Saturday, April 25, 2009

Japanese Anime Movies

I promised to post some links to some Hayao Miyazaki movies, My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. I would say that Totoro is great for preschoolers, and Spirited Away is better suited to school age kids.

The only one that I haven't let my 8 yo watch is Princess Mononoke. It's pretty violent and downright strange. I think I once heard a joke about needing to smoke a little something along with this movie, if you know what I mean. . . Just noticed on IMDB that Neil Gaiman wrote the English screenplay!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My March Reads

Well, I fell off my 10-book pace this month, (March is always hectic) but I have a little lee-way on my 100 book goal. That is, if I read 10 books every month, I would be at 120 by year end. Here are my March reads:

Valeria's Last Stand by Marc Fitten
The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy
Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

2,982 total pages