Too Tired to Post Coherantly
But I’ll try anyway.
Yes, the Society of Illustrators thingymajig, subsequent party, and auction for Robert’s Snow was hip and happening. Very hip. God, I’m tired. Reporting will take place in the next few days or so. Until then, have some updates…
- Galleycat stands with jaw agape at the currently storyline in the comic strip For Better or For WorseMichael’s book deal. Maybe they do it different in Canada. Maybe. As Galleycat says, "Here’s some highlights from this week’s strips, as Michael’s novel, Stone Season, ‘finally’ gets published after having been acquired in late January. (That’s right, his wife is complaining about delays in a nine-month turnaround for a debut literary novel—and, yes, I suspect the symbolism in the time frame is intentional.)" Check out the plot synopsis of Michael’s book while you’re at it. regarding
- Re: not pissing off your publicist. Thanks to Shaken & Stirred for the link.
- Be sure to look every Wednesday on the ALSC blog at the toddler oriented books and fingerplays. They’re created by one Jennifer Schultz and she ROCKS! Go check her out.
- Does anyone else work in a library with a restaurant located next door? I’m smelling ham right now and that’s because this branch is constantly getting whiffs of whatever it is that they’re serving just across the way. Particularly the children’s room. Walk into our back stacks area sometime and sniff the books. What do you smell? Musty maple syrup. I’m serious! Someone even created a Smell Log on the second reference desk. No news involved here. Just me rambling.
- Well, I’ll be damned. Those really ARE baby heads! Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs isn’t as innocent as everyone would have you believe. Bottom Shelf Books has the scoop.
- One of my eventual goals is to get a better feel and understanding for children’s literature as it translates to the stage. There are great theatrical versions of kid books all across the country, but no single source reporting on what’s going on where (to the best of my knowledge). Now THAT would be a blog I would like to see! You could see children’s shows and review on them. You could keep an eye on professional productions and those staged by children. It boggles the mind. Until someone does this, though, check out the current season of Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre. Productions of Half Magic, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, and The Dirty Cowboy intrigue me. How exactly do you do The Dirty Cowboy anyway? Seems to me it would have to be a strategically naked guy running up and down the stage which… which actually sounds kind of awesome. Wow. Thanks to Amy Timberlake for the info.
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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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