Monday, June 22, 2009

Curious Curio of the Day - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


"Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.
He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard,
being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian
who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.
There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy --
an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill,
a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls,
the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.
But if Bod leaves the graveyard,
then he will come under attack from the man Jack --
who has already killed Bod's family... "
The Graveyard Book
is a recent winner of the John Newbery Medal
for an outstanding contribution to children’s literature
Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures,
The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Goodnight, my Sweet Specky

8/14/99 ~ 6/6/09

Words fail me.

the best dog ever.

go give yours a hug.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Curious Curio of the Day - Edward Gorey's Elephant House

by Kevin McDermott
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"Elephant House: The Home of Edward Gorey"
provides us with an intimate photographic tour
of Edward Gorey's strange and wonderful house.
Biographical insights and warm reminiscences
by a longtime Gorey confidant, Kevin McDermott.
Relatively few people had the opportunity
to visit Edward Gorey in his home, and among those who did,
even fewer were permitted to see the entire house.
Although Gorey was a kind and openhearted man, he was also a private man,
usually preferring the company of his cats to that of his two-legged acquaintances.
As is true for most of us, our environments reveal much about who we are.
That is certainly the case with Edward Gorey.
His house in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod,
was filled with his multifarious collections of objects,
from books and bottles to finials and rings, stuffed animals and rocks.
He arranged his clutter in an order that made sense only to him.
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