Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ye Olde Partners Page

*A Collection of Antiquarian Curios & Relics*

"Unless you love someone,
nothing else makes any sense . . ."
--e.e. cummings
1) i am so glad and very . . . big news out of ypsilanti, gabriel's trading post of plenty, the Great Lakes Great Reads Choices for the spring season have been announced. hear ye! hear ye! spring is multi-colored memories of children, twirling tongues, and rabid beasts in sheep's clothing. those we revere:

Elmore Leonard's Raylan (9780062119469) 26.99
"bullets and slouched hats"

Jeffrey Zaslow's The Magic Room (9781592406616) 27.00
"loves angles sharpened"

John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (9780525478812) 17.99
"hearts melt into crayons"

Kelly DiPucchio's Crafty Chloe (9781442421233) 16.99
"beyond clever cool or classic"

i don't understand. winters all. kelly dipucchio! an undead celluloid dog laughs and says, I should have said dimaggio.

2) in time of daffodils . . . banned books, banned books, we must ban books. won't someone think of the children. nestled in their cars beneath piles of torn and frayed blankets. protect us, protect us from their feather stuffed teddy bears. this is the OIF's Top 10 List of Frequently Challenged Books for 2011:

ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series) by Lauren Myracle
The Color of Earth (series) by Kim Dong Hwa
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
My Mom's Having A Baby! by Dori Hillestad Butler
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Alice (series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
Gossip Girl (series) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Owen's Oubliette

Owen Laukkanen is becoming a regular fixture in the Partners Page, so I'm giving him his own header for this week. Mr. Laukkanen stopped in last Wednesday and signed copies of his first book, The Professionals (9780399157899) 25.95. We talked alot about the Montreal Canadiens, the Toronto Blue Jays, and Canadian football. He also lamented the fact that he hadn't written any Twilight Saga fan fiction. I assured him that there is still time . . .

Speaking of Twilight Saga fan fiction, on next Tuesday the last two titles in the Fifty Shades Trilogy go on-sale:
Fifty Shades Darker (9780345803498) 15.95
Fifty Shades Freed (9780345803504) 15.95.
And backorders are piling up . . .

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