We begin with a tip of the hat to Cheryl Klein. Nightline interviewed her in the midst of the Harry Potter nuttiness and I was pleased to find that the video is on YouTube. I’m convinced that the other infotainment shows were kicking themselves when they found out that Cheryl is the most photogenic woman alive today. "What? One of the American editors of Harry Potter’s a looker and we didn’t interview her? Damn!" I hadn’t realized that Melissa with The Leaky Cauldron would also be featured so it’s an interesting piece. Still, this being Nightline, they apparently felt obligated to pair these ladies with Perez Hilton. Ick.
Now, I was hoping to put up the trailer of the extended 5-minute Golden Compass trailer here. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any trailers on the series of tubes that allowed me to embed videos. You’ll have to go here to see what I’m talking about. Of course, it gives a lot away so if you don’t want anything spoiled, dinna check it out. Then again again I hope it takes The Dark Is Rising (a competing film this holiday season) and pounds it into minicule inedible crumbs.
This next video is, according to bookshelves of doom, a Wizard of Oz song. You may see the full lyrics (in case you do not believe me) here.
And finally, not enough children’s authors allow their kids to do video logs of their adventures. Maddy Gaiman, daughter of Neil Gaiman, is one notable exception. Is she not just the most adorable kid you ever did see?
That’s all folks. I’m going to Stratford, Ontario for the Shakespeare festival this week. I think I might be able to work out a post a day in my absence, though. We shall see…
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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