A look back

Looking back over the past half-year or so, it looks like I’m averaging one update a month on this site, so here’s my entry for June and what I’ve been enjoying lately on the interwebs. (June! What happened?! May, I hardly knew ye.)

♥ This post about the first-known female serial killer, Erzsébet Báthory, is more than a little grim — be forewarned — but fascinating.

There’s no easy transition moving on from female murderesses, so I’m not going to try. Simply this: PAUSE.

♥ And now for something completely different … a look back at Beverly Cleary’s Ramona Quimby books from age 40. I will have to reread these books, as I self-identified with Ramona SO HARD when I was a young girl. (I also am in walking distance of the real-life Klickitat Street, which makes my heart smile.) 🙂

♥ Feeling more nostalgia… an article on the 20th anniversary of the movie Speed, from the perspectives of the character actors who played the passengers.

♥ Another look back! This time, a “Where Are They Now?” piece about Vanity Fair’s Young Hollywood Class of 2003. I spy Emily VanCamp!

Also, it is CRAZY to think about where I was in 2003. I was finishing up my library science degree and starting my first professional librarian job — in a public library! Since then, I’ve switched to academic librarianship, moved cross-country twice, and lived and worked overseas. Wow.

And all those changes took the support of family and friends, and those life choices were definitely not done all by myself.

♥ Unlike this guy, who made a music video about being all by himself at the Las Vegas airport… to the tune of Celine Dion’s cover of the classic song “All By Myself.” HILARIOUS.

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About Jen

Librarian, blogger, movie lover
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