>Aargh?

>Do we think that the Somalian pirate drama is going to dampen the enthusiasm for “fun” pirates in children’s books? Or for–oh Lord, please–National Talk Like a Pirate Day? Elizabeth thinks not. We just talked and she opined that the pirate thing had already run its course anyway. But there was a sturdy tradition of […]

>We’re still here . . .

>But the Horn Book, Inc. has a new owner. See details on our website.

>Here’s one more.

>Another classic gets re-envisioned for new media.

>And would Jane Eyre Twitter?

>Elizabeth sent me this link to the end of literature as we know it.

>Add ‘em up, Bobby

>Could somebody do this math for me? If Sarah Palin did in fact receive seven million dollars for a book contract, how many copies would the publisher have to sell to recoup its cost? Would it be possible? Yes, I intend to use song references for my blog headings until I get good and tired […]

>Fiction doing backflips

>In watching the three Bourne movies in close succession over the past week, Richard and I spotted a neat thing we had missed when viewing them at the theater: the final scene of the second movie, The Bourne Supremacy, is also the climax of the third movie, The Bourne Ultimatum, with a completely different dramatic […]

>Another Phone Call from the Past

>I realized a forty-year-old dream last night when we went to see a community theater production of Hair. The Rent of its day–although far more transgressive–Hair was the Big Thing for little show-tune freaks, given even more appeal by the fact that we had to listen to the record (which was all we knew of […]

>Phone Call to the Past

>Pursuant to my recent post about sequels, I see from A Chair, A Fireplace and a Tea Cozy that not only are Ellen Emerson White’s old books about The President’s Daughter being republished, she’s rewriting them to bring them in line with the most recent book, Long May She Reign, which is set in the […]