This one took half the time it took to read Ghost World, and I enjoyed Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Life exponentially more. The movie version hits theaters in August, with Michael Cera in the title role, and few know that it’s a graphic novel series. How can it not be?! Everything about this story exudes graphic novel. Without a doubt, the selection of graphic novel does the story justice.
Bryan Lee O’Malley creates a world of action, love, and video games in a strange Canadian setting. Scott Pilgrim, in-between jobs 23-year-old, is looking for love and a change of pace. He finds what’s looking for in Ramona Flowers, a delivery girl with dimension-bending powers and seven evil ex-boyfriends. The only for way for Scott and Ramona to have a relationship is for Scott to defeat all of her ex-boyfriends- a task he is ready for.
Ah, the power of love. My biggest concern was Michael Cera playing Scott Pilgrim well. Scott Pilgrim is a confident slacker, and I foresaw Cera playing up the loser-side of Scott too much, but I was pleasantly surprised by Cera’s performance.
Thumbs: 2 out of 2
Whilst being home, I decided that I really want to go graduate school for a Library and Information Systems Science Master’s degree.
No one thinks about becoming the Librarian while they grow-up. There are people who like to read, write and teach, but no one selects librarian as a career possibility which encompasses all three. The field is very up-and-coming, as 60% of the workforce will reach retirement age in the next decade, and digital media is an innovation to be banked on. This book focuses on how digital media is changing library use, and gave a secret view of the Secret Lives of Librarians.
Thumbs: 2 out of 2
- “…And when you look into the bookdrop, the bookdrop also looks into you.”*
Truer words have never been posted to the Internet.
Welcome to however you stumbled upon this page! My name is Cassidy – I am a library science student, user, and employee. This blog reflects my comings and goings with anything library-related. Brace yourself for other personal, but somehow related posts. The venn diagram of my life and libraries is a circle.
When I am not studying or working, I am often running or sewing animals.
Buckle in. We’re about to go on a magic carpet ride of wonders.
*Courtesy of the slightly defunct, but timeless Shelf Check webcomic series.