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Double Sweet Sixteen

Today is my birthday. I am 32. A double sweet sixteen, if you will.

I’m actually spending my birthday at the same location as my sixteenth, at Sandcastle. Only, in 1999, I was there as an employee – making cotton candy, dodging the bees that circled the sno-cone syrup, and trying not to burn my hand on the pretzel oven again. Oh, those hazy, sticky, green polo-shirted days of summers past …

In honor of the day, here are some of the items that apparently rocked our collective worlds that year. Walk with me, down memory lane.




– Jess, who is reading under an umbrella today


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Celebrating Black Women’s Writing

One great part of being a grown-up is that you can, if you want, educate yourself on everything you didn’t learn in school. This year I’ve been reading my way through the For Harriet blog’s list of the 100 books by Black women they believe everyone should read. After spending so much time with powerful fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, I have to say, it’s the perfect syllabus for the best class I never had.

There’s a point of entry in the list for every reading type and temperament, and many of the works are thematically linked, so you can pretty much jump in anywhere and learn a lot no matter where you start. Here are a few suggestions to inspire you.

photo courtesy of Getty Images.

photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Daughter: A Novel, asha bandele. Aya, a college student, is shot by a white police officer bandelewhile out jogging,  in a hideous case of mistaken identity. Miriam, Aya’s mother, is left to cope not only with the current tragedy of losing her child, but the unhealed trauma of her past relationship with Aya’s father. As the story moves between present and past, we learn how carefree young women become cautious and hard, at the expense of their own ability to cherish the men they love and the children they bear. A timely, sobering pick that’s sure to spark spirited book club discussions. Available in print only.

3carter2 Candles, Ernessa T. Carter. Davie’s favorite teen movie was Sixteen Candles, but unfortunately, she couldn’t get her own high school crush to give her the time of day. Years later, she runs into him again by chance, and sparks fly. Too bad she sort of forgets to tell him who she is, and that they already know each other, a decision that comes back to haunt her just when happiness is in her grasp. Solid chick lit about childhood dreams, adult deceptions, and — romance fans take note — hard-won happy endings. Available in print and as a digital audio book.

Brown Girl in the Ring, Nalo Hopkinson. Ti-Jeanne lives with her grandmother, and has hopkinsonlearned a wealth of healing lore from her. However, she’s going to have to learn some things she hadn’t counted on in order to face down the evil spirit that stalks Toronto. Heavy on Caribbean legend and lore, Hopkinson’s first novel is a gripping foray into dystopian speculative fiction (long before we started calling those things by those names) partially influenced by Derek Walcott’s play, Ti-Jean and his Brothers (which has been anthologized in various collections). A good beginning for teens and adults looking for heroines of color in their SF/F.* Available in print, digital audio, and — for you intrepid late adopters — book on cassette.

sistercitizenSister Citizen, Melissa Harris-Perry. Of all the great non-fiction on this list, Harris-Perry’s stands out for its clear explanations of concepts that might be unfamiliar to you, as well of a history of images and events of which you might not be aware. Harris-Perry explains what obstacles have prevented Black women from fully participating in democracy, using statistics, stereotype analysis, political theory, anecdotes of women’s lived experience, and other tools to make her case. She also references some of the other non-fiction works mentioned in the For Harriet list, which may help you to decide where to go next in your learning journey. Available in print and as a digital audio book.

homegirls & handgrenades, Sonia Sanchez. You get the sense, reading this collection of sanchezpoems, that what Sanchez really wants to do is take you by the hand and lead you through her universe, saying, “Look. Listen.” Her speakers often function as observer-outsiders in many of these poems, implying that the teacher often functions as the student, even when the teacher knows her subject very well. Poems like “Bubba” and “Traveling on an Amtrak Train Could Humanize You” are fine examples of this: Sanchez telling stories that have broadened her speakers’ minds, and, hopefully, our own. Poetry for people who think they aren’t ready for poetry, but are willing to give it a shot. Available in print only.

The list of 100 also contains the authors you’d expect to be there (Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, etc.), but I deliberately chose less familiar selections to demonstrate just how much depth and breadth we’re dealing with here. If you’re intrigued, I hope you’ll try one of these selections, or others from the list; maybe this is an area you’re familiar with already. If so, I hope you’ll suggest additional titles, and share your own reading experiences in the comments.

Leigh Anne

* This is a particular reading interest of mine so if you’re ever in the library, come find me and let’s talk about it. A great place to start your research is Bitch magazine’s series of blog posts on girls of color in dystopia, written by Victoria Law.





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Autobiographical Soundtrack

Sometimes, the inspiration for your blog post comes from a Facebook meme/quiz thingy (technical term, yes?). I’m sure some of you have seen the one floating around that asks folks to list 20 favorite albums that have stayed with you in some way. The idea is to not over think it too much and just go with your gut. It’s a very Rob Gordon-High Fidelity exercise that yields some interesting results.

Here’s my list, many with notations. As you will see, middle school and college were both very formative to my music tastes. Somehow, my high school years were a weird black hole of ska compilation CDs, Top 40, and the classic rock hits that are burned in my brain forever, thanks to marching band. The late ’90s were weird, okay?

  1. DookieGreen Day – I was in sixth grade when this album hit the mainstream. It was one of the first CDs I bought on my own and blew open the doors to a whole new world known as punk.
  2. GracelandPaul Simon – This is one of the first records I remembering hearing in the house as a tiny person. “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” is still one of my favorite songs.
  3. For Emma, Forever AgoBon Iver
  4. Greatest HitsFleetwood Mac – The original instructions asked that you not include any greatest hits albums on your list (I think to prevent people from being lazy), but I’m going to blatantly cheat in the name of Stevie Nicks. Thanks to the green cassette tape that never left my mother’s car in the late ’80s, I was probably the only kid in first grade who knew the lyrics to “Rhiannon.”
  5. UnpluggedNirvana
  6. A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A ScarDashboard Confessional – I had a lot of feelings to work out in 2003.
  7. Whatever & Ever AmenBen Folds Five – Freshman year of high school. I bought the CD on a whim right before my first solo plane ride. I was off to Disney World with the aforementioned high school marching band for a grand adventure and fell hard for Ben Folds’s brand of nerdy piano rock. Happens to the best of us.
  8. PlansDeath Cab for Cutie
  9. Bleed AmericanJimmy Eat World – Honestly, Clarity might be a better album, but this one trumps for sentimental reasons. My freshman year of college was the fall of 2001 and Bleed American (then changed to a self-titled album at the 11th hour for understandable reasons) was an anchor that first semester away from home.
  10. Deja Entendu, Brand New – I remember catching part of the video for the track “The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows” and scrambling to find more about this band. They’ve been a constant Top 5 favorite for more than ten years now.
  11. Room for SquaresJohn Mayer
  12. The Blue AlbumWeezer – I very much liked the “Buddy Holly” single when it was popular, but I didn’t fully commit to Weezer until college, right around their resurgence. While I love Pinkerton and The Green Album, I always come back to The Blue Album when I need a fix.
  13. Straylight Run, Straylight Run
  14. Romeo + Juliet soundtrack – Say what you will about Baz Luhrmann‘s movies, but the man is a genius when it comes to cultivating music for his films. As a twelve year old, this album was the perfect level of angst-y and served as an introduction to two bands that I still love, Radiohead and Garbage.
  15. Aeroplane Over the Sea,  Neutral Milk Hotel – I heard “Holland 1945” covered live once upon a time and immediately needed to know everything about the original band. It all comes full-circle at the end of the month when Neutral Milk Hotel plays Pittsburgh.
  16. GraceJeff Buckley
  17. Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt – The first time I saw Gwen Stefani was performing on some MTV Spring Break special. I was knocked out by her confidence – I wanted to be her then and I still want to be her now.
  18. I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child,  Manchester Orchestra – I first encountered Manchester Orchestra when they opened for Brand New (see above) at the Cleveland House of Blues in 2007 (I still use the ticket stub as a bookmark). The library owns their last record, Simple Math and I highly recommend it.
  19. …is a Real BoySay Anything
  20. Brain Thrust Mastery, We Are Scientists – First time that I heard this band was the single “After Hours,” which was on the soundtrack for Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist. It was another immediate “I need everything they’ve ever made!” situation and Brain Thrust Mastery is still one of my favorite albums for long car trips.

Your turn – what albums would make your list?

– Jess


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Things Librarians Look At.


When I started as a clerk at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- East Liberty, I had no idea that being a librarian was a thing. I just needed a job. I didn’t even care about libraries!

It is totally a thing. We do things like this. And there are lists like this. Even Legos!

Here are some funny yet  informative things librarians look at (during lunch breaks of course.)

Awful Library Books

Sometimes books need to be thrown away. Sometimes a librarian can’t do it. These are the (often unintentional) hilarious results.

Pretty awful, yes?

Pretty awful, yes?

Book Porn

It’s exactly what it sounds like. Sexy pictures of all things book-related. Unlike regular porn, this will lead to DIY projects.

Book Riot

Book review websites can be so pretentious. As a voracious reader who will read anything, I love that Book Riot covers everyone from J.K. Rowling to Dave Eggers to James Patterson. Plus, they have a pretty awesome “mission” statement:

We create. We always prefer the book to the movie. We riot as a team. We geek out on books, embarrassingly so. We’re leaders. We practice charity. We miss our subway stop cause the book is that good. We are non-traditional. We believe in family (bookshelves and cats count).


Books That Changed Me

I love these lists. I love the reasons people give for loving their top ten or twenty or thirty. I’m amazed at how many books show up over and over again. Good is good.


I Work At A Public Library

Working with the public can be…challenging. It’s also inspiring, funny and fascinating. 


Librarian Problems

Problems. We got ’em. Books are for nerds!? You cut our funding?!?!


Librarian Shaming

Like dog shaming but for bad librarians. Billed as a “place for those of us in libraryland to come clean” Librarian Shaming has confessions ranging from the awful to the sublime. My own confession? I dropped a Bestseller in the tub. My very first week of work.


Your Librarian Hates You

Your librarian really doesn’t hate you. She hates someone else. Like the guy cutting his toenails at the computer desk.


suzy, who has never cut her toenails in public and tries to be good.


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Completely random book reviews.

Some blog posts have clever themes; others are just lists of cool things. This post is of that second kind. Please enjoy.


Abbott, EdwinFlatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions – This is my favorite book. It looks like a nice little fable about a two-dimensional world full of talking shapes, but it’s really a scathing criticism of Victorian society. Flatland is in the public domain now, so you can go get yourself a free ebook version. (Bonus: book on CD!)

Adams, DouglasThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Travel through space with Marvin the paranoid android and learn how you should react when someone calls you a “hoopy frood.” This may be the book that taught me how to be sarcastic. (Super Bonus Jackpot Bonanza: book on CD, ebook, original radio scripts, movie, television show!)

Cabot, MegAirhead – Average girl has brain transplant and wakes up in supermodel’s body. First in a trilogy, and yes, I’ve read them all. Don’t hate. It’s amusing fluff, despite the “only my boyfriend can help me now” crap that turns up now and then.

Dunn, MarkIbid – The fictional biography of a three-legged man told entirely in footnotes. What more can I possibly say? (Except perhaps that another of his books, Ella Minnow Pea, will do wonders for your vocabulary.)

Dutch, DanaRomance Without Tears – 50s comics about young women falling in love but not acting like morons or putting up with jerks. Amazing stuff.

Fforde, JasperShades of Grey – In a society that’s short on spoons, social standing is based on the ability to see colors. Also, no one can see at night. That’s a big one. And sometimes the roads eat people. That’s kind of important, too. (Bonus: ebook!)

Higashino, KeigoSalvation of a Saint – A man with a plan is murdered by someone with an even bolder plan. One of a series about a detective and his physics professor pal that’s being translated into English. (Bonus: book on CD!)

Ozeki, RuthMy Year of Meats – A Japanese-American documentary maker finds herself producing a television show designed to sell American meats to Japanese housewives. Surreal and alarming.

Timm, Uwe The Invention of Curried Sausage – This one’s part war story, part messed-up love story, and part sausage story. It was published in Germany in the  late 90s, but it’s set in the late 80s and reaches back to the mid 40s. Sort of a time-travelling sausage frame narrative thing going on here.


Colquhoun, KateMurder in the First-Class Carriage – Quite possibly the most gentle book about a vicious beating that you’ll ever read – features an oddly boring Trans-Atlantic chase and an awful lot of information about hats. But it is chock-full of amusing British spellings.

Gonick, LarryThe Cartoon History of the Universe – It’s possible that you’ll learn more from this series than you did from all of your high school teachers combined. It’s also very funny.

Johnson, StevenThe Ghost Map – A little bit about medicine, a little bit about plumbing, and a lot about bodily fluids. Ew. But in a good way. Or at least in an educational way. (Bonus: book on CD, eaudio!)

Shirer, WilliamThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – On one hand, you’re learning about Hitler’s income taxes. On the other, the author keeps using the phrase “homo-sexual perverts.” But you could say that in 1960, when this book was first published. (Bonus: really long book on CD, eaudio!)

Summerscale, KateMrs. Robinson’s Disgrace – A good book, though not nearly as salacious as the title would lead you to believe. It’s more about Victorian intellectual life and the early days of British divorce courts. (Bonus: book on CD!)

– Amy, who apparently enjoys sarcasm, history, and fluffy teen fiction

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Teens (sometimes) Get the Best Books

For the past few summers, the fine folks at NPR have asked their readers to contribute to themed Best 100 book lists. This year they tackled the wide world of YA novels. As one of those grown up types who still loves the heck out of teen literature, I enjoyed poring over (and judging) the list. For the most part, the list is a very fair mix of genres, ranging from classics (A Separate Peace, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Catcher in the Rye are all represented) to some of the best writers working today, with just a few “No, seriously?” entries. (I’m looking at you, Hush, Hush…)

John Green was a name I expected to see on the list a few times, but he might be the only non-series author on the list to have almost every one of his books represented. If anyone is a big deal in the realistic fiction game, it’s this guy. He’s been putting consistently good stuff since his 2005 debut, Looking For Alaska (a Printz winner). Green’s newest book, number four on the list, The Fault in Our Stars is holding strong as one of my favorites from this past year. (Bonus: he signed all 150,000 copies of the first printing.) More to check out: An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

Sarah Dessen – who is coming to the library in January as a speaker in the Black, White, and Read All Over series –  is another realistic fiction writer with a fair bit of real estate on the list. Just Listen, The Truth About Forever, Along for the Ride, and This Lullaby were voted in and are all excellent choices. Like Green, Dessen has cracked the formula for balancing heart-breaking issues with humor and wit. More to check out: Dreamland, Keeping the Moon, Lock and Key, Someone Like You, and That Summer.

I was really excited to see the Anne of Green Gables series present among the selection of classics. Along with Little Women (sadly missing from the list), L.M. Montgomery’s books were a big part of my reading development as a young person. A girl could do a lot worse than to look to smart and independent Anne Shirley as a role model. Also, Gilbert Blythe is totally crush-worthy.

Did some of your favorites make the cut? Any you would add?

– Jess


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Tomorrow is the twelfth anniversary of my first day at this fine institution. In honor of that glorious occasion, here are twelve twelve-related items from my department!

  • 12 – Ah, we start with a depressing foreign film. This one looks like a Russian version of 12 Angry Men, which is of course also on this list.   
  • 12 Angry Men – See? We thought of it first. In 1956 and with Henry Fonda, no less. 
  • 12 Monkeys – Whenever I see this movie, I have to remind myself that no one in 1996 could have predicted our current cell phone technology.    

Will I last another 12 years? Will this library last another 12 years? Will Brad Pitt ever star in any movies based on Janet Evanovich books? Tune in again in 2023 to find out!

– Amy

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100 best graphic novels

As part of a project to expand CLP’s graphic novel collections, some other librarians and I were asked to compose lists of the 100 graphic novels we recommend as essential to adult collections.  Turns out, it also makes a great reading list. 

The list includes titles that range from biography to horror; quintissential comics creators like Alan Moore, Lynda Barry to prose crossover writers like Stephen King, Howard Zinn and Michael Chabon.   Titles range in style from superhero Jack Kirby creations to indie masterpieces by Paul Hornschemeier to classsic alternative creators like Kim Deitch.  I could go on…

The selections aren’t just my own two cents, either.  I referred to several books, a blogTime Magazine‘s list,  other articles I found through a magazine database search, the infinite wisdom of my knowledegable colleagues, and the experience I’ve gained from what patrons like about the existing Graphic Novel collection (a sample) here at Main.  Why am I rolling the credits for you?  Because these are all also great resources to go to when you’re looking for a good book to read.

There’s another reason, too.  I’ve published the list as a Google Document, which means that anyone can edit it.  (At the moment, you may actually need a Google account to do so, but I’m working on it.)  This way, the list can exist as an evolving resource accessible to anyone and built from collective knowledge of those enthusiastic enough to participate.  Free to the people, indeed.  Check out the 100 Best Graphic Novels for Adults in the chart below or right………………..here!  Happy reading and happy sharing!


author title publisher
Abel, Jessica La Perdida Pantheon
Azzarello, Brian 100 bullets DC Comics
B., David Epileptic Pantheon
Baker, Kyle Nat Turner Abrams
Barry, Lynda One Hundred Demons Sasquatch Books
Barry, Lynda What It Is Drawn & Quarterly
Barry, Lynda, ed. The Best American Comics 2008 Houghton Mifflin Company
Bechdel, Alison Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Houghton Mifflin Company
Bendis, Brian Michael Powers Image Comics
Brown, Chester Louis Riel: A Comic-strip Biography Drawn and Quarterly
Brown, Jeffrey Clumsy Top Shelf Productions
Burns, Charles Black Hole Pantheon
Carey, Mike Lucifer DC/Vertigo
Chabon, Michael

and Will Eisner

The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist Dark Horse Books
Chaykin, Howard V American Flagg! Dynamite Entertainment
Claremont, Chris X-Men. Dark Phoenix Saga Marvel
Clowes, Daniel David Boring Pantheon
Cooke, Darwyn DC : the new frontier. DC Comics
Crumb, Robert The Complete Crumb Fantagraphics
Deitch, Kim The Boulevard of Broken Dreams Pantheon
Delano, Jamie; Ennis, Garth; Carey, Mike; Ellis, Warren; Azzarello, Brian; and others John Constantine, Hellblazer DC/Vertigo
Eisner, Will Contract with God Trilogy W.W. Norton and Company
Eisner, Will Spirit DC Comics
Ellis, Warren Transmetropolitan DC/Vertigo
Ennis, Garth Preacher DC Comics
Gaiman, Neil Sandman DC/Vertigo
Hernandez, Gilbert and Jamie Hernandez Love and Rockets Fantagraphics
Hornschemeier, Paul Mother, Come Home Dark Horse Books
Hornschemeier, Paul Three Paradoxes Fantagraphics
Jacobson, Sidney. The 9/11 report : a graphic adaptation Hill and Wang
Jason multiple titles. “Hey wait” for ex. Fantagraphics
Johns, Geoff and Judd Winick Green Lantern DC Comics
Johns, Geoff and others JSA: Justice Society of America DC Comics
Kane, Bob Greatest Batman stories ever told Warner
King, Stephen The Dark Tower Marvel
Kirby, Jack Fourth World Omnibus DC Comics
Kirkman, Robert Walking Dead Image Comics
Kouno, Fumiyo Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms Last Gasp
Kubert, Joe SGT. Rock DC Comics
Laird, Roland Owen Still I rise : a cartoon history of African Americans W.W. Norton
Lee, Stan Amazing Spiderman Marvel
Lee, Stan and Jack Kirby Essential Avengers Marvel
Lee, Stan and Jack Kirby Essential Fantastic Four Marvel
Lee, Stan and Jack Kirby Essential Hulk Marvel
Lee, Stan and Steve Ditko Essential Spider Man Marvel
Lethem, Jonathan Omega: The Unknown Marvel
Lutes, Jason Berlin. City of stones Drawn and Quarterly
Lutes, Jason Jar of Fools Black Eye Productions
Martin, Alan Tank Girl Titan Books
McCloud, Scott Understanding Comics Harper Perennial
Michelinie, David and Bob Layton Iron Man. Demon in a Bottle Marvel
Mignola, Mike Hellboy Dark Horse Books
Mignola, Mike B.P.R.D. Dark Horse Books
Millar, Mark Wanted Top Cow Productions
Miller, Frank Daredevil Marvel
Miller, Frank The Dark Knight Returns DC Comics
Miller, Frank Sin City Dark Horse Books
Miyazaki, Hayao Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind VIZ
Modan, Rutu Exit Wounds Drawn and Quarterly
Moore, Alan Watchmen DC Comics
Moore, Alan League of Extraordinary Gentlemen America’s Best Comics
Moore, Alan Promethea America’s Best Comics
Moore, Alan Batman. The Killing Joke DC Comics
Moore, Terry Strangers in Paradise Abstract Studio
Morrison, Grant Invisibles DC Comics
Morrison, Grant JLA: Justice League of America DC Comics
Morrison, Grant Animal Man DC/Vertigo
Morrison, Grant Batman: Arkham Asylum DC Comics
Niles, Steve 30 Days of Night IDW Publishing
Niles, Steve Richard Matheson’s I am legend IDW Publishing
Nilsen, Anders Dogs and water Drawn and Quarterly
Pekar, Harvey American Splendor various
Pekar, Harvey, ed. The Best American Comics 2006 Houghton Mifflin Co
Pini, Wendy Masque of the Red Death Go Comi
Rabagliati, Michel Paul Has a Summer Job Drawn and Quarterly
Sacco, Joe Palestine Fantagraphics
Satrapi, Marjane Persepolis Pantheon
Seth It’s a good life, if you don’t weaken Drawn and Quarterly
Simmonds, Posy Gemma Bovery Pantheon
Spiegelman, Art Maus: A Survivor’s Tale Pantheon
Takaki, Saiko Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D Digital Manga Pub
Taniguchi, Jirō The Walking Man FanFare
Tezuka, Osamu Buddha Vertical
Thompson, Craig Blankets: An Illustrated Novel Top Shelf Productions
Tomine, Adrian Sleepwalk: And Other Stories Drawn and Quarterly
various Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dark Horse Books
various Swamp Thing DC Comics
various X-Men. Age of Apocalypse, the Complete Epic Marvel
various The Chronicles of Conan Dark Horse Books
various Showcase Presents: Justice League of America DC Comics
various Showcase Presents: Batman DC Comics


various Showcase Presents: Superman DC Comics


various Showcase Presents: The Flash DC Comics


Vaughan, Brian K. Ex Machina Wildstorm Productions


Vaughan, Brian K. Y: The Last Man DC/Vertigo


Ware, Chris Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Pantheon


Ware, Chris, ed. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Houghton Mifflin Co


Willingham, Bill Fables DC/Vertigo
Willingham, Bill Jack of Fables DC/Vertigo


Winick, Judd and others Green Arrow DC Comics


Wolfman, Marv Crisis on Infinite Earths DC Comics
Zinn, Howard A People’s History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation Metropolitan Books


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If you love your DVDs, set them free…

and if they come back to you, then you won’t have to buy replacement copies. Thus speaks a Film & Audio librarian.

One of my noble colleagues once told me, “If something is stolen, buy another copy. And if that copy is stolen, buy it again. When you finally have a copy that stays on your shelf, then you’ll know you’ve met the demand.”

I try to keep this thought in mind when I am purchasing my fifth set of Kill Bill DVDs (and we’re not even counting the stolen VHS copies, mind you). And I cheer myself up by compiling lists like this one:

Amy’s Super-Unscientific List of Most Stolen Movies on DVD!

  • Army of Darkness – Bruce Campbell and the undead are always a winning combination.
  • Barbershop – Ice Cube inherits his father’s business; wackiness ensues.
  • Carlito’s Way – Al Pacino tries to get a day job.
  • Fight Club – Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are very special snowflakes.
  • Friday – Ice Cube again, but now he’s in South Central.
  • Gladiator – Russell Crowe, togas, funny haircuts, the works.
  • Kill Bill Volume 1 and Kill Bill Volume 2 – Uma Thurman gets a cool sword and puts it to good use.
  • Scarface – Al Pacino again, but now he’s in Miami.
  • Se7en – Brad Pitt again, but now he’s a cop who hangs out with Morgan Freeman.

book jacket     book jacket     book jacket     book jacket     book jacket

Get them while they last, and please, for the love of kittens, return them!

– Amy, noble guardian/curator/exasperated purchaser of the DVD collection

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