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Morning Notes: Cardigan Venn Diagram Edition

AS A CARDIGAN LOVER I DISLIKE THIS VENN DIAGRAM

Say it with me: How dare they?

(Thanks to BoingBoing for the link)

THIS EXPLAINS ROALD DAHL’S CAREER

Looking at some of the quotes pulled from Roald Dahl’s grade school report cards, I can totally see why he came to write stories that often featured dim-witted and abusive adults. Looks like the adults certainly didn’t take it easy on him. Click here to read.

(Thanks to Bookshelves of Doom for the link)

AFTER THE BIBLE, THERE WAS HARRY

We all know that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is monumentally successful, but did you know that after the Bible, Potter titles take up 6 if the next 15 spots on the bestseller list? Dang. Click here to see the list.

(Thanks to Stephen’s Lighthouse for the link)

13 Words by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Maira Kalman. On shelves October 5, 2010.

How can you not be at least a little intrigued when the man who brought us A Series of Unfortunate Events writes a book with the following description?

13 Words:

1. Bird
2. Despondent
3. Cake
4. Dog
5. Busy
6. Convertible
7. Goat
8. Hat
9. Haberdashery
10. Scarlet
11. Baby
12. Panache
13. Mezzo-Soprano

Hmm.

A while back, I posted about the OrbitBooks.net survey of common fantasy art cover elements. They went and updated it, complete with commentary. Smoke/fog/mist is on the rise! Also, I am sad to learn that “glowy magic” is on the decline.

(Thanks to BoingBoing for the link)

As I am a frequent checker of the bestseller lists, I found this story from @PWKidsBookshelf particularly interesting. The Book Thief has had a quietly long run. Click here (or the image above) to read.

(Headline Image: ‘Venn Diagrams â?¦ A Diagram’ www.flickr.com/photos/64519085@N00/4504651112)

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. How dare they is right! (I am also, obviously, a fan of the cardigan.)