Wednesday, January 31, 2007

About The Legion of Decency

We've noted over the years that the Bellairsia email inbox garners some interesting comments and questions. Enough time has probably passed to share this unexciting anecdote we received a few months ago - not because there was any sort of security issue but because we managed to lose it amidst everything else. It also proved to of us that that people were actually visiting the site – and not primarily always as Bellairs fans.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Book Alert: La Poupée et Le Zombi

February 15 is the release date for the new French language Johnny Dixon adventure, La Poupée et le zombi (titled, for some reason, without the tambour).

Time Capsule: 1649

January 30, 1649 - "Of the Witch-Finder, and the Troubles He Brought" reads the chapter title of a moldy manuscript tucked away within Barnavelt Manor, near Dinsdale in Sussex. Lewis Barnavelt learns of his magical ancestry: Puritans of olde believed strongly against witches and warlocks, leading some people to go into business as witch-finders - drifting through duchies and traipsing through towns, exposing men and women for practicing their evil sorcery.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Geoffrey Chaucer and the Internette

Anybody who has ever received chants of support from his peers that go something like, "Go Bellairs! Quote Chaucer!" (read the story behind that escapade) would undoubtedly enjoy the fact that said person named Chaucer has a blog. To be specific: Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog.

Wife of Bath – eat your heart out.

Looks like there are some Steppenwolf lyrics in there, too. Go figure.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Memoriam: Ann LaPietra

Marshall, Michigan and fans of John Bellairs lost a friend this week: Ann LaPietra, owner of the kids' place bookstore in Marshall, died Wednesday, January 3, 2007. She was 73.