2005
12.16

The Chronicles of Narnia
We went to see The Chronicles of Narnia earlier this week. I thought it was a good movie, but something is really bothering me about this latest craze. A church threw a Narnia themed party at my job (I work at a bookstore) and all the kids are buying the books.

I’ve been working at this bookstore for 4 years and during that time we have had two Harry Potter book release parties. We had a group of Christians rallying at the door, wanting the books banned.

Harry PotterWhat exactly is the difference between The Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter? Both include a world made up by the author, magical creatures, dark witches and wizards, good overcoming evil, etc. But the Christians mentioned previously deem Harry Potter as witchcraft and unsuitable for children.

Why is Narnia accepted? Apparently it is because C. S. Lewis also wrote Christian theology books. Maybe J. K. Rowling can get the religious groups off her back if she wrote a book about Jesus.

Hmmm…


2005
11.20

Do you laugh at George W. Bush?

Have you ever scanned the humor section of a book store and found the many titles ridiculing others to be, well, humorous?

People who are in the public eye, such as politicians, actors and the like are quite aware they can and will be mocked. It inevitably comes with the territory. You know the saying: fame has its price.

Now, let’s apply this theory to the Internet.

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2005
11.11

I’ve always doubted my ability to become a writer. I read a lot of books and have feelings that I am just not good enough. However, last night all of my insecurities were vanquished. It really pained me to place these books on prominent display, but unfortunately it is a job requirement.

The first book, authored by Nicole Richie, is apparently a novel about a girl who was adopted by a musician, and her life growing up around celebrities. It makes you wonder if it is actually a fiction novel or just a biography. It sounds vaguely familiar to Pamela Anderson’s novels. Click here to read the book description.

And on a slightly less intellectual level is the next book: Your Heiress Diary: Confess It All to Me, a journal by Paris Hilton. If it weren’t for the fact that no mother in her right mind would buy her daughter a product from Paris Hilton, you would think this book to be geared towards twelve-year-olds. However, it is an adult book. This proves that she really can do anything, however asinine the endeavor.

Don’t forget Paris’ first book (which apparently was on a best seller list), Confessions of an Heiress. She has the ability to write captions to photos.

Moral of the story: If you are famous for being rich, or your father was a popular musician in the 1980’s, you too can get published.