Watching The Polar Express a million times with my nephews (particularly the scene where the train ends up the ice – watching that one scene over and over is pretty much their idea of heaven) has given me some time on the computer. I am not one for top ten lists, but I was happy with the NYT’s 10 best books of 2009 and I was happy to see that it was tipped in favor of women. 6-4. I was not happy to return to watching The Polar Express. Those kids are real creepy looking. And Tom Hanks is annoying.