Thanks for taking a look at my top reads of 2018. I’ve included titles that moved me in some way. Below you will find memoirs, fiction, children’s books, and pop-up books. These books range considerably. Some of the titles display magnificent examples of paper engineering, while others humanize very real social justice issues. Thanks to my profession and personal responsibilities I have the opportunity to explore a wide array of books. I hope you find something from this list that sparks you.
The master of horror is one of the few who is continuously well acclaimed for the superb adaptation his novels to the big screen. Stephen King makes sure that his stories are just as frightening in movie form as they are on the page. Here’s a list of his most popular horror book to movie adaptations:
Ohio’s general election will be November 6th, but the deadline to register to vote is October 9th. Make sure your registration information is up to date and check out these great resources for educating yourself on the issues on your ballot:
Cuyahoga County Board of Elections – online registration, voting information, deadlines, poll places
Vote 411.org – election information, online registration, voting guides – nonpartisan
Judge4Yourself – nonpartisan judicial ratings
We are three days into October here in Ohio and it feels like it! The mornings are brisk, the night arrives earlier, and pumpkins have rolled into the spotlight. It’s also the kickoff of the holidays, starting with the most fun holiday: Halloween! I love the excitement of costumes, candy, decor, and spooky movies! Today I’ll share some of my favorite childhood spooky movies that are a little more family friendly.
Casper is about a dad and daughter who are trying to build a new life after the passing of their wife/mother. The dad is commissioned to help clear ghosts out of an estate and brings his daughter along for what turns about to be a big adventure. It’s silly, irreverent, and charming.
The Addams Family was originally a cartoon which first came to life in pages of The New Yorker in 1938. The Addams Family portray a satirical representation of an affluent nuclear family. They have been depicted in many forms of media since their inception and continue to delight with their grotesque ways in this 1991 feature film.
Hocus Pocus is a comedic spooky tale of a teenage virgin who inadvertently resurrects three witches in Salem, Massachusetts. The star-studded cast, and hilarious whimsy help to explain why this has become a cult classic.
BONUS! Good news for Hocus Pocus fans, there is now a sequel book to indulge in after you watch the movie for the 300th time.
Place these spooky tales on hold from your library today!
We are finally getting signs of spring in Ohio so odds are you will be spending the weekend outside enjoying the above freezing temperatures. Once you’ve had your fill of fresh air and need a little evening entertainment, why not sit down to one of these movies that will help remind you how magnificent our wonderful planet is?
You know all those Academy Award nominee movies that you meant to see in the theater but missed? What about the new superhero movies you need to watch again? Odds are they are released on DVD as of this month. To get an idea of just how great March was for movies released on DVD, here are the most popular titles now available on DVD at Rocky River Public Library:
Place them on hold or stop by the library today to see if there is a Quick Flick waiting for you!