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Checked Out

Books, CDs and DVDs that I have checked out from my public library.

Whether you want to check them out is up to you!

About Me: My name is Molly, and I am a librarian in Chicago. Being an advocate for libraries makes me happy.

Email me: checkedoutbyme(at)gmail(dot)com
Jul 1 '10

Taking a Break

To everyone who took the time to check this out, thank you. It’s been fun publishing my public library check outs, and even though I’ll be taking a break from it, I definitely won’t be taking a break from regularly checking out materials from my public library. Hope you do, too! Happy Reading, Watching and Listening!

Jun 13 '10

Review: The Tattoo Artist by Jill Ciment (2005)

This is a fast read although it took a few chapters for me to become truly interested in the story. A New York woman and her husband, both artists, are abandoned on an island when looking to collect painted face masks for a museum. The tribe they meet changes their lives indefinitely.

Jun 3 '10
"Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be."
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Jun 1 '10
BOOK: THE TATTOO ARTIST by Jill Ciment (2005)
My latest check out. I love coming across books on book lists that I might find interesting. This one I found on Chicago Public Library’s Website. More on what book list this came off soon!

BOOK: THE TATTOO ARTIST by Jill Ciment (2005)

My latest check out. I love coming across books on book lists that I might find interesting. This one I found on Chicago Public Library’s Website. More on what book list this came off soon!

May 24 '10
DVD: THE COVE (2009)
I love a  good documentary, and since this one won at the Oscars this year, I  have a feeling it’ll be a good one, albeit depressing. I’m hoping  for the inspiring claim made on the DVD.

DVD: THE COVE (2009)

I love a good documentary, and since this one won at the Oscars this year, I have a feeling it’ll be a good one, albeit depressing. I’m hoping for the inspiring claim made on the DVD.

May 21 '10
"It’s good to do uncomfortable things. It’s weight training for life."
May 19 '10

His Top 5 List

Recently I wrote about how the BF and I traded book lists, and I gave you my list. Today. I’m giving you his. So far I’ve only read one, but I’m looking forward to the others.

  1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  2. The Gates of the Alamo by Stephen Harrigan
  3. Dubliners by James Joyce
  4. The Chatham School Affair by Thomas H. Cook
  5. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Did I mention he went to school for fiction writing?

So far I’ve read Dubliners, and it surprised me how much I connected with some of the stories.

Have you read any of these? What should I read next?

May 17 '10
DVD: BORN RICH (2003)
This is the only new thing I have checked out right now. I picked it up at the beginning of the weekend, but still haven’t watched it. Since it’s only 75 min. long, I’m hoping to fit it in this week sometime or at least watch it while I’m doing stuff around the apartment.
It was directed by Jamie Johnson, one of the heirs to the Johnson & Johnson family. What intrigues me the most is the controversy it stirred up in the family. Plus, I constantly think about how people cannot help what they are born into, whether it be rich or poor, nice or mean families.

DVD: BORN RICH (2003)

This is the only new thing I have checked out right now. I picked it up at the beginning of the weekend, but still haven’t watched it. Since it’s only 75 min. long, I’m hoping to fit it in this week sometime or at least watch it while I’m doing stuff around the apartment.

It was directed by Jamie Johnson, one of the heirs to the Johnson & Johnson family. What intrigues me the most is the controversy it stirred up in the family. Plus, I constantly think about how people cannot help what they are born into, whether it be rich or poor, nice or mean families.

May 16 '10

ON HOLD

BOOK: Apartment Therapy presents real homes, real people, hundreds of real design solutions. Moving and falling across this website happened too close to each other, and now I’m obsessed with finding new ways to decorate. Smart move with the book!

DVD: Lovely & Amazing. I absolutely loved Friends with Money, and while it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I’m hoping for the best with her prior film. (Plus her new film Please Give is at the Landmark now.)

BOOK: Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler: Sometimes I need a laugh and Chelsea delivers. Liked her previous books, so I’m sure I’ll like this as well.

BOOK: American Subversive by David Goodwillie … For the life of me, I cannot place where I saw this, but it intrigued me enough to add it to my goodreads.

CD: The Best Yet by Switchfoot. I’ve been listening to the Two Gomers Podcast, and they keep playing songs by them, and it’s made me want to hear more.

What can’t you wait to get your hands on?

May 12 '10
CD: LADY GAGA: THE FAME MONSTER (2009)
I’ll admit it took me awhile to pay any attention to Lady Gaga, but now that I have, I can’t get enough of her dance grooves and wicked lyrics. Ever since I saw that soldier re-make of her song Telephone, I have been listening to this cd non-stop. While I’m not sure what to say about the quality of it all with its poppiness, the truth is it’s super catchy and fun!
I’m not sure how long it will take me to get sick of this album, but I will say I find myself wanting to dance more, and that’s always a good thing in my book.

CD: LADY GAGA: THE FAME MONSTER (2009)

I’ll admit it took me awhile to pay any attention to Lady Gaga, but now that I have, I can’t get enough of her dance grooves and wicked lyrics. Ever since I saw that soldier re-make of her song Telephone, I have been listening to this cd non-stop. While I’m not sure what to say about the quality of it all with its poppiness, the truth is it’s super catchy and fun!

I’m not sure how long it will take me to get sick of this album, but I will say I find myself wanting to dance more, and that’s always a good thing in my book.