Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bellairsian Trick-and/or-Treating

"House" costume
This...someone thinking of The House with a Clock in its Walls as a Halloween costume...this got us wondering....

Has anyone ever dressed up a Bellairsian character for Halloween?  Lewis Barnavelt doesn’t exactly strike me as exciting attire (sorry, Lewis) so maybe you went dressed as something else.  How about the Robot with Killer Eyes, the Oil Lamp Demon, charmin’ Jarmyn Thanatos, or maybe even a Shuffly?

Or maybe you actually did dress up as an actual Italianate manor house and stuck a metronome in your mid-section.  Thoughts?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dumpster Diving For Bellairs

This is what a cassette is, kid.
I thought someone might find this of interest. Our library is starting to get rid of our audiobook on cassette collection. It seems our audiobooks on CD are rendering them obsolete. Our children's librarian was helping a 10-year-old child the other day find Harry Potter books on audio, and when she was informed all we had left on the shelves were cassette versions, the girl replied, "What's a cassette?"

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Grimoire: Tracked by Terror

Grimoire: Tracked by Terror
Brad Strickland’s latest novel, Grimoire: Tracked by Terror, is in bookstores now. Read the continuing adventures of the Free Folk and Jarvey Midion's quest to get out of that cursed book! Tracked by Terror follows Curse of the Midions, and will be followed by another tale to be released in 2008.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Time Capsule: 1997

Jarmyn Thanatos
It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since we first heard the strange tale of Jarmyn Thanatos and his desire to live forever. Thanatos was the spellbinder as seen in The Bell, the Book, and the Spellbinder, Brad Strickland’s second “solo” book in the Johnny Dixon series, where Johnny’s friend Fergie finds the last book in the library and sets forth a strange chain of events revealing charmin’ Jarmyn's (as we've taken to calling him) sinister secret for getting younger as the decades pass.