Newsday Tuesday

Favorite Tweets:

Favorite Search Terms:

  • bfg roald dahl monopoly: WHAT! WHERE!  Would the pieces be “BoneCruncher,” GizzardGulper,” and MeatDripper.”  And what about the places: SnozzCumbers Country, FrobScottle Stage, Phizzwizard Land.  How wonderful.
  • man in holden caulfield winter hat: I feel like this is a want-ad on Craigslist (pre-Craigslist-killer era).  Look on e-harmony, hipsters really like to look like Holden Caulfield.
  • cassie hunter gives a boy a terrible clanging: I’m just glad that there are powerful Cassie’s out there.
  • books with “bird” in the title: Ah, so there are others like me.
  • two birds were sitting on a barbwire fence and one had a typewriter and one was eating food, the one said pass the salt: this is a literal google.  (google as verb).  Someone has too much time on their hands.

Book News:

Letters of Note has a letter from Sendek’s editor to a librarian who burned In the Night Kitchen.  Here is Sendek’s obituary in the NY Times and his interview with Fresh Air (NPR) in December.  The wonderful thing about Maurice Sendek is that he was always humble about his art, which makes him even more of a legend.  Thank you Tea & Paper for sharing these links.

Lastly; if you are a follower of this blog from NC, please vote today.  I would particularly like you to vote AGAINST Amendment 1 – The Marriage Amendment because NO ONE should suffer, or be treated unfairly, under the freedom of the US.  If anything, do your research.

11 thoughts on “Newsday Tuesday

  1. valerierlawson says:

    i too am mourning the loss of maurice sendak. in the night kitchen was one of my son’s favorite books – thankfully we did NOT have a doctored copy and like sendak said, the character’s nakedness didn’t disturb my son. kids learn shame about their body; it’s not an inherent thing. i am shocked at the librarian who admitted to burning a copy. that should be enough of an heinous offense to have her librarian creds revoked.

    • Cassie says:

      I completely agree. What librarian burns books?! They’re supposed to be the saints of books. BAH! I love that you read the non-doctored copy to your child, that’s wonderful. My nephew is the kind of nakedness and so I’m going to have to get that copy to read to him.

  2. wcs53 says:

    I can’t believe that a librarian would burn a book – they should never be allowed near a library again! I really like the quote on the e-card at the end. I may have to ‘borrow’ that to post on my tumblr. Thanks for a great Newsday Tuesday and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    • Cassie says:

      I know right – what a bad librarian. They have the golden key to books, and literacy, and she’s burning pages – it’s crazy.

      Go ahead and borrow away! Share with everyone you know. I “borrowed” it too. : )


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