Sunday, August 26, 2018

Quoth Bellairsia: #FigureInTheShadows

"You see, Grampa Barnavelt was really a rather soft-hearted and gentle man. He had no business trying to fight in a war."

Jonathan Barnavelt - The Figure in the Shadows

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Quoth Bellairsia: #DoomOfTheHauntedOpera

"I’ve always loved to cook, so when the time came for me to enchant a wand, I chose the object that seemed best for me."

Mildred Jaeger - The Doom of the Haunted Opera

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Day Caroline Vandriel met John Bellairs

We sense columnist Caroline Vandriel may not be alone in some of these thoughts:
A few weeks ago, while online, I happened upon a movie trailer for “The House with a Clock in its Walls”. While I was intrigued by the casting (Jack Black and Cate Blanchette), I was thrown by the visual styling of it. The music track, title lettering, and overall tone was reminiscent of the Harry Potter films, and I assumed it was a knock off, which irked me. Knock offs are rarely as good as their original counterparts, and, to my way of thinking, it’s cheating. I decided to check out the book it was based on, fully anticipating being bored and annoyed. I was wrong.

Read more of her "creepy cool" comments in the Aug.7 edition of the Eckville Echo.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Quoth Bellairsia: #MummyTheWillAndTheCrypt

"In the yeare 1653 when all thinges Sacred were throughout ye nation Either demolisht or profaned Sir Robert Shirley, Barronet, Founded this Church...."

Chapel at Staunton Harold - The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Quoth Bellairsia: #TowerAtTheEndOfTheWorld

"Time’s run out! Time and punishment! Time and a grin! Time, time, time, in a sort of runic rhyme!"

Isaac Izard - The Tower at the End of the World