Monday, June 15, 2015

Your Favorite Anthony Monday Book?

Here's your chance to vote for your favorite book in the Anthony Monday series. The four book series is John Bellairs's shortest series, existing from 1978 to 1992 and featuring the cast from Hoosac, Minnesota. Do you prefer elaborate libraries, wild weather, or exploring untamed outer dimensions?

What's What: Magna Carta

Professor Childermass boasts that the name Childermass is "ancient and honorable" with one of his ancestors alongside the barons who forced King John to sign the Magna Carta [The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull, 9].

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Memoriam: Christopher Lee

We learned today of the passing of Sir Christopher Lee, the iconic British actor who gained fame for his many films roles, beginning with Frankenstein's monster (1957) and Count Dracula (1958), continuing with Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 and 2005).