Dumpster Diving For Bellairs
Anyway, this morning I noticed a cartload of these audiobooks on cassette behind my desk getting ready to be discarded. On it I found the Recorded Books version of The Lamp from the Warlocks Tomb. In a blind panic I started looking for the other John Bellairs audiobook titles I knew we owned but none were to be found. I checked our online catalog and found that the rest of them showed the dreaded "withdrawn" status. Where were they? Well, after checking with the person in charge of discarding these materials, I found out she had dumped another cartload in the dumpster outside just yesterday. Within 10 minutes yours truly was standing in a wet (it rained last night) dumpster digging through a bunch of old law books, videotapes, bags of kitchen waste, and coffee grounds. Eventually I turned up The House with a Clock in Its Walls and The Ghost in the Mirror. However, I was unable to find The Face in the Frost or The Mansion in the Mist. May they rest in peace.
Too bad none of these titles were ever released on CD.