Saturday, November 21, 2009

Starred Saturdays: week of November 15

Welcome to another Saturday!

Aarti of BOOKLUST has posted about the upcoming Flashback Challenge. This is the re-birth of my Re-Read Challenge and I hope everyone will go sign up there. I am probably going to run a couple of mini-challenges alongside the main challenge so stay tuned!

Scott of Pages to Type Before I Sleep has written a great letter to his nephew about creating characters in a story.

If you haven't seen the Curious Pages blog, get thee over there immediately. Their tagline is "recommended inappropriate books for kids" ... and boy are they!

My beloved Tim Burton is going to have an exhibition at MOMA from November 22 to April 26, 2010. (from io9)
This major career retrospective on Tim Burton (American, b. 1958), consisting of a gallery exhibition and a film series, considers Burton's career as a director, producer, writer, and concept artist for live-action and animated films, along with his work as a fiction writer, photographer and illustrator. Following the current of his visual imagination from early childhood drawings through his mature work, the exhibition presents artwork generated during the conception and production of his films, and highlights a number of unrealized projects and never-before-seen pieces, as well as student art, his earliest non-professional films, and examples of his work as a storyteller and graphic artist for non-film projects.

I'm going to print out the "family activity guide" for Z -- who also loves Tim Burton. (Note to Lena: It has a scary clown drawing!)

Mike Stilkey is an artist that uses books for his canvases. I'm not sure if I appreciate his work or not. I mean, I like the art but the death of the books is a bit sad for me! (from io9)

And that's what caught my eye this week. To all my American readers, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Always a fan of the inappropriate,


  1. Curious Pages is HILARIOUS. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. I will definitely be signing up for that re-read challenge!! I'm totally in!!

    Happy Thanksgiving (a little early!) to you as well!! Hope it's a good one!!

  3. damnit, i have to go to the moma. i'm a tim burton JUNKIE.

    (and i printed out the activity book for my little sister. and what an adorable clown, hehe <3 )

  4. Emily - It's a fun idea, isn't it?

    Tif - Great! I'm going to make a definite effort to re-read more in the new year.

    Lena - I know! I think I'm going to NYC in August which is TOO LATE! Blah. I want to see the Tim Burton exhibit. :(

  5. I definitely need to check out the recommended inappropriate books for kids links!!!

    And I've been absent from blogland lately but I'll try and find some stars to highlight at some point!

  6. That's exactly what I'm hoping for with my new changes!! Nothing beats re-visiting an old friend!! I'm doing it right now actually with The Hobbit!! Love it!!

  7. Jenners - You will love the kid books!

    Tif - Awesome! I am starting up my re-read list that I want to try and get through next year but honestly, I think it's getting too long to be realistic!

  8. I think I will end up in the same boat as you! The list I can think of without writing anything down right now is already leaning towards too long!! :)