July 26, 2007

Thursday's Mythic Gem

Colleen of Chasing Ray - still reporting coolness from the boonies -- reviews one of my favorite books for this month's Journal of Mythic Arts. The Journal this month celebrates Mythic Arts for Young Adults, and is a serious don't miss. Featuring our own Bond girl as well as the writerly Colleen, this issue further includes such writing talent as Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Terri Windling,Catherynne M. Valente and more. People, this is fabulous stuff -- don't miss it.
A large part of having much younger siblings meant being dragged into the wondrous realm of Thomas the Tank Engine. At nineteen, I loathed him, but the Littles loved him to death, and today I am chagrined and amused to find that he's more than an over-sold brand name anthropomorphic train. The Guardian reports he's also great for kids with autism. Wow.
Sadly, bookstores may now be abandoning the idea of comfy seating. Which is a bummer, but honestly - once you've had to mop up spilled coffee and drool, I guess plush seating in quiet corners might not seem worth it. I imagine librarians would like to do the same... (Via Galleycat)
Eric Carle says he may have reached the end of the line with his colorful board books. After a long and wonderful career, he believes it's time to say goodbye. Even though I'm not a picture book person, I (and everyone else) recognize his work on sight. Definitely the end of an era.

Robert Heinlein would have been 100 years old today. What a much cooler world we imagine is possible because of him.

Happy working.

1 comment:

Little Willow said...

If I had a nickel for every time I saw someone asleep on one of our chairs and couches . . .

. . . and you don't want to know what we found under those pieces of furniture or under / between the cushions.