Fusenews: Why Didn’t the Rest of the Country Warn Me About the Impending Snow?
Slate gives us the rundown on how to blog. Point number two makes the most sense to me. "Don’t worry if your posts suck a little . Unless you’re Jeffrey Goldberg, your first blog post is unlikely to be perfect." Darn tooting. I’m so glad I had a lot of time before anyone noticed my blog existed. Those early posts were a little rough (though I was amused to reread my Bert’s purple hand post, because it still strikes me as weird). Thanks to Original Content for the link.
And if you read nothing else today, consider taking a glace at the Walter Dean Myers piece in The Huffington Post entitled Rescue the Children Along with the Bankers. I can say nothing better than he already has. Thanks to Virginia Anagnos for the link.
I enjoyed Editorial Anonymous’s post on the pseudonym vs. the crazy person who doesn’t want their editor to know their name. Choice.
Sarah Miller is discomforted by people who rate Goodreads books that they do not finish. I agree with her wholeheartedly on this point. And as Sarah so cleverly points out, Goodreads allows you to review without rating. So you can merely say "Got bogged down in the unholy crap that is this book" without rating what you haven’t read.
This is cool. I wish that more author/illustrators like Meghan would post the awards they get in a given year at the year’s end. It’s a desirable thing for a creative person to do because I, quite frankly, want to see what all the cool state awards look like. Like that hand-painted chickadee. Cute!
Sam Riddleburger gets into the holiday spirit and watches that old Rankin/Bass version of Charles Dickens’s Cricket on the Hearth. He then rereads the original story. The conclusion? In his words "wakky tobaccky".
Entretien avec Mo Willems, peut etre? Pourquoi pas? Un question: " Que redoutiez-vous le plus lorsque vous étiez petit ? La taille." Ha ha ha! Tres bon, n’est pas?
Daily Image – Holiday Gift Edition:
They’re from a company called Books to Bed which sells pajama/book sets designed from your favorite children’s titles. And a rather nice selection they make too (did you know that your book was included, Jane?) Though as Coe points out, they don’t make ’em for adults. Which is too bad since I could totally go for some full-sized Garmann’s Summer footie pajamas. Not that they offer it, but wouldn’t it be great if you could have it designed after any book of your choice?
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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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