Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What's new in the movies!

Recently we've added the first two seasons of MonsterQuest to the shelves. This is the History Channel's series where they go out looking for cryptozological creatures such as Bigfoot, Chupacabras, and more. You may be particularly interested in the episode American Werewolf, which takes place in Southern Wisconsin and features the Bray Road Beast. (Never heard of it? Check out our book on the critter!) Wisconsin is also mentioned in the chapter on gigantic and dangerous freshwater fish.

We have also added the Underworld trilogy. Need more vampires and werewolves between Twilight films? Look for Underworld on our shelves (as soon as I've finished watching it!)

Sounds a bit Gothy for midsummer, doesn't it? I've recently discovered the work of Goth singer/artist Aurelio Voltaire, and am listening to his CDs nonstop. His graphic novel, The Book of Deady, about an ugly teddy bear possessed by an evil alien, is on our shelves now in the Young Adult section. Coming soon is his previous work, Oh My Goth! and Deady Sings!, a CD sampler containing some of Voltaire's most morbidly funny songs. (I don't buy the music for Seymour, but if there is enough interest, I will see to it that more Voltaire gets on our shelves.) Check out his website for streaming music and even an online Deady video game! http://www.voltaire.net

Also new in the graphic novel sections, we have acquired almost all of the manga series Eyeshield 21, an action/comedy Shonen Jump series about school football players.

Back to Gothyness, Elizabeth is going to have some passes to Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince you can win! More details when I have them!