Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Remembrance of things past

Every once in a while I remember something that had been eluding me, and it makes me happy. A while back I was trying to recall a book I read when I was a kid, about a girl who had two British soldiers quartered in her house during the Revolutionary War. Then tonight it hit me...Rebecca's War! I looked it up on LibraryThing, and sure enough, there it was.

(I highly recommend LibraryThing, by the way. Periodically they put up lists of Early Reviewer books, and you can bid on them. Then they send you a free advance copy to review.)

I also found a song. A while back, I tried to find this song on iTunes, typing in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" and "I Could Never Be a Woman" (because it was kind of hard to hear what the singer was saying). More recently, I read a snippet about Michelle Pfeiffer's and Paul Rudd's upcoming movie, I Could Never Be Your Woman, which was inspired by or features the song "Your Woman" by White Town.

Yay! With the correct name I was able to find and buy the song. 99 cents can bring you a lot of pleasure ;)

8 comments:

Liz said...

iTunes suits me perfectly. I never bought many CDs because I rarely liked more than a few of the songs... now I can pick and choose. And 99 cents-- heaven.

Pat said...

The White Town 'guy' (the band had only one member) now lives in suburban England and blogs about the Indie scene there.

http://www.bzangygroink.co.uk/wordpress/

His suzy said...

I agree - I love tracking down things that I have in my head and love! :)

Bearette24 said...

Liz - I agree. Especially with 80s CDs, which tend to have one good song and lots of filler.

Pat - I'm impressed by your White Town knowledge!

Suzy - isn't it satisfying?

Spider Girl said...

Thanks for the link to Library Thing...

Lately I've been yearning to reread some childhood favourites.

Bearette24 said...

Spider Girl - you're welcome! I hope you start a catalog, I love looking through other people's books :)

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite books that I read in elemetary school was Mr. Popper's Penguins :) (my interest in penguins most likely originated there) I should reread that sometime.

Bearette24 said...

that sounds cool! now i want to read it.