Monday, March 17, 2008

books and beer and music, oh my

Top five reasons you should head over to the Spring Reading Challenge blog:

1. I finally posted my first book review for the currently running challenge.
2. There are over 50 book reviews already posted (by people who are much faster readers than I) for a challenge that started March 1.
3. You've probably seen the film. Surely you want to know how the novel compares.
4. It's the debut novel by an author who has gone on to become an acclaimed chronicler of contemporary life.
5. It's Monday, you don't feel like working anyway.

Top five reasons to observe St. Patrick's Day even when you are a German-Canadian:

1. Stiff Little Fingers
2. the Pogues
3. Guinness
4. green looks good on me
5. stew and biscuits


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Those are reasons for anybody to celebrat St. Paddy's day, German/Candian or not!

Beth said...

Great review, great reasons. Barb be great!

Anonymous said...

Being German, I know your ingenuity will only improve on an Irish celebration.

Going to read your review now.

mellowlee said...

Mmm that guinness sure looks good! I had two of them this past weekend :O)
Going to check out the review now!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Those are pretty universal reasons, I have to admit, Dr M, and that sort of makes me feel part of the human race.

Thanks, Beth. I try and I try, one day maybe I'll get there.

We Germans would make it nice and organized and efficient, I think, Leazwell.

I had one with my stew tonight, Mel. Damn they are tasty!


I enjoyed the movie High Fidelity and you DO make me want to read the book. We have it kicking around the house somewhere I believe, will have to dig it out and dive in.

And thanks for celebrating my holiday yesterday! LOL ;) I think you're right and it is my Dutch/ German parts that drive my need for organization and efficiency and keep my Irish free spirit in line!!


JustRun said...

Nice label. :)

BeckEye said...

I recently saw Kubrick's "Lolita" and was rather disappointed. It wasn't a bad movie, but there was no way that anything could've come close to the brilliance of the book. Ho hum.

Allison said...

Green is such a great colour. I'm off to read your book review now! :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You've got the best of both worlds happening there, Urban Blonde. The Irish part to have a blast and the German/Dutch to put the pieces back together again when you're done.

Thanks, Justrun, sometimes the label is my favourite part to write.

99% of the time that is exactly the case, Beckeye, but oh that elusive 1%! Hard Core Logo was a film that I actually enjoyed more than the book.

It's not easy being green, Al, but not insurmountable if you stay away from the green beer.
Hope your mini breaks are going great!

jim dandy said...

I do believe in books, I do believe in books, I do I do I do, I do believe in books!

Deb said...

This St. Patrick's day was spent on Ativan, having a root canal. Not fun. I even missed my Aunt/Godmother's birthday that day, as I was completely loopy.

Am back, feeling as crappy as ever and will pop over and read your reviews after work, as I see I'm now leaving 5 minutes late. But I missed you. :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Books are my boyfriends, Jim Dandy. Yours too, evidently.

Sounds like the ultimate crappy St Pat's day, Deb. I would imagine you were even discouraged from quaffing a few Guinnesses. Start feeling better.

justacoolcat said...

Feel free to use basterdize our holiday as you see fit.

I was sick, but I still had one Guiness.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You are a credit to your people, JustA.