Fusenews: Little Pirates, Big Candy
Oh my stars and bars. It’s the 25th anniversary of Little, Big (did you know that John Crowley had a blog?) and if you’ve somehow missed this book over the years, there are sample pages of the first chapter available online for your perusal. For those of you looking for a bit of adult reading, I can’t recommend enough that you read this bit of wholly original fantasy (though I love how this cover is basically this one all sepiafied). You’ll never look at unibrows the same way again. Thanks so much to Educating Alice for the link!
Well it looks as if MotherReader’s 48-hour Book Challenge has reached its conclusion. Did you do well? As predicted Midwestern Lodestar once again swept the most books read category, but I was pleased to see the appearance of Biblio File in the most time spent reading slot. Check out MotherReader’s site for full results.
Don’t actually listen to Mr. Pinkwater myself but I hear through the grapevine that he’s been discussing Bonny Becker’s A Visitor for Bear. Very good. Glad to see that the book continues to get attention. Does anyone happen to know the nationality of the illustrator? I’m thinking in terms of awards here.
The Forbes article "How Amazon Could Change Publishing" gets up close and personal scrutiny on the 101 Reasons to Stop Writing blog. Good stuff. Worth reading. Thanks to Editorial Anonymous for the link.
Authors be wary. If you write a book and happen to make an off-hand mention of anything, say a game of Stickyfish, be prepared for your creative fans to come up with their own rules. Adam Rex has the story. Plus he recently posed with Gordon from Sesame Street . Gordon, I tells ye!
Did you know that Google allows you to look at trends in searches? Tis true. And from BB-Blog, I saw that somebody customized it to look at trends in two very important areas. Pirates Vs. Candy.
So of course I had to muck with it. I mean, I’m only human. Maurice Sendak Vs. Eric Carle. Eric Carle Vs. Dr. Seuss. I could go on.
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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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