Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bellairsian Trick-and/or-Treating

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?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Someone’s In My Fruit Cellar!

After watching the horror film The Evil Dead (1981) on someone-or-other's movie channel we went online to the trivia section at IMDb and found this tidbit:

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dumpster Diving For Bellairs

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?"

Monday, October 1, 2007

Time Capsule: 1997

It’s hard to believe that 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 that reveals charmin’ Jarmyn's sinister secret for getting younger as the decades pass.