Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

Deathly Hallows

It's here! The new Harry Potter cover. Actually I'm quite excited about this cover as it seems to confirm at least one suspicion I've had about the final chapter for quite some time. Perhaps I'll post later and make my predictions


Anonymous said…
Rick! Just checking in with you. Lets hear your occult prediction. ha ha Thanks for the link. I would love to do likewise. Stand by.

Anonymous said…
Yes, post a blog about your predictions!!
I quite like the looks like Voldemort is scared of something.
You should check out the U.K. Children's cover, it has an insane amount of hints on it. :-)
-the awesome sis
Anonymous said…
Whatever it is, its going to be wrong!