to me through MCPL.
I’ve always been intrigued by small spaces. As a child, I thought living in a small apartment in a big city would be the coolest thing ever! Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger really made an impression. I told everyone I know about that book, and now I’m telling people I don’t know.
This 2010-11 Mark Twain Award Nominee is a suspenseful and sometimes scary ghost story. The year is 1872 and the place New York City. Horace Carpenter is an apprentice to a society photographer. When a wealthy customer orders a portrait that reveals a frightful image, her deceased daughter Eleanora, very strange things begin to happen. With the help of the customer’s maid Pegg, Horace learns the truth about how Eleanora actually died. The ending is sure to leave the reader shivering.