Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Books on Tape

We recently came across an old newsletter, the Talking Book Topics from January-February 1999, that highlighted the then-recent books that were read to cassette and/or CD for the blind and physically handicapped. We were surprised to see three books of John's were listed in the mix:
  • The Doom of the Haunted Opera, read by Erik Sandvold. 
  • The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie, read by Erik Sandvold 
  • The Secret of the Underground Room, read by Christopher Hurt.

We would appreciate hearing more about these editions, if more is to be told (or heard).

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Time Capsule: 1967

February, 1967: Prospero and Roger Bacon could sing the Dies Irae and apparently John Bellairs could, too.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Edward Gorey: The Doubtful Guest

It came fifty years ago - and to this day....

The Edward Gorey House is currently closed but reopens on Sunday, April 15, 2007 when it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Doubtful Guest [review] with special exhibitions of original illustrations, dolls and ephemera for one of Edward Gorey's most popular books.