Mer L.'s blog

Fantastical Histories

I love historical fiction and reading about people from and events of the past. What I enjoy even more, though, are books set in the past but with fantastical flourishes – maybe something slightly magical, perhaps with ghosts haunting the scene, or of time traveling contemporaries who end up in a distant era. Are books like this really historical fiction? Are they fantasies or science fiction? Are they something else entirely?

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Talkin' Art

I feel incredibly lucky to live in Houston with its superb galleries and art museums – I could spend hours @ the Menil, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, or the Contemporary Art Museum. But whether or not I make it down to one of the museums, I can check out a number of DVDs through the Library:

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Anime Club

Wednesday, September 9th @ 4:30 pm

Come share with us your favorite anime shows and characters. What have other people been watching? What will we be watching this month? Find out all this and more in the Zone! +++Vote for next month's selection at this month's meeting!

Flickr CC: L-Death Note Photo by: chanchan222
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Short Stories: When You Have NO Time

Being back in school it always feels like there’s never enough time to read for fun!! Or, put another way, when we actually have free time, sometimes curling up with a fiction book is not always a priority (I mean, come on, we could be going out to the movies, watching hour after hour of pointless YouTube videos, redesigning our MySpace profiles, playing a video game, getting a Grande soy Chai latte with a shot of espresso at Starbucks…). Enter: the short story.

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Admitting to "Bad" Taste

I have a love/hate relationship with “Best” and “Worst” lists. This past week, while looking at the Worst Films of the 20th Century, I felt like the list was categorically telling me I had “bad” taste. Is it really that “bad” to have at one point enjoyed Ace Ventura or Caddyshack II

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