Category: winnie the pooh

Blogging, Interrupted

“I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit.
“No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t. But there was going to be when I began it. It’s just that something happened to it along the way.”

My apologies to whatever number of regular LND readers I have. I realize, a bit belatedly, that I forgot about this week’s Book News. It wasn’t intentional, I promise; rather, just a symptom of a very busy time at work. I’ll try to do better for this coming week, though I admit to using this as a filler post for today. My apologies again.

On the bright side, once May starts to wind down, I’ll have lots more time to read and write. I’m hoping you’ll bear with me until then (connection to / pun on the Winnie the Pooh quote above completely coincidental).

Book News Round-Up

Happy October, bookworms! Fall is here, the leaves are changing colors and this is yet another edition of Book News Round-Up. Enjoy!

  • If you didn’t spend enough time in the Hundred Acre Wood as a child, now’s your chance to jump back in. The first authorized sequel to Winne the Pooh will be released this week. The story follows all of your favorite Pooh friends in a story written by David Benedictus. Even the illustrator mimicked the classic illustration style (not the Disney-ized version). I’m intrigued, though my gut instinct keeps saying, “oh d-d-d-dear” ala Piglet.
  • Sarah Palin’s autobiography has a name (Going Rogue) and a new, moved-up release date. Originally set to be published in the spring, the Alaskan maverick’s memoir’s will arrive at a bookstore near you in November. Why the rush? Apparently Palin is a speed writer. (Yeah, I didn’t believe that either.)
  • And just how does Sarah Palin write a book in four months? David Letterman has some ideas. (Example: limit yourself to one “you betcha” per chapter.)
  • Last week was banned books week, but things of a different nature were banned at one Kentucky school. Teachers at a local KY high school were banned from wearing Banned Books Week tee-shirts because the school board considered the act “political activity.” Say it with me now: “oh, the irony!”
  • Harry Potter just can’t catch a break! As ex-Bush II staffers come out of the woodwork with their “tell-all memoirs,” a new staffer has some things to say about the world’s most famous wizard. During the Bush II reign of terror, some people floated the idea of honoring author JK Rowling with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. This idea was quickly shot down, however, because some Bush II staffers thought Ms. Rowling “encouraged witchcraft.” Seriously? The charge is so ridiculous, I can’t even think of something witty to say. Just, seriously?