Amélie's Choice

This is my semi-official website. Due to the time it takes me to write articles, translate them and then write the html code before actually posting them, updates are much slower than I would like. Please check out my blog, Lactose-Free Girl, for more frequent updates.

On this website you will find a bit of everything: The emphasis will be on movie reviews, but there will also be book and CD reviews, concert and restaurant reviews, more and more recipes, and a lot of random stuff. Fair warning: I am quite the eclectic!
It is a work in progress and updates will come whenever I have the time.

This site is also available in French. I should warn you that I may change a few sentences here and there as this is a liberal translation (an adaptation in a few cases), but since this is my website and since I'm the author anyway, I will allow myself to take this liberty! ;o)

Please contact me if you have any questions, comments, concerns, constructive criticism, special requests, feedback, or if you find typos.

Amélie likes:
- the smell of rain
- chocolate-chip cookies hot from the oven
- having both hands in soil (as long as she can wash her hands after)
- knitting

Amélie dislikes:
- hair on the soap
- sitting in the subway and realizing that the seat is still warm from the last person who sat in it
- finishing a Harry Potter book, because she loves Harry Potter
- having to choose a screen name

What's up, Doc?

Here is a very interesting short documentary showing how easy it would be to manipulate an election in a country that uses electronic voting, such as the USA. Not that our Canadian paper-ballot system is perfect or anything, but worth watching.

You have probably all heard about puppy mills by now. But apart from vowing never to buy a dog (or cat) from a pet store again, you probably don’t know what else to do. So here’s a petition to make puppy mills illegal in Canada.
On a related note, here’s another petition to hopefully, someday in the not-too-distant future, have international laws regarding animal welfare.

Finally, for those of you who, like me, think all this consumerism has gone a bit too far, here’s a link to share with your friends and family, explaining the story of stuff.

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This time (July 24th, 2009):
- the blog
- 2 movies
- 2 cds
- 1 pet peeve + 1 find
- 1 Oscar review
- 12 recipes
- 14 restaurant reviews (11 of which are in Montreal)
- the updated Archives (85 movie reviews, 42 book reviews, 51 CD reviews, 18 concert reviews, 59 restaurant reviews and 71 random articles)

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Movie Reviews
I'll update whenever I can, both for movies in theaters and in rental stores.

Book Reviews
Expect these to come more slowly,
as I don’t have time to read
as much as I want.

CD Reviews
Expect these to come more slowly,
as I don't have enough money to buy
as many CDs as I want.

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Concert Reviews
Here are some concert reviews, in the hope that you'll discover new bands
or live vicariously through me. ;o)

Restaurant Reviews
Different restaurants
where you can (or shouldn't) eat.

Check out my food blog,
Lactose-Free Girl!

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This includes my random thoughts, quotes, essays, articles, event reviews, basically what didn’t belong
anywhere else.

Still somewhat under construction,
but 326 articles are up!

To contact me, just click here.