Video Sunday: MIT’s Faculty Lounge and Other Mysteries
No time to dilly-dally, people! We’ve most of our peers and betters living it up in Las Vegas. Let’s soothe our sorrows of not attending ourselves in some lovely videos then, eh whot?
First off, you may have known that there was a recent Boston Children’s Book Trivia Night. But did you know there was video from the event as well? Indeedy. Just LOOK at that turnout! That’s Jack Gantos moderating. The only trouble with this vid is that it doesn’t contain the answer to his trivia question. Um . . . anyone want to tell it to me?
In other news, Eoin Colfer. Not that his existence is news exactly. It’s just worth making your day brighter to watch him talk a little about . . . well, pretty much anything. In this case, on getting a literary agent. Granted, he looks a bit like a great big blue floating head, but I care not.
In movie news, The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex is finally finding itself in film form. Retitled Home, it has made some interesting changes. The title, for one. J-Lo is now just O. And Tip is a teenager (one suspects the film executives thought kids would start picking up their own parents’ car keys if they saw a kid in a movie driving). We shall see.
Awwww. A Harry Potter rap! It’s never too late folks (and note the complete and utter lack of snark in the lyrics).
Thanks to bookshelves of doom for the link.
And for our off-topic video, this one actually mentions Hagrid at one point (continuing our Harry Potter theme). So we’re awfully close to being on-topic. It’s one woman, seventeen different British accents, and one rocking pair of fantastically 1985 glasses.
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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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