Author: Lark_Bookwyrm

Farewell to Maurice Sendak

Farewell to Maurice Sendak

Illustration from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Lovers of children’s books mourn the death of bestselling children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, who died today in Danbury, Connecticut, at the age of 83.  Sendak is best known for Where the Wild Things Are, the story of young… Read more »

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Review: Pottermore

Review: Pottermore

Now that my work project is completed, I’ve had a little time to get onto Pottermore and play.  My overall reaction is one of mild disappointment oddly coupled with mild enthusiasm.  The additional material is interesting (for instance, the backstories of Vernon and Petunia Dursley and Prof. McGonagall, respectively), and… Read more »

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Announcing the Malice Domestic Convention, 2013

Announcing the Malice Domestic Convention, 2013

Malice Domestic, the convention for mystery authors and readers held annually in Bethesda, Maryland, has announced the dates and  guest list for the 2013 conference. This is the convention which chooses the prestigious Agatha awards.  The convention will be May 3-5, 2013.  Laurie R. King will be the Guest of… Read more »

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Reading Aloud to Children

Reading Aloud to Children

There are lots of ways to help young people develop a love of books.  But the most important begins at home, by showing children the fun and the magic of books.  If you have a child or young adult in your household or family, read to them!  Read every day… Read more »

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These Are Your Kids on Books

These Are Your Kids on Books

Isn’t this a great poster?  It was designed by Mike Anderick for Burning Through Pages, a Denver-based nonprofit organization dedicated to getting kids reading and talking about books.  The poster has gone viral on Facebook. You may have seen it; I’ve shared it myself.  Burning Through Pages gives young readers… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles (4/22-4/28/12)

I’ve been pretty busy this week, but I did come across a few interesting articles other than the Tor/Forge announcement. “Retail DRM is an Apple. Library DRM is an Orange.” (Michael Kelley, The Digital Shift)  (The apple in question is the fruit, not the hardware/media company.) “There’s a $3 Sweet… Read more »

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