Gimbling in the Wabe – The Top Ten Books of All Time

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Writer and editor J. Peter Zane has done a most wonderful thing:  he’s come up with a list of the Top Ten Books of All Time. Now, wait.  I can hear you scoffing all the way over here.  “Who does he think he is, to come up with a Top Ten Books of All Time?” [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Baker’s Dozen from a Notable List and Whatnot

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Recently, the New York Times came out with their list of 100 Most Notable Books for 2014, and the literary world took notice. I certainly will admit to taking notice.  I immediately ran down the list and counted up how many of the books on the list I had read.  I was pleased to see [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Library Request Addiction

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Hi, my name is Sharon.  I’m a library request addict. It used to be that I would only request a few books a week from my local library.  Books I’d been wanting to read for a while or books that friends had recommended, occasionally a title I had read about in the Sunday “Books” section [….]

Gaiman Says His Books Have Genders

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We love this list from Buzzfeed (14 Things You Didn’t Know About Neil Gaiman), but as huge fans of the NYT best seller’s work, we particularly loved this little tidbit on the “genders” of his books. “Books have sexes; or to be more precise, books have genders. They do in my head, anyway. Or at [….]

Five Films Based on Children’s Novels That Didn’t Suck

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While it’s true that any book nerd worth her salt will tell you that the book is always better than the film, there are a few adaptations of some great children’s novels that we actually enjoyed. (Still, we’re inclined to say we loved the books more). From the thrilling depiction of Harry flying around the [….]

Goosebumps Books that Would Make Amazing Movies

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From our Shiny Friends at Mental Floss: Deadline announced that Sony Pictures is negotiating with director Rob Letterman to work on a film adaptation of Goosebumps, the kid-lit classic series written by R.L. Stine. If the Goosebumps film actually happens, the screenwriters certainly won’t be lacking for material: Between 1992 and 1997, Stine churned out 62 books in the [….]