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…

George Grant Facts

For Christmas my wonderful wife bought me the entire George Grant mp3 collection from Wordmp3! This means that I have hours and hours of wonderful lectures ahead of me from the most intelligent man alive today.

What's that? You don't know who George Grant is? Well in that case, let me explain. The bio from his website states: "George Grant is the author of more than five dozen books, serves as pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church, and is the founder of King's Meadow Study Center, the Chalmers Fund, New College Franklin, the Comenius School, and Franklin Classical School."

As if that weren't enough, here are a few more things you might want to know about George Grant:

• George Grant got his Ph.D. at the age of 16…seconds.
• It’s no use debating George Grant. You’ve already lost.
• George Grant can judge a book by its cover.
• George Grant can have his cake and eat it too.
• George Grant has never been mistaken in his entire life. Never.
• George Grant makes bow-ties fashionable.
• George Grant can win them all.
• George Grant can make an omelet without breaking eggs.
• George Grant does not use spell check. If he happens to misspell a word, the editors of the OED will simply change the dictionary.
• George Grant can teach an old dog new tricks
• George Grant once had an argument with Chuck Norris... Chuck Norris’s head exploded.


Rose said…
Lol I want to have my cake and eat it too, so I guess I might have to look into some of his books. Maybe he can give me some advice.