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Fusenews: Book Baths and Far Side – What More Could You Want in Life?


Huh!  Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle.  In spite of the sheer swaths of time I’ve had since I completed my last Fusenews, I am surprisingly bereft of information for you this week.  Whodathunkit?  Ah well.  NYC was recently hit with a bit of the old snowstorm, so while we stare mournfully at the unshovelled […]

Fusenews: Frosted Sheriff is part of a complete balanced breakfast


All right bloggy woggers.  Woggy bloggers.  Froggy woggy moggy snoggers.  I’m having a silly day, it seems.  In any case, the time has come once again for folks to apply to be Cybils judges.  Basically if you have a blog about children’s or YA books and you’d like to be on a judging panel for […]

Fusenews: Harumphing my amens


Not sure how long I’ll get to keep calling my little news items “Fusenews” since the Fuse network, hitherto not a problem in my sphere, has just decided to call their news program, you guessed it, Fuse News.  But really, who am I to complain?  It’s a kicky little term. So!  The 2012 Cybils Awards […]

Fusenews: Coals to Newcastle, Pearls Before Swine, and So On and Such


I must apologize to you for falling down on my regular Video Sundays.  Saturday night I made the executive decision to rewatch Ghostbusters so as best to ascertain its relative awesomeness.  Conclusion: The movie continues to rock.  I was surprised to hear that the shots of the Ghostbusters in the stacks of my library were […]

Fusenews: I’ve Got Two Words for You – Golden Underpants


Whoa.  Did you see that?  Look up. Yeah, that’s my name.  In an ad banner.  Do you know that this is the very first time I’ve ever appeared in one of my ad banners?  They usually just flit about hither and yon, sometimes for books I like, sometimes for books I loathe.  There was a […]

Fusenews: When “going green” is a bad thing


The last time I did a Fusenews was more than a week ago.  As such my links all seem a bit out of date.  Ah well.  Let’s have fun with a partially abbreviated Fusenews today then.  However, to begin . . . Sometimes it feels like we always lose some of the best ones at […]

Fusenews: Printz Charming


All right.  Test Subject A is still sleeping through the night but due to events beyond our control she has decided to go to bed two hours later than usual.  So it is 10:00 p.m. and I’m only just starting my blogging on this post.  And a Fusenews night at that?  Better slip on my […]

Fusenews: “Compare and contrast Goodnight Moon with The Sun Also Rises”


Lotso hotso news today, folks.  I hardly know where to begin.  Let’s start with the big news that the illustrious editor Margaret K. McElderry passed away recently.  I had mentioned The McElderry Book of Greek Myths in my Valentine’s Day post earlier this week.  Maybe she was on my mind.  In any case, there’s a […]

Fusenews: A Scarry Renaissance


Recently a fellow co-worker at NYPL, a Mr. Jonathan Pace, decided to write a piece for NYPL’s Huffington blog called Returning to Busytown: Remembering Richard Scarry.  Best of all, the man did his research.  He got in touch with Scarry’s son, Mr. Huck Scarry, and has posted all kinds of information and photographs that certainly […]

Fusenews: He’s the greatest secret agent in the world


In this modern day and age a gal has to have a couple of jobs to keep her head above water.  With that in mind, I’ve found that two of my primary sources of income have in and of themselves, and of their own volition, hired new bosses.  At New York Public Library we welcome […]

Fusenews: Midnight Cowboy meets Watership Down


Our top news story today is the fact that NOW is the time to start nominating books for The Cybils!  The Cybils, for the record, are the only book awards handed out to children’s and YA titles as chosen by book bloggers.  Books that win The Cybils are meant to represent those titles that have […]