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A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

Fusenews: Quoth the kitten “Get some more”.

bookworm

I guess that there’s a mild irony to the fact that while I’ll write up anyone’s literary event if I’m able to attend, if I help to throw the darn things myself then suddenly I clam up. For example, with the possible exception of the blogger panel I had two years ago, I don’t think [...]

Fusenews: I’m lovin’ it

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New York, she is so snowy these days!  I’ve lived in this pleasant burg roundabout six years, by my count, but this is the first winter where the weather decided to bring back memories of my Michiganian (Michigander? Michiganolian?) youth.  Well, a good Fusenews is the perfect solution for any snowy day.  On to the [...]

It’s Kind of a Funny Story Story

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Got a treat for you kiddos today.  You may have seen that charming It’s Kind of a Funny Story movie trailer they’ve been showing in front of films these day. Anyway, this film is based on a teen novel by Ned Vizzini.  And Mr. Vizzini, believe it or not, once spoke on a Children’s Literary [...]

The Bridges of Madison County Syndrome (Children’s Literature Edition)

bravetoaster

Seems like more and more children’s books are being turned into movies these days.  When I was a kid the pickings were relatively slim.  If I had to name all the films I watched based on children’s literature that were released when I was between the ages of 0-12, I could name you that awful [...]

Fusenews: I mean, a fear of tent worms isn’t all THAT ridiculous, right?

alice

I am indebted to Jenny Schwartzberg for bringing to my attention the fact that the BBC’s extensive archives are offering up recordings of some of the great British Novelists of the past.  These are both television and radio programs and they are intoxicating.  You can hear the very voice of Virginia Woolf herself.  And on [...]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Case of the Imaginary Friend

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So I finally sat myself down and watched the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie the other day.  I felt properly prepared to do so.  I had read the review by Claire E. Gross over at Horn Book.  I had read The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary.  I was pumped.  I was ready.  So my husband [...]