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January 19, 2007

What's on your short list?

Comments: 6

That song you keep singing; the movie you can't get out of your head; that book you can't put down. Tell us about it.

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Movie that sticks with me is "Map of the Human Heart". Not many people saw it. It was made in 1993. The fellow who made it was from New Zeland and he used his own money to make it. Map of the Human Heart has to be on the best movies ever made. It is
far more than a "romantic" movie. The movie very accurately portrays
the impact that the white man had on the indigenous people of
Alaska/Canada (NWT). The movie opens near the ending, in the mid-1970's
in the arctic oil fields, on the frozen tundra where "The People" once
hunted and fished. The story teller begins and we are taken back in
time to the same frozen tundra fifty years earlier. It is a story of
survival and spirit that can not be broken by the betrayal of the great
"white savior". Of a love that transcends time and death to triumph
over betrayal.
If you can find it at the video store you might like to view it.

Posted by Gigi Pilcher at 04:59 AM, Feb 06, 2007

Favorite read in a long time THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It is the story of a young man's search for an author and discovery of himself in the years after the Spanish Civil war. None of the beauty in the writing is lost in the translation by Lucia Graves who translated for her father Robert Graves.

Posted by caroline coleman at 01:06 PM, Mar 11, 2007

Books: for an adventure worthy of Dumas (but about a woman):"The Queen of the South" by Arturo Perez-Reverte; for wit and a sense of place: "Bangkok 8" by John Burdett; for a truly scary, intelligent, keep-you-up-till-3am-to to-finish: "Tropic of Night" by Michael Gruber.

Posted by Nancy Anderson at 07:06 PM, Apr 01, 2007

Escape to a simpler time by reading the wonderful new book by Ivan Doig, The Whistling Season. Settling into this heartwarming story of a Montana family in the early years of the last century will lifted my spirits and Doig's amazing writing mades the journey a pleasure.

Posted by Edie at 10:07 AM, Apr 09, 2007

I'm an avid reader, and in particular, I like science fiction fantasy. I have discovered a local author of whom I'm quite impressed with. Casey A. Telling's "Into the Blood of The Sun". WOW!! This is a book that you cannot put down starting from the first page. It has everything you could want in a story,keeps you intrigued throughout and leaves you wanting more. Keep his name in your thoughts because he is up and coming author with a very big future. If you haven't read his book be sure to do so.
Tina Fox

Posted by Tina Fox at 08:09 PM, Apr 12, 2007

My husband and I saw 2 films this week at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma, and both were excellent! They are "After the Wedding" (India & Denmark) and "Miss Potter" (w/ Renee Zellweger). The first gave us lots to think and talk about, and the second sent me back to enjoying Peter Rabbit, Jeremy Fisher, and others of Beatrix Potter's charming books.

Posted by Mary Kun at 09:54 AM, May 13, 2007