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Eggplant with books served up in this animation March 25, 2015 – Posted in: Books and Technology, Content, Video

For part of their work on a 2013 campaign for the IGA supermarket chain the folks at SHED served up a pretty amazing book-infused animation. The goal was to show off how knowledgeable the typical IGA employee is, and it is safe to say, they know what to do with an a eggplant!   [vimeo width=”640″ height=”300″][/vimeo] behind the scenes look at creating the library at SHED’s blog

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Goodnight Moon kicks off Jimmy Kimmel’s Book Club February 10, 2015 – Posted in: Content, Reading / Literacy, Video

Jimmy Kimmel likes to read and has always wanted to join a book club. Unfortunately most books are just too long for his busy schedule so Kimmel picks the perfect genre to fulfill his book club dream, children’s books. [youtube][/youtube]   Previously on Book Patrol: The Furry Side of Margaret Wise Brown     Goodnight June by Sarah Jio Goodnight Moon is an American classic, holding a special place on the bookshelves of infants and toddlers…

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Writing, Creativity and Motivation January 30, 2015 – Posted in: Accessories, books, Inspiration, posters, Review

Voltaire is reputed to have said to a client “… madam, here is the novel you commissioned it’s in two volumes, if I had more time I could have written it in one.” What a dramatic statement! It gets to the heart of new writers problems – how to be clear and concise. As an established writer I am frequently asked for advice but fail miserably in supplying answers. I have been writing now for…

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Bookshop Theater: A little “Misery” at Barnes and Noble January 27, 2015 – Posted in: bookshops, Content, Video

In 2011 Norfolk, Virginia’s The Generic Theater presented “a thrilling stage adaptation” of the Stephen King novel Misery. As part of the promotional festivities one of their actresses went to the local Barnes and Noble for a little publicity stunt. ‘Crazy Chick Flips Out in Barnes & Noble’ is how they titled it and what we get is a “Misery” infused encounter with an unsuspecting (?) employee. The actress is channeling the character Annie Wilkes (think Kathy…

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