Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thursday Thirteen 26

The doors of our Southern Oregon Library System are closing indefinitely in nine days. For an explanation see my post, Southern Oregon's Looming Library Closure. Several of my TT since I learned of this in early December have been on this theme. The last three were a three part series on the research projects of mine which will be impacted. The issue is still consuming my attention so once more into the breach...

These thirteen items aren't the only remaining library items vying for my attention by any means. They are just some of the most important to me. Between our two cards my husband and I still have close to sixty items out and most of what is on my husband's card was more for me than him. And as you can see with #13, I cheated a bit.

I split the list rather arbitrarily into three catagories: Non-Fiction books, Novels and DVD--four of each plus #13. Of the novels I can probably hope to complete only two. I've already started #5. Help me decide which of the remaining three I should commit to. #6 is the shortest. #7 is by the author of Three Junes which won the National Book Award--a novel I adored and for which I wrote this book review. #8 is by the most recent winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Thirteen of the Movies and Books Vying For My Attention In the Last Nine Days Before the Library Doors Are Locked Indefinitely

1. What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier by James Gleick

2. Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth by Andrew Newberg, MD and Mark Robert Waldman

3. The Opt-out Revolt: Why People Are Leaving Companies to Create Kaleidoscope Careers by Lisa A. Mainiero & Sherry E. Sullivan

4. The Audacity of Hope: Thought on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama


5. Blessed Are the Cheesemakers by Sarah-Kate Lynch

6. How To Be Lost by Amanda Eyre Ward

7. The Whole World Over by Julia Glass

8. Snow by Orhan Pamuk


9. Crash

10. The End of the Affair

11. Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke

12. An Inconvenient Truth

13. Four Sydney Poitier movies: A Raisin In the Sun; Lilies of the Field; Guess Who's Coming to Dinner; In the Heat of the Night (Hey, I couldn't choose just one to list here and I'm probably going to watch them in a single marathon of approximately 7 hours anyway)

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