Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, has passed away. One of the best children’s books of all time, in my opinion, and the opinions of many others.
In personal news, I have been given a Versatile Blogger Award, nominated by the ever fascinating Lea Jurock, a fellow Canuck. Also a fellow book lover, it’s well worth checking out her blog. I will do my duty to the award in a post soon, honest!
In other, also exciting personal news, MSN news linked to my blog at one point in their coverage of the Fifty Shades of Grey controversy over the library bans. Woot! One predictable outcome of the bans is that even more people are now buying Fifty Shades of Grey at my bookstore, just to see what all the fuss is about. One guy bought it as a mother’s day present. Here’s hoping it’s for his wife, and not his mom.
Okay, I’d better settle down now. Going to go read some more Orson Scott Card. Hoping to make it through the whole series soon.