Has anyone else heard about the literary dating website, alikewise.com? I am soooooooo tempted to join this site, if only to get some cool penpals. And yes, I know that having a shared interest in anything (including books) is no guarantee of compatability, but hot damn it can't hurt.
(Although even a quick perusal of the site does turn up some douchetastic quotations, but hey, win some, lose some.)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I don't really have much to say about the declining popularity of children's picture books other than this: my mom used to buy me clothes that were three sizes too big so that I could wear them for a while. When I buy books for kids, I generally go at least one level up so that they'll be able to grow into them. I don't really want to pay good money for a Dick and Jane book that the kid's going to outgrow in a week, anyway. In addition, I was reading chapter books by the time I was in first grade, so I don't really see a problem with it.
On the other hand, picture books can be freaking awesome.
Either way, parents will be accused of ruining their childrens' lives, so it's kind of a lose/lose.