Rhiannon P.'s blog

Recession Fashionista

lady in flapper outfit Now that the cooler weather is arriving, it’s time to freshen up our fall/winter wardrobe collection. Shopping can be a bit tricky if you’re on a tight budget, but books such as The style strategy : a less-is-more approach to staying chic and shopping smart, How to be a budget fashionista: the ultimate guide to looking fabulous for less,  and Style on a shoestring can teach us ways to save money and still look stylish.

Gerard the Great

Cover Art for the movie 300I’ll start by saying that Gerard "Gerry" Butler is currently one of my favorite actors. Who could resist that handsome grin and Scottish charm? Ok, so my grandmother tends to disagree with me, but I like to think she’s an exception. So you can imagine my delight when I was able to see Butler’s latest action film Law Abiding Citizen at the theater this past weekend. I can’t wait to see the film again when it’s released on DVD. In the meantime, there are plenty of other movies with Gerard Butler in the library catalog to keep me busy. Who are some of your favorite actors or actresses?

Reusable Resources

I was watching a TV show recently that featured a group of people that started a free community garage swap. The idea involves everyone bringing items that they no longer wish to keep to a central location. Then people in the community can select items they can use, with the goal being to reuse instead of throwing the items away.

After watching the program, I decided to look for books on the topic of reusing. I am really curious to see what kind of tips I’ll find in Rubbish: reuse your refuse , The Scavenger’s Manifesto , and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle : an easy household guide. Do you have any reusable tips to share?

[photo courtesy of kimberlyfaye]

TV Series Favorites

tv and chip bowlDid you know that Harris County Public Library has many of your favorite television series available for check out? The library has a number of past season DVD sets of television series including The Big Bang Theory, Desperate Housewives, Ghost Whisperer, 30 Rock, Criminal Minds, Fringe, CSI, Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, How I met your Mother, and Private Practice.

If you’re saving money by cutting down on your cable bill,you can still watch past seasons of HBO or Showtime series.

French Living

French FlagIf you’re looking for books similar to Julia Child’s My Life in France, you may enjoy Peter Mayle’s French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew . In this book, Mayle takes us on a gastronomic journey through France. French LessonsA Year in ProvenceYou may also want to read<

San Diego Movie Marathon

San Diego While on vacation in San Diego, I discovered that some great movies were filmed there. Back in Houston, I began requesting movies mentioned during the trip from the HCPL catalog.

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