Monthly Archives: March 2013

Choose Your Favorite

It may be a little early to be thinking about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. After all, I still haven’t dragged out a single Easter decoration with five days to go. A record, I believe. However, I am in planning mode for our spring book sale. With 44 Stephen Meader titles to choose from, I thought it might be fun to give our fans a say in the selection. So readers, which titles would you like most to see included in our next book sale?

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Obsolete, But Not Forgotten

Just in time to start your weekend off with a laugh, imagining how you could incorporate these into everyday conversation. These are fantastic. Personally, I’m giddy to learn about the word ‘resistentialism’ as I would wager money that both my car and hair have this on any given day.

Obsolete Words That Should Have Never Gone Out of Style

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Happy Note

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Receiving notes like this one makes my day. I love that Stephen Meader’sbooks delighted so many readers as children and that their republication brings back the joy all over again. We love our customers!

“I would also like to thank you for your efforts to bring these books back.
I’m 44 and remember reading Bulldozer when I was six. The first big book I
ever read and loved it!” ~J.R.

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Quote of the Day

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say

~Italo Calvino

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New Art for Iconic Book Covers

This was a terrific little find in my web browsing today. A new take on some classic and iconic book covers. Wonderful artwork by talented artisits. From Emily Stemple at Flavorwire.com, Redesgined Book Covers.

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Interesting Literature

In honour of World Book Day, which is being celebrated today in the UK, we thought we’d delve into the interesting stories and trivia hiding behind some of the most popular and successful books ever written. So, here goes…

World Book Day

The biggest-selling book written in English is Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens’s 1859 novel about the French Revolution (the ‘two cities’ of the title are London and Paris) is in many ways his most untypical book: of the fifteen novels he wrote (including the unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood), it is arguably the least comic (with Hard Times not far ahead of it for laughs). Since no small part of Dickens’s perennial popularity is surely his genius for comedy, along with his portrayals of Victorian London, it seems odd that this novel – which is largely set in Paris – should be his most popular…

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