>Reading versus watching

> Richard and I saw Salt the other night. It was great–Angelina Jolie as the central player (or so we think) of a vast conspiracy. Is she good, is she evil, predator, prey? It’s baroquely over the top yet obeys the laws of our known contemporary physical and secular universe (if you accept that, say, […]

>The parents are okay too

>We finally saw The Kids Are All Right this weekend. I quite liked it, and it has the plot of a YA novel: two teenaged kids of lesbian parents curious about their sperm donor dad seek him out, wreaking entertaining havoc and ultimately begetting a bit of growing up for all concerned. While the story […]

>How do you think the billing went down at the Quimby household?

>Rocco Staino reviews Ramona and Beezus and likes what he sees. (Next up: Toad and Frog? Martha and George? Tib?)

>Eclipse movie review

>Twihard Elizabeth Law (by day: vice president and publisher of Egmont USA) reviews the latest Twilight movie. It’s all about the hair.

>The boy who chased the dragon’s tattoo

>Or whatever it’s called, Claire reviews it.

>Wimpy Kid

>Claire reviews the movie.

>Honor Books or Runners-Up?

>Until I read Time magazine this morning, I hadn’t noticed that the Academy Awards had changed “and the Oscar goes to . . .” to “and the winner is . . . ,” a phrasing not heard on the show since 1989. In our own world, ALSC changed the designation runner up to Honor Book […]

>Bring your own mushrooms

>Chelsey reviews the new Alice in Wonderland.

>Percy Jackson

>Claire takes a breather from library school to review the movie.

>January-February Horn Book Magazine

>The new Magazine is out but I haven’t seen a copy yet–here’s hoping the color looks as good as we wanted! Fanfare, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award speeches, and other selected content can all be linked to from the table of contents posted on the website. I hope everybody had good holidays. Mine were a blur […]