2. One of the other things I did this weekend was go see the Burlesque show Slutcracker over at the Somerville Theater. I have THOUGHTS about it, and the way in which it does--and doesn't--reclaim feminine sexuality for females and the way it corrects the mistakes Rocky Horror makes, but I do try to keep this blog PG. What I do know is that I'd never seen a ballet before (I flipped out at The Nutcracker in pre-k....) and was really surprised by how well the story was conveyed.
3. For my Realism in Contemporary Young Adult Novels class next spring, we have a list of Touchstones we have to have read by January 30th. I'm familiar enough with eleven out of the twenty-seven, (Perks of Being a Wallflower!). For the rest, a surprising number were available in my hometown library. It doesn't always do so well with controversial YA from the 80s. One of the non-availables is Annie on My Mind, which nowadays is just your old-fashioned lesbian love story!
4. I'm to the point in my to-read list where I'm hitting up the library eBooks so I don't have to worry about getting books turned in and I sort of realized....I still really do like reading print books better. Maybe it's because I do so much on a computer and an iPad screen still feels like a computer, but print books do feel realer to me. Doesn't mean I'll stop using my iPad, by any means, but I'm not going to stop checking out/buying real books either.
5. It's hard for me to feel Christmasy until I go home (which is slightly contradictory given the whole Florida thing) but I did watch A Muppet Family Christmas the other night. The problem is, I have a tendency to watch that in July too. I do need to put all my holiday DVDs together to take home....What are your favorite holiday movies?
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