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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor
John Barth
Chicago Poems
Carl Sandburg
Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Books in Movies: Ghostbusters Edition

— feeling haha

Recently caught up with the new "Ghostbusters" film (affectionately referred to in my household as the "Girl Ghostbusters" movie). 


In one of the opening scenes, the up-for-tenure Columbia physics professor played by Kristen Wiig gets a visit from Ed Begley Jr.'s character. The man is seeking help with his ghost problem and says he found her through her book on the paranormal. 


Now, Wiig's character is appalled. She asks how he found the book because she thought she had destroyed "both copies." 


"It's on Amazon," Begley Jr.'s character says, "Print and e-book. It's also on books on tape. But I can read." 


Now, I don't have anything AGAINST audio books, but I can tell you that I got a true belly laugh out of that line, just because he was so damn deadpan about it.